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.

Claire (Constantine) Apostol 4/20/2019 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA

Of Framingham April 20, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Paul Apostol Sr. Devoted mother of Paul Apostol Jr. and his wife Lisa of Framingham, Anita Meredith Escobar and her husband Julio of Framingham. Sister of Phillip Constantine and his wife Judith of Saugus, and Elsie Constantine of Somerville. Loving grandmother of Owen, Emma, Gregory, Amanda and Julio. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street NATICK COMMON Monday April 29th at 9:30am. Followed by a Funeral Service in the Annunciation Orthodox Church 37 Washington St Natick at 10:30. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours Sunday April 28th from 4-7 pm in the funeral home. Interment Dell Park Cemetery, Natick. Longtime member of the Annunciation Orthodox Church Women’s Club (Vetetima). In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Mrs. Apostol may be made to the Annunciation Orthodox Church 37 Washington St. Natick, MA 01760.

Robert B. Santone 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / Wayland,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Robert B. Santone, 88, died peacefully and comfortably surrounded by his devoted and loving family on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 following a period of declining health. He was born in Chicago, Illinois the son of the late Urbano Santone and Mary Christina (O’Keefe) Santone. He was the husband of the late Jean Mary (Erickson) Santone who died on February 4, 1996 and was the father of the late John Michael Santone. Robert is survived by his loving children, Susane M. Santone of Framingham and Robert B. Santone, II of Marlborough. He was the brother of Urban Santone and his wife Nona of Millwood, NY. Uncle of Sharon; Donna (Herman), Greg (Cheri) and Steven. He is also survived by his best friend Ann Rutter of Hopkinton. He was known as “Grand Bob” to Ann’s grandchildren; Meaghan, Genevieve, Joshua, John, Jeffrey, Jack, Kiley and Thomas. Bob has been a resident of Framingham for over 54 years and previously resided in Wayland Pleasantville, NY and Scarsdale, NY. He received his BS in Engineering from the University of Rochester. Bob had a long and distinguished career in the Missile Systems Division of Raytheon as a Value and Mechanical Engineer before retiring. Since he was a young boy, he has been actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America, not only as a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Eagle Scout and as a Leader. He participated with the Boy Scouts well into his mid 70’s lending guidance to many boys over the years. He was a member of the Framingham Historical Society. He was also a historian for Saint Anselm’s Church and wrote a book on the many stained glass windows and artifacts at the church. He was an active communicant of Saint Anselm’s Church and served in the buildings and grounds committee. He was one of the many parishioners who held 24 hour 7 days a week vigil at the church to discourage the closing by the Archdiocese. He will be remembered fondly by his neighbors as the official Mayor of Overlook Drive East. One of his favorite pastimes was family genealogy. Bob was a kind and gentle man who was always ready to lend a hand to anyone in need. He will be fondly remembered and loved by all who knew him. Visitations will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rte. 30), Wayland. On Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9:30 am, family and friends are invited to go directly to Saint Anselm Church, 100 Landham Road, Sudbury for his Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in the Santone family lot in Lakeview Cemetery in Wayland. In lieu of flowers, his family kindly suggests that memorial gifts in Bob’s memory may be sent to Saint Anselm Church for the expansion of the Meditation Path.

Roger A. Devereux 3/28/2019 12:00:00 AM Medway,MA / Framingham,MA

On March 28, 2019 Roger Devereux 71, a resident of Framingham, MA was called home by our heavenly Father. Roger lived a life filled with family, love and laughter. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor and his love of motorcycles; Roger was an avid rider and an enthusiast. But most of all, he loved his devoted wife. After meeting in 1984 they quickly fell in love and were married in 1986 at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury on a beautiful Spring day. A kidney transplant recipient, Roger battled numerous health complications courageously, always with a joke at hand and a smile on his face. Roger was born on February 9, 1948 to the late Margaret and Charles Devereux in Wellesley, MA and was a graduate of Wellesley High School. A long-time employee of the Town of Wellesley, Roger worked at the Wellesley Highway Department for 40 years before retiring in 2010. He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Christine (Barlow) Devereux, his brothers Richard (Betsy) of Massachusetts, Tom (Pam) of Colorado and John of California, his sister-in-law Ann of Maine and his mother-in-law Nancy Barlow of Massachusetts. Roger had many beloved nieces and nephews who he enjoyed spending countless holidays and family outings with. He is predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Charles Devereux, his brother Charlie, his sister-in-law Jill and his father-in-law Walter. A Visitation will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 5 PM – 7 PM at Ginley Crowley Funeral Home(, 3 Barber St., Medway, MA. A Funeral mass celebrating Roger’s life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Saint Joseph’s Parish (Medway, MA) at 10 AM. A reception will follow the service, all are invited to come and celebrate Roger’s life. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Heart Association ,300 5th Ave. Waltham, MA 02451 or The National Kidney Foundation ,30 East 33 Rd St. N.Y.N.Y. 10016. in Roger’s memory.

Margaret Rose (Cassidy) Putnam 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Uxbridge,MA / Framingham,MA

Margaret Rose (Cassidy) Putnam, 95, of Natick, Massachusetts passed away March 13, 2019 at Riverbend of South Natick. Margaret, affectionately known as Peggye by friends and family, was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Clark Joseph Putnam who died in 1988. Born in Boston in 1924 to the late James and Mary (Walsh) Cassidy, Peggye graduated from Mission Church High School in 1942. In 1950 she moved to Natick where she raised her family. Peggye worked at New England Telephone and Telegraph, Ma Bell, for more than 30 years starting on the switchboard and progressing to Line Assigner in the Natick office. Peggye and Clark retired to Ormond Beach, Florida to be close to her beloved Atlantic Ocean. She was an active member of the local New England Telephone Pioneers group where she donated her time to several local charities and traveled to Hawaii, Alaska, Ireland, Germany and Bermuda with her fellow Pioneers. Peggye is survived by her children: Clark (Chip) Putnam and his wife Joann of Flower Mound, Texas, Peter Putnam and his wife Jeanette of Natick, David Putnam and his wife Deborah of Kansas City, Michael Putnam and his wife Catherine of Concord, Mass, Maryann LaPorte and her husband, Michael of Hilton Head, SC, Sally O’Leary and her husband, Donald, of Uxbridge, Mass, and Irene Putnam of Framingham. In addition to her children, Peggye is survived by 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as two close cousins, Mary (Walsh) McNulty of Boston, and Rose (Walsh) Griffith of Galway, Ireland. Her siblings predecease her: James, Louis, Charles, Joseph, and Nora (O’Keefe). Relatives and friends are invited to Peggye’s Funeral Mass, Friday March 22nd at 10:00 AM in St. Patrick’s Church, Natick. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Church, 1545 Tremont St., Boston 02120 Visiting hours are Thursday, March 21st from 4:00 to 7:00 PM in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street at Natick Common.

Tino Fonte Di Iulio 3/7/2019 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA

Tino Fonte Di Iulio, 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 7, after a courageous, decade-long battle with a rare neurodegenerative disease. He was surrounded by loving family at the Tippet Hospice Home in Needham, MA. Born in Capestrano, Italy, Tino immigrated to Caracas, Venezuela in 1952. On his first day there, he met his beloved wife of 57 years, the late J. Isabel (“Isa”) Di Iulio, née Ramirez, who passed in April of 2012. He would tell you it was love at first sight. They eventually settled in the United States and raised four children in Natick, MA. Tino retired from the Dennison Manufacturing Company as a final assembly machinist but also had a successful, part-time career as an entertainer under the stage name of Tino Fonte, lending his tenor voice to music ensembles that performed at local establishments, festivals, fundraisers and weddings. One of his appearances on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour is archived at The Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Among his many recognitions, he was awarded the key to the city of Newton for public service. A lover of the outdoors, Tino enjoyed many hours tending to his beautifully landscaped yard and legendary vegetable garden, golfing, and having his cherished brood over for a grill on the patio. He was an outgoing story teller whom you would often find at the edge of his lawn, bending the ear of neighbors and passersby who were drawn in by his charming smile and gentle manner. Tino is survived by his children: Octavio Di Iulio and his wife Jane of Maryland; Cathi Levine and her husband Michael of Natick; Daniel Di Iulio and his wife Alison of West Barnstable; and David Di Iulio of Wellesley; his grandchildren, Benjamin, Andrew, Zachary, Hannah, Esther, Isabel, Sofia and six great grandchildren. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Tino’s name to: Cure PSP, 1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001. The family has entrusted John Everett & Sons Funeral, 4 Park Street, Natick, MA 01760 with funeral arrangements. Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour link:

Julio Acevedo-Morales 3/4/2019 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Julio Acevedo Morales, 86, of Framingham passed away on Monday, March 4th after a period of declining health in The Carlyle House in Framingham surrounded by his loving family. Julio was born on December 10, 1932 to the (late) Marcelino Acevedo and Blasina Morales-Perez in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. He was employed doing deliveries for Corona. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Juliana Grajales-Garcia and his children: Heriberto Acevedo, Julio Acevedo, Luis Acevedo, Carmen Alicia Acevedo, Julia Torres-Acevedo, Julia Acevedo, Margarita Acevedo, Alicia Acevedo, Lydia Acevedo, Carmen Acevedo and Dahiana Acevedo; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His siblings and one daughter predeceased him. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, Natick, MA 01760 on Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 P.M. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 5:00-6:45 P.M. in the Funeral Home. Interment will be held from John Everett & Sons Funeral Home on Friday, March 8 at 9:30 A.M. with a graveside service at 11: 00 A.M. in St. Tarcisius, Winthrop Street, Framingham, MA.

William J. Carr 3/3/2019 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA

FRAMINGHAM: William J. Carr, 90, former 1946 Natick High School Football Captain passed away on March 3, 2019. Predeceased by his wife Edna M. (Rousseau) Carr. Private burial services were held on Friday, March 8. He is survived by many friends and relatives.

Marjorie M. "Marge" (Williams) Hamilton 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AM Bellingham,MA / Framingham,MA / Wayland,MA

BELLINGHAM: Marjorie M. “Marge” (Williams) Hamilton, 95, a former longtime resident of Framingham, died peacefully and comfortably with her family by her side on Monday, February 25, 2019 following a brief period of declining health. She was born in Concord on May 15, 1923 the daughter of the late Edwin A. Williams and Hazel L. (Cass) Williams. Marge was the wife of the late Walter R. Hamilton who died on May 9, 1986. She was the devoted and loving mother of Steven R. “Steve” Hamilton and his wife Lynne E. Hamilton of Bellingham. Cherished Grandmother of Nevin C. Hamilton and Nolan S. Hamilton both of Ashland. Sister of Elizabeth Dwyer of Roslindale and the late Al Williams; Frank Williams; Phil Williams; Charlie Williams and Bob Williams. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Marge had resided in Framingham for over 55 years before moving with her son Steve to Bellingham two years ago. She spent her formative years in Concord and graduated from Concord High School. For over 40 years, she was the Culinary Director at the Middlesex County Hospital in Waltham before retiring. For many years she was well known and loved by her many friends and patrons who dined at the Red Coach Grill, Finnerty’s. J.J. McKays and at the end of a very long career as a waitress at Brandeis University. She was an avid and devoted Red Sox fan and enjoyed time spent on the Cape and the beaches of Maine. She will be fondly missed and loved by her entire family and the many friendships she made along the way. Visitations will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm followed by a funeral service at 3:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rte. 30), Wayland. Private family interment will be held in the Williams family lot in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord. In lieu of flowers, her family kindly suggests that memorial gifts in Marge’s memory be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Thomas Caldwell O'Keefe 2/11/2019 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Wellesley,MA / Framingham,MA / Boston,MA

Thomas Caldwell O’Keefe, III, 74, of Natick, MA and North Kingstown, R.I., passed away peacefully at home on February 11, 2019, surrounded by family. Tom was born in Washington, D.C. on September 26, 1944 to the late Mary Alice (Ray) and Thomas C. O’Keefe, Jr. A graduate of Wellesley High School, Phillips Academy, Brown University and Suffolk Law School, he was a practicing attorney for over forty years and in 1983, established the Law Offices of O’Keefe & Gale in Natick. Tom is survived by his fiancée and partner of 24 years, Claudia A. Greene, and his children, Daniel H. O’Keefe and his wife Sarah of New Canaan, CT, Megan O’Keefe Manzo and her husband Michael of Andover, MA and Timothy A. O’Keefe of Natick. Tom is also survived by his grandchildren, Cameron and Annabel Manzo and Elise and Emery O’Keefe. Tom also leaves behind Claudia’s children, Michael McKanna and his wife Jamie of Summerville, SC and Patrick McKanna and his wife Danielle of Bradenton, FL, as well as their children, Adam and Noah McKanna and Weston McKanna, along with many close friends. Tom will be forever remembered for his love of fishing and boating, passion for every sport but especially his Patriots, his quick wit and a good cigar. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, at Natick Common, MA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Friday, February 15 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel of John Everett & Sons Funeral Home. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery on 180 Pond Street, Natick. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to Brown University Sports Foundation, online at or via mail to Brown University Sports Foundation, Gift Cashier, Box 1877, Providence, RI 02912.

Earl M. Berthiaume 2/7/2019 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA

Earl M. Berthiaume, 93 of Framingham died Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Metro West Medical Center in Framingham. He was the husband of the late Edith (Canova) Berthiaume, and the late Marisa (Campana) Berthiaume. Born in Marlborough he was the son of the late Armond and Mary (Morin) Berthiaume. Earl was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy serving in WWII and was awarded the Silver Star. He was an avid golfer and accomplished card player and was a member of the Italo American Club of Wellesley He is survived by his children Jean Tappan of Mendon, Nannette Ohman and her husband David of Natick, Dennis Campana and his wife Priscilla of Ohio, Joseph Campana and his wife Cindy of Methuen, his longtime companion Lorraine Fournier of Framingham, his son in law Stephen Rosenberg of Framingham, ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Diane Rosenberg and his son Earl A. Berthiaume. His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 14th at 11:30 A.M. in the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, Natick. Visiting hours are Thursday morning beginning at 10:00 A.M. prior to the service. Burial St Stephen Cemetery Framingham. In lieu of flowers, donations may by made to the Autism Alliance of Metrowest, 1881 Worcester Road, Suite 100A, Framingham, MA 01701.

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