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.

Kathy Rose Juren 6/29/2018 12:00:00 AM West Roxbury,MA / Boston,MA / Framingham,MA / Roslindale,MA / Jamaica Plain,MA

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Ludwig Hermann Hering 6/13/2018 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / Wayland,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Ludwig Hermann Hering, 92, died on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham, surrounded by his loving family. Ludwig is survived by his beloved wife Gretel (Henning) Hering of Framingham. He was the devoted father and father-in-law of Michael and Lisa Hering of Lafayette, CO; Stephanie and Larry Sisle of Annapolis, MD and Peter Hering of Hamburg, Germany. He is also survived by his sister Renate Sesemann of Offenbach, Germany as well as three grandchildren, Joey, Brian, and Lars. Ludwig spent his earlier years in Offenbach Germany, where he received Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. This was followed by a decade living in Canada. He has resided in Framingham for the past 52 years. 50 years ago, he founded American Lewa Inc. of Holliston (a subsidiary of Lewa Pumps of Leonberg, Germany), and served as General Manager for 25 years until his retirement in 1993. He was a member of the German American Club of Walpole and an avid Soccer, Rugby, and Boston Bruins fan. He was a devoted and loving husband and father to his family and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him. Memorial Visitations will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rte. 30), Wayland. A Celebration of his Life will follow visitations beginning at 2:45 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, his family kindly suggests that memorial gifts in Ludwig’s memory may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. of MA/NH, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd, Watertown, MA 02452 ( or to a charity of the donor’s choice. For online condolences and directions please visit

Claire T. (Paquette) Keller 5/26/2018 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA / Wayland,MA

FRAMINGHAM: Claire T. (Paquette) Keller, 90, died on May 26, 2018 at Saint Patrick’s Manor following a period of declining health due to Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born in Newton on January 3, 1928 the daughter of the late Alcide O. Paquette and Regina A. (Beaulieu) Paquette. Claire is survived by her children Linda M. Corssmit and her husband Kees of Greenwood Village, CO; Jeanne M. Marquis and her husband Richard of Cadiz, KY; Anne M. Johnston and her husband Robert of Holliston; Paul W. Keller of Dorchester and Peter M. Keller and his wife Susan of Wayland. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Claire spent her formative years in Newton and graduated from Newton High School. She received her Associates Degree from Massachusetts Bay Community College. Claire was a longtime resident of Wayland before moving to Danvers for several years. She was associated with Advanced Energy Dynamics as an Administrative Assistant. Upon her retirement from the company, she moved to Beverly Hills, FL. While Claire resided in Florida, she enjoyed volunteering at the Surveillance of Beverly Hills Office. She was also a member of the local Recreation Association where she loved to play scrabble and dominoes with her friends. Claire will be fondly remembered by those whom she enjoyed spending time with over the years. There will be no funeral home visitations. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 10:00 am at Good Shepherd Parish at St. Ann Church, 134 Cochituate Road (Rte. 27), Wayland. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Waltham. In lieu of flowers her family kindly suggests that memorial gifts in Claire’s memory may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

Philip G. Reed, Jr. 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AM Framingham,MA

Philip G. Reed, Jr., of Canton, previously of Framingham, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2018. He was 75 years old. Philip was born in Washington, D.C. and was a newspaper editor for United Press International, a news wire service, for over 30 years before his retirement in 2003. He was loving brother to Sally Matero of Waltham. Cherished uncle to Cathy Matero & husband Stephen Smith of Framingham and Angelo Matero of Croton, NY. He was also the beloved great-uncle to Michael Hayes & his wife Kristin of Framingham, Nick Smith of Marlborough, Brian Matero of Virginia and Anthony Matero of Croton, NY. Funeral service to be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in Philip's name may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or

John Topham 5/9/2018 12:00:00 AM Natick,MA / Framingham,MA

FRAMINGHAM: John F. Topham, 65, of Richardson Circle beloved brother of Paul Topham and his wife Jeanne passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 9th in Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. In addition to his brother and sister-in-law, John is survived by his nephew, Paul Topham Jr, to whom he was an awesome uncle and godfather. John was the beloved son of Mary P. Topham whom predeceased him in 2008. John was born on December 13, 1952 in Framingham, MA and grew up in Natick. He graduated Natick High School in 1970. John was employed as a mechanic at Wellesley Mazda and previously was employed at Regan & Stapleton Lincoln Mercury Wellesley John enjoyed fishing, traveling, boat cruises, spending time watching sports with his family and in earlier years, was a champion bowler at Ten Pin Center in Natick. A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on June 2 in St. Patrick's Church, 44 E. Central Street, Natick, MA 01760. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to John Everett & Sons, 4 Park Street, Natick, MA 01760.

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