Matthew M. Alger
DOUGLAS - Matthew M. Alger, 22, of Douglas, formerly of Milford, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
He was the son of Robert Alger of Douglas and Pamela (McCausland) Alger of Grafton.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home (www.consigliruggeriofuneralhome.com) in Milford.
Yola J. Alzapiedi
FRAMINGHAM - Yola J. (Donati) Alzapiedi, 77, of Framingham, died Monday, May 28, 2007, at Oak Knoll Healthcare Center in Framingham.
She was the wife for 51 years of Robert Alzapiedi of Framingham.
Born and raised in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Andrea and Filomena Donati.
Mrs. Alzapiedi worked for the Framingham school system in administration for more than 20 years. She also worked for the Fenwal, G.E. and Telechron Companies.
Besides her husband, she leaves their children, Robert Alzapiedi and his wife, Amie, of Bolton and Dennis Alzapiedi and his wife, Susan, of Milford; four grandchildren; her sister, Ida Proulx of Framingham; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Rica Palanzi.
The funeral will take place Saturday, June 2, at 9 a.m., at the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St. (corner of Union Avenue), Framingham, followed by a funeral Mass, at 10 a.m., at St. Tarcisius Church, 563 Waverley St. (Rte. 135), Framingham.
Burial will follow in the family lot in St. Tarcisius Cemetery, Framingham.
Visiting hours are Friday, June 1, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.
Instead of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or www.stjude.org/donate.
PLANTSVILLE, Conn. - Louise (Jaffarian) Babigian, 74, of Plantsville, Conn., formerly of Boylston, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Bradley Memorial Hospital.
She was the wife of Arthur "Artie" Babigian, who died in 1996.
She was born and raised in Haverhill, daughter of Fred and Yeghsa (Markarian) Jaffarian. Through the years, she worked as an assembler for Western Electric, a clerk for School & Municipal Systems and administrative clerk at her son's podiatry practice.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Sudbury Women's Republican Club, and League of Women Voters, and was a Cub Scout den mother and loved her sons unconditionally.
She leaves three sons, Dr. Anthony Babigian and his wife, Kristin, of Avon, Conn., Michael Babigian and his wife, Beth, of Snellville, Ga., and Dr. Alan Babigian and his wife, Deena, of Farmington, Conn.; a brother, Richard Jaffarian of Haverhill; two grandsons and two granddaughters; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held Friday, June 1, at 11 a.m., at Holy Trinity Armenian Church.
Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Worcester.
Visiting hours will be held today, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Nordgren Memorial Chapel (www.NordgrenMemorialChapel.com), 300 Lincoln St., Worcester. A Dahngark Service will be held during visiting hours.
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 635 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605.
Elaine R. Bonneau
GRAFTON - Elaine R. (Place) Bonneau, 58, of Grafton, formerly of Mashpee, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at her home, after a short illness.
She was born in Waltham and raised in Marlborough, the daughter of Rose (Gage) Robideau of Marlborough and the late James Robideau. She was a 1966 graduate of Marlborough High School and worked for many years as manager of the Christmas Tree Shop in Falmouth. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and going to the beach.
She leaves two sons, Terrence E. Bonneau Jr. of Auburn and David P. Bonneau of East Falmouth; a brother, Richard Place of Clinton; five sisters, Phyllis A. Bowser of Marlborough, Betty J. Britton of South Paris, Maine, Sandra L. Place of Marlborough, Brenda J. Choiniere of Nevada and Pattie S. Osgood of Marlborough; three grandsons and two granddaughters; and many nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by two brothers, William G. and Clay Place, both of Marlborough.
Burial will be private.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, June 1, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home (www.SFCFH.com), 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough.
Instead of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to a charity.
Mary E. Carey
HOPKINTON - Mary E. (McDonough) Carey, 87, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007.
Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home in Hopkinton, are incomplete.
Versie P. Cronin
HOLLISTON - Versie P. (Parker) Cronin, 89, of Holliston, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at the Sunbridge Care for Milford.
She was the wife of Frederick W. Cronin, who died in 2002.
Born in St. Louis, daughter of the late Eugene and Elizabeth (Watkins) Parker, she lived in Waltham and Wellesley before moving to Holliston in 2002.
She was a graduate of the Waltham High School, Class of 1935, and retired in 1978 from the town of Wellesley, where she was employed as a crossing guard.
Mrs. Cronin was a member of St. James and St. John churches, both in Wellesley.
She leaves two daughters, Carol Forbes of Medway and Patricia Keating of Holliston; two brothers, Wallace Parker of Florida and Eugene Parker Jr. of Burlington; one sister, Florence MacFarland of Greenfield; four grandchildren, Brian and Daniel Keating, both of Holliston, Patrick and Robert Forbes, both of Medway.
She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Parker, and a sister, Bess Franks.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
There are no visiting hours.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home (www.consigliruggeriofuneralhome.com), 46 Water St., Milford.
Georgina W. 'Gena' Dooley
FRAMINGHAM - Georgina Wilson "Gena" (McGraw) Dooley, 89, of Framingham, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Oak Knoll Healthcare in Framingham.
She was the wife of Arthur "Joe" Dooley.
Born in Lawrence, daughter of the late William and Davina (Binnie) McGraw, she was a lifelong Saxonville resident.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed for more than 35 years by the Framingham school department as an administrative assistant and secretary to the principal at the Saxonville School, now the Stapleton School.
She was a longtime and dedicated member of Edwards Church, serving throughout the years in numerous capacities and as a member of many committees.
Besides her husband, she leaves a brother, William T. McGraw and his wife, Margery, of Sudbury; a sister, Ruth Parker and her husband, Edward, of East Dennis; two nieces, Cathy MacFarlane and her husband, Scott, of Needham and Heather Eposito and her husband, Gerald, of Sudbury; two nephews, Edward Parker and his wife, Karen, of Andover and William McGraw and his wife, Kristen, of New Hampshire; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was the sister of the late Catherine McGraw.
The funeral service will take place Friday, June 1, at 11 a.m., at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards St., Saxonville.
Burial will follow in Edwards Cemetery.
There are no visiting hours.
Instead of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Eugene J. McCarthy and Sons Funeral Home in Framingham.
Robert K. Healey
NORTH HILLS, Calif. - Robert K. Healey, 60, of North Hills, Calif., formerly of Boston, died Sunday, May 13, 2007.
Born in Boston, he had lived in South Boston for several years before moving to California. He worked as an electrician for Local 11 for 40 years.
He was loved by those he met and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
He leaves his children, Caleb, Tyler, Jessica, Mechelle, Shane, Brian and Robert Jr.; his brother, Damien Healey of Northborough; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 2, at 11 a.m., at Halley-Olsen-Murphy Memorial Chapel in Lancaster, Calif.
Stephen W. Humphrey Jr.
SUDBURY - Stephen William Humphrey Jr., 84, died Monday, May 28, 2007, at Emerson Hospital following a long illness.
He was the husband of Dorothy M. (Dixon) Humphrey of Sudbury for 57 years.
Born in Springfield, the son of the late Margaret (White) and Stephen W. Humphrey Sr., he spent his formative years in North Quincy and graduated from North Quincy High School, Class of 1942.
He served during World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theatres.
He earned a bachelor's degree in science at Boston College, a master's degree in education from Tufts and a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois.
He began his long and distinguished career as a teacher in Brunswick, Maine, and then taught science in the Sudbury school system for three years. He retired in 1991 after more than 30 years as a mathematics teacher with the Newton school department.
Mr. Humphrey was a driving instructor with the A&A Auto School of Framingham for many years, which he loved. He was avid Boston Red Sox fan, enjoyed playing tennis and golf, and was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather to his family and particularly enjoyed family vacations camping on Cape Cod for more than 25 years.
Besides his wife, he leaves his sons, Stephen W. Humphrey III and his wife, Denise A., of Franklin, Michael D. Humphrey of Natick and Mark B. Humphrey and his wife, Pamela M., of Webster; his brothers, Harvey Humphrey of Framingham and Edward Humphrey of Arizona; his sisters, Nancy (Humphrey) Johnson of Florida and Mary Jane (Humphrey) White of Rowley; and his sister-in-law, Diane Humphrey of California.
He was the brother of the late Gerald and Kenneth Humphrey.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 2, at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 160 Concord Road, Sudbury.
Burial will follow in the Humphrey family lot in New North Cemetery in Sudbury.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, June 1, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rte. 30), Wayland.
Lucille J. Hutchinson
SOUTH PASADENA, Fla. - Lucille J. Hutchinson, 90, formerly of Westborough, died Monday, May 28, 2007, at Springs of Boca Ciega Bay in South Pasadena, Fla.
She was the wife of the late Wendell U. Hutchinson Sr.
Born in Waycross, Ga., the daughter of the late William and Minnie (Cowart) Jernigan, she was educated in Savannah, Ga., schools.
Mrs. Hutchinson was employed as a home health care provider prior to her retirement.
She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Westborough and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She had been a resident of Florida since 1997, living previously in Westborough.
She leaves two daughters, Harriet R. Olesen of St. Pete Beach, Fla., and Shirley A. Perry of Brewster; a brother, Herbert Jernigan of Savannah; two sisters, Doris Switzer of Clyo, Ga., and Nadine Briggs of Bedford, Texas; a niece, Susanne Beauregard of Westborough; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was the mother of the late Wendell U. Hutchinson Jr. and sister of the late Dorothy Robbins.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 2, at 11 a.m., at the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home (www.westboroughfuneralhome.com), 62 West Main St., Westborough.
Burial will follow in Newton Cemetery, Newton.
A visitation will be held Saturday, June 2, from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service.
Instead of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.
John C. Melancon
NATICK - John C. Melancon, 78, of Natick, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at MetroWest Medical Center, Leonard Morse campus.
An orphan, Mr. Melancon made his own living, starting from a young age in New Orleans. He never went to school, let alone graduated from high school or college. A lifelong student of life by reading and direct experience, his intelligence and depth and breadth of historical knowledge surpassed that of any university education.
Before his marriage, he traveled and worked in other parts of the world, including Latin America, England, Europe and Israel. With his wife and sons he traveled and camped through 47 of the 50 states.
He helped support his family as a bartender, assistant manager of the Weston Golf Club, owner of J&F Variety in downtown Natick, delivering pizza at Pizza Plus and working in receiving at Sears. Seriously physically compromised by emphysema in his last years, he kept a sharp eye on politics and world affairs, and the Boston Celtics and Red Sox.
Following a full life of work, solidarity, travel, love and learning, he considered the most meaningful part of his life - prior to his family - the time he spent in an intentional community in Georgia that supported the Southern civil rights movement as well as directly working with, and providing work for, the local poor white community.
A radical his entire life, he never accepted the inequality, racism or unfairness of society, and never quite lost his belief in our ability to change the world. Sometimes hidden, he had a deep and abiding love of humanity.
Besides his former wife, Evelyn, he leaves three sons, Jakob Alfred, Benjamin Maurice and Daniel Eugene; and two grandsons.
An informal celebration of his life will take place Sunday, June 3, starting at 11 a.m., at his home.
Instead of flowers, donations in his honor can be made to the Common Ground Collective (www.commongroundrelief.org) of New Orleans.
Eleanor F. Nagle
NASHUA, N.H. - Eleanor Fitz Nagle, 89, died Monday, May 28, 2007, in Nashua, N.H.
She was the wife and best friend of the late Edward G. Nagel for 47 years.
A Wayland resident for most of her life, Mrs. Nagle and her husband grew up in Wakefield and maintained close ties throughout their lives with high school and hometown friends. Mrs. Nagle graduated from Pine Manor College in 1937 and remained a loyal and active alumna throughout her life.
During World War II while her husband served in the U.S. Army Air Forces, Mrs. Nagle worked in a defense plant, was a member of the Massachusetts Women's Civilian Defense Corps, was an instructor for the American Red Cross and was an auxiliary ambulance driver who was on duty that terrible night in 1942 when called to the fire at Cocoanut Grove.
While raising her family in Wayland, she donated thousands of volunteer hours to numerous organizations including the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, The Wayland Historical Society, Parmenter Health Center and the Wayland Depot. Mr. and Mrs. Nagle were founding members of The Church of the Holy Spirit in Wayland and through it, for 15 years, she cooked monthly for the St. John's street kitchen in Boston. Throughout her life, she supported, financially and personally, many organizations.
She had a lifelong love of gardening, baking and writing, and brightened the lives of many through each. Her devotion to family though was at the core of all her activities and she will be greatly missed by many.
She leaves her children, Barron R. Behrens-Nagle of Pacific Grove, Calif., Betsy N. Richardson of Stuart, Fla., and David E. Nagle of Richmond, Va.; her grandchildren, Torrey and Joshua Nagle, Sabrinia Wedderburn, Amy Grabowski and James Richardson; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is planned for Monday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m., at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Main St., Nashua.
Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Church of the Good Shepherd, Nashua, NH 03061; or The Church of the Holy Spirit, Wayland, MA 01778; or the charity of your choice.
David F. Teller Sr.
HOPKINTON - David F. Teller Sr., 78, of Hopkinton, formerly of Marlborough and Framingham, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, following a period of declining health.
He was the husband of the late Irene (Capobianco) Teller.
Born in Marlborough, the son of the late Walter and Geraldine (MacDonald) Teller, he had lived in Hopkinton for the past three years.
Mr. Teller attended the Marlborough school system and graduated from Marlborough High School. Along with his partner, Henry Agostinelli, he founded the Agostinelli & Teller Insurance Co. in Framingham in 1953 and for many years was on the board of directors at St. Mary's Credit Union in Marlborough.
He was a member of the Christopher Columbus Society in Framingham.
He leaves two sons, David F. Teller Jr. and his wife, Judi, of Ashland and Robert Capobianco of Upton; one sister, Patricia Wood of Exeter, R.I.; one brother, Walter Teller of California; five grandchildren, Jennifer and Jessica Teller, Brian and Michael Bowman and Matthew MacGregor; his stepmother, Christine Teller of Swansea; and his longtime companion, Bernice Cunningham of Hopkinton.
He was the brother of the late John R. Teller and Barbara Duplessis.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 1, at 9 a.m., at St. Cecilia Church in Ashland.
Burial will follow in St. Tarcisius Cemetery in Framingham.
Visiting hours will be held today, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Matarese Funeral Home (www.mataresefuneral.com), 325 Main St. in Ashland.
Instead of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ashland Emergency Fund, P.O. Box 112, Ashland, MA 01721.
Ruth Ann Ware
NATICK - Ruth Ann (Jarboe) Ware, 77, a lifelong Natick resident, died Monday, May 28, 2007, at MetroWest Medical Center in Natick.
She was the wife of Ralph Ware, who died March 15, 2007, whom she married Sept. 2, 1950.
Born in Natick, the daughter of the late Emma L. (Reus) Jarboe and Parran C. Jarboe, she graduated in 1951 from Framingham State College with a bachelor's degree in education.
A member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Natick her entire life, she served on the church's Altar Guild for 30 years. Mrs. Ware was Past Worthy Advisor of the Natick Assembly 28 Order of Rainbow for Girls in 1948.
She was a member of the Thursday Afternoon League at Fairway Bowling in Natick for more than 30 years.
She leaves her five children, Cynthia MacDonald and her husband, Bruce, of Lake Linden, Mich., Paul Ware of Marlborough, Andrea Rothwell and her husband, Mick, of Natick, Wendy Ware and her husband, John Cavanaugh, of Natick and Scott Ware and his wife, Laura, of Elizabeth, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Rebecca Blackmore, Evan and Alexander MacDonald, Jesse Blackmore, Grace and Henry Cavanaugh and Brookanna Ware; and one great-grandchild, Rose Elizabeth Blackmore.
She was the sister of the late Carolyn (Jarboe) Cox Egan and Leona (Jarboe) Kirby Chapman.
A funeral service will take place Friday, June 1, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Natick Center.
Burial will be in the Ware family lot in North Cemetery, Rte. 27, Natick.
Visiting hours will be held today, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rte. 30), Cochituate Village, Wayland.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 39 E. Central St., Natick, MA 01760.
Matthew J. Virca
SAN DIEGO - Matthew Jon Virca, 32, a resident of San Diego for the past two years, formerly of Franklin, died unexpectedly April 28, 2007, in San Diego.
Mr. Virca's family will hold an open house memorial Saturday, June 2, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at Franklin Elks, Pond Street, Franklin. Those who knew Mr. Virca are welcome.