Joseph W. Pratt, 93

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Joseph W. Pratt, 93, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012 after a short illness. He was the loving husband of Mary (O’Brien) Pratt, to whom he was married for 59 years. He was a life long resident of Hopkinton. A graduate of Hopkinton High School, he attended The College of the Holy Cross and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a local builder, farmer and insurance agent and a longtime member of the Woodville Rod and Gun Club.

John Healy Duffy Jr.

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John Healy Duffy Jr. died peacefully surrounded by his parents and family on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Bethany Healthcare, Framingham MA. Born March 6, 1955 to parents Dr. John Healy Duffy Sr. and Mary Jo (Brennan) Duffy, John grew up in Hopkinton, MA as one of 12 children.

Marie Fecteau-Evers, 69

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Marie Fecteau-Evers, 69, died at home Sunday, October 14, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of Robert Evers. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Irene (Tymon) Fecteau.

She completed elementary school at St. Stephen’s School in Framingham and attended Marian High School, Framingham, for three years. She graduated from Marymount College High School of London, England. After high school, she went on to graduate from Boston School of Fashion Design. She was employed for many years by Mass Industries and New Balance Sportswear.

Karen Franks, 66

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On October 8th, Karen Franks, 66, of Hopkinton went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ after a ten year battle with breast cancer. She died at
home peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Karen is survived by her husband Steve, her four children: John Franks with wife Julie, Erin Avery with husband Ken, Steve Franks with wife Keryn, Mike Franks, and Alyson Cavicchi Franks, and twelve grandchildren and others who called her
“Gramma,” her father John (Jack) Fritz of Sebring, Florida and her sister Sharon Batten and family of Boylston, MA. She is also survived by extended

Rita M. Cassidy, 97

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Rita M. Cassidy, 97, of Ashland, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012.
Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Brown) and
George Daley. She was the wife of the late Gerald J. Cassidy Sr.

A former Hopkinton resident, Rita had worked for Fenwal in Ashland and
then later worked for Sears in Framingham after retiring from Fenwal where
she worked for over 20 year's as the executive secretary for the V P.

She is survived by her children, Gerald Cassidy Jr. and his wife Eileen of
Bonita Springs, FL. and York, Maine, John Cassidy and his wife Susan of

Marilyn Janice (Melvin) Cousins 81

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Marilyn Janice (Melvin) Cousins age 81 of Concord passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at her residence. She was the beloved wife of Norman A. Cousins. Born in Hopkinton on September 29, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Curtis J. and Grace (MacNormand) Melvin. Raised and educated in Hopkinton she attended Newton Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing where she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse. Mrs. Cousins married and settled in Concord. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and then for many years as a childcare provider.

Evangeline Payson 91

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Evangeline (Vellios) Payson , 91, passed away September 25, 2012. She had
been a resident at Holy Trinity Nursing Home in Worcester for over four
years due to declining health and was a former resident of Hopkinton. Born
and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late George
and Aspasia (Sarafopolis) Vellios. She was the beloved wife of Hollis E.
Payson who died in 1994, to whom she was married for 50 years.

Evangeline attended Harris Teachers College and Washington University in
St. Louis where she met her husband, Hollis. She loved reading and

Rodney F. Oehley, 60

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Rodney F. Oehley, 60, died suddenly Sunday September 16, 2012 at Milford Hospital. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Donald V. Oehley and Kathaleen (Burr) Oehley of Hopkinton. He was the fiancé of Deborah Watson of Woonsocket.

He was a 1970 graduate of Hopkinton High School and was employed by Paramont Industries. He was an umpire in the National Umpires Association of Babe Ruth Leagues. His favorite pastime was watching his grandchildren in sports, gymnastics and dance.

Randy Leonard, 40

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HOLDEN - Randy Walter Leonard, 40, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012 at his home. Randy leaves his grandparents, Eleanor Leonard, Grace and Bruce Miller; his parents, Walter Leonard and Gail Langhart and her husband Nick; brother Craig and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Robert H. Anderson, 60

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Robert H. Anderson, 60, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, August 27, 2012.
Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Agnes (Welch) and Waldo
Anderson. He was the husband of 39 years to Dianne (Marshall) Anderson of

Robert was a 1970 graduate of Framingham South High and attended Bryant
College. He was formerly employed by Metrowest News and has worked at
Tufts Health Plan as an IS Production Services Manager for 19 years.
Robert was a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He
enjoyed spending time in Maine, time spent with friends and family,


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