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Bill Thomas, Jr. passes at 81

William “Bill” Thomas of Ft. Meyers, FL, formerly of Hopkinton, MA passed away surrounded by the love of his entire family both near and far at Joanne’s House a Bonita Springs, FL hospice home at the age of 81. Bill, born on June 21,1942 was...

Janet Stewart passes at 87

Janet M. Stewart, 87, of Hopkinton passed away May 14, 2024. She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Richard C. Stewart; her parents, William F. Pyne and Helene (McGrail) Pyne, and her brothers, William and Robert Pyne. She is survived by her children,...
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“Big Ronnie” Vorce passes at 58

Ronald “Big Ronnie” H. Vorce II, 58, a longtime resident of Framingham and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, May 6, 2024. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Ronald H. Vorce I and Audrey Vorce.

Dr. Jerry Young passes at 87

Dr. Jeremiah O’Brien Young passed peacefully on April 21, 2024, at 87, in Milford, MA. A former surgeon at Framingham Union Hospital, Dr. Young was also a military surgeon in Vietnam. He leaves behind a loving family and a legacy of medical innovation and community service. Memorial contributions can be made to the Boston Paulist Center or Doctors Without Borders. Calling hours are scheduled for May 3rd, with a Mass following on May 4th.

Artist Nancy Bailey passes at 87

Nancy Carolyn Bailey, 87, of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully at her home on April...

Nurse and Dialysis Unit Innovator Rosemary Gelman passes at 77

Rosemary C. Gelman, 77, of Hopkinton, passed on April 13, 2024. She leaves behind a 41-year marriage, two sons, and extended family. A dedicated nurse with a Master's and NP license, she co-founded dialysis units in Massachusetts. Remembered for her compassion, she contributed significantly to her community, family, and national parks.

Charlie Middleton passes at 90

Charles Francis Middleton, 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2024 surrounded by...

Rosemary Gelman passes at 77

Rosemary C. Gelman, 77, of Hopkinton, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Born...

Bob Morris passes at 86

Robert William Morris, 86, of Hopkinton, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family after a lengthy health battle, on Monday, April 8, 2024. Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Viola (Pielstick) and Chester Morris. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Painter) Morris to whom he just celebrated 63 years of marriage on March 11th.

Dinny Potenza, Children’s Librarian, passes at 77

Virginia "Dinny" Potenza, aged 77, from Hopkinton, passed away on March 29, 2024. Survived by her husband Armand and two sons, she was a dedicated educator and a creative soul, contributing to her local community as a children’s librarian and volunteer in various arts and Tai Chi. She left a legacy through a historical quilt project and is honored in memorial services on April 19th and 20th. Donations are directed to Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors.

Patricia Ozols passes at 80

Patricia Marie (Danahy) Ozols, 80, a lifelong resident of Hopkinton, died Thursday, March 28,...

Jeff Card passes at 60

Jeffrey John Card, 60, of Hopkinton, passed away at his home on Sunday, February...

Piano Teacher Ginny Brault passes at 97

Key Takeaways Ginny Brault was an accomplished multi-instrumentalist that taught piano lessons from her home...

Marian Clover passes at 95

Key Takeaways Marion Clover taught kindergarten and preschool in her home for 39 years. A graveside...

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