Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Family: "To Lori Greene and the AMAZING community of Framingham - you guys are just the best! All of Kris' family near and far have been astonished and so appreciative of all the kindnesses, compassion, and assistance you guys have willingly delivered."
Framingham resident Kris Burke has lost her battle with breast cancer. Burke died this morning, June 18. Her death was posted on the Keeping Kris Strong Facebook page by her cousin Julie Defina. "My cousin Kristine was diagnosed with her second round of breast cancer just weeks after giving birth to her adorable daughter Skyler. Because the cancer was so advanced, she was given 2-4 years to live. That was 6 and a half years ago! During that time she has been the most attentive and energetic mom, building countless precious memories with her daughter. She also continued her elementary school teaching career and showered all of her students with her creative energy and love of learning. She worked all of this (and more) around her trips to …
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A service for Joanne Kogan is planned for Wednesday, June 12 in Natick.
According to Sudbury Public Schools Superintendent Anne Wilson, Haynes Elementary School Guidance Councilor Joanne Kogan has died. In a letter to parents, Wilson said Kogan had been ill. According to her obituary, Kogan had been suffering from appendix cancer. Kogan worked at Haynes for 25 years. "Joanne touched the lives of many students, staff members, and parents - she will be sorely missed but never forgotten, as her positive impact on the SPS community will live on," Wilson said in the letter. "We extend our deepest sympathy and support to Joanne's family at this difficult time." A service for Kogan will be held today, June 12 at 11:30 a.m. in Natick. She was a resident of Framingham. More information is available at by clicking…
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 6 at 10 a.m. at Temple Israel of Natick.
Nancy Levine Friedman, died Monday, June 3, 2013, following a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. She was beloved by parents & students alike as a preschool teacher at Judy Gordon Nursery School at Temple Israel of Natick, since moving to Framingham. According to her obituary on legacy.com, she was the beloved wife of Bernard Friedman with whom she shared nearly 28 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Lana Friedman of Chicago, IL and Suzanne Friedman of Framingham. Loving daughter of Phyllis (Engelman) Levine of Beachwood, OH and the late Allan L. Levine. Sister of Ken Levine & his wife Leslie of Beachwood, OH and the late Richard Levine. Sister in law of Ellen Friedman & her husband Tom Scheidt of Chicago, IL, Martin Friedman & his …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The 1993 graduate of Framingham High died while climbing down Snow Creek Wall said the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office.
Amy R. Stein of British Columbia, a 1993 graduate of Framingham High School, died Tuesday, May 14 in a tragic climbing fall. Stein, 37, was walking down from the Snow Creek Wall with other members of a climbing party when she jumped out of the path of falling rock and fell to her death, report the Seattle PI. Stein and four other rock climbers had descended the Orbit route on the Snow Creek Wall Tuesday afternoon, and were hiking down from the base when a large rock broke free above Stein, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said. She was in a narrow ravine, and moved to avoid the rock, stepping off the ledge and accidentally falling 70 to 100 feet, said the Sheriff's office. One of the climbers hiked out for help while another attempted …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A memorial celebration of Robert Jachowicz's life will be held Thursday, May 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Eagles on Park Street in Framingham.
Robert Joseph Jachowicz, age 84, died peacefully Thursday, May 9, 2013 at his home in Framingham. He was the husband of 63 years to Phyllis M. (Rosicky) Jachowicz, also from Lynn. He was the son of the late Joseph and Emily (Lovely) Jachowicz. He was a graduate and standout football player at Lynn English High School and won a four-year full scholarship to the College of the Holy Cross, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. Jachowicz had an extensive, fulfilling career in Framingham as an educator, coach and artist. Following college he began teaching and coaching in the Framingham School System as an 8th grade teacher at the Framingham Middle School, now the Danforth Art Museum. He worked for more than 40 years at Framingham High …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Calling hours are today, May 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Matarese Funeral Home in Ashland.
Sunday, May 12
Doris Marie (Irvine) Stefanini, 86, of Framingham died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, surrounded by her loving family after a long period of declining health. A funeral service will be held tomorrow, May 13 at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 1013 Worcester Rd., with burial to follow in Edgell Grove Cemetery in Framingham. Calling hours will be held today, May 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St. in Ashland. She was the wife of the late Augusto Stefanini, who died in 1994. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Emma Jane (Clark) Irvine, and sister of the late Glenn Irvine. She is survived by five sons: Francis of Framingham, Alan and his wife Dianne of Greenfield, Peter and his wife Kathleen of Hopkinton, …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
John "Duffy" Doherty, a member of the Massachusetts High School Football Hall of Fame and father of Framingham High Athletic Director Gary Doherty died Tuesday.
Former Norwood High football coach John "Duffy" Doherty died April 9, 2013. Doherty coached the Mustangs to Division 1 Super Bowl championships in 1977 and 1980. He is a member of the Massachusetts State High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame and the Curry College Hall of Fame. His son Gary Doherty is Athletic Director and football coach at Framingham High School. Originally from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Jamaica Plain, John was a devoted family man and husband of the late Ann Kates. John leaves the families of his four children: Christine (Doherty), Jim, Patrick, Danny, Brendan, and Ann Marie Caine of Berwyn, Pa.; John, Rachelle, Hailey and Cole Jardin, and Kyle Doherty of Cincinnati, OH..; Kevin of Washington, D.C., Kevin Jr of …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The Framingham High Class of 1993 graduate and logistics manager at TJX Corporation died Easter Sunday at MetroWest Medical Center.
Saturday, April 6
Jill Hurley, 38, of Framingham, died Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham. Born in Wellesley, She was the daughter of Charlene M. (White) Hurley of Framingham and the late Kevin J. Hurley who died in 2012. She was a graduate of Framingham High School class of 1993 and Wheelock College in Boston. She worked as a logistics manager at the TJX Corporation in Framingham, and formerly worked for Firestone and Walgreens Corporation. Besides her mother, she is survived by her brother Greg Hurley and his wife Amy of Bellingham, her paternal grandmother, Virginia Hurley of CT and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral arrangements were by Norton Funeral Home. A funeral was held Friday, April 5. In lieu of flowers, …
Former Framingham Library employee, Dorothy (Dolly) Paterson was also a member of the Women's Royal Canadian Navy Service during World War II.
Saturday, April 6
Dorothy Rachel Mary (Smith) Paterson, 100, passed away peacefully at home with family at her side last month. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on April 20 at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 426 W. 6th St., Medford, Oregon. Born, August 15, 1912 to John William and Ethel (Wiper) Smith. A few years later they were blessed with another daughter, Merle Western. Dorothy (Dolly) graduated from Victoria College in British Columbia, Canada in 1934 with a bachelor's degree in biology. In 1943 Dolly joined the Women's Royal Canadian Navy Service (Wren) and served as a map plotter for two years. In June 1947 she married Ian Cunningham Paterson and they adopted two children: son, Robin and daughter, Shelley. Dolly worked as a part-time high …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Learning Center for the Deaf student died Tuesday at his Shrewsbury home.
Patrick J. Fischetti a 15-year-old boy from Shrewsbury and eighth grade student at the Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, died after being stricken ill at home on Tuesday, March 26. Fischetti is the son of Elizabeth (Rudden) Fischetti of Marlborough and Thomas Fischetti of Shrewsbury. Read the obituary at tributes.com.