Obituaries

Charles W. Luciano, 89

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Charles W. Luciano, 89, of Hopkinton, entered into eternal life peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Born August 27,1927 in Amsterdam, New York, he was the son of the late William and Anna (Curcio) Luciano, and was married to the late Italia “Edith” Luciano for over 68 years.

Charles retired from General Motors and loved spending time in his yard and garden. He also enjoyed coin collecting, crafts, fishing and vacationing on Cape Cod with his family.

Dr. David P. Gormley, Sr., 81

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Dr. David P. Gormley, Sr., 81, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 after a prolonged illness peacefully with family at his side in Milford, MA. He was born June 8, 1935, in Englewood, N.J., to Esther L. (nee Bachmann) and Arthur O. Gormley Sr.

Dr. John Healy Duffy, 88

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Dr. John Healy Duffy, 88, of Hopkinton, MA died peacefully in the presence of loving family members on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Oak Knoll Healthcare in Framingham, MA. Born May 25, 1928, Dr. Duffy grew up in Fall River, MA with his parents and three younger sisters. He attended Durfee High School in Fall River, where he played trumpet in the high school band. After graduating from Durfee in 1945, Dr. Duffy enlisted in the Army and served at Fort Sheridan, IL until 1947, where he played trumpet for the 5th Army band. Dr.

Melinda Ann Hitchcock DePorte, 77

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Melinda Ann Hitchcock DePorte, age 77, of Hopkinton, MA passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016. Melinda was born on June 18, 1939 in Glens Falls, NY to Patricia Blake Hitchcock and John Dayton Hitchcock. As a child she enjoyed playing with her brothers in their sandbox, which her father filled with real seashore-sand. She performed plays on her porch with her friends, designed and water-colored clothing for her paper-dolls, and read lots of books.

Dorothy "Dottie" Poindexter, 75

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Dorothy 'Dottie' Poindexter, 75, Bradenton, died Dec. 9, 2016 at Blake Medical Center.
Born in Newton, MA, she moved to Bradenton in 1969 from Safety Harbor, FL and previously from Hopkinton, MA. She worked for The Bradenton Herald, then Poindexter & Sons Farm Supply in Ellenton, retired from Manatee County Government Public Works Department as Assistant Director, then for The City of Bradenton Beach as Director of Public Works.

Beverly J. (Welch) McIntyre, 88

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Beverly J. (Welch) McIntyre, 88, of Hopkinton, died peacefully on Monday, November 28, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Charles McIntyre whom she married in 1951.

Beverly was born to the late Louis and Frances (Richardson) Welch, March 13, 1928, in Brattleboro VT. She graduated from Townsend High School and received her nursing degree at Framingham Union Hospital School of Nursing. It was at this time she met Charles McIntyre, the love of her life.

Ruth A. Kantzer, 90

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On Saturday, October 29, 2016, two weeks after her 90th birthday, beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother Ruth A. Kantzer, of Wrentham, passed peacefully away.

Ruth was born on October 14, 1926, the daughter of the late Terry and Avis Carlstrom.

Jo Ann Mann, 88

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Jo Ann Mann, 88, of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. Born in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of the late Lois E. (Provost) Christena and Francis W. Christena and sister of late Robert F. Christena and his wife Gloria (Novak) Christena. She was the wife of the late Roy W. Mann.

Doris Catherine Kumlin, 82

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Doris Catherine Kumlin, 82, of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 30, 2016. Born in Westfield, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Alice (Briant) and Walter Nelson. Doris was married for 51 years to the late Richard M. “Cook” Kumlin.

Robert Wayne Fairbanks, 79

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Robert Wayne Fairbanks, 79, of Hopkinton, passed away September 12, 2016 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. Born in Canton, he was the son of the late Madeline (Martin) and Alfred Fairbanks. He was the husband of 54 years to Sandra (Johnson) Fairbanks of Hopkinton.

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