Obituaries

Mary E. Hayward, 76

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Mary E. Hayward, 76, of Hopkinton, passed away February 13, 2019. Preceded in death by her husband David, Mary is survived by her mother M. Elizabeth Palmer of Milford, sisters Georgia Ladeau of Cape Cod, Linda Thomas of Maine and Claudia (Bruce) Garner of Maine, children Karen (Bruce) Lawrence of Minnesota , Kim (Bob) Hill of Uxbridge, David of Indiana and Joe (Gretchen) of Hopkinton, 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren . She will also be terribly missed by extended family members and innumerable friends.

Thelma C. (Brown) Vorce Kerivan, 94

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Thelma C. (Brown) Vorce Kerivan, 94, of Hopkinton, died peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Kathleen Daniel Nursing Home in Framingham. Born in Natick, she was the daughter of the late Hazel (O’Leary) and Charles E. Brown. She was the wife of the late Frank L. Vorce who died in 2003, and the late James A. Kerivan, who died in 1995.

Kathleen Rose "Bonnie" Gilligan, 80

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Kathleen Rose "Bonnie" Gilligan, 80, died from Parkinson's Disease on February 4, 2019, spending her final days in the compassionate care of Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland, MA after so many years of wonderful support at the Framingham Union Hospital E.R. and many trips there in Hopkinton Fire Department Ambulances and emergency support from the Hopkinton Police. A kind, caring and gentle friend to all, Bonnie, as the eighth of twelve children, leaves behind and is predeceased by many relatives and friends who got to know and love her as deeply as she treasured others.

Margaret Lillian (Shea) Powers, 94

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Margaret Lillian (Shea) Powers, 94, of Hopkinton, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Louise (Craven) and Bartholomew Shea. She was the wife of the late Charles George Powers.

Carolyn Diane Schmidt, 81

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Carolyn Diane Schmidt, 81, of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Doris (Elkins) and Adelbert Prosser. She is the wife of 52 years to Harold D. Schmidt of Hopkinton.

Carolyn was a graduate of Hopkinton High School and Boston University. Prior to her retirement, she was a physical education teacher for Hopkinton Public Schools. She was active with St. Paul’s Church in Hopkinton, took pleasure in gardening and loved animals.

James T. Canty, 83

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James T. Canty, 83, of Holliston, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. Born in Somerville, he was the son of the late Mary (McCarthy) and Cornelius Canty. He was the husband of 55 years to Lorraine (Gargan) Canty of Holliston.

James was drafted into the Army and served in Germany. He was a retired Colonel of the Massachusetts State Police. After retirement, he went on to work in the banking industry for 10 years. James was a big family man and took pleasure in spending time with the ones he loved.

William A. Mackin, 85

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William A. Mackin, 85, of Hopkinton passed away Sunday Dec. 30, 2018

Born in Millinocket, ME; he was the son of the late Harold and Frances (Oliver) Mackin and husband of June (Baker) Mackin. Bill had a long career as an appliance repair technician before becoming an instructor of appliance repair for Assabet Valley Tech. School and Blackstone Valley Tech. School. Mr. Mackin served his country honorably with the Navy as a Boiler Technician in the Pacific during the Korean War.

Betty Jo Smith passes

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Betty Jo Smith passed away on Christmas night. She probably timed her exit lovingly so we would remember her every Christmas. She didn't need to worry, her memory will stay in our hearts always. Betty Jo was memorable, was strong willed, independent, funny and (in the words of her Sister-in-law), “ornery”.

Marjorie I. Wright, 81

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Marjorie I. Wright, 81, of Hopkinton, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Milford Regional Hospital. Born in Somerville, MA, she was the daughter of the late Florence (Savage) and Kenneth Thompson. She was the wife of the late Alfred W. Wright.

Carly Jean Sturtevant Casten, 34

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Carly Jean Sturtevant Casten, 34, of Hopkinton, lost her battle with the disease of addiction on Saturday, December 1, 2018.
Carly was kind and loving, with a smile that sparked a conversation, lit up a room and warmed a heart. She was inquisitive, playful and was happiest with her children. They enjoyed fishing, catching butterflies and frogs, carving pumpkins and picking apples. She loved books and kept journals throughout her life, with pages full of emotion, poetry and sketches of nature, magical unicorns and protective angels.

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