Obituaries

Ruth M. VanFossen, 69

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Ruth M. VanFossen, 69, of Holliston, passed away October 17th while surrounded by the eternal love of her family at the Rose Monahan Hospice House in Worcester. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Melia) and Arthur F. Kelley. She was the beloved wife of 47 years to Thomas Richard VanFossen Jr. of Holliston, MA.

Grace Ellen Keith, 88

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Grace Ellen Keith, 88, of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Edith Madelyn (Carter) and James W. Bancroft. She was the wife of the late Charles H. Keith who passed away in 1984.

A 1948 graduate of Hopkinton High School, Grace went on to graduate Class of 1952 from New England Deaconess School of Nursing. She was a lifelong Hopkinton resident and worked for 35 years in the Obstetrical Department at Framingham Union Hospital

David P. Kurzontkowski 70

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David P. Kurzontkowski 70, of Ridgeville, SC died peacefully on Sunday, October 6, 2019 with his family by his side. Despite loving life with family in South Carolina for the past 20 years, Dave kept close to his Hopkinton, MA roots by visiting family and friends up North regularly. To say that Dave was a good employee is an understatement. He loved to work and demonstrated a lifetime of loyalty as an accomplished and essential employee at Kuhn Equipment in SC. Restoring antique cars and traveling around the country to car shows with friends was one of his favorite pastimes.

Richard Denham, 85

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Richard Denham, 85, four days short of his 86th birthday, passed unexpectedly on September 21, 2019. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Dunn) Denham, who passed in 2005. He was born in Newton, MA to James and Dorothy Denham.

Rev. Dr. Henry Gregory Dinsmore Wyman, 94

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Rev. Dr. Henry Gregory Dinsmore Wyman, a World War II Veteran, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on September 21, 2019 at his residence in Hopkinton, MA. He was born in Brewer, Maine on November 7, 1924, the son of Samuel and Ethel (Linscott) Wyman. He leaves behind his wife, Dr. Sona Averill Wyman whom he met at the Bangor Public Library and was married to for 71 years. He also leaves behind his daughter, Rev. Susan Wyman and her husband, Rev. Dr.

Susan Jane Rand, 73

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Susan Jane Rand, 73, passed away September 8, 2019 at Golden Pond in Hopkinton after a long illness, surrounded by her family. Susan was a graduate of Danvers High School, completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Salem State College, and Masters in Counseling at Lesley University. Susan practiced counseling on Cape Cod. She enjoyed quilting, knitting , painting, and sketching. Susan participated in the Massachusetts General Hospital FTD (Frontal Temporal Dementia) Gala in 2018.

Anthony Alessi, 74

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Anthony Alessi, 74, of Holliston, passed away at his home on Friday, September 6, 2019. He was the son of the late Phyllis (Mattson) and Salvatore Alessi.

A combat veteran of the Vietnam war, Anthony was a well decorated Corporal in the Marines, serving in the 1st Battalion 7th Marines. He was a devoted family man who loved time spent with family and friends. Anthony was a Mason, a member of the American Legion, an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, and took pleasure in dancing at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Natick.

Elaine P. Awiszus, 80

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Elaine P. Awiszus, 80, of Hopkinton, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Rita (Moreau) and George MacLeod. She was the wife of 60 years to Ernest A. Awiszus of Hopkinton.

Ernest and Elaine had met while working at Manning, Maxwell and Moore in Watertown. Prior to her retirement in 1997, Elaine had worked for 11 years at Newton North High School as the secretary to the Vice Principal. She enjoyed watching her husband coach and play sports.

Lisa Soo Kane, 38

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Lisa Soo Kane, 38, of Framingham and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she was the daughter of Susan (Vachout) Kane of Westborough and the late Charles Kane.

Lisa was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Natick. Besides her mother, she is survived by her brother, Jeffrey Kane and his wife, Katie Yahns of Sherrill, New York.

Susan V. Lukey, 68

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Susan V. Lukey, 68, of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly due to medical complications on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. Born in Orange, MA, she was the daughter of the late Marjorie (McLaughlin) and Thomas Keller. She was the wife of 47 years to Clarence “Skip” Lukey of Hopkinton.

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