Obituaries

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.

Margaret Carol Ring, 84

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Margaret Carol Ring, 84, of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Metrowest Medical Center in Natick. Born in Brighton, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth and Cornelius Mahoney. She was the wife of the late David F. Ring.

Kathleen Marie Gross, 71

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Kathleen Marie Gross, 71, of Natick and a former longtime resident of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Eliot Rehab in Natick. Born in Dorchester, she was the daughter of the late Bernice L. (Nichols) and John F. Madden. She was the former wife of George Gross.

Kathleen was a former employee at the Hopkinton Tax Collector’s Office, was a member of the Finance Committee and was involved in town politics. She had also been a caretaker for the elderly as a Home Health Aide.

Thomas “Roy” Robson, 90

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Thomas “Roy” Robson, 90, of Hopkinton, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Born in Hackensack, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Georgia (Lord) and Thomas P. Robson. He was the husband of Marcia J. (Russell) Robson of Hopkinton.

Roy was the co-owner of Robson Cunningham Building for 50 years, having built many homes in Hopkinton. He enjoyed camping and woodworking

Sally A. (Jaycox) McClean, 73

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Sally A. (Jaycox) McClean, 73, passed away peacefully on Saturday,
November 10, 2018 in her home in Hopkinton. Born May 21, 1945 in Poughkeepsie,
NY, she was the daughter of Claude O. Jaycox and Alice May (Hummel) Jaycox of
Poughkeepsie, NY.

Joseph E. Sullivan, 92

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Joseph E. Sullivan, 92, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bourne. He was the husband of the late Patricia (Crowley) Sullivan. Born in Waltham, he was the son of the late Michael and Beatrice (McCune) Sullivan.

He was a Newton police officer for 30 years and a U.S. Navy veteran serving in WWII.

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