Kevin Johnson, 31

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JOHNSON, Kevin S. 31, of Hopkinton, formerly of Westborough, on January 20, 2014. Fiance of Stefanie Garner of Hopkinton, father of Seth, 4, and Shane, 4 months; son of Bruce and Nancy (Manassa) Johnson of Westborough; brother of Brian Johnson of Auburndale, Jennifer Stevens of Westborough and Brandon Johnson of Westborough; grandson of Stanley Manassa of Westborough and Carroll and Jane Johnson of Brewster; uncle of Travis Amero. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins and his dog Rudy. Calling hours Friday, January 24, from 4 to 8 P.M.

Joe P. Tassia, 82

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Joe P. Tassia passed away peacefully on January 15, 2014 in the company of his son and daughter.

Wally (Vallja) (Brahlit) Mezitt, 98

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Wally (Valija) (Bralit) Mezitt, 98, of Hopkinton, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, January 2, 2014 with her family by her side after a period of declining health. The daughter of the late Pauline (Kunst) and Ernst Bralit, she was born in Boston on December 29, 1915.

Abbie Benford, 15

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Abbie Benford, 15, of Hopkinton, passed away due to an anaphylactic reaction on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Boston Children‘s Hospital. Born in Alexandria, VA, she was the daughter of Amy (Brill) Benford and Stephen Benford of Hopkinton.

Joseph F. Irvine, Sr. 72

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Joseph F. Irvine Sr., 72, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, December 2, 2013 surrounded by his family at the Whittier Rehabilitation Center in Westborough. Born in Framingham, he was the beloved son of the late Hazel (Luigi) and Arthur Irvine. He was the husband of the late Susan (Daniels) Irvine and the late Doris (Wright) Irvine.

Michael A. Vento, 39

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Michael A. Vento, 39, died suddenly Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Hayward Hospital in Gardner. He was the son of John Vento of Fitzwilliam, NH and Pamela (Price) Vento of Winchendon.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son Colby of Grafton and his brothers, John and Daniel of Greenville, NH and Justin of Winchendon. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Tuesday November 26, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at Callanan Cronin Funeral Home

Curtis D. Melvin, 81

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Curtis D. Melvin, 81, died Wednesday November 13, 2013 in Framingham. He was the loving husband of Grace K. (McCarthy) Melvin for 56 years. Born in Hopkinton, he was the son of the late Curtis H. and Grace A. (McDormand) Melvin.

He was a 1950 graduate of Hopkinton High School, a 38-year employee of Raytheon, a member of the YMCA Hopkinton Camp and Building Committee and Indian Guides, a long-time volunteer at St. John’s Parish and a long-time member of the Raytheon Management Club and Golf League. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.

Elizabeth R. "Betty" Donovan, 90

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Elizabeth R. "Betty" Donovan, 90, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Roy E. Donovan, to whom she was married for 67 years. She lived a life of great love and courage. After suffering a stroke four years ago, she celebrated each day and continued to participate and enjoy every family occasion. Born in Hopkinton, she was the daughter of the late William and Theresa (Welch) McBride. She was the sister of the late William McBride and the late Theresa M. Shea.

Ruth E. (Berry) Phipps, 92

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Ruth E. (Berry) Phipps, 92, died peacefully at her home on November 1, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul M. Phipps, who died in December 2012. They were married for 69 years.

Suzanne C. Colella, 64

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Suzanne C. Colella, 64, of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, October 29,
2013 at her home surrounded by family. Born in New Hampshire, she was the
daughter of Philip and Cecile (Lessard) Bedard of Alexandria, NH. She was
the wife of 32 years to Robert Colella of Hopkinton.

Suzanne had worked at the former Dr. Butterfield Optometry Office in


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