Walter Earl Straight

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The inimitable Walter Earl (Pa, Dad, Grampa, Uncle Wally) Straight left us to be with his wife Barbara on Thursday, May 23. He was loved by many and left an indelible impression on everyone he met.

Walter's family moved to Hopkinton from Everett in the late 1940s. He graduated from Hopkinton High in 1949 and lived in town for most of his life, raising his boys there and finding work in the surrounding towns. He had a amazing memory for numbers and had success working as an office manager, accountant, bookkeeper, and purchasing agent.

Dexter C. Silva 78

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Dexter C. Silva 78, of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019. He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Susan Silva of Hopkinton.

Dexter retired as an Executive at Verizon. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Stephen Silva, of Ipswich, and Sharon Silva of Hopkinton. He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Andrew and Zachary Silva.

Funeral services will be held privately with family. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of

Nancy A. Dyer, 84

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Nancy A. Dyer, 84, of Framingham, passed away after a lengthy illness on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Miriam Hanscom and Leslie Swain. She was the wife of the late Samuel Dyer.

Raymond Francis Charleston, 67

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Raymond Francis Charleston, of Hopkinton, passed away suddenly at the age of 67 while walking the family dog, Zeus, on March 30th. Born in Brockton, he was the son of the late Raymond M and Alice E Charleston.

Scott H. Mayo, 54

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Scott H. Mayo, 54, passed away Saturday March 23, 2019. He was the husband and best friend of Nancy P. Mayo to whom he was married for 30 years. Born in Natick, he was son of Nancy (Hardigan) Mayo of Sherborn and the late John M. Mayo III.

Scott was a 1983 graduate of Dover-Sherborn High School and was owner and operator of Mayo Industries in Sherborn, MA.

Arthur Russell Lowell, 89

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Arthur Russell Lowell, 89, of Hopkinton, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at his home in Hopkinton. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Florence (Pond) and Frank Lowell. He was the husband of 65 years to Barbara (Flood) Lowell.

Patricia Lee (Donahue) Todd, 97

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Patricia Lee (Donahue) Todd, 97, of Exeter, NH. and formerly of Hopkinton, MA, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, at Langdon Place of Exeter. She was born in Washington D.C. on Feb. 28, 1922, the daughter of Helen (Connelly) and William Ross Donahue. She was predeceased by her brother, Duncan Robert Donahue, who died in World War II, and her adoring husband of 64 years, George H. Todd, who died Aug. 16, 2010.

Susan (Paxton) Miller, 70

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HOPKINTON - Susan (Paxton) Miller, born September 6, 1948, died peacefully on February 24, 2019 at home aged 70 surrounded by family after a courageous four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was the wife of Ralph Miller, to whom she was married for 26 years. Born in Wembley, UK she lived in Milton Keynes, UK where she worked as a dental nurse before moving to Hopkinton in 1993.

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.


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