Doris E. (Claflin) King, 91 1/2

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Doris E. (Claflin) King, 91 1/2, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in Worcester with family by her side. She was the widow of Ralph A. King, who died in 1988. She was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Olive(Chapman) Claflin.

She graduated as salutatorian, class of 1938, from Hopkinton High School. She was an active girl scout and cub scout leader and a life-long resident of Hopkinton. Her family, the Claflins, was a founding family in Hopkinton, with three streets in town bearing that name.

She is survived by her daughter Sandy King Altamura and her husband Carl of Hopkinton, her son Kenny King of Southborough, her brother Ralph Claflin of Southboro and her sister Shirley Donnellon of Sarasota, FL. Doris also leaves six grandchildren, Troy, Carrie-Lee, Casey, Cally, Ashley and Macayla, and five great-grandchildren, Cody, Brooke, Shane, Colleen and Keely. She is predeceased by her daughter Beverly, who died in infancy, and her grandson Chucky Altamura.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street ( ). Calling hours are prior to the funeral, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Entombment will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton. Burial will take place later inthe Spring.

Donations may be made to St. Jude's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.