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Obituaries

Janet M. Stewart, 87

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Janet M. Stewart, 87, of Hopkinton passed away May 14, 2024. She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Richard C. Stewart; her parents, William F. Pyne and Helene (McGrail) Pyne, and her brothers, William and Robert Pyne.

Ronald “Big Ronnie” H. Vorce II, 58

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Ronald “Big Ronnie” H. Vorce II, 58, a longtime resident of Framingham and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, May 6, 2024. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Ronald H. Vorce I and Audrey Vorce.

He was a loving and proud father, survived by two children, Ronald “Little Ronnie” H. Vorce III and Kaitlyn O’Connor. He is predeceased by brother Roy Vorce and he leaves behind siblings Richie Vorce, Lisa Martin, and Paul Martin, as well as his sister-in-law, Joanne Martin, and his many nieces and nephews.

Nancy Carolyn Bailey, 87

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Nancy Carolyn Bailey, 87, of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully at her home on April 26th, 2024. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Ruth A. (Taplin) and Paul A. Newsome. She was the wife of 29 years to the late Bruce G. Bailey.

Nancy, and her sister Patricia, grew up together in Needham, Massachusetts. As children, they met a number of actors through her father’s PR firm. She has cherished the memories of meeting Ester Williams, Art Linkletter, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and the one and only Norman Rockwell, which was a great segway to her art career.

Charles Francis Middleton, 90

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Charles Francis Middleton, 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Charlie was born in Reading on September 2, 1933 (son of the late Charles F. Middleton, Sr and Alberta (Schmitt) Middleton). He leaves his devoted and loving wife of almost 65 years, Shirley Glynn Middleton. Together they raised three children in Sudbury, MA: Wayne Middleton (and Meg Randazza) who predeceased him, Craig (and Susan) Middleton of Westwood, Jane (and Joe) Wojcik of Hopkinton.

Dr. Jeremiah O’Brien Young, 87

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Dr. Jeremiah O’Brien Young passed away peacefully Sunday morning, April 21, 2024, at 87 years old. He was with his beloved wife, Beverly, at his home in Milford, Massachusetts, surrounded by many members of his loving family. Jerry was the youngest of five children born to Sidney Washburn and Sumner Bachelor Young in Wayzata, Minnesota. He grew up fishing, skiing, and traveling with his siblings, Elisabeth, Sidney, Rosamond, and Sumner. We celebrate his accomplished life and take comfort knowing he is reunited with his parents and siblings in heaven.

Rosemary C. Gelman, 77

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Rosemary C. Gelman, 77, of Hopkinton MA, passed away of an abrupt illness on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Mary (Reilly) Carroll. She was the wife of 41 years to Dr. Martin Gelman of Hopkinton.

Charles Francis Middleton, 90

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Charles Francis Middleton, 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Charlie was born in Reading on September 2, 1933 (son of the late Charles F. Middleton, Sr and Alberta (Schmitt) Middleton). He leaves his devoted and loving wife of almost 65 years, Shirley Glynn Middleton. Together they raised three children in Sudbury, MA: Wayne Middleton (and Meg Randazza) who predeceased him, Craig (and Susan) Middleton of Westwood, Jane (and Joe) Wojcik of Hopkinton.

Ellen Jean Wright, 79

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With sadness, love, and respect we announce the passing of Ellen Jean (O’Connell) Wright on April 11, 2024, after a long and spirited struggle with multi-system complications. The youngest of seven children, Ellen was born on July 18, 1944, to William and Elizabeth O’Connell of Jamaica Plain, MA, and had fond memories of her childhood. With a twinkle in her eye, she called herself “a thorn in the sides” of her older siblings as they grew up in their four-room city apartment.

Robert William Morris, 86

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Robert William Morris, 86, of Hopkinton, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family after a lengthy health battle, on Monday, April 8, 2024. Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Viola (Pielstick) and Chester Morris. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Painter) Morris to whom he just celebrated 63 years of marriage on March 11th.