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Obituaries

Harriet Louise Taggart, 93

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Harriet Louise Taggart, 93, of Castleton, Vermont, and recently Hopkinton, MA, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Born in Rutland, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late Marie (Beckett) and Richard Buckey. She was the wife of 50-plus years to the late Robert Taggart.

Harriet was a retired registered nurse at Rutland Hospital and finished her nursing career at Loretto Nursing Home in Rutland, Vermont.

Richard A. Johnson, 91

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Richard A. Johnson, 91, of Holliston and formerly Hopkinton, passed away at the West Roxbury VA Medical Center on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Born in Cambridge, MA, he was the son of the late Mary (Fitzgerald) and Gustaf Johnson. He was the beloved husband of 33 years to Darlene (Dechenes) Johnson of Holliston.

Janice Carolyn Kane, 66

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Janice Carolyn Kane, 66, passed away suddenly on January 19, 2024 surrounded by family. She was a resident of Hopkinton for 30 years.

Janice is now reunited with her beloved parents, John and Jean Bennis as well as her in-laws, Frances and Frank Kane. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Richard F Kane, her three sons, Ryan C Kane, Richard F Kane, and Gregory J Kane and her daughter-in-law, Alyssa A Kane. She also leaves her sister and brother-in-law Susan and Frank Burgess

Ann E. Redding, 72

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Ann E. Redding, 72, of Hopkinton, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2023 at Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. Born in Medford, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Emerson) and Andre Redding.

Ann was a graduate of Hopkinton High School and a lifelong resident. She enjoyed growing flowers in her garden. She was a breeder for chihuahua dogs and loved them very much.

Ann is survived by her son, Anthony Wood of Leominster. She also leaves behind 2 brothers, Peter Redding of Milford and Mark Redding of Ohio; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Robert “Bob” Terry, 81

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Robert “Bob” Terry, 81, originally from Meriden Connecticut, passed away Monday, December 11th, 2023 at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham MA. Born in Willimantic, CT, Bob was the son of the late Dorothy (Courtemache) and Raymond T. Terry Sr. He was the husband to the late Shirley (Ciarlelli) Terry. They were married 47 years before Shirley’s passing.

Frank Duckett, 77

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Frank Duckett, 77, died Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Sarah (Lothrop) Duckett to whom he was married for 47 years. Born in Lawrence, he was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Sweeney) Duckett.

Xin Dong, 53

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Xin Dong, aged 53, of Hopkinton, MA, passed away peacefully on November 26th, 2023, with his loving wife and son by his side. Known for his warm smile and unwavering determination, Xin left a permanent mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him. Despite a sudden brain aneurysm burst, Xin fought a lengthy and courageous battle to the end.

Edward J. Mills, 72

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Edward J. Mills, 72, died Thursday, November 23, 2023 peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loving family after 14 years battling cancer and a brief period of declining health. Husband to Cindy (Bulger) Mills.