Karl Leonard Sparre, 67

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Karl Leonard Sparre, 67, of Southborough, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, surrounded by his family who loved him dearly. Born in Kinston, North Carolina, he was the devoted son of Madeline (Rich) and Robert Hicks Sparre. Karl was the loving husband of 28 years to Katherine (Kelley) Sparre of Southborough. Karl adored his wife. They shared a loving and devoted relationship and truly cherished each moment together.

Raymond Ward Abbott, 93

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Raymond Ward Abbott, 93, of Northborough, formerly of Framingham, passed away peacefully June 3, 2023. Born in Brooklyn, NY to Ward and Alexandra (Abisamra) Abbott.

He grew up in Worcester, MA where he graduated from Classical High School. After high school, Raymond entered the United States Army and served as an MP during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1956, Raymond attended Northeastern University and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Judith Ann McCommis, 80

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Judith Ann McCommis, 80, of Bellingham and a former longtime resident of Hopkinton, passed away at Milford Regional Hospital on Friday, June 2, 2023. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Esther (Hoey) and Phillip McRobert.

Judith was a longtime CNA for the elderly, a job she truly enjoyed. She was an avid Red Sox fan and loved chocolate and politics. She enjoyed time spent at the beach with family and friends and cherished being a grandmother.

Edward Michael Laws, 80

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Edward Michael Laws, 80, of Milford and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 1, 2023. Born in South Boston, Edward was the son of the late Bernice (Wachack) and George Laws. He was the husband of 49 years to Linda (Ebersole) Laws of Milford.

Treasurer Goldberg Celebrates 529 Day with the BabySteps Savings Plan

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State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, the Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE), and the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) are celebrating 529 Day and the importance of saving for future education, vocational training, and apprenticeships.

Treasurer Goldberg’s BabySteps Savings Plan plays an important role in helping families plan for the future. Every child born or adopted in Massachusetts receives a $50 seed deposit when a family member opens up a U.Fund 529 college savings account through MEFA, within one year of their birth or adoption.

Angela R. Tamba, 76

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Angela R. Tamba, 76, of Hopkinton, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Mass General Hospital in Boston. Born in the Philippines, she was the daughter of the late Felisa (Bacomo) and Lucio Rodriguez. She was the wife of 39 years to the late Felix Tamba Jr.
Angela worked as a Public Health Nurse in Cuyo Palawan, Philippines; where she was the go-to person in the community when people weren’t feeling well. She loved her work. She was an avid reader and especially took pleasure in gardening and caring for her orchids.

Robert Genoa, 86

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Robert Genoa, 86, died Sunday, May 21, 2023 at his home in Upton. He was the

husband of the late Theresa Genoa to whom he was married for 53 years. Born in Milford, he was the son of the late Dominic and Hazel (Prue) Genoa.

Robert worked for many years as a high school teacher at Blackstone Valley Technical High School. He was proud of his six years in the Navy where he served on the USS Saratoga.