Thomas I. (Tippy) Spinks, 73

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Thomas I. (Tippy) Spinks, 73, of Hopkinton and North Conway, New Hampshire, passed away at his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, after a 5 year battle with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou-Gehrig’s disease). Born in Framingham and growing up in Saxonville, he was the son of the late Georgia (Spinks) Browne and Jack Patterson. He was the husband of 41 years to the late Patricia M. (Wallace) Spinks who passed in 2017.

Robert Lim, 86

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Robert Lim, 86, of Towaco, NJ, and recently of Hopkinton, MA, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, January 27, 2023. Born in Fujian, China, he was the son of the late Kiok Siang Ko and Ah Hok Lim.

He was married to the love of his life for 52 years, Jane (Lee) Lim.

Garrett William Niland, 68

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Garrett William Niland, 68, of Ashland and formerly Hopkinton, passed away peacefully at Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Nancy (Norton) and George Niland. He was the beloved husband of 43 years to Jean (Caldaroni) Niland.

John W. Whistler, 74

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During the holiday season of 2022, John W. Whistler of Hopkinton, Massachusetts passed away at his home at the age of 74. John was born in Denver, Colorado on August 18, 1948, to Dr. Carl and Marsha Whistler.

Louis E. Merloni, 84

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Louis E. Merloni, 84, a lifelong resident of Framingham passed away Mon. Jan. 23rd from complications due to Alzheimer’s Disease.

He was the son of the late Louis and Catherine (Datti) Merloni and the husband of Sandra (Langley) Merloni.

Mary Eunice (Mullins) Inman, 83

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Mary Eunice (Mullins) Inman, 83, of Hopkinton passed away peacefully on January 18, 2023, surrounded by her children after a courageous battle with congestive heart failure.

Eunice was born July 21, 1939, in Framingham to Edna (Pyne) Mullins and John Mullins, Sr. Her family resided in Hopkinton. She was preceded in death by her parents and by the love of her life, her husband Stephen Inman, Sr. Eunice was also predeceased by siblings John Mullins, David Mullins and Kathleen (Mullins) Harrell.

Venkata Satyamani Malladi, 75

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Venkata Satyamani Malladi, 75, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2022 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Born in Andhra Pradesh, India, she was the daughter of the late Nagaratnam and Sreeram Murthy. She was the wife of the late Seshagiri Rao Malladi. Satyamani is survived by her son, Ravi Malladi of Hopkinton, and 2 daughters – Padmalatha Gunturi and Pallavi Malladi, 5 grandchildren – Vibha, Vishnu, Aditi, Mythri and Rishi. Also to mention her 2 son-in-laws, Bhanu Gunturi and Mohan Nadakuduti and daughter-in-law, Padmaja Malladi.

Julia Harris, 89

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Julia Harris, 89 of Hopkinton passed away peacefully at home on January 11, 2023. She was the daughter of Max L. Huber and Minnie (Johnson) Huber. She leaves her devoted husband and caretaker, Donald of 68 years.

Huldege “Ed” Degre, 92

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Huldege “Ed” Degre, 92, of Hopkinton, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Exilena (Gagne) and Aldo Degre. He was the beloved husband of 67 years to Jeanne A. (Lussier) Degre of Hopkinton.

Ed proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He had a long career as a crib tool attendant at Rolls Royce Naval Marine in Walpole. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing cards, and puzzles, as well as watching sports and westerns. Ed was a quiet man with a dry sense of humor and will be missed by many.