Friday, September 7, 2007

09/07 Metrowest Daily

Metrowest Daily

Barbara A. Aquino

MILFORD - Barbara A. (Simmons) Aquino, 72, of Whitinsville, formerly of Framingham and Milford, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, at SunBridge Care and Rehab in Milford, after an illness.
She was the wife of Anthony J. Aquino, who died in 1995.
She was born in Derry, N.H., the daughter of the late Donald and Helen (Densmore) Simmons. She lived in Milford and Framingham before moving to Whitinsville 13 years ago. She attended Milford public schools and graduated from Milford High School in 1952.
Mrs. Aguino was employed as a quality control inspector at Avery Dennison Manufacturing Co. in Framingham for 30 years, retiring in 1994.
She leaves two sons, Wayne R. Aquino and his wife, Kathy, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Craig S. Aquino of Taunton; two daughters, Debra L. Towle of Nashua, N.H., and Adria M. Cleary, with whom she resided; a brother, Richard ``Dick'' Simmons of Milford; a sister, Norma Guido of Clearwater, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Shannon, Heather and Meaghan Cleary of Whitinsville, Jamie Kimball and Chelsea Towle of Nashua, Linda Aquino of Georgia and April Aquino of Fort Wayne; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Monday, Sept. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress St., Milford.
Cremation will follow in Rural Crematory in Worcester.
Instead of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Charles H. Baker
HOPKINTON - Charles Hem Baker, 54, of Hopkinton, formerly of Ashland, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at home.
He was the husband of Ednamarie Baker.
Born in Lancaster, N.H., he was the son of the late Hallett and Thelma (Hem) Baker. A lifelong resident of Ashland, Mr. Baker worked as a truck mechanic.
He enjoyed fishing and stock car racing and was an avid NASCAR fan.
Besides his wife, he leaves five children, Laura Baker of Ashland and Seth Baker of Grafton and their mother, Janet Baker of Ashland, and Alicia, Carly, and James Baker of Ashland; one granddaughter, Helayna Baker; and three brothers, Hallett Baker of Holliston, David Baker of Hopkinton, and Robert Baker of Concord, N.H.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m., in Glenwood Cemetery in South Natick.
Visiting hours will be today, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Matarese Funeral Home (, 325 Main St., Ashland.
Instead of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Hospital Boston, P.O. Box 414421, Boston, MA 02241-4421. 

Thomas M. Baker
HOLLISTON - Thomas Martin Baker, O.D., 69, of Holliston, died July 31, 2007, in Columbia, Mo.
A memorial service for Dr. Baker will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m., at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 1162 Highland St., Holliston, with the Rev. Christine Whittaker officiating.
Memorial contributions may be left to Monroe Institute Scholarship Fund, 365 Roberts Mountain Road, Faber, VA 22938.
Funeral arrangements are by Heartland Cremation and Burial Society in Columbia, Mo., and online condolences may be left for Dr. Baker's family at 

Allan J. Chisholm Jr.
NORTH PORT, Fla. - Allan J. Chisholm Jr., 77, of North Port, Fla., formerly of Natick, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, in Venice, Fla.
He was the husband of Alma Jo Chisholm and of Barbara (Donovan) Chisholm, who died in 1990.
Born in Waltham, he was raised in Wellesley, a son of the late Allan J. Sr. and Mary (MacDonald) Chisholm. A resident of North Port for the past 14 years, he previously made his home in Natick for 32 years.
Prior to his retirement in 1992, he was a lieutenant with the Wellesley Fire Department.
A veteran of the Korean War, he served with the Air Force and was awarded the Bronze Star. 
Mr. Chisholm was a member and past commander of the VFW Post 1279 and a member of the American Legion and Elks. 
Throughout his life he enjoyed traveling, history, music and nature, and he was a devoted Red Sox fan. 
Besides his wife, he leaves three children, Maura Chisholm Lynch and her husband, Gary, of Norfolk, Kevin Chisholm of Concord, N.H., and Mark Chisholm and his wife, Terry, of Andover; three stepchildren, Krystal Newman of Richmond, Ind., Shelley Newman of Sarasota, Fla., and Lori Jo Whitmore of Tipp City, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Henry and Kelty Lynch, Derek and Jack Chisholm, and Charlotte, Jacob and Zachary Chisholm; a sister, Barbara Chisholm Casey of Natick; and two brothers, Laurence Chisholm of Melbourne, Fla., and Richard Chisholm of Wellesley.
Burial will be private.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, from 3 to 6 p.m., at John Everett & Sons Funeral Home (, 4 Park St., at Natick Common.
Instead of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210.

Arthur J. Cornacchia
HOPEDALE - Arthur J. Cornacchia, 83, of Hopedale, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at Milford Regional Medical Center.
He was the husband of Dorothy Mae (Murray) Cornacchia, who died July 21, 2007.
Born in Milford, son of the late Francisco and Theresa (DiNardo) Cornacchia, he lived in Milford before moving to Hopedale in 1949. 
He was a graduate of the Milford High School, Class of 1942. While in high school, he was an outstanding baseball player and also played for the Milford Legion Baseball League. 
He was a World War II Army veteran.
He retired in 1979 from the former Draper Corp., where he was employed as a plant manager.
He was a past president and past treasurer of the Milford Italian Club, and a member of Sacred Heart Church in Hopedale.
He leaves a son, James Cornacchia and his wife, Susan (Quagliorelli), of South Kingstown, R.I.; a daughter, Frances Jencks and her husband, Robert, of Mendon; two grandsons, Robert and Michael Jencks of Mendon; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Anthony and Joseph Cornacchia, and three sisters, Lucy Pasacane, and Ida and Josephine Cornacchia.
The funeral will be held Monday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m., from Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home (, 46 Water St., Milford, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church on Hopedale Street, Hopedale.
Burial will follow in Hopedale Village Cemetery in Hopedale.
Visiting hours are Sunday, Sept. 9, from 3 to 6 p.m. 

Jamiesha L. Fair
FRAMINGHAM - Jamiesha Laurelle Fair, 20, of Framingham, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of James Fair and Felecia Hatchett. Raised in Framingham, she was a graduate of Keefe Technical High School.
Miss Fair was an employee of Solectron, an affiliate of Verizon Wireless.
She enjoyed singing, dancing and making others smile.
Besides her parents, she leaves a brother, Joshua Hatchett; and three sisters, Lawaunda, Catheryn and Destanee Hatchett, all of Framingham; her stepmother, Deborah Smith of Boston; her stepfather, Melvin Bacon of Framingham; grandparents, Robert and Catherine Hatchett of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and William and Janie Mae Fair of Spartanburg, S.C.; and a host of relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m., at MetroWest Funeral & Cremation Service of Wadsworth-Chiappini (, 318 Union Ave., Framingham.
Burial will follow in Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Framingham Church of God in Christ, 36 Second St., Framingham, MA 01702. 

Paul W. Gallier
MARLBOROUGH - Paul W. Gallier, 74, of Marlborough, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at UMass Memorial Healthcare in Worcester.
He was the husband of Patricia D. (Patterson) Gallier for 45 years.
Born in Stoney Ridge, Ohio, son of the late Frank W. and Jennie (Patten) Gallier, he lived in Marlborough for the past 25 years.
He graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering.
He was then drafted into the Air Force and served in Korea.
On his return from the war, he went back to school and received a master's degree and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Oklahoma University.
He was co-founder of Aspen Technology of Cambridge in 1983 and served as vice president of marketing until his retirement in 1996.
A longtime active member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Sudbury, he was chairman of the board of the Baptist Church Foundation of New England in Northborough, which was very important in his life with his vision of a corpus of funds to underwrite church planting and leadership development.
He was a life member of the Ham Radio Club in Marlborough. An avid cyclist, he cycled the Italian Alps while on vacations, and rode throughout the states of Virginia, Georgia and most of Massachusetts. In good weather, he commuted to work on his bike.
Most of all, he loved his wife and family.
Besides his wife, he leaves his children, Christina D. Davidson and her husband, Neal, of Sterling, Peggy L. Gallier of Leominster, Joy C. Tolan and her husband, James, of Hudson and Steven P. Gallier and his wife, Alisson, of Bow, N.H.; a sister, Ann Donahue of Arizona; and nine grandchildren, Jason, Justin and Michelle Kittredge, Joshua and Benjamin Davidson, Jenna and Jesse Tolan, and Christopher and Lauryn Gallier.
Following private burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough, a life celebration will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11 am., at First Baptist Church of Sudbury, 162 Landham Road, Sudbury. A reception will follow at the church.

Ann E. Lane
WESTBOROUGH - Ann E. (Nielson) Lane, 84, of Westborough, formerly of Framingham and Natick, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at Wayland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was the wife of Edward P. Lane, who died in 1989.
A Natick resident for more than 30 years, she was born in Ames, Neb., the daughter of the late Harry and Mary E (McGee) Nielson.
She leaves seven children, Ann Tucker of Westborough, Alan Lane of Hampton, N.H., Gregory Lane of Framingham, Margaret ``Reta'' Lane of Framingham, Mark Lane of Tamworth, N.H., Stephanie Lane of Westborough and Kevin Lane of Tamworth; a sister, Katherine Chiacchia of Natick; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late John and Edward Lane Jr., and sister of the late Mary Sobieski.
A private funeral Mass will be offered Saturday, Sept. 8, at St. Patrick Church, Natick.
Burial will follow in St Patrick Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of John Everett and Sons Funeral Home (, 4 Park St., at Natick Common.

Barbara Randall
RICHMOND, Va. - Barbara (Koos) Randall of Richmond, Va., formerly of Framingham, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, after a yearlong struggle with cancer.
She was the wife of John Randall.
The daughter of Meredith Koos of Richmond and the late William Koos, she graduated from Framingham South High School, where she was manager of the baseball team. She received a bachelor's degree from Gordon College in Wenham with a major in English.
Mrs. Randall worked for Tucker Anthony Financial Brokerage in Boston, ophthalmologist Dr. Hutchinson and an attorney in San Diego.
Her interests included skiing, swimming, dancing, quilting and baking, and she was active in her church.
Besides her husband and mother, she leaves her children, Erica, Dalton, and Grace, all of whom she home-schooled; her sister, Diane Chase of Taiwan, R.O.C.; two nephews, Joshua and Mark; and a niece, Jessica.
A memorial service will take place today at Kings Way in Midlothian, Va. 
Memorial donations may be made to the church or charity of one's choice.

Catherine A. Waugh
CENTERVILLE - Catherine A. (Gillis) Waugh, 91, a former longtime resident of Framingham, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, in Centerville.
She was the wife of the late Edward J. Waugh.
Born in Springfield, she was the daughter of the late Hugh D. and Mary Jessie (McLellen) Waugh.
Mrs. Waugh was a graduate of Framingham High School, Class of 1933, and South Middlesex Secretarial School, Class of 1936.
She leaves her children, Edward Waugh and his wife, Debra, of Centerville, Frank Waugh of Hudson and Daniel Waugh of Framingham; her grandchildren, Army Pvt. Landon Waugh, serving in Korea, Vanessa Whalen of Framingham, Jordan, James, Edward III, Evan, Chantal and Logan Waugh, all of Centerville, Bonnie Jean Winkfield of Wareham, Kandi Locklear, and Lorie, Robert and Richard Teele, all of Framingham; many great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Jean Gillis of Worcester and Eleanor Dow of Buzzards Bay.
She was the mother of the late Lorraine Teele, Mary Ann McVeigh and James and Warren Waugh, sister of the late Robert Gillis and Margaret Gassett, and grandmother of the late Joseph F. McVeigh.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m., at St. Stephen Church, 221 Concord St. (Rte. 126), Framingham.
Burial will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery, Framingham.
There are no funeral home visiting hours.
Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St. (corner of Union Avenue) Framingham.

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