Friday, September 7, 2007

09/07 Milford Daily News

Milford Daily News

Barbara A. Aquino

MILFORD - Barbara A. (Simmons) Aquino, 72, of Whitinsville, and formerly of Framingham and Milford, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation for Milford, after an illness.
She was the widow 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, and 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. Aquino 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 lived; one brother, Richard ``Dick'' Simmons of Milford; one sister, Norma Guido of Clearwater, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Shannon, Heather and Meaghan Cleary of Whitinsville, Jamie Kimball of Nashua, N.H., Chelsea Towle of Nashua, N.H., Linda Aquino of Georgia and April Aquino of Fort Wayne, Ind.; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Monday, Sept. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the 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.

Arthur J. Cornacchia
HOPEDALE - Arthur J. Cornacchia, 83, of Hopedale, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford.
He was the husband of Dorothy Mae (Murray) Cornacchia, who died July 21, 2007.
Born in Milford, the son of the late Francisco and Theresa (DiNardo) Cornacchia, he lived in Milford before moving to Hopedale in 1949.
He was a 1942 graduate of the Milford High School. While in high school, he was an outstanding baseball player and also played for the Milford American 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 the past president and past treasurer of the Milford Italian Club, and a member of Sacred Heart Church in Hopedale.
He leaves one son, James Cornacchia and his wife, Susan (Quagliorelli), of South Kingston, 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 also the brother of the late Anthony and Joseph Cornacchia, Lucy Pasacane, and Ida and Josephine Cornacchia.
The funeral will be held Monday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m., from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home (, 46 Water St., Milford, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church, Hopedale Street, Hopedale.
Burial will follow in Hopedale Village Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Sept. 9, from 3 to 6 p.m.

Carmelita C. Healey
FRANKLIN - Carmelita C. (Dynan) Healey, 83, of Franklin died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at the Franklin Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness.
She was the widow of John B. Healey Jr., who died in 1971.
Born in Somerville, a daughter of the late Denis and Veronica (O'Donnell) Dynan, she lived in Franklin since 1949. She was raised and educated in Cambridge.
For more than 20 years, Mrs. Healey served at the veterans agent for Franklin. Following her retirement from the town, Mrs. Healey worked for several years as a cashier for the Stop & Shop in Franklin.
During World War II, she served in the U.S. Navy. She attained the rank of pharmacist's mate third class, and was honorably discharged in May 1946.
She was a life member and past commander of Franklin Post No. 75 American Legion. She was also a member of the ladies auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was a member of the Franklin Senior Citizens, the American Association of Retired Persons and a communicant of St. Mary Church.
She leaves two sons, Dennis and Michael Healey of Franklin; two daughters, Kathleen Garrey of Franklin and Ann Gage of Fairfield, Maine; and five grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Monday, Sept. 10, at 8:15 a.m., from the Charles F Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home (, 33 Cottage St., with a funeral Mass in St. Mary Church, 1 Church Square, at 9 a.m.
Burial with military honors will take place at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:30 p.m.
There are no calling hours.
Instead of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the charity of one's choice.

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