Monday, September 10, 2007

09/10 Milford Daily News

Milford Daily News

Anthony DeBaggis Jr.

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio - Anthony DeBaggis Jr., 81, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007.

He was the husband of Julia A. (Simeri) DeBaggis.

He was born in Franklin.

Besides his wife, he leaves his children, Henry DeBaggis and his wife, Beth, John "Jay" DeBaggis and his wife, Leslie, Paul DeBaggis and his wife, Laura, and Mary Christine Hazlinger and her husband, Roger; his grandchildren, Heather, Sarah, Justin, Erica, Lindsey and David DeBaggis; and his sisters, Sr. Mary Gemma, L.S.A. and Palma Johnson.

He was the father of the late Anthony III and David DeBaggis and brother of the late late Henry DeBaggis.

A funeral Mass will take place Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m., at St. Ann Church.

Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.

Visiting hours are Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Schulte & Mahon-Murphy Funeral Home (, 5252 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst.

Instead of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the St. Ann Scholarship Fund, 2175 Coventry Road, Cleveland Hts., OH 44118.

Phyllis M. Hurd

FRANKLIN - Phyllis M. (Mott) Hurd, 82, of Franklin, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at Milford Regional Medical Center.

Born in Norwood, the daughter of the late Sidney and Mabel (Hill) Mott, she was raised in Walpole and had lived in Franklin since 1957.

Mrs. Hurd worked for Tupperware Co. in North Smithfield, R.I. and W.A. Wild Co. in Holliston.

She loved to read.

She leaves her children, Francis Hurd of Baltimore, Md., Robert Hurd and his wife, Margaret, of Franklin, Patricia Bertone and Paul Hurd, both of Bellingham, Sandra Gauthier and her husband, David, of Uxbridge, Joseph Hurd of Franklin and Randy Hurd and his wife, Deborah, of Baltimore; her stepchildren, Dale Leong and her husband, George, and Albert Hurd, all of Jamaica Plain; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was the mother of the late Harry Hurd and sister of the late Harold Mott.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m., at Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin (, 131 Main St., Franklin.

Burial will be in Lake Grove Cemetery, Holliston.

Visiting hours are Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Instead of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Kidney Foundation, 6100 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.

MaryAnn T. Tarrasky

MILFORD - MaryAnn T. Tarrasky, 56, of Milford, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

She was the wife of Robert E. Twitchell.

Born in Milford, the daughter of the late William J. and Dorothy (Magnant) Tarrasky, she was the manager of medical staff service at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham for more than 30 years. She was a longtime member of the National Assoc. of Medical Staff Services (NAMMS).

She cherished time spent with her husband and her Old English sheepdog, Hula, and treasured her family and many relationships throughout her life. She also enjoyed traveling and shopping.

Besides her husband, she leaves two sisters, Maureen T. DiPaolo and her husband, Dominic, of Quincy and JoAnn T. Eagle and her husband, Joseph, of Eastham; and four nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m., at the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home (, 42 Congress St., Milford.

Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Cedar Street, Milford.

Visiting hours will be held today, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

Please omit flowers and memorial donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115.

Tammy M. Drtina

MILFORD - Tammy M. (McKellick) Drtina, 41, of Milford, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007 at Milford Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

She was the wife of Robert W. Drtina.

Born in Framingham, daughter of the late Robert J. and Thelma (Moody) McKellick, she had lived in Milford for the past 10 years and previously was a longtime resident of Framingham.

She was employed at TLC Nursing Inc., in Framingham as a home health aide for 10 years.

Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Robert W. Drtina Jr. of Colorado, William and Robert Hollis, both of Milford, and a daughter, Brandi Gallegos of Colorado; a brother, Robert McKellick; two sisters, Carol Zambesi and Patricia Greenberg; two grandchildren, Alyssa Drtina and Isreal Gallegos; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m., at St. Stephen's Church, Concord Street, Framingham.

Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery in Framingham.

Visiting hours are Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Eugene J. McCarthy and Sons Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


A celebration of life for Hazel N. (Holden) Auty was held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Milford, with Rev. William MacDonald Murray, rector, serving as celebrant.

Julie Piasecki served as crucifer and Sarah and Shannon Hennessy were torch bearers. Carol Cormier served as lay reader and litanist.

Liz Pekkala served as organist and was accompanied by the choir of Trinity Church.

Burial follow in Swandale Cemetery, Mendon, with the Rev. Mac Murray offering committal prayers.

Mrs. Auty, 78, of Mendon, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at Milford Regional Medical Center.

Arrangements are by the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home in Milford.

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