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Obituaries published Dec. 27

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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009 12:00 am

Local obituaries were published on Sunday, Dec. 27 for: Julieta Jorge, 72, of Attleboro; Marcia J. (Sanderson) Hanson, 71, of Mansfield; Claire Elaine Gowen, 81, of North Attleboro, formerly of Norfolk and Wrentham; and Mary L. (Nicoll) Hill, 82, of Norton.

Julieta Jorge, 72

ATTLEBORO - Julieta Jorge, 72, of Maple Terrace, Attleboro, a beloved sister and aunt, passed away peacefully at home on December 26, 2009 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in St. Michael, Azores on March 20, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Joao and Mariana (Araujo) Jorge.

Julieta settled in Attleboro in 1968. She worked as a jewelry inspector at the former Augat Company for over twenty years, retiring in 1993. A communicant of Holy Ghost Church, she was an active volunteer in the parish and also a member of the Portuguese Prayer Group. Julieta also enjoyed crocheting and taking walks in her neighborhood. Her greatest joy was in taking care of and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Julieta is survived by three sisters: Maria Leonor Furtado of Attleboro, Maria Izaura Teves of Attleboro, and Maria Eugenia Bridges of Attleboro. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday evening, December 28, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. in the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck Street, Attleboro. A funeral will be conducted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 9 a.m. from the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Ghost Church, 71 Linden Street, Attleboro, celebrated by Rev. John Murray, pastor. Julieta will be laid to rest in St. John's Cemetery, West Street, Attleboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to: Hospice of CVNA, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA 02703.

An online guest book for family and friends to express their condolences may be found at: http://www.duffy-poule.com">www.duffy-poule.com.

Marcia J. Hanson, 71

MANSFIELD - Marcia J. (Sanderson) Hanson, 71, of Mansfield, passed away on Thursday December 17, 2009 in the presence of her loving family at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. She was the former wife of the late John W. Hanson.

Born in Boston, MA on December 24, 1937, she was a dear daughter of the late John and Helen (Saunders) Sanderson.

Marcia grew up in Boston and the Whitinsville section of Northbridge. She was educated in Whitinsville schools and was a 1955 graduate of Northbridge High School. After raising her family she returned to school and was a 1987 Cum Laude graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, where she received her degree in Psychology. Following graduation from Wheaton College, she fulfilled her lifelong dream of visiting China.

She was a dedicated homemaker to her family and was very proud of her accomplishments and her work as a Substance Abuse Counselor at the former Southwood Community Hospital in Norfolk. Marcia had also worked for several area newspapers as a Paste Up and Graphic Artist.

A member of the Orthodox Congregational Church in Mansfield, Marcia enjoyed traveling, photography, computer graphics, watching movies, trips to the ocean, the simple pleasures of walking on beaches, and had a sweet tooth for good fried clams.

Marcia was a member of the Red Hat Society, enjoyed the wonderful times spent with family and her grandchildren and loved Doberman Pinscher Dogs. She volunteered her services at Doberman Pinscher Rescue Leagues and was a longtime friend of "Bill W."

She had made her home in Mansfield for 46 years.

She is survived by her devoted sons, Hugh S. "Skip" Hanson and his wife Linda of Mansfield, and William J. Hanson and his wife Anita of Plainville. She was the dear sister of Linda McAnneny and her husband Kevin of Brockton, and is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Kyle and Marissa Hanson, both of Plainville, Eric and Ian Falcone, both of Mansfield, and is also survived by her loving aunt Ruth Parker of Jamaica Plain.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a service in celebration of Marcia's life, to be held on Saturday January 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home 55 North Main St. Mansfield. Burial will be private.

Visiting hours are omitted and in lieu of flowers, Marcia's family has requested that donations in her memory be made to Doberman Rescue Unlimited, 52 Tenny Road Sandown, New Hampshire 03873.

For additional information please visit http://www.shermanjackson.com">www.shermanjackson.com.

Claire Elaine Gowen, 81

NORTH ATTLEBORO - Claire Elaine Gowen, 81, of East Washington Street, North Attleboro, died on December 26, 2009 in the home of her daughter Patricia Dolan in North Attleboro. She was the beloved wife of the late Elmer S. Gowen, who died in 1965, and was the longtime companion of Hayward Perry who died in 2002.

Born in Woburn on September 17, 1928, she was a loving daughter of the late Thomas E. and Gertrude (Perry) Cullen. She was educated in Woburn Public Schools.

A North Attleboro resident since 2002, she had formerly resided in Wrentham and Norfolk.

Claire enjoyed life, and particularly liked time spent with family, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She possessed an independent spirit and always was one who could speak up for herself. She loved Holidays, and enjoyed decorating her home and yard to go along with the holiday theme.

Claire cared for others and showed her caring nature working in long-term care settings at the Maples Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wrentham, the Madonna Manor Nursing Home in North Attleboro, and at the Wrentham Developmental Center in Wrentham.

She is survived by her beloved children, Marie E. Carey Donlevy of Florida, Linda A. Gowen of Attleboro, Bernard J. Gowen of Florida, Joanne M. Negus of Wareham, and Patricia Dolan of North Attleboro. She was one of thirteen children, and she leaves three surviving, including Theresa Bond of Woburn, Elizabeth Graham of Rockport, and Bernard Cullen of Foxboro. She was the devoted grandmother of nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the RJ Ross Funeral Home, 135 South Street, Route 1A, Wrentham Centre, on Monday from 4-8 p.m. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 140 South Street, Route 1A, Wrentham Centre, and burial will follow in the Wrentham Centre Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Richard Ross and the RJ Ross Funeral Home, Wrentham Centre. Visit us online at http://rjrossfuneralhomeinc.com">rjrossfuneralhomeinc.com.

Mary L. Hill, 82

NORTON - Mary L. (Nicoll) Hill, 82, of Norton formerly of Weston and East Dennis passed away on Thursday December 24, 2009 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. She was the beloved wife of Clarence W. Hill.

Born in Boston, MA on July 12, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Charles Nicoll and Helen (Fraser) Schmitzer.

Mary grew up and was educated in Melrose and earned the honor of graduating class Valedictorian in her senior year at Melrose High School. She furthered her studies to become a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

A dedicated homemaker, she was very much family oriented and cherished the times spent with her devoted grandchildren. She had made her home in Norton for the past 8 years and was formerly of Weston and East Dennis.

In addition to her beloved husband of 58 years, she is survived by her dear children Leslie E. Hill of Franklin, Nancy J. Rooney and her husband J. Kevin of Ballston Spa, New York and Robert D. Hill, Sr. and his wife Diana of Niskayuna, New York. Mary is also survived by her adoring grandchildren Robert D. Hill, Jr., David N. Hill, Douglas J. Rooney, Elena M. Rooney and Matthew W. Hill.

Funeral services, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be held on Tuesday December 29th at 11:00 a.m. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home 55 North Main St. Mansfield. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery, Weston.

Visiting hours have been omitted, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Bristol Elder Services 1 Father Devalles Boulevard Suite 101 Fall River, MA 02726.

For additional information please visit http://www.shermanjackson.com">www.shermanjackson.com.

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