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Obituaries published Feb. 17

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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 12:00 am

Obituaries were published for Sandra Jean Achin, 67, of North Attleboro; and Elizabeth M. Hartshorn, 91, of Holbrook.

Sandra Jean Achin, 67

NORTH ATTLEBORO - Sandra Jean (Lees) Achin, 67, of Smith Street, North Attleboro, died on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro following a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of Robert J. Achin, to whom she was married on Nov. 26, 1960.

Born in Attleboro on June 7, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Nelson Briggs and Ida L. (Barrows) Lees. Raised and educated in her native City of Attleboro, Mrs. Achin was a 1959 graduate of Attleboro High School.

A resident of North Attleboro since 1969, Mrs. Achin and her husband resided in Central Lake, Mich. from 1962 to 1964 and 1965 to 1968.

She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in North Attleboro, where she volunteered as a CCD teacher and was an assistant to the former pastor, the late Rev. George Daigle.

Always active in her children's events and extra-curricular activities, she had served as a community Girl Scout leader many years ago.

Mrs. Achin had been employed most recently at Norm's Seafood in North Attleboro for almost 20 years prior to her retirement in 2004. She held previous employment with Texas Instruments in Attleboro, as a nurse's aide at Madonna Manor in North Attleboro and as an administrative assistant at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Her favorite times were those spent amidst the company of her beloved family socializing, playing card games, enjoying Uno and dominoes and the time spent at the beach or the family swimming pool.

She will be lovingly remembered as a tremendous caregiver to many family members.

In addition to her husband of 48 years, she leaves a daughter, Joanne Marie Gray of Seekonk; twin sons, Douglas R. Achin of Cohasset and David N. Achin of North Attleboro; a brother, William S. King and his wife Patricia King of Big Bear City, Calif.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave. (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, 3/4 mile on left), Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.

A children's room will be available during visitation and the funeral service.

Those in need of a ride to visitation may simply call the funeral home at 508-695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such gratis transportation.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 58 Church St., North Attleboro with the Rev. David Costa, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery and Arboretum, Mount Hope Street, North Attleboro.

Following services, an invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshment at a location to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mrs. Achin's name may be made to the Community Visiting Nurses Association, 10 Emory St., Attleboro, MA 02703.

For additional information or to send the family an expression of sympathy, please visit our online register book at http://www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com">www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. 508-695-0200.

Elizabeth M. Hartshorn, 91

HOLBROOK - Elizabeth "Betty" M. (Mallon) Hartshorn of Holbrook passed away at the age of 91 on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. She was the wife of the late Earl Hartshorn.

She was the loving mother of John Hartshorn and his wife Susan of Plainville and Thomas Hartshorn and his wife Sharon of Chicago, Ill.; and the dear grandmother of Rebecca and Amy Hughes, and John, Lena and Jessica Hartshorn.

Mrs. Hartshorn was born in Manchester, N.H. and has lived in Holbrook since 1950.

She was a secretary at Holbrook High School for 20 years and retired in 1980.

A reposing will be held at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 South Franklin St. (Route 28), Holbrook until 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Clare Church in Braintree. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Daggett-Crandall-Newcomb Home, 55 Newland St., Norton, MA 02766 or to Community VNA Hospice Care, 10 Emory St., Attleboro, MA 02703.

For additional information, directions or to leave a sympathy message, visit our Web site at http://www.cartwrightfuneral.com">www.cartwrightfuneral.com.

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