The following obituaries were published for Lillianne I. DeCristofaro, 59, Attleboro; Barbara Jean "Bobbie" McGrath, 59, Walpole; Firmo Emanuel Faria Jr., 37, Attleboro.
Lillianne I. DeCristofaro, 59
ATTLEBORO - Lillianne I. DeCristofaro, 59, of Willow Tree Drive, Attleboro, a loving mother and grandmother, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at home. She was the former wife of Jack L. DeCristofaro of Vancouver, Wash.
Born Lillianne I. Morin in Providence on Sept. 8, 1948, Lillianne was a daughter of the late Emile A. and Helen I. (Hetu) Morin.
She was raised in North Attleboro.
Lillianne was a graduate of St. Mary's Grammar School in North Attleboro and was a member of the second graduating class at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro. She later earned a degree in computer science from Fisher Junior College in Attleboro.
Years ago, Lillianne was employed at the former Bird Machine Inc. in Walpole and later worked at Hillsinger Corporation in Plainville. She was a computer processor for a number of years at Codex Inc., located in Canton, until becoming ill.
She was an active member of Friends and Families of Cats in Attleboro and volunteered at the Attleboro Dog Pound on Pond Street. She was a PADI certified Open Water Diver and enjoyed diving, the beach and the ocean. She was fondly known as the "Duck Lady" at the Birchwood Mobil Park where she resided.
In addition to her former husband, Lillianne is survived by a daughter, Angela M. DeCristofaro of Attleboro; two granddaughters: Samantha DeCristofaro of East Bridgewater and Tabitha DeCristofaro of Attleboro; a brother, Robert F. Morin in California; and nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 15 Park St., North Attleboro.
At her request, visiting hours are respectfully omitted and burial will be private.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck St., Attleboro.
An online guest book for family and friends to express condolences and additional information may be found at: www.duffy-poule.com.
Barbara Jean "Bobbie" McGrath, 59
WALPOLE - Barbara Jean "Bobbie" McGrath, 59, of Old Farm Road died Thursday evening, Jan. 31, 2008 in Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, after a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of Richard McGrath for 18 years.
Born March 5, 1948 in Sanford, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Harold M. and Florence (Ziergiebel) Lemmer. She grew up and spent most of her life in Plainville before moving to Walpole after she married Richard.
Bobbie graduated with honors from King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham, and was a four-year member of the Honor Society at King Philip and played varsity softball.
She worked at Hillsinger Corp in Dedham for several years and then served as secretary in the Mansfield school system for several years. She also worked at Microwave Specialties in Wrentham and was secretary for Wrentham public schools for several years until 2003.
She was a past member of the Grace Episcopal Church in North Attleboro where she was a member of the Fellowship Sorority. She was also a past member of Epiphany Church in Walpole and St. John's Church in Franklin, and was a current member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in Franklin.
Bobbie was involved in Wrentham women's softball and bowling leagues and was a member of the Hudson, Essex, Terraplane and the South Shore Antique Auto Associations.
She volunteered teaching at her church's Sunday school and led a bible study for many years. She also enjoyed golf, downhill and cross-country skiing, water skiing and taking care of her many cats.
In addition to her husband, survivors include her children: Lee M. Brintnall of Franklin, Kelly and her husband Mark Ludwig of Franklin, Susanna and James Pignatiello of Uxbridge and Richard and Siobhan McGrath of Savannah, Calif.; grandchildren: Kelsey and Olivia Ludwig, Oscar, Leo and Russell McGrath, and James, Lisa, Michael, Susanna and Angela Pignatiello; a great-grandson, Joshua Pignatiello; and beloved friends, the Brintnall family in Mansfield, and she was especially thankful for the friendship of Joe Carota.
She was twin sister of the late David Lemmer.
A funeral will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. from the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove St., North Attleboro, followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass in All Saints Anglican Church, 1166 South Main St. (Route 152), Attleboro. Burial will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to be used at the discretion of Karen Messier, director of the Sturdy Memorial Hospital Oncology Department, Park Street, Attleboro. Their loving care and medical professionalism has been the major life support over the past five years for Bobbie.
For directions or to sign an online guestbook for Mrs. McGrath, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.
Firmo Emanuel Faria Jr., 37
ATTLEBORO - Firmo Emanuel Faria Jr., 37, of South Attleboro, died suddenly at home on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. He was the husband of Lisa Governo Faria.
Born in St. Michael Azores, Portugal, he was the son of Firmo Faria Sr. of Attleboro and Maria F. Faria of Penbroke Pines, Fla.
Mr. Faria was a self-employed auto technician for 20 years.
Besides his wife, he also is survived by one daughter, Amber R. Faria, and two sons, Firmo E. Faria III and Quintin A. Faria, all of South Attleboro; two stepsons, Devon A. Harrison and Trevor J. Harrison, both of South Attleboro; two brothers, Paulo R. Faria of Portugal and Nelson R. Faria of Cumberland, R.I.; one stepbrother, Nathan Faria of Attleboro; and several nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was the son-in-law of Raymond and Dorothy Governo of Attleboro.
He was the brother of the late Natilino L. Faria, and the grandson of the late Jose DePaiva and Maria J. Paiva, Arthur Botelho Faria and Maria De Carmo Morais Faria.
A funeral will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. from the Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home, 220 Cottage St., Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, 195 Walcott St., Pawtucket.
Visiting hours are Monday from 5 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated.
Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket.
For more information, go to www.rifuneral.com.