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Obituaries published Jan. 27

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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 12:00 am

Obituaries were published for: Richard V. Barone Sr., 75, of Belmont; Beverly A. Hunt, 82, of Mansfield, formerly of Attleboro; Mark R. Letourneau, 52, of Attleboro; Helen L. Maxwell, 91, of Falmouth, formerly of Attleboro; Malcolm Perry Rogers, 90, of Warwick, R.I.; Ren Sek, 89, of Attleboro and Gertrude E. Wooding, 98, of Norfolk

Beverly A. Hunt, 82

MANSFIELD - Beverly A. ( Peirce) Hunt, 82, of Juniper Drive, Mansfield, Mass., died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at the Epoch of Norton. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Hunt.

She was born in Attleboro, a daughter of the late Alden M. and Mary E. (Douglass) Peirce.

She was a bench worker and assembler for the Swank Company, and General Findings, and Plasti-Craft Companies for over 40 years before retiring.

She has lived in Mansfield for over 20 years, coming from Attleboro.

She loved to play bingo, and also enjoyed reading, doing crocheting, drawing, and spending time with her family and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Robert T. and his wife Donna Hunt of Mashpee, Mass., and James B. Hunt of Mansfield, Mass.; four daughters: Diane and her husband Ronald Dubuc of Mansfield, Mass., Carol Martel of Attleboro, Mass., Susan and her husband Karl Davies of Hooksett, N.H., and Nancy C. and her husband Joseph Carey of Attleboro; two brothers, Allan Peirce of Norton, Mass., and Harold Peirce of South Attleboro; and two sisters, Linda Lumbra of South Attleboro and Janice Simmons of Attleboro.

She was the grandmother of 10, and the great-grandmother of 13, and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Charles Peirce, Douglas Peirce, Leonard Peirce, Kenneth Peirce, Robert Peirce, and also the late Marilyn Peirce.

Her funeral service will be held Monday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. in the Cook-Hathaway Funeral Home, 160 Park St., Attleboro, Mass. Burial will be private. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Calling hours are Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

To light a candle, sign memorial register, or facility directions go to www.hathawayfunerals.com or call 508-222-7700.

Helen L. Maxwell

FALMOUTH - Helen L. Maxwell, 91, of Falmouth, formerly of Attleboro, a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, passed on January 22, 2012 in Falmouth at JML Care Center with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late George H. Maxwell and the former wife of Walter Doraz of Attleboro.

Born Helen Lee in Attleboro on January 23, 1920, she was a daughter of the late James and Ellen (Kelliher) Lee. Helen was raised in Attleboro and was a graduate of Attleboro High School, Class of 1938 and a graduate of Kenyon's Business School in Pawtucket.

Helen worked at Wells Manufacturing in Attleboro as a jewelry supervisor for 17 years until the company closed. She later worked at A & Z Manufacturing, retiring years ago. She served as secretary and was in charge of publicity for the Attleboro AARP #952 Club and the Attleboro Round Table Club. She was a long time communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Attleboro.

Helen enjoyed spending time with her family and especially time with her grandchildren.

Helen is survived by her devoted daughters: Patricia McCracken of Martha's Vineyard; Nancy Maxwell of Norton; Anne April of Bourne and Linda Haviland-O'Neil of Falmouth; a sister, Ruth Packard of Wareham; 14 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Geoffrey Maxwell and Michael W. Maxwell and sister of the late Joseph Lee and Francis Lee.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck Street, Attleboro, where the Maxwell family will receive friends on Friday, January 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral will be conducted on Saturday, January 28, at 10 a.m., from the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., in St. John the Evangelist Church, 133 North Main Street, Attleboro, celebrated by the Rev. Richard Roy, Pastor. Helen will be laid to rest in St. John's Cemetery, Attleboro.

In lieu of flowers and for those wishing to remember Helen in a special way, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to: JML Care Center, 184 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540.

An on-line guest book for family and friends to express condolences and additional information may be found at: www.duffypoulecares.com.

Mark R. Letourneau, 52

ATTLEBORO - Mark R. Letourneau, 52, of Newport Avenue, South Attleboro, died Sunday at home. He was born in Attleboro, a son of Roland E. and Rita C. (Forget) Letourneau of South Attleboro.

Mark was a carpenter for most of his life. He was also employed at BJ's in the produce section, for the past six months.

Mark was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a specialist as a field artillery surveyor. He was a graduate of Attleboro High School, Class of 1977, an Attleboro resident most of his life, also having lived in California for a short time after being discharged from the Army.

Mark enjoyed camping, photography, cameras and watching the stars through a telescope. He had also taken karate classes, he loved to travel and liked music and going to concerts.

Beside his parents, he is survived by three brothers: Robert S. Letourneau of North Attleboro; Ronald P. and his wife, Ann Marie Letourneau, of North Attleboro; Dennis E. Letourneau of Attleboro; two sisters, Rachel and her husband, Ronald Lesieur, of North Attleboro, and Roxanne N. Letourneau of Pawtucket. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late James Letourneau.

All services are private. To light a candle, sign memorial register, go to www.hathawayfunerals.com or call 508-222-0498. Arrangements by the Foley-Hathaway Funeral Home, 126 South Main St., Attleboro.

Gertrude E. Wooding, 98

NORFOLK - Gertrude E. (Colwill) Wooding, of Norfolk, where she has lived since 1983, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 24, 2012, at her home. She was 98.

Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Jack P. and Ethel S. (Belyea) Colwill, and was a graduate of the Dillerway School in Boston.

Formerly of Westwood, she was a homemaker and had formerly worked at the Hershey Chocolate factory in Charlestown.

She enjoyed the outdoors, family camping trips, loved needlework, crosswords, bingo and an occasional trip to Foxwoods.

She was also an avid Red Sox fan.

She was known as a wonderful lady, great Mom, grandmother and great-grandmother, with a great sense of humor.

Wife of the late Theodore F. Wooding Sr., she was the loving mother of: Theodore F. Wooding Jr. of Wrentham; Alan J. Wooding of Wrentham; Robert B. Wooding of Douglas; Stephen P. Wooding of Uxbridge; Douglas A. Wooding of Wrentham; Kevin G. Wooding of Pawtucket; Dorothy A. Richards of Norfolk; Barbara R. McKay of O'Fallon, Ill.; Patricia M. Beksha of Norfolk; Jacqueline S. Ryan of Sterling and Elaine M. Cameron of Myrtle Beach, SC. Sister of Marion Connelly of Norwood. She is also survived by 31 grand-, 47 great-grand and six great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at St. Jude's Church, Main Street, Norfolk, at 10 a.m.

Burial will be with her husband in Norfolk Cemetery. Visiting hours at the R.J. Ross Funeral Home, 135 South St,. Route 1A, Wrentham, on Friday, from 4-8 p.m. Relatives and friends kindly invited.

Further information and an online guest book, may be found at www.rjrossfuneralhomeinc.com.

Ren Sek, 89

ATTLEBORO - Ren Sek, 89, of South Main Street, Attleboro, died Thursday at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Sim Toeung.

He was born in Cambodia and came to Attleboro in 1990. Besides his wife, he is survived by five sons: Sayoeun Sek; Sayoeum Ske; Sarim Sek; Try Sek and Rithy Sek; two daughters: Sarouem Sek and Sopheap Sek. He was the grandfather of 17 and the great-grandfather of one.

His funeral service will be held Saturday, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., in the Foley - Hathaway Funeral Home, 126 South Main St. Cremation will follow in the North Purchase Crematory, North Main Street.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m.

To light a candle, sign memorial register, facility directions, go to www.hathawayfunerals.com or call 508-222-0498.

WARWICK - Malcolm Perry Rogers, 90, of Sunny Cove Drive, Warwick, died on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at the Greenwood Care & Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Doris C. (McGrady) Rogers.

Born in Salisbury, New Brunswick, Canada, a son of the late Amasa B. and Martha M. (Hopper) Rogers, he lived in Warwick since 1947. He was a Royal Canadian Air Force veteran of World War II.

Mr. Rogers was employed as a truck driver and mechanic for Texaco in Providence and Chelsea, Mass., before his retirement. He was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church and the Warwick Grange.

He is survived by a son, Ronald A. Rogers and his wife Carol, of Foxboro, Mass.; a foster-daughter, Patricia Cabral of Warwick, two foster-sons, Ronald Cabral of Woonsocket and Donald Cabral of Cranston; a sister, Elta Hall of Canada; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was pre-deceased by three sisters, Marjorie, Edith and Ada.

His funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m., in the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Ave., Spring Green, Warwick.

Relatives and friends are invited and may visit on Saturday, from 8-10 a.m. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 2945 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI 02886.

Richard V. Barone Sr., 75

BELMONT - Richard V. Barone Sr., PhD, age 75, of Belmont, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. He was born on Jan. 4, 1937.

Richard was the beloved son of the late Oscar and Germaine Barone. He was the father of Richard of North Attleboro; Paul of New York City and Timothy of Los Angeles. Richard is survived by his former wife, Catherine Barone of Attleboro and dear friend Margaret Holdsworth of Littleton.

He was born and raised in Belmont. He attended Belmont High School and graduated in the Class of 1954. His studies continued at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving a bachelor's of science and a doctorate of engineering degree. His working career began as material scientist at Texas Instruments and the Walworth Co.. Richard was best known as a distinguished professor of engineering at Boston University and the University of Lowell.

He was an avid baseball and squash player. Richard loved jazz music and was a talented trombone player. His passions also included singing in the choirs of St. Mark's Church in Attleboro and St. Camillus Church in Arlington.

Richard was well known for his remarkable sense of humor and zest for life. He will be deeply missed by his family and by all those whose lives he touched.

A visitation will be held in the Brown & Hickey Funeral Home, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, from 2 to 3 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 3 p.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311. Online guest book at www.brownandhickey.com.

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