Local obituaries were published on Thursday, Jan. 21 for: Ellen (Cullinane) Canesi of Arlington; Hope Anderson of Attleboro; Mary L. Vaughan, 91, of Mansfield; Thomas West, 62, of Norton; and Lloyd William Farebrother, 67, of Pawtucket.
ARLINGTON - Ellen (Cullinane) Canesi of Arlington died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Dino Canesi.
She was the loving mother of John Canesi and his wife Deborah of Foxboro, and Anne Neviackas and her husband William of Wrentham. Devoted grandmother of Kristin Towse, Lauren Wagner, Kara Neviackas, Jennifer Canesi, Andrew Neviackas, Daniel Neviackas, and Ryan Canesi. Great grandmother of Ashley Wagner. Sister of the late Catherine Corcoran.
Funeral Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8:30 a.m. from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St. (Route 60, adjacent to St. Agnes Church) Arlington.
Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes' Church. Relatives and friends invited.
Visitation Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph, 667 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135.
For obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit www.keefefuneralhome.com.
ATTLEBORO - Hope Anderson, Jan. 18, 2010, beloved daughter of Nancy and the late Charles Anderson Jr.
Also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Kerri and Paul Biocic and nephews P.J. and Christopher.
A memorial celebration of Hope's life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at noon, in the Pawtucket Covenant Congregational Church, 143 Glenwood Ave., Pawtucket.
Hope was a member of the Summit Association of RI.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Community VNA, 10 Emory St., Attleboro, MA 02703 or Spina Bifida Association of MA, 321 Fortune Blvd., Milford, MA 01757.
Arrangements are entrusted to the J.H. Williams & Co. Funeral Home, 210 Taunton Ave., East Providence.
Mary L. Vaughan, 91
MANSFIELD - Mary L. (Rathbun) Vaughan, 91, a lifelong resident of Mansfield, passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 at Caritas Norwood Hospital in Norwood.
She was the beloved wife of the late James F. Vaughan, who died on Jan. 14, 1992. Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan were wed on Sept. 13, 1947.
Born in Mansfield on July 30, 1918, she was a dear daughter of the late Clifford A. and Mary A. (Currivan) Rathbun. Mary grew up and was educated in Mansfield and was a 1936 graduate of Mansfield High School.
Mrs. Vaughn was a retired exporter, having worked for the Foxboro Co. in Foxboro for many years prior to retiring.
A lifelong communicant of St. Mary's Church in Mansfield, Mary was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Women's Club. Her other community involvements included being the former president of the Mansfield Visiting Nurses Association and a member of the Mansfield Friends of the Library.
Mary enjoyed the many wonderful times spent with her adoring family and also the special friendships she made that lasted a lifetime.
She is survived by her devoted children Kathleen V. Scheufele and her husband William of Duxbury, James F. Vaughan Jr. and his wife Karen of Mansfield and John Vaughan and his wife Kathleen of Pepperell. She was the dear sister of Helen Rogers of Manchester, CT and late Theresa Godfrey. Mrs. Vaughan is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Jessica S. Ward and her husband Jake of Washington, DC and Molly E. Vaughan, Emily K. Vaughan and Julia A. Vaughan, all of Pepperell. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her funeral, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8 a.m. from the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 9 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 330 Pratt St. (Route 106), Mansfield. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Mansfield.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Jan. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, Mary's family has requested that donations in her memory be made to St. Mary's Church Building Fund, 330 Pratt St., Mansfield, MA 02048.
For additional information, please visit www.shermanjackson.com.
Thomas West, 62
NORTON - Thomas West, 62, of Norton, formerly of Brockton and Jamaica Plain, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro.
Born in Belle Glade, Florida on June 23, 1947, he was a son of the late Thomas and Annie (Jones) Watkins.
Thomas grew up in the Del Ray Beach and Lake Worth areas of Florida. He was educated in the Florida public schools and was a graduate of Del Ray Beach High School.
For the past 12 years, he was employed in the cooking staff at Wheaton College in Norton, and previously had worked in the same capacities at Stonehill College in Easton.
Tom moved to Massachusetts in the late 1970s. For the past three years, he had resided in Norton, and previously made his home in Brockton for over 15 years and also lived for several years in Jamaica Plain.
Thomas enjoyed the simple pleasures of spending time at home. He was a true friend and received much pleasure when helping others. He especially enjoyed trips to visit with friends in Maine and the Berkshires.
He is survived by his devoted partner of 23 years, John G. Calvert of Norton; his dear aunt, Theodosia West of Del Ray Beach, Florida; his loving cousin, Theodosia Williams of Lake Worth, Florida; the Calvert family; his cherished friends, including Nikki, Barbara, Wendy, Ginny, Carol; and friends in the Wheaton College community.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend services in celebration of Thomas's life to be held on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield.
Visitation will be held prior to services on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, Mr. West's family has requested that donations in his memory be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
For additional information, please visit www.shermanjackson.com.
Lloyd William Farebrother, 67
PAWTUCKET - Lloyd William Farebrother, 67, of Pawtucket passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2009 at the VA Hospital in West Roxbury, MA.
Born in Montreal, Canada, Lloyd was the son of the late Alfred E. and Ruth (Bowler) Farebrother. Lloyd attended Merton High School in Montreal and graduated in 1953 with honors.
He attended college and earned his B.A., BSC., MA, MSC and received a Ph.D in physics from Sir George Williams University.
Lloyd owned Transportation Services Inc. until 1971.
Prior to retiring, due to a lengthy hospital stay from a spinal injury, he worked as an engineer at Brown and Sharpe in Providence.
Lloyd served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was commander and sr. vice commander in the American Legion Post 60 and holds a lifetime membership.
Lloyd is survived by his fiancee and caregiver, Gloria Aptt of South Attleboro, MA; a son, Robert Farebrother of Providence and his loving cat Diana.
Lloyd was the brother of the late Andrea Sharp of Ontario, Canada.
His funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the LaChapelle Funeral Home, 643 Main St., Pawtucket, with a committal service in the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter, RI. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Lloyd's life will be celebrated with calling hours on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. For directions or to express your condolences through our online guestbook, please visit www.lachapellefh.com.