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Obituaries published Nov. 3

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Posted: Friday, November 3, 2006 12:00 am

Amelia M. Moran, 93, of Brandon, Fla.; Myrtle M. Johnson, 96, of Foxboro;Betty Jean Haskell Spragg, 79, of Norfolk; Albert Francis Caisse, 75, of North Attleboro; and Dorothy "Dot" Gray, 89, of Seekonk Betty Spragg, 79

NORFOLK - Betty Jean Haskell Spragg, loving wife of the late William Francis Hunter Spragg, passed away quietly in her home Saturday morning, Oct. 28, 2006, the result of atherosclerotic and valvular heart disease, at the age of 79.

A 1949 graduate of Salem State Teachers College, she was a beloved elementary school teacher in Malden. She had also taught in Wrentham public schools for many years and served as president of the Wrentham Teachers Association.

A longtime resident of Norfolk, she had helped found and was one of the first teachers for the Norfolk Cooperative Kindergarten in the 1960s. She worked for the town as a librarian and a polltaker.

She was one of the founders of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Norfolk, where she had taught Sunday school, was a Bible study leader, member of the choir, and a deaconess.

She will be sorely missed by many, including her sons, Edward Harding Spragg and Thomas William Hunter Spragg; her daughter, Christina Gleason; and her grandson, Michael Gleason.

All are invited to a memorial service to be held in the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 63 Rockwood Road, Norfolk, on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. Flowers are welcome and may be sent to the church.

Amelia M. Moran, 93

BRANDON, Fla. - Amelia M. (Amici) Moran, 93, of Brandon, Fla., formerly of Mansfield, died on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006 at the Life Path Hospice House in Sun City Center, Fla. She was the beloved wife of the late Harry J. Moran Sr., who died on May 3, 2003.

Born in Mansfield on July 9, 1913, she was a loving daughter of the late Augusto and Anna Marie (Mecozzi) Amici.

She was educated in Mansfield schools and had also attended trade schools. Mrs. Moran served as a dedicated homemaker to her family.

Amelia was a former communicant of St. Mary's Church in Mansfield.

She was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the U.S. Marine Corps League in Norwood.

Her late husband Harry had served in the U.S. Marines during World War II.

Her hobbies included cooking, sewing, shopping and crocheting.

She had lived in Florida for the past 23 years, and was formerly of Dedham and Mansfield. While living in Florida, she had also made her home in Boca Rotan.

She enjoyed the many summers spent with her family in Wareham.

She is survived by her devoted children Harry J. Moran Jr. and his wife Mary of Valrico, Fla. and Harriet J. Tuttle and her husband Patrick of Norton.

She was the sister of Armando "Lefty" Amici of Norwood and the late Sherino Amici, Mae Masacuca, Italia Belli, Gina Westgate and Dena Simeoni. Also survived by her cherished six grandchildren, two great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be held on Monday, Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. from the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 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 Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Following services on Monday, an invitation has been extended to join with the family at the Rose Garden located behind St. Mary's Church.

For additional information, please visit www.shermanjackson.com

Myrtle Johnson, 96

FOXBORO - Myrtle M. (Potter) Johnson, 96, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 in the Doolittle Home in Foxboro. She was the wife of the late William Johnson.

Born Feb. 7, 1910 in Manville, R.I., she was the daughter of the late William and Sophia (Preston) Potter.

Mrs. Johnson was a former resident of North Attleboro, moving there in 1922.

She was employed for over 40 years as a foreman at H. Howard D. MacDonald Enameling Company in North Attleboro before retiring in 1972.

She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in North Attleboro and a member of the North Attleboro Council on Aging. Her hobbies included bowling and traveling. Mrs. Johnson is survived by a sister, Ivy I. Speight of North Attleboro; and several nieces and nephews. She is the sister of the late William F. Potter and aunt of Gary Speight.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove St., North Attleboro.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery and Arboretum, Attleboro Falls.

To sign Mrs. Johnson's online guest book or for directions, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

Dorothy Gray, 89

SEEKONK - Dorothy "Dot" (Carney) Gray, 89, of Newman Avenue, Seekonk, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Milton "Bud" E. Gray.

Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late William and Bertha (Crook) Carney, she had been a resident of Seekonk for 15 years, previously residing in South Attleboro for many years.

Prior to retiring three years ago, she had been employed by Peko Creations of Pawtucket, and previously in the personnel department of the former Carol Cable Company.

She was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church, where she also had served as a secretary. She was a member of the Peal Club of South Attleboro, and enjoyed traveling, theater-going and doing crossword puzzles.

Survivors are one son, Glen Gray of Leesburg, Fla.; and two daughters, Janet Ashburne, with whom she made her home, and Virginia Curran of South Attleboro. She also leaves 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at the Darlington Mortuary of L. Heroux & Son, 1042 Newport Ave., Pawtucket.

Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Burial will be in Newell Burying Ground, West Street, South Attleboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the United Epworth Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 915 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02861 would be appreciated.

Albert Caisse, 75

NORTH ATTLEBORO - Albert Francis Caisse, 75, of South Washington Street, North Attleboro, passed away on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 at the Southeast Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Easton following a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Edith Althea (Patten) Caisse to whom he was married on May 2, 1958.

Born in Saugus on Sept. 20, 1931, he was a son of the late Theodore F. and Gertrude (Gilmore) Caisse.

He was raised and educated in Lynn and had been a resident of North Attleboro for the past 40 years.

Mr. Caisse was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Foxboro.

He was employed for more than 30 years at the former Jolly Cholly's in North Attleboro as a maintenance employee prior to his retirement.

An ardent sports enthusiast, he loved football, baseball, boxing and wrestling.

In addition to his wife, he leaves a daughter, Marie R. Burgess of North Attleboro; two grandchildren: Danielle Burgess of North Attleboro and Eric Burgess of Cranston, R.I.; a brother, Theodore Caisse of Ashburnham; a sister, Barbara Kenney in North Carolina, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Memorial Service Celebrating His Life on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 76 Main St., Foxboro.

Visitation has been respectfully omitted.

Burial will be private.

To send the family an expression of sympathy, please visit our online register book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.

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

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