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Obituaries published October 17

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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2006 12:00 am

Obituaries were published for Alice Woodward, 93, of Norton; Anthony Pedro, 84, of Attleboro; Marilyn O. Parmar, 70, of Norton; Ronald Spearin, 31, of Attleboro; and Stephen Johnson, 57, of North Attleboro.

Alice Woodward, 93

NORTON - Alice Beaulah Woodward, 93, died on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at the Epoch Nursing Center after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late John W. Woodward.

She was born in Taunton to William and Florence (MacFarlane) Kelly. She was educated in Taunton schools, and was a Taunton resident for over 60 years, previously living in Norton.

She was employed by Wheaton College for over 25 years as the manager of the President's House.

She was also a longtime member of the Winthrop St. Baptist Church.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cake decorating and crocheting.

She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Marvel of Norton and June Lawlor of Norton; and two sons, Clifford Woodward of Norton and John Woodward of Burlington, Maine. She is also survived by one sister, Bertha O'Boyle of Attleboro. She leaves 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Oakland Cemetery in Taunton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Arrangements are by the Taunton Funeral Home. 508-821-7771.

Anthony Pedro, 84

ATTLEBORO - Anthony Pedro, 84, of Attleboro, died on Monday, Oct. 9, 2006. He was the husband of Irene E. (Bellavance) Pedro.

He was born in Fall River on Nov. 11, 1921, a son of the late John S. and Victoria (Manso) Pedro.

He leaves a daughter, Kathleen M. Richer and her husband John B. Richer of Pawtucket; three sons: Richard A. Pedro and his wife Joanne Pedro of Wilbraham, Michael H. Pedro and his wife Cindy Pedro of Lebanon, Maine, and James J. Pedro and his wife Deborah Pedro of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren: Anthony D. Pedro and Michael J. Pedro, both in Maine; Lisa J. Pedro in Georgia, Dawn Marie Quilitzsch and Thomas Quilitzsch, both of Attleboro, and Christopher J. Richer of Pawtucket; two great-grandchildren, Kassandra C. Pedro and Brett M. Pedro, both in Maine; six sisters: Mary Collins Souza of Mansfield, Hilda Olson in Maine, Theresa Pedro in Florida, Evangeline Todesco in Florida, Adelaine Machado of Raynham and Elizabeth Pedro in Montana; and many nieces and nephews.

He was the loving father of the late Natalie Quilitzsch-Reid and Marie Louise Pedro. He was predeceased by a brother, John "Jimmy" Pedro, who died during World War II, and sisters Elsie Silva, Alma Oliveira and Bettina Ornellas.

It is the family's request that Mr. Pedro's last wishes be honored and respected, and visitation and local services have been respectfully omitted as well as all remembrances, flowers and cards.

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

Marilyn O. Parmar, 70

NORTON - Marilyn O. Parmar, 70, of Harvey Street, a loving wife and aunt, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006 at Woman & Infants Hospital in Providence. She was the beloved wife of 35 years of Cyprian Parmar.

Born in Bridgeport, Conn. on Feb. 16, 1936, Mrs. Parmar was a daughter of the late Elmer C. and Olive (Burke) Lindquist. She was raised and educated in Bridgeport and was a graduate of Bridgeport High School.

Marilyn was employed as a records keeper for 20 years at the East Providence, R.I. police and fire departments, retiring in 2004. Earlier, she was employed for 10 years as the secretary to the city manager of East Providence. Years ago, Marilyn started her career at WPRI Television in Providence.

A resident of Norton the past 28 years, Marilyn had a profound and deep love of all animals, family and friends, and was a unique embodiment of simplicity, goodness and virtue, and singularly enriched many lives.

In addition to her beloved husband, Cyprian, Mrs. Parmar is survived by a brother-in-law, Dr. Jay P. Parmar and his wife Dr. Pamela C. Parmar of Wheeling, W.Va.; a sister-in-law, Ivy Mundle and her husband Dr. Gerald Mundle of Ardmore, Okla.; a paternal aunt, Edith (Lindquist) Duckworth of Hebron, N.H.; a cousin, David Duckworth in Rhode Island; a nephew, Christian Corarito of Clinton, Conn.; two nieces, Lara Karg and her husband Carl Karg of Ivoryton, Conn. and Liana Lilburn and her husband Michael Lilburn of East Lyme, Conn.; and other nieces, nephews and family.

She was the sister of the late Sandra and Philip Corarito.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. in the Trinitarian Congregational Church, East Main and Pine streets, Norton.

At the request of the family, visiting hours are respectfully omitted and burial will be private. Kindly omit flowers.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to: M.S.P.C.A. - Angell (Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 or at: www.mspca.org.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck St., Attleboro. Online guest book for family and friends to express condolences and additional information may be found at: www.duffy-poule.com.

Ronald Spearin, 31,

ATTLEBORO - Ronald Roland Spearin, 31, of County Street, Attleboro, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006 in High Pines, Fla.

Born in Attleboro on Nov. 15, 1974, he was a son of Ronald Carl Spearin of Taunton and Karen C. (Drainville) Spearin of North Attleboro.

Raised and educated in Seekonk, Ron was a 1991 graduate of Seekonk High School, where he was a member of the scholastic football team. In earlier years, while being raised in Seekonk, he was a communicant of St. Mary's Church.

He resided most of his life in Seekonk and recently returned to the City of Attleboro.

Ron was employed as a metal fabricator for Anchor Insulation in East Providence, R.I. He was the recipient of numerous professional awards, and his work had been featured in many trade publications.

A creative individual, his artistic abilities led to the creation and drawing of numerous pieces.

A true sportsman, he had an insatiable love for football, and enjoyed white-water rafting.

He will be lovingly remembered as a man "who gave of himself" to everyone and everything he felt strongly in and believed in.

In addition to his parents, he leaves a brother, Nathan Spearin of Attleboro; a niece, Samantha Spearin of Woonsocket, R.I.; a nephew, Lucas Spearin of Woonsocket, R.I., and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation has been respectfully omitted.

A private service celebrating his life was held on Monday, Oct. 16 in the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave. Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.

Burial in St. John's Cemetery, Warren, R.I.

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.

Stephen Johnson, 57

NORTH ATTLEBORO - Stephen Henry Johnson, 57, formerly of 91 Birchwood Drive, Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 6, 2006 at his home in New Jersey.

Born in Attleboro on Dec. 14, 1948, he was the son of the late Henry "Bud" and Arline (Leblanc) Johnson.

Mr. Johnson was educated in North Attleboro schools and was a graduate of North Attleboro High School, Class of 1967. He also graduated from Bryant College with a bachelor's of science in business administration in 1971.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his sister, Linda DeSantos of Westerly, R.I., Mark Johnson of South Kingstown, R.I., and Philip Johnson of Taunton, as well as five nephews and three nieces.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. at the John J. Diamond Funeral Home, 180 North Washington St., North Attleboro. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private.

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