Local obituaries were published Thursday, Sept. 30 for: Debra Azevedo, 52, of Attleboro; Verian Bambery, 59, of Plainville; Austin Enos, 78, of Danville, Vt.; Doris Fisher, 84, Wrentham; Benjamin Follett, 78, of Foxboro; Lillian Hillman, 90, of Attleboro; Carol Horigan, 68, of Foxboro; and Joseph Robichaud, 86, of Attleboro.
Debra Azevedo, 52
ATTLEBORO - Debra (Yenulevich) Azevedo, 52, of Attleboro, formerly of Norton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday Sept. 27, 2010, at home. She was the wife of Peter J. Azevedo.
Born in Bitburg, Germany, on Aug. 20, 1958, she was a loving daughter of Bernard and Alice (Mellor) Yenulvich of Falmouth.
Being the daughter of a father serving in the armed forces, she grew up and was educated in many parts of the world including Germany, Oklahoma and Carver, Mass.
For over six months Debbie was employed as a bartender at Juniors Bar and Grille in Attleboro and formerly was a bartender at the Sportsman's Cafe in the Chartley section of Norton for eight years
Debbie loved the ocean, the outdoors and trips taken to nearby beaches. Her family and friends were the focal point of her life. She was truly a people person and will always be remembered for the ways in which she lived life to its fullest. She had made her home in Attleboro for the past four years and had formerly resided in Norton for over 10 years.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by her devoted children, Shane Azevedo of Norton; Shannon Azevedo of Buzzards Bay; Lance Azevedo of Mansfield, and Arian Azevedo of Plainville.
The dear sister of Michael Yenulevich of North Carolina; Jane Guresh of Falmouth; Donnie Yenulevich of Carver and twins Kevin Yenulevich of Carver and Kurt Yenulevich of Falmouth. Debbie is also survived by her cherished grandchildren Ava Azevedo and Aiden Clark, both of Buzzards Bay.
Her Funeral Mass, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 1 Power St., Norton. Burial will be private.
Visiting hours are omitted and funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Norton Memorial Funeral Home 19 Clapp St., Norton.
For additional information please visit www.nortonmemorial.com.
Verian Louise Bambery, 59
PLAINVILLE - Verian Louise (Elsemiller) Bambery, 59, of Mirimichi Street, Plainville, died on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at The Oxford in Haverhill, where she had been a resident since June 2010. She was the wife of the late Allan James Bambery Jr. to whom she was married on Oct. 14, 1977, and who died on June 6, 2010.
Born in Framingham on Nov. 29, 1950, she was a daughter of Irene (Garvin) Elsemiller of Hooksett, N.H., and the late Daniel Elsemiller. She was a 1969 graduate of Framingham South High School and earned an associate's degree from Mount Ida College.
Mrs. Bambery was a resident in Plainville since 1978 and was a former resident of North Attleboro. She and her family enjoyed time spent at the summer cottage in York Beach, Maine for many years.
She was a communicant of St. Martha's Roman Catholic Church, Plainville.
Mrs. Bambery was employed as a real estate broker for the Coldwell Banker firm in North Attleboro and later worked as a department manager at J.C. Penney at the Emerald Square Mall in North Attleboro for 10 years prior to returning to the real estate profession.
She will be lovingly remembered as an amazing cook and baker. She loved flowers and the time spent gardening and creating arts and crafts.
In earlier years she was an accomplished seamstress having made her own wedding gown.
In addition to her mother, she leaves two children, Kellyanne I. Randall and her husband, H. Douglas Randall IV, of New York City, and Ryan D. Bambery and his wife, Melissa D. (Delligan) Bambery, of West Hartford, Conn; two brothers, Daniel Elsemiller and his wife, Diana Elsemiller, of Haverhill, and Dana Elsemiller and his wife, Sharon Elsemiller, of Hopedale; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members and friends.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, from 4-7 p.m. in the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home - the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave. (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, 3/4 mile on the left) Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
Children's room available during visitation.
Those in need of a local ride to visitation may call the funeral home at 508-695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such gratis transportation.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at 9 a.m. at St. Martha's Roman Catholic Church, 227 South St (Route 1A), Plainville, with the Rev. Thomas Stanton, Pastor, officiating.
Burial will be private.
There will be no funeral cortege from the funeral home prior to the commencement of the Funeral Mass.
Following church services an invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at a location to be announced.
Flowers are accepted or memorial donations may be made to the Dyer-Lake Charitable Foundation Inc., a registered 501 (c) 3 organization, 161 Commonwealth Ave., North Attleboro, MA 02760 to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. To send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online register book located on the internet 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.
Austin 'Gus' Enos, 78
DANVILLE, Vt. - Austin "Gus" Enos of Danville passed away at the Veterans Hospital in White River Junction early Friday morning, Sept. 24, 2010, at the age of 78.
He was born in Cambridge, Mass., on Aug. 12, 1932. His father, Ermand M. Enos, died just before Gus was born; his mother, Elizabeth (Clarke) Enos, remarried James Callahan. In the extended Enos-Callahan family, he was predeceased by six brothers and sisters: Margaret (Enos) King, Phoebe Enos, Dicki Enos (KIA 1945), Molly (Enos) Hansen, James Callahan, and Jack Callahan.
Gus was a proud Korean War veteran, receiving an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Navy after four years of service.
Gus moved to Danville in 1991, after retiring with 32 years of service as an electrical engineer for Northrop Corp. While living in Norfolk, Mass., he served as a lieutenant and EMT on the Norfolk Fire Department, from 1972 to 1987. He also was a member of the Danville Zoning Board, Danville Town Lister, the Knights of Pythias, VFW Post 793 and the American Legion.
He truly loved his time reading with the first- through third-grade students at the Danville School which he did for many years. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara (Timmins) Enos of Danville; four children: Stephen Enos and wife, Denise, of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; Nancy Lawton and husband, Edward, of Foxboro, Mass.; Patricia Sartelle and husband, David, of Danville; Edward Enos and wife, Kerry, of Denmark, Maine; 10 grandchildren: Leighann, Krystin, and Shaun Enos; Angela, Theresa, and Danielle Lawton; Jessica and Joseph Coutu; David and Joshua Enos; one great-grandson, Joseph Lawton; two sisters: Julia Callahan Craig and Ellen Callahan Nelson, both of Arkansas; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held next Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at 11 a.m., at the Danville Congregational Church. The Rev. Robert Sargent and the Rev. Douglas Carter will officiate the service. Committal services will be held at the Vermont Veteran's Cemetery in Randolph Monday, Oct. 4, at noon. Visiting hours will be held at the Sayles Funeral Home, Friday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Knights of Pythias service will conclude the visiting hours at approximately 8 p.m.
Gus was a faithful member of the Knights of Pythias lodge in Danville and oversaw their educational scholarship fund. Anyone wishing to make a contribution in Gus's memory may send it to: Knights of Pythias, Scholarship Fund: c/o Toby Balivet, P O Box 114, Danville, VT 05828.
Memories and condolences may be expressed privately on-line at www.saylesfh.com. Sayles Funeral Home is located at 525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury.
Doris Fisher, 84
WRENTHAM - Doris Fisher, 84, of Wrentham died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, in Norwood Hospital. She was the wife of the late Raymond Fisher. Born March 20, 1926 in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Edith (Harris) Fitton.
Doris lived on Green Street in Wrentham for 51 years and then moved into her daughter's home in Norfolk for four years before moving to Serenity Hill Nursing Home last year.
She worked as a sales clerk at King's Department Store in North Attleboro for several years and later worked as an assembler at the Foxboro Co. until retiring at age 45.
She was a longtime member of the First Congregation Church, "Old Town," in North Attleboro. She also belonged to the Side-splitters Dance Club where she taught round-dance.
She was also a member of Jolly Fox Campers in Foxboro for many years.
She is survived by four sons: Robert Fisher of Attleboro, Raymond Fisher of New Hampshire, Ross Fisher of Blackstone, and Ronald Fisher of New Hampshire; a daughter, Robin Bellavance of Norfolk; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was sister of the late Walter, Robert, Norman, Eddie and Roy Fitton and Edith Waterman and Hilda Bancroft.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m., in the Oldtown Congregation Church, 675 Old Post Road, North Attleboro. Burial to follow in Newell Burying Ground, South Attleboro.
Arrangements by Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove St., North Attleboro.
To sign an online guestbook for Doris, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.
Benjamin G. Follett, Jr., 78
FOXBORO - Benjamin G. Follett, Jr., age 78, died on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at the New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton.
He was the son of the late Benjamin G. and Lilly (Bartsch) Follett Sr.
Ben was born at his family home South Walpole on May 24, 1932 and was educated in Walpole Public Schools. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He and his wife Dorothy were married in Sharon on July 2, 1960. He has been a Foxboro resident for the past 48 years.
Ben was a retired fire fighter from the town of Foxboro. He retired in 1994 after 27 years of service. He previously worked in the outside maintenance department at the Foxboro Co. Ben was a member of the Foxboro Cribbage League and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Beloved husband of Dorothy E. (Hogan) Follett. Loving brother of Ruth Boynton of Mansfield; Muriel Flower and Patricia Hedderig of Foxboro; Marjorie Patten of Peabody; Doris Monteiro of Attleboro; Robert Follett of South Walpole and Paul Follett of North Attleboro. Ben is also survived by over 70 nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St., Foxboro, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment with U. S. Air Force Honors to follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. To light a candle in Ben's memory please visit the funeral home web site at www.robertsandsonsfuneral.com. For additional information please contact 508-543-5471.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ben's memory may be made to the Foxborough Discretionary Fund P.O. Box 636 Foxboro, MA 02035 or the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-1905.
Lillian Julia Hillman, 90
ATTLEBORO - Lillian Julia (Hunt) Hillman, 90, of Canterbury Woods, Garfield Avenue, Attleboro; formerly of South Washington Street, North Attleboro, died on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Hospice in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur C. Hillman to whom she was married on March 4, 1950 and who died in November 1993.
Born in Providence on May 26, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (Bulman) Hunt.
She graduated from North Attleboro High School in 1939 and worked in various jewelry concerns in Attleboro and North Attleboro. In 1942, she was the first woman in town to enlist in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps. Stationed in Des Moines, Iowa, she served as a chauffeur, having learned to drive in the surrounding cornfields.
Upon discharge from the Army, she returned to North Attleboro and subsequently worked at the former Oscar A. Hillman and Sons jewelry plating factory.
Mrs. Hillman was a partner in her husband's business, Bruart Manufacturing Corp., serving as a bookkeeper and general worker. She volunteered for many years at both Sturdy Memorial Hospital and the former Pondville Hospital in Norfolk.
A fiercely loyal Boston Red Sox fan, she often expressed gratitude at having lived long enough to see the team win the World Series. Mrs. Hillman was also a loyal New England Patriots fan, never missing a game on television.
A member of the First Congregational Church in Oldtown, she formerly belonged to the Adult Fellowship and the Colonial Guild and baked innumerable gallons of baked beans for the church's renowned ham and bean suppers. She was also a member of the Angle Stone Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years.
In 1989, she and her husband moved to Mulberry, Fla., and enjoyed the warmer climate prior to Arthur's death in 1993. She remained in Florida for several years before returning to North Attleboro. For almost the past 10 years, she enjoyed the fellowship and caring atmosphere of Canterbury Woods Assisted Living in Attleboro.
She leaves two daughters, Patricia Cavalieri and her husband, Gregory Cavalieri and Christine Pandozzi and her husband, Anthony Pandozzi and five beloved grandchildren, Gregory, Nicholas and Tara Cavalieri and Elizabeth and Alexander Pandozzi.
She was the sister of the late Warren, Daniel and Robert Hunt.
Visitation has been respectfully omitted.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Celebration of Her Life on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 675 Old Post Road, North Attleboro, with the Rev. Kelly Thibeault, officiating.
Burial will be private in Woodlawn Cemetery, Attleboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mrs. Hillman's name may be made to the First Congregational Church Building Fund, 675 Old Post Road, North Attleboro, MA 02760.
To send the family an expression of written sympathy, please visit an 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.
Carol Jean Horigan, 68
FOXBORO - Carol Jean Horigan, age 68, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at her home in Foxboro surrounded by the comfort of her loving family.
She was the daughter of the late Carl and Jennie (Trask) Mohamet.
Carol was born in Norwood on July 23, 1942, and was a graduate of Norwood High School, Class of 1960. Carol was a graduate of the Peabody School for Hairdressing.
She married her husband Richard at St. Mary's Church in Foxboro in 1980. She has been a Foxboro resident for the past 48 years.
Carol worked for the former Northrop Corp. in Norwood as an electrical technician for over 17 years until her retirement in 1994.
She was a volunteer at the Foxboro Little League Bull Pen refreshment stand for many years and was also a volunteer at the former Southwood Hospital in Norfolk.
She made chili that was sold at the Foxboro Horse Shoe League tournaments to raise money for local charities.
Carol enjoyed winter visits with her husband to Florida.
She was an avid gardener and enjoyed tending to her 11 flower beds at her home on Mechanic St.
She also enjoyed spending time on Old Silver Beach and collecting sea glass.
She was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining family and friends.
Beloved wife of Richard M. Horigan. Loving mother of Donna M. McGrath and her fiance, Noel Givens, of Attleboro, Paul D. Willhauck and his wife, Vera, of North Reading, and Matthew C. Horigan of Foxboro. Devoted grandmother of Christopher and Michael, Daniel, Valerie, Riley, Michelle, Leonardo and Gui and great-grandmother of Nicholas. Sister of Shirley Mordini of Franklin and Naples, Fla., C. James Mohamet of Stuart, Fla., Dorothy Marinucci of Palmetto, Fla., Kathleen Catherall of Mansfield and Judith McPherson of Wilmer, Texas, and the late Stanley Kosiba, Ann Marie Brant and Donald Mohamet. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, from 4-8 p.m., at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St., Foxboro.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Church, 58 Carpenter St., Foxboro.
Interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Foxboro.
To light a candle in Carol's memory please visit the funeral home website at www.robertsandsonsfuneral.com. For additional information please contact 508-543-5471.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol's memory may be made to the Caritas Good Samaritan Hospice, 3 Edgewater Drive, Norwood, MA 02062.
Joseph L. Robichaud, 86
ATTLEBORO - Joseph L. Robichaud, 86, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. He was the beloved husband of the late Doris E. (Papineau) Robichaud.
Born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Ernest P. and Arthemise (Sirois) Robichaud, he resided in South Attleboro since 1951.
Joe was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. He was a supervisor at the L.G. Balfour Co. Inc. in Attleboro for 40 years before retiring in 1985, and served as a Deputy Sheriff in Bristol County from 1981 until 2000.
Joe was a communicant of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church and a member of American Legion Post No. 312, South Attleboro. A longtime activist in Attleboro, he was involved in local, state and national politics since 1955. He was a former Attleboro Councilman-At-Large; former member of the Attleboro Zoning Board of Appeal and the Attleboro Housing Authority.
Joe was a former member of the South Attleboro Lions; he was instrumental in helping to coordinate the Lee's Pond Beautification Project, and was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Award.
He leaves two sons, Leo F. Robichaud of Sebago, Maine, and Richard A. Robichaud of Winthrop, Maine; seven grandchildren, Kerri L. Cyr and Keith R. Robichaud, both of Rhode Island; Kevin J. Robichaud of Connecticut; Marc R. Robichaud and Deidre Braga, both of Massachusetts; Jon P. Robichaud of Colorado, and Kate M. Livingston of Maine; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Ronald M. Robichaud.
His funeral with Military Honors will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church, 18 Baltic St., South Attleboro. Interment will follow at Newell Burying Ground, South Attleboro. Visitation is Friday, 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114 would be appreciated. www.TrippFuneralHome.com.