Diana J. (Beal) Travers, 62, of Hopedale
HOPEDALE -- Diana J. (Beal) Travers, 62, of Hopedale, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at the Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital, after a brief illness.
She was the former wife of Michael Travers of Lunenburg.
Born in Milford, she was a daughter of the late Carl Newton and Josephine (Lawrence) Beal. She grew up and spent most of her life in Medway, but was a Hopedale resident for the past eight years and previously resided in Mendon for 12 years.
She worked at General Electric in Ashland for several years, until marriage, when she became a homemaker for the rest of her life.
She had a great love for animals and lived on Sweet Briar Horse Farm in Mendon, where she raised horses. She loved to collect antiques and restore colonial homes. She was a very generous person, always giving things away.
Besides her former husband, she leaves two sisters, Beulah DeLorey of Milford and Joanne Alger of Hopedale; a brother, Donald Beal of Medfield; a nephew, the Rev. Carl Newton DeLorey of Uxbridge; a niece, Judy DeLorey of Milford, and many other nieces and nephews.
She was also a sister of the late Jon and Carl Beal.
The funeral will take place Saturday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m., at the Church of New Hope, 64 Central St., Millville, officiated by her nephew, the Rev. Carl Newton DeLorey, pastor.
Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Medway.
Calling hours are Friday, Aug. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Ginley-Crowley Funeral Home, 3 Barber St., Medway.
Amy M. Altman, 40, of Hopkinton
HOPKINTON -- Amy M. Altman, 40, of Hopkinton, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
She was the wife of Joseph H. Altman.
Born in Berea, Ohio, she was the daughter of Dr. John P. and Nancy (Harcourt) White.
She was a graduate of Berea High School and Ohio State University. She was employed by Microsoft of Redmond, Va., and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Hopkinton.
Besides her husband and parents, she leaves two daughters, Julia and Samantha Altman of Hopkinton; a brother, Thomas White of Fla.; two sisters, Diane Caffey and Bridgette White of Calif.; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Aug. 1, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Berea, Ohio.
Instead of flowers, donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Society, 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA 02445.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Hopkinton.
Jeanette M. Ellsworth, 87, of Hopkinton
HOPKINTON - Jeanette M. Ellsworth, 87, of Hopkinton, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at the Oak Knoll Healthcare Center in Framingham.
She was the wife of Edwin J. Ellsworth, who died in 1985.
Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Russell and Bertha (Parks) Maxfield. She was raised in Wassaic, N.Y., and moved to Hopkinton in 1945.
She graduated from Amenia High School in Amenia, N.Y., in 1933, and Wood Purinton Business School in Poughkeepsie in 1935. She received her library certificate from the University of New Hampshire in 1965.
Mrs. Ellsworth was a volunteer staff member of the Hopkinton Public Library from 1955 to 1958, assistant librarian from 1958 to 1972 and library director from 1972 until her retirement in 1991.
She served as a registrar of voters for the town of Hopkinton and was a member and chairperson for the Hopkinton Council on Aging. She was also a member of the Hopkinton Lions Club, Ashland Lioness Club, Brampton Circle Club, where she served as treasurer, Order of the Eastern Star and Golden Age Club.
She leaves her sons, James and his wife, Carol, of Framingham, Russell and his wife, Mary Lou, of Hopkinton, Ned and his wife, Betsy Davis, of Pepperell and Jay and his wife, Linda, of Millis; her grandchildren, Eric and his wife, Lisa, of Hickory, N.C., Alicia Dwyer and her husband, Keith, of Somerville, Stacey of Allston, Leigh Gagin and her husband, David, of Waltham and Jason of Millis; and her great-grandchildren, Dylan and Keali Dwyer of Somerville.
A funeral will be held Monday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m., at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton.
Cremation will follow.
Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral service, from 3 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
A memorial celebration will be held in the spring at the Hopkinton Public Library.
The family requests that instead of flowers, donations in Mrs. Ellsworth's memory be made to either the Hopkinton Public Library Building Fund, 13 Main St., Hopkinton, MA 01748; The Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors, 18 Main St., Hopkinton, MA 01748; or to the Brampton Circle Club, 100 Davis Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748.
Mabel Louise (Nealley) Atkinson, 90, of Mendon
MENDON - Mabel Louise (Nealley) Atkinson, 90, of Mendon, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at the Geriatric Authority of Milford.
She was the wife of George William John Atkinson, who died in 1974.
Born in Hopedale, she was the daughter of the late Howell F. and Pearl M. (Philpot) Nealley, and moved to Mendon in 1952.
She attended Hopedale schools. She was employed at William Knowlton & Sons (Kartiganer Hat Co.) in Upton, The Larches and Rico's Grocery Store, both in Hopedale, and the Women's Store in Milford. She and her late husband owned a variety store in Spindelville section of Hopedale. In her retirement, she assisted local residents with Mabel's Taxi.
She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Mendon and Church Women's Club, Ladies Aid and Pythian Sisters. She was vice president of the Residence Association of the Sunrise Apartments and very active with the Mendon Senior Center. She enjoyed crocheting and sending greeting cards to all members of the Secret Friends Club.
She leaves two sons, John Howell Atkinson of Provincetown and David Lee Atkinson of Provincetown and Braintree, Vt.; a brother, Andrew Nealley of Mendon; a sister, Pearl Runion of Medway; two grandchildren, Robin Phipps-Smith of Mendon and John David Atkinson of Provincetown; several nieces and nephews; and her "adopted" Cassinell family of Braintree.
She was sister of the late Dean Nealley, Arnold Nealley, Eugene Nealley, John Nealley, Tina Murphy, Fannie Yanco and Martha Banks.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 16, at 2 p.m., at the Buma-Sergeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress St., Milford. The Rev. Cal. Bankston will officiate.
Burial will follow in Hopedale Village Cemetery, Mendon Street, Rte. 16, Hopedale.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, April 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to New England Hemophilia Assoc., 180 Rustcraft Road, Suite 101, Dedham, MA 02026-4596 or to the Geriatric Authority of Milford, c/o Helping Hands, 1 Countryside Drive, Milford, MA 01757.
Donald J. Consoletti, 88, of Mendon, formerly of Milford
MENDON - Donald J. Consoletti, 88, of Mendon, formerly of Milford, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003 at the Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital, after a long illness.
Born in Hopedale, he was the son of the late Antonio and Concelia (Longo) Consoletti. He was a resident of Mendon for more than 40 years, previously living in Milford.
He attended Milford public schools and graduated from Milford High School in 1931. He also attended the University of Massachusetts. He was employed at the Archer Rubber Company in Milford and served as an officer of the rubber shop union. He was later employed at the former Draper Corporation in Hopedale for 28 years. He served as the first president of the Steel Workers Union at Draper Corporation. He was a longtime communicant of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Milford.
He later graduated from Man Power School for Chefs and began his career as a chef at the Marlborough Hospital, Milford Hospital and the former Whitinsville Hospital. He retired as a chef of the Milford Hospital in 1979.
He joined the Ognetta Tribe #15 Improved Order of Red Men in 1940. He became great sachem of Massachusetts from 1952 to 1953. He was past president of the Central Massachusetts Conference, the Old Deerfield Conference and the Past Great Sachem Association of Massachusetts. He was also deputy great sachem and district great sachem of various tribes in Massachusetts. He held several Committee Appointments in Massachusetts and the Great Council of the United States.
From 1961 to 1962 he was the Deputy Great Incohene to Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and New York. He also served as the great representative, from 1990 to 1994, to the Great Council of the United States.
He was a member of the Wonewek Tribe #83 of Franklin, and received a Fifty Year Certificate in the Improved Order of the Red Men. In 1940 he joined the Katequaw Council #49 and currently belonged to the Wanapanquin Council #6 Degree of Pocahontas of Attleboro, where he also received his Fifty Year Certificate and Fifty Year Gold Pin.
He was an avid crocheter and over the years he donated some of his work, such as an American flag, to the Massachusetts State House, also an American flag to Nancy Kerrigan in honor of her U.S. Olympic gold medal.
He joined the Mendon Senior Group in 1979, and when the Friends of the Elders Group was formed, he became the first president, holding office from 1989 to 1990. He was appointed to the Council of Aging in 1981. During his service to Mendon Seniors, he was responsible for coordinating various trips and putting on several dinners and luncheons for seniors.
He leaves two sisters, Laura Peterson and Theresa Pluta, both of Milford; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was also brother of the late Benjamin, Paul, Peter and Antonio Consoletti, Amelia Clement, Mary Sherman and Bertha LeMier.
A funeral will be held Thursday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m., from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress St., Milford, followed by a Mass of Christian burial, at 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 7 East Main St., Milford.
Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hamilton Avenue, Milford.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.
Anna L. Hutchinson
HOPKINTON - Anna L. Hutchinson, 95, of Hopkinton, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, after a brief stay at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham.
She was the wife of Henry Hutchinson, who died in 1977.
Born in Hopkinton, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Bowler) Moran.
She was employed for many years by Dennison Mfg. Co. She was a former member of the Massachusetts Catholic Women's Guild and an active member of St. John the Evangelist parish.
She leaves her sisters, Kathryn Tebeau of Hopkinton and Margaret Smith of Milford; a very close niece, Louise F. Mayer of Hopkinton; and many other nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Arthur, Francis, John, Robert, Frederick and Edward Moran, and Josephine Hackett, Helen Moran and Esther Sullivan.
The funeral will take place Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 9 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Hopkinton, followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church.
Burial will follow at the parish cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Donations may be made to Bay Path Elder Services, 354 Waverly St., Framingham, MA 01702 or Mustard Seed, c/o Saint John's Church, 20 Church St., Hopkinton, MA 01748.
MILFORD - The funeral for Reno Caprini was held Friday, Jan. 31, 2003 from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at the Sacred Heart Church in Hopedale. The celebrant was Rev. William Konicki. The Eucharistic Ministers were Lorriane Sutton and William Sutton. The sanctuary assistant was Roger Pouliot. The pall was placed onto the casket by Richard Caprini, Linda Pantani and Joseph Pantani. The sheath of wheat was placed onto the casket by Rose Caprini. The lectors were Sharon Montani and Kristen Lanagan. The gift bearers were Jennifer Mault, Tyler Fornaciari and Sarah DeFonzo.
The organist was Donna McIntyre and the cantor was Charlotte Grillo-Manna.
Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery, where Rev. Konicki offered prayers in the Bertoni Chapel.
The bearers were Richard Panorese, Norman Lanagan, Joseph Pantani and John Montani.
Mr. Caprini, 89, of Mendon, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Sunbridge for Milford.