Obituaries

Jacqueline A. Duffy, 56

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Jacqueline A. Duffy, 56, of Wareham, formerly of Hopkinton, died Monday, July 17, 2017 at her home unexpectedly.
Born in Quincy, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Joanne L. (MacDonald) Duffy. A longtime resident of Hopkinton, she moved to Wareham several months ago. Ms. Duffy worked as a retail clerk for CVS/Pharmacy, and worked as a home health aide.

Ralph Gates Edwards Sr., 92

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Ralph Gates Edwards Sr., 92, passed from this life to the arms of his Heavenly Father on Monday, July 17, 2017 in Dunnellon, FL, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Newton, MA, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Gretchen (Gates) Edwards. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Ann Patricia Edwards to whom he was married for 59 years and his sister Norma (Edwards) Manning. Ralph was a Veteran of World War II.

William H. Robinson III, 79

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William H. Robinson III, 79, of Hopkinton, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Isabel (Paz) Robinson and William H. Robinson II. He was the husband of Eleanor (Knoll) Robinson of Hopkinton.

Emery W. "Bill" Hart, 70

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Grafton - Emery W. "Bill" Hart, Jr., 70, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2017, under the loving care of his family and the dedicated staff at Mass General Hospital after a year long battle with lung cancer.

John “Skip” Carlberg, 72

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WINDHAM-- John “Skip” Carlberg, 72, passed away peacefully in his home on June 30th after a brief illness.

Skip grew up in Hopkinton, Ma. graduating from HHS in 1962.
He moved to Windham in 1971 to pursue a promotion at A-M Corporation as a service supervisor.

He serviced printing equipment for A-M for many years until they disbanded. After A-M, he went to work for Offtech of Maine, Inc., in Westbrook, which he thoroughly enjoyed, until his passing. He also spent his days off working for his son, John, at the Shelterman. He was a very key component to their team.

Marjorie Schide, 90

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Former Natick, MA resident Marjorie Schide passed away at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough, on Monday, June 26, 2017.

Mrs. Schide was born Marjorie Reed on June 2, 1927 in Orange, New Jersey. She lived at various times in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine; Delran, New Jersey; and Natick, MA. While in Natick she was a wildlife educator for many years with the Audubon Society.

Eileen Fredette, 78

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Eileen Fredette, 78, died Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was the widow of the late Henry (Hank) Fredette who died in 2005. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Horan) McDonough.

She worked at Valpey Fisher in Hopkinton and then as a care coordinator for the Metrowest VNA. She loved to vacation and take trips with her friends as well as playing cards. You could always find her at her grandkids’ sporting events.

Jeanne L. (McHatton) Arbour, 89

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Jeanne L. (McHatton) Arbour, 89, of Port Richey, FL, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017.
Jeanne was born in Massachusetts on March 1, 1928 and graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1946.
She married soon after and moved to Florida in June 1957.
Jeanne was daughter of the late Nathan and Florence (Mercier) McHatton.
Preceded in death by siblings: Francis, George, Florence Freeman, Mary Briggs,
Rita Kruger, Helen Arcudi, Josephine Hill Pedato, and by her husband, Laurence in 2004.

Jean F. Robertson, 89

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Jean F. Robertson, 89, of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Nelson) and Charles Robertson.

Jean had been the Vice President of the Hopkinton Class of 1946 and upon her graduation worked as a bank teller at Framingham Trust Company. She enjoyed dancing throughout her life and when she was able, was an avid skier.

Helen A. (Smith) O’Brien, 88

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Helen A. (Smith) O’Brien, 88, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Beaumont Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. She was the widow of John A. O’Brien, who died in 1993.

Born in Grafton, she was the daughter of the late William and Ellen (Cronin) Smith. She graduated from St. Stephen's High School in Worcester, then from Lesley College in Cambridge and worked as an elementary school teacher in Hopkinton for 35 years.

She is survived by many cousins and predeceased by her sister, Maureen Smith, who died in 2002.

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