Obituaries

Marilyn June (McKay) Armstrong, 89

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Marilyn June (McKay) Armstrong, 89, died in Hopkinton, MA, on Friday, May 1, 2020 from
complications of COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s. Born in Butler, PA, on June 23, 1930, she was the
only child of the late Hildegarde E. (Zimmermann) Fredrick and Orville B. McKay. After her
father died, she moved with her mother to Sheboygan, WI, where she attended Sheboygan
High School. She went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in
Journalism. She met and married her first husband, Robert Wilvers, in Milwaukee, WI, and

David W. Pierson, 72

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David W. Pierson, 72, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, April 27, 2020 at Milford Hospital after 3 years at Golden Pond Assisted Living. Born in Waterbury, CT. he was the son of the late Edith (Wilber) and David D. Pierson. He lived most of his life in his home in Maynard, MA.

Arthur L. Lane, 93

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Arthur L. Lane, 93, of Hopkinton, passed away following a short battle with Covid-19 on Friday, May 8, 2020. Born in Saint Clairsville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Goldie and Christopher Lane. He was the husband of 71 years to Anne (Mead) Lane of Hopkinton.

Arthur was a Navy Veteran of WWII, having served as Seaman 1st Class on the USS Bulmer, USS Providence and USS Rochester. He was a retired MBTA Transit Operator and also enjoyed working as a carpenter. His favorite hobbies were hunting and fishing.

Mary Abajian, 101

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Mary Abajian of Framingham and formerly Hopkinton, passed away peacefully after a short battle with Covid-19 on Thursday, May 7, 2020. She would have turned 102 on May 28th. She was the wife of the late Paul Abajian….when you saw one, you saw both.

Mary is survived by her son, Paul Abajian of Vermont and her daughter, Dorothy Chapelle and her husband, Paul of Hopkinton. She also leaves many grandchildren and great-grandchildren around the country. Mary loved being part of the Framingham community during her and Paul’s adult lives.

Frederick C. Oehley, 67

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Frederick C. Oehley, 67, died Saturday, May 2, 2020 in Marlborough. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Arthur F. Oehley Sr. and Charlotte L. (Carruth) Oehley. He was the stepson of the late Leonard F. Chase.

He was a longtime resident of Hopkinton, and a lifelong member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He worked for many years at Pizza Hut. At the time of his death, he was residing in Marlborough.

He is survived by his step brother Frank Chase and his wife Mary of Hopkinton.

Armin Lewis Burdick, 27

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Armin Lewis Burdick, 27, of Millis, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020 as a result of an automobile accident. Born in Boston, he was the son of Betsabeh Ghazian, George Burdick of Southborough, and father to Elora Burdick, age 2. Armin attended the Faith Community Church in Hopkinton with his dad. He was on his journey in Christ. A baptism for late spring, early summer was discussed.

William P. Hayward Sr. 78

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William P. Hayward Sr. 78, died April 27, 2020 at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center after a brief illness. He was the husband of Marilyn (Dumas) Hayward. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Francis "Doc" and Virginia (Fecteau) Hayward.

He was a 1959 graduate of Hopkinton High School. After completing high school, he proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Rosenfeld Concrete and McIntyre Loam.

Eugene (Wen) Tanubrata, 93

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Eugene (Wen) Tanubrata (Tan Kai Jan, B: March 26, 1927) departed this world the morning of April 30th, 2020 in his 93rd year. Wen’s amazing life spanned many generations and continents. He was born in Cirebon, Indonesia, to Tan Gin Han and Nelly De Vos, the second youngest of 8 siblings and two half siblings. He married the love of his life, Weilien Huang (Oey Hwei Lian), on September 7th, 1948. With their family, he immigrated from Indonesia to Yunnan, China; then to Hong Kong; and finally to the United States as his children attended college.

Rob Saunders, age 69

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Rob Saunders, age 69, died in Hopkinton on April 27th 2020 from complications related to Covid-19 and Parkinson’s disease. Rob was born on August 28, 1950, in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from Lakeside School and went on to study art at the Rhode Island School of Design, earning a BFA in 1973. He spent his junior year abroad in Italy, where he fell in love with the country and pledged to return. Rob discovered music at a very young age and from that time on, it played a leading role in his life.

Edmund "Ned" F. Leger Sr., 93

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Edmund "Ned" F. Leger Sr., 93, of Hopkinton, died peacefully after a short battle with Covid-19 on April 23, 2020. Born in Walpole, MA in 1927 he served in the Coast Guard on troop transport ships during WWII. He was Director of Maintenance at the Charles River Hospital in Wellesley, MA for many years.

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