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Town Meeting Mourns Lizzi Marriott, Joe Nason

Letters of sympathy to be sent to both families.

Residents Joseph Nason and Elizabeth Marriott were in the thoughts of those gathered at Monday night's Westborough special town meeting.

Voters observed a moment of silence and then unanimously directed Town Clerk Nancy Yendriga to send letters of sympathy to the families.

Town Moderator Joe Harrington had asked those present in the Westborough High School auditorium to "reflect with me on two losses which we have sustained as a community in recent days."

Nason, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, died Oct. 12 at age 93, Harrington noted. Nason served Westborough in several capacities, including library trustee, Harrington said.

"Three-quarters of a century separate the birthdays of Joe and Elizabeth Marriott," Harrington said.

Marriott, 19, was "brutally struck down" while "on the doorstep of adulthood," he said.

Although Westborough is "poorer for their passing," the community is "richer because of their lives in this community," Harrington said.

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