Former Hopkinton Resident Evangeline Payson is Remembered

Here are today's Westborough obituaries.

Evangeline (Vellios) Payson, 91, died Sept. 25, 2012. She had been a resident at Holy Trinity Nursing Home in Worcester for over four years due to declining health, and was a former resident of Hopkinton.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late George and Aspasia (Sarafopolis) Vellios. She was the beloved wife of Hollis E. Payson, who died in 1994, to whom she was married for 50 years.

Mrs. Payson attended Harris Teachers College and Washington University in St. Louis, where she met her husband, Hollis. She loved reading and gardening.

She is survived by five children; two sons, Hollis of Kelseyville, California, and George of Hopkinton; three daughters, Cynthia and the late Walter Karcheski of Louisville, Kentucky, and Christine and David Hebert of Holden, and Irene Payson of Westborough. She also leaves three granddaughters, Katherine Hebert and her husband Bryan Walsh of Virginia, Holly and Michael Trenk of Belmont and Susan Hebert of Connecticut; one great grandchild, Leo Theodore Walsh of Virginia; three brothers, Nikolas Vellios and his wife, Dorothy, William Vellios and his wife Sofie, and Kon Vellios all of Missouri. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by two sisters, Katherine and Ellen and three brothers, James, Speros and Frank.

A complete obituary is found here.


Armand Charles Louis Duhamel, 69, of Marlborough, formerly of Hudson, died on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Duhamel was born and raised in Lowell, the son of the late Existe and Alice (Grenier) Duhamel. He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. Following his service in the Navy, Armand resided in Hudson and has spent the last 30 plus years in Marlborough. Armand took great pride in his occupation as a machinist, a job he truly enjoyed and was currently employed by the J & J Machine Company, LLC of Marlborough and he also owned and operated the former Armands Pub in Hudson for five-plus years. Besides being an avid hunter, enjoying the seasonal hunting trips to Maine and his love of riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, he was well known and appreciated for spending his spare time assisting his family and many friends with their various projects. He was always willing to lend a hand. He was a member of the Hudson Amvets, member of the American Legion in Marlborough and the Marlborough Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl J. Brady and her husband Ed of Westborough; his son, Michael A. Duhamel and his wife Dara of Acton; his five grandchildren, Kelly, Brenden and Cormac Duhamel, Alexys and Abigail Brady and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Estelle (Durden) Johnson of Southborough, and was the grandfather of the late Adryanne Brady, who died in 1994, and brother of the late Jeannette Corey and Therese Hebert.

A complete obituary is found here.


Joan L. (Klingloff) Foss, 81, of Worcester, formerly of Westborough and Shrewsbury, died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Knollwood Nursing Center at Briarwood.

She leaves her husband of 58 years, Frank H. Foss of Briarwood; a daughter, Sharon E. Grattan of Holland, MA; two sons, Glenn A. Foss of Parsons, KS and David R. Foss and his wife Isha L. Foss of Chesapeake, VA; a sister, Ann P. Newman and her husband Ralph "Ric" Ricciardelli of Pompano Beach, FL; four grandchildren, Christopher N. Grattan of West Palm Beach, FL, Stephanie M. Janulewicz, Miles Pruitt, and Hope Foss all of Chesapeake, VA; and four great-grandchildren, Brianna and Brady Grattan and Maddox and Liam Janulewicz.

A complete obituary is found here.


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