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Saturday, December 17, 2022
RIP: FHS Track Coach Latif Thomas - Dec 7, 2022
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Suzanne G. Wade - August 05, 2022
Born in Brunswick, Maine on July 17, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Roger L. and Yvette M. (Blais) Emmons.
Suzanne worked as an LPN at many area hospitals over the past several years.
Monday, April 25, 2022
David M. Hamblen, 96
"David M. Hamblen, of Franklin and Cotuit, formerly of Lexington, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 22 ,2022, at age 96. He was the beloved husband of the late Shirley (Tolman) Hamblen, and brother to the late Nancy (Hamblen) Holt. Devoted father to: Diane E. Campbell of Mashpee; Sally D. Hamblen and husband Richard P. Kosian of Lynnfield; David A. Hamblen and his wife Susan Hamblen of Cotuit; and Melanie J. Hamblen and husband Neal White of Franklin. Cherished grandfather to seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Patrick and Michael Campbell, Nicole, Kroehl, Noelle DiGregorio, Laura Chadwell, Thomas Coyle, and their spouses, as well as eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, extended family including George Ridley and Ruth Leiby, and many dear friends. U.S. Army veteran of W.W. II."
Link to obituary -> https://ginleyfuneralhomes.com/#prettyPhoto[iframes]/2/
Shared from the Franklin Observer -> https://franklinobserver.town.news/g/franklin-town-ma/n/76116/david-m-hamblen-96
|David M. Hamblen, 96|
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Updated: Andrew M Bissanti - Obituary link
Updated: to add obituary details/link
"Andrew Mario Bissanti, 64, of Franklin died peacefully January 7 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Christina M. (Lombardi) Bissanti.
Direct link to Ginley Funeral Homes page -> https://www.currentobituary.com/member/obit/262044?fbclid=IwAR1Cn8MLtbkxV9UCrhw8yN03_nZX9XNAs9457-MQRXtoyqzxyl_qnbYR9zQ
PDF Copy -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/11B5oansKbKq8mBZmEz-S3bQ1howYeuGV/view?usp=sharing
|former Town Councilor Andy Bissanti at an EDC meeting in Feb 2021|
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Karl E. Backlund Sr. - obituary
"It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Karl E. Backlund Sr, who left this world for his next big adventure on April third at the age of 78.
Karl E. Backlund Sr
A native of West Wrentham, Karl led a storied life with strong connections to his local community. He was many things, a member of the American Legion, a Boy scout leader, a talented woodworker, a collector, a fisherman, but most importantly a husband, father, grandfather, and good friend. After graduating from King Philip High School, he served his country proudly as a member of the United States Army before marrying his wife Sandra and raising their three kids: Karl, Kirk and Kim.
Karl was a wealth of knowledge and was never afraid to speak his mind. He lived his life on his own terms, always stubbornly committed to making sure things were done the "right" way. Although his approach could be intense, those who worked with him and for him gained from the experience. A generous man, Karl welcomed all who came to his door and was always willing to help both friends and strangers."