Showing posts with label obituary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label obituary. Show all posts

Saturday, December 17, 2022

RIP: FHS Track Coach Latif Thomas - Dec 7, 2022

"Latif Cornel Thomas, 44, of North Attleboro, MA passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

Over the years, Latif served as a coach of the sprints, hurdles and jumps at North Attleboro High School, Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, MA and Franklin High School in Franklin, MA. Latif also served as co-director of the annual Complete Track and Field Clinic held at Harvard University. During his tenure he hosted over 1,300 high school sprinters, hurdlers and runners from all 50 states and 12 countries.

Dyer-Lake Funeral Home and Cremation Services - N. Attleboro
161 Commonwealth Avenue
Attleboro Falls, MA

Dec. 20, 2022
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
"Memorial Chapel" of Dyer-Lake Funeral Home

Please omit flowers. In lieu of flowers family and friends are welcome to contribute to Maya's college fund by going to and entering the code X2V-P34."

The full obituary can be found online ->

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Suzanne G. Wade - August 05, 2022

Suzanne G. (Emmons) Wade, 73, of Franklin, died peacefully on Friday, August 5, 2022 at the Milford Center, a nursing and rehabilitation facility.

Born in Brunswick, Maine on July 17, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Roger L. and Yvette M. (Blais) Emmons.

Suzanne was a resident of Franklin for the past ten years and had formerly resided in Attleboro and Mansfield. She grew up in Woonsocket and graduated from Woonsocket High School.
Suzanne worked as an LPN at many area hospitals over the past several years.

She was an active member of the Franklin Senior Center and especially enjoyed participating in the writing club. She also loved to paint.

She is survived by her three children, Shawn Wade and his wife Deborah of Bellingham, Alisa Wade of North Grafton and Scott Wade and his wife Danielle of Attleboro, and four grandchildren, Gwenevere, Zoey, Dakota and Dean.

She is also survived by her brother Dennis Emmons of Florida and her sister Carol Piscopo of Rhode Island.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday, August 9 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin, 131 Main Street (

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill Street, Franklin, MA 02038.

Behind Sue (seated), L to R: Alice Clack, Sue Bliven, Faith Flaherty, Carol Belcher, Pat Winiarski
Behind Sue (seated), L to R: Alice Clack, Sue Bliven,
Faith Flaherty, Carol Belcher, Pat Winiarski

Sue was the organizer of the Senior Center writer's group that got them on the radio as outlined in the item we shared a week ago.

Monday, April 25, 2022

David M. Hamblen, 96

Sad news to share that Town Councilor Melanie Hamblen's father passed away last week. The obituary from Ginley's Funeral Home provides the details: 
"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 ->[iframes]/2/ 

Shared from the Franklin Observer ->

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 ->

PDF Copy ->

former Councilor Andy Bissanti at an EDC meeting in Feb 2021
former Town Councilor Andy Bissanti at an EDC meeting in Feb 2021

Shared from the Franklin Observer ->

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Karl E. Backlund Sr. - obituary

You may recall the request last week to connect relatives of Karl Backlund with Ed Beksha. The community responded quickly to make the connection. Karl's obituary is now posted and shared here.
"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."
Continue reading the obituary online