Grafton Loses Longtime Residents

We compile a weekly list of area obituaries. Service information is included where applicable.

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Phyllis M. (Simon ) Keith, 90, died at home Aug. 9. She lived in Braintree,  Barrington, R.I., Worcester and Bridgewater before coming to Grafton in 1968. She was an active member of The and a member of The Grafton Garden Club. A funeral service was held at The Congregational Church of Grafton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Congregational Church of Grafton, 30 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519.

Isabel N. (Frieswick) Durant, 87, formerly of South Grafton, died Aug. 7 after a short illness. She lived more than 40 years in South Grafton before moving to Douglas several years ago. She worked at The Mart and Edgewood Nursing Home, both in North Grafton, and was a former member of The and its Delta Alpha Society in South Grafton. A funeral service was held at The Roney Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to The Burrillville Seventh Day Adventist Church, 854 Old Victory Highway, PO Box 186, Mapleville, RI, 02839; or Special Olympics of MA, ATTN: Donations, Yawkey Sports Training Center, 512 Forest St. Marlborough MA 01752.

Evelyn Rose Gibree, 89, formerly of Grafton, died Aug. 6 at her son's residence in Lawrenceville, Ga. She lived in Grafton for most of her life before moving to Florida in 1981. She worked as a retail service manager and a longtime parishioner of in South Grafton. A funeral Mass was celebrated in St. James Church.

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