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Robert H. Read

January 1, 1970 - October 17, 2002

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Robert H. Read, 56, died at his home on Thursday, October 17, 2002, after an illness.
He was born in Framingham, Ma. the son of the late Gordon and Evelyn (Lane) Read.
A life long residence of Holliston, he was a graduate of Wentworth Institute, then started
working for Valpey Fisher Corp. as a independent contractor for many years before
starting his own business know as R & R Landscape. He also worked for Holliston Oil in
the off season for 26 years. He was an avid coin and rock collector, a Civil War historian,
an instructor at the Holliston Rifle Association, member of the Holliston Sportsman Club,
commissioner for the Holliston Park & Recreation Dept., coached the Holliston High JV”s
and Little League, played in the Framingham Symphony and enjoyed going to Plain Ridge
horse track.
He is survived by his wife Andrea (Lareau) Read . A son James E. Read and his friend
Lyra Sawzin, two daughters Karen Read and her friend Scott DeGanne, Lauren Read and
her friend William DiCario. A sister Barbara Goulding and her husband Raymond all of
Holliston. Also nieces Erin and Traci Goulding of Holliston, Erin Lareau of Hopkinton,
Jennifer Lareau of Oxford., Nephews Thomas Goulding go Holliston, Thomas Lareau
and Benjamin Lareau of Oxford.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at 10 A.M. in the Chesmore
Funeral Home, 854 Washington St. Holliston, with The Reverend Ernest Batten of the
First Baptist Church of Holliston officiating. Burial will follow at Lake Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, from 5 to 8 P.m.
Donation in his memory may be sent to MSPCA % Nevins Farm Equine Center, 400
Broadway St., Methuen. Ma. 01844