Thelma C. (Brown) Kerivan, 94, of Hopkinton, died peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Kathleen Daniel Nursing Home in Framingham. Born in Natick, she was the daughter of the late Hazel (O’Leary) and Charles E. Brown. She was the wife of the late Frank L. Vorce who died in 2003, and the late James A. Kerivan, who died in 1995.
Thelma was the oldest daughter of 13 children. She is survived by 3 sisters, Betty Garvin of Florida, Ruth Doherty of Andover, Marilyn Fabri of Framingham, and 1 brother, Jerry Brown of Natick. She was predeceased by her sisters, Phyllis Allen McClure, Barbara Gassett, Virginia Libby and Joanne Corey, and brothers, Edward, Bobby, Ray and Charles Brown Jr.
Thelma attended Faulkner School of Nursing and worked many years helping others. She worked at the Framingham Newsclip for years. Thelma “Brownie” loved talking with people, whether it was riding the Framingham bus, walking downtown, or standing in a line. She had a quick sense of humor and could easily laugh with others. She loved her pet cats, bowling, square dancing and was an avid reader. In 2006, she was baptized into the Woodville Baptist Church.
She leaves behind 6 children, Ron Vorce and his wife, Audrey of Hopkinton, Kathy Tooley and her husband, Jim of Holliston, Tom Vorce and his wife, Stephanie of Hopkinton, Robert Vorce of Marlborough, Debbie Hogan of Hopedale, and Joe Vorce of Vermont. She was predeceased by her son, Donald Vorce who died in 1996. She had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 15th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A service will follow visitation in the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Private family burial will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors, in honor of George Robinson, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA 01748.