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Velma B. Atwood

January 1, 1970 - March 16, 2009

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Velma B. Atwood, 89, died Monday, March 16, 2009 at Marlborough Hospital. She was the daughter of Minot A. and Eunice (Temple) Browne.

She and Stoughton Atwood (who died in 2004) were married for 61 years. Together they lived in Florida, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Indiana, Maine, and New Hampshire, making lasting friends everywhere.

Mrs. Atwood grew up in Cohasset. She was third of six children. Two sisters Mary Straight and Harriett Edwards, and a brother Minot Browne predeceased her. She is survived by a brother Frank Browne and his wife Judy of Coventry, RI, and a sister Natalie Cockrell and her husband Bud of E. Greenwich, RI. She also leaves behind brothers-in-law Ted Atwood of No. Carolina and Paul Miller of Colorado; and sisters-in-law Sally Milne of Florida, Polly Wilson, of NH, and Charlotte Weaver of Florida.

In Wrentham where they raised their children, she was a den mother for Cub Scouts, a Brownie leader, a prize-winning garden club member, a member of Walpole Footlighters, and an active member and deaconess at First Congregational Church. She volunteered in
hospitals and community organizations everywhere she lived.

She leaves three children: George Atwood and his partner Karen Page, of Bucksport, ME, Nancy Sullivan and her husband Terry, of Ashland, and Raymond Atwood and his wife Konni of Somersworth, NH. She leaves 10 grandchildren, Sam Atwood and his wife, Randi of Tallahassee, FL, Jon Atwood, of Bangor, ME, Christopher Ralph and his wife Lisa, of Marlboro, Heather Tanashian and her husband Gary of Bolton, Jennifer Short and her husband Tom, of El Dorado Hills, Calif., Dorin Thibault and her husband Bob, of Westborough, currently living in Belgium, Molly Delmastro, Plymouth, Jessica D’Ambrosio of Sandwich, John and Nick Atwood of Somersworth, NH, Hank Williams and his wife, Madeleine, of Woodbridge, NJ and Becki Green and her husband Ben of Dunbarton, NH. Great-grandchildren are Ian Atwood, Craig and Elissa Ropi, Isabela and Sofia Tanashian, Samantha and Casey Short, Allison, Morgan, and Caroline Thibault, Savannah Delmastro, Lauren and Nicholas D’Ambrosio, Caleb Atwood, Anthony Atwood and William Green. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be Sunday, March 22, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Chesmore Funeral Home, 854 Washington Street, Holliston. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 23, at the First Congregational Church, 725 Washington Street, Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.