Northborough – R. Stanley Locke passed away peacefully at his home Oct. 13, 2019; he was 78 years old.
Stanley was born and raised in Worcester, the son of the late Richard J. and Robina (Murray) Locke. He graduated from Worcester’s North High in 1959 and proudly served in the U.S. Navy prior to studying at the University of Maine and the American Institute of Banking. Stanley was an executive banker, proudly serving over 46 years in the banking and finance sector in the Cape Elizabeth, Maine and local Massachusetts areas.
When time allowed, Stanley enjoyed fishing, deer hunting in the Moosehead Lake Region of Maine, playing golf and caring for his dogs, Sunny and Clifford. As a devoted father and grandfather, Stanley was sure to be present at most all of his sons’ and grandchildren’s games. As a loving husband and family man, Stanley would open his home to the neighborhood children; his kind and welcoming nature will be missed by all lucky enough to have known him.
Stanley is survived by his wife of 53 years, Theresa M. (Fraioli) Locke; their three sons, Richard J. Locke and his wife Kristen of Southborough, Jeffrey B. Locke and his wife Michelle of Holden, and Gregory S. Locke of Northborough; seven grandchildren, Jared, Rachel, Dylan, Kiley, Connor, Reagan and Kyle; a sister, Sandra Locke of Shrewsbury, and several nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his friends and colleagues.
A time of visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 18, from 4-7 p.m., at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m., at Saint Rose of Lima Parish, 244 W. Main St., Northborough.
The Locke family wishes to thank Dr. Bradley Switzer, Dr. Joseph Mancis, Dr. Brian Wolpin and the U-MASS and Reliant Oncology Department nurses and staff for their professionalism, care and kindness shown to Stanley. They also request, in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations in Stanley’s name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 (www.dana-farber.org/gift).
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