By Mary Wenzel, Marlborough Columnist
MARLBOROUGH – The late Frances Brescia was remembered recently as family and close friends gathered at the Marlborough Country Club to celebrate her life. About 60 people attended with COVID preventing the inclusion of many others.
Fran’s great nephews and great nieces attended from North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Maine, as well as the local area.
A video was prepared by Fran’s dear friend, Maureen Letendre, depicting Fran’s journey from Italy, coming to America.
Her working career began in a shoe factory. It then ended at Raytheon.
Fran was a volunteer at Marlborough Hospital for over 25 years. In addition to volunteering at the Marlborough Hospital, her local efforts included participation in many community endeavors such as a bike helmet initiative for children, helping local families facing hardships, the food pantry and more.
In 2014, she was honored with the 2013 Marlborough Senior of the Year award, which recognized her commitment to family and friends as well as the community.
Crystal crosses were given to guests attending the local gathering in remembrance of Fran. The family thanks Alexis Evangelous and Maureen Letendre for putting together this beautiful celebration.
Assabet Valley Mastersingers plan performance
The Assabet Valley Mastersingers will present “Songs of Unity” at its concert on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. at the Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center at Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury. Tickets will be available at the door.
MHS band director selected for Rose Parade marching band
Angie Crockwell, director of the concert band at Marlborough High School, has been selected to march on Jan. 1, 2022 in the Band Directors Marching Band in the 2022 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.
Band directors from across the United States, Mexico and Canada will be participating in this historic project called “Saluting America’s Band Directors.” This is the first opportunity for band directors to participate in an event of this nature in the history of the Rose Parade.
This newly created band of band directors will accompany a beautiful float recognizing and honoring the role band directors play in the nurturing and development of the young people they serve. The project’s theme is “We teach music. We teach life.”
Senior Center holds garden workshop
Tina from Bemis Farms Nursery in Spencer was once again back at the Marlborough Senior Center for another beautiful garden workshop. Participants made dried hydrangea wreaths to celebrate the 2021 harvest season.
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