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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Long-time Wayland resident Jack Finlay dies at 90

Boston Globe 11/5/2019: JOHN PRENTISS “JACK” FINLAY  1928 – 2019. FINLAY, John Prentiss “Jack” Age 90, of Ipswich, MA, died Sunday, April 28, at the Kaplan Family Hospicein Danvers, MA, due to complications from a recent fall. He was surrounded with love by four generations of family. For complete obituary, click here.

There will be a Celebration of Life for family and close friends and a date yet to be determined. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice/Danvers Mass., or the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals/MSPCA. Arrangements by John C. Bryant Funeral Home of WAYLAND. For condolences visit

Member of Wayland Board of Public Works remembered for his generosity

Wayland Town Crier 1/28/18: Member of Wayland Board of Public Works remembered for his generosity. Prescott “Woody” Baston Jr. was always willing to lend a hand, whether helping a neighbor whose snowblower died in a storm or mowing the lawn at Wayland Depot. “Selfless is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of my father,” said his son, Scott. Baston, a 44-year resident of Wayland who was elected in 2015 to the Board of Public Works and was recently its chairman, died Jan. 11. He was 72.

Obituary: Stephen “Stubby” Kadlik

Boston Globe 12/11/16: Obituary: Stephen “Stubby” Kadlik. “Stubby” 60, of Medway formerly of Cochituate died peacefully and comfortably at his home on December 9, 2016 with his loving wife Gail at his side following a valiant and courageous battle with cancer.

Kathy Sherry, 60, former chair of Wayland High School special education department. Funeral service August 11.

Meg-Jack-Wedding-_-PRINT-1061-BWSarah “Kathy” Powers Sherry, the loving mother of four children and former chair of Wayland High School’s special education department, passed away peacefully at home on August 4, 2016, surrounded by her family.

The 60-year-old native of Connecticut, a Wayland resident since 1996, died after a seven-year struggle with metastatic breast cancer. Kathy is survived by Jay, her husband of 38 years, and her daughter Jackie Cody and husband Joe, son Brennan, daughter Meghan Leavitt and husband Jack, son Ben and his fiancée Alex Lee. She is the devoted sister of Rich Powers, Beth Powers and her husband Jorge Navarro and her late brother Terry Powers. She is also survived by her parents-in-law Hope and Jack Sherry, eleven brothers- and sisters-in-law, 22 nieces and nephews, four great-nephews and five great-nieces.

Sarah Kathleen Powers was born on October 16, 1955, to the late Richard M. Powers and Evelyn (Schaeffer) Powers. Her father was a well-known science fiction illustrator and artist. She grew up in Ridgefield, Connecticut, attending St. Mary’s School and graduating from Ridgefield High School. She was a 1977 graduate of the University of Connecticut, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history. She began her career as a paralegal before starting her family. She received a master’s degree in bilingual special education from Fairfield University while the family lived in Newtown, Connecticut.

At Wayland High School, Kathy was a special education teacher from 1999 to 2014, serving for several years as department chair. She was co-coach of the School’s Mock Trial team for nine years through June 2016. She was active in the Wayland Boosters Association and in Good Shepherd Parish, serving as a Eucharistic minister, a member of the parish council, and a leader of the Cornerstone Retreat group for women of the parish.

The position Kathy took most seriously and perfected was being a loving mother. She cheered for her kids at their sporting competitions, sold sports apparel for Boosters, and was an accomplished tailgater and “captain’s mom” at football games. A gourmet cook, her Golden Triangles, Pizza Dip, Imperial Potatoes and Spanish Tortillas will be sorely missed by her kids. She loved to travel to see her far-flung extended family in California, Colorado and Spain, and she helped orchestrate biennial Sherry Family Reunions. She rejoiced in the role of Mother of the Bride twice in 2014, for daughters Meghan and Jackie. She delighted in her Christmas cookie swaps, her book group, her “birthday group” and her visits to Martha’s Vineyard. She made her friendships linger.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday, August 10, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at George F. Doherty and Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St. (Route 16), Wellesley. Special remembrances will be at 7:30 that evening. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place 10:00 AM Thursday, August 11, at St. Zepherin Church of Good Shepherd Parish, 99 Main St., Wayland. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Wayland, near her brother Terry. Relatives, friends and former students are invited to a reception at Kathy and Jay’s Wayland home following the burial.

At Kathy’s request, donations in her memory may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center at Her Wayland High School colleagues also request donations to the Wayland High School Scholarship Committee c/o the Kathy Sherry Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 36, Wayland, MA 01778.

Obituary: Jean Martin, 93, taught kindergarten and first grade. Memorial Service on April 30.

Jean Martin of Sudbury, MA passed away on December 5, 2015. She was 93 years young. Mrs. Martin taught kindergarten and first grade from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s in both Sudbury and Wayland. A Memorial service will be held in Sudbury on Saturday April 30, 2016 at 11am at Memorial Congregational Church, 26 Concord Rd, Sudbury. See announcement below for details.

Submitted by the Daughters of Jean Martin:
Debby Martin, Wendy Davis, Jody Hyman and Nancy Doherty

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Wayland Youngster Jessie Aufman Passes Away, services Sunday in Framingham

Wayland Patch 12/30/15: Wayland Youngster Jessie Aufman Passes Away. Well-known Wayland youngster Jessie Aufman passed away on Wednesday morning. Aufman, 13, suffered from Sanfilippo Syndrome, a terminal genetic disease that causes sugars to build up on the brain, progressively inhibiting movement, speech and cognitive abilities.  Her obituary is posted online here.

A Celebration of Jessie’s life will be held on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 12:00 noon at Edwards, Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham.

tec cooperative place to playIn lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to support efforts to build a handicapped-accessible playground at The Education Cooperative. Donations may be made by check payable to The Education Cooperative, 141 Mansion Drive, Suite 200, E. Walpole, MA 02032 (please mark “Playground Donation” on the memo line of the check), or online at

Wayland man drowns in Adirondack river during vacation

Wayland Town Crier 8/21/15: Wayland man drowns in Adirondack river during vacation. A 50-year-old Wayland man drowned while swimming in an Adirondack river with his family on Monday, according to New York State Police. Troopers said Thursday that Dale Calverley of Wayland was swimming at the base of Buttermilk Falls on the Raquette River in the Hamilton County town of Long Lake, 95 miles northwest of Albany.

Wayland Patch 8/18/15: Dale Calverley of Wayland Passed Away on Vacation. Dale Calverley of Wayland reportedly passed away unexpectedly while on vacation with his family this week. He leaves behind three children and his wife, Jen. Condolences load the Facebook page of Calverley, who friends referred to as the “Fix It Clown.” Calverley was a graduate of Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough and worked at Solave.

Click here for information on a GoFundMe fundraising campaign for Dale Calverley’s family.