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Dover-Sherborn Loses Two Current & Former Residents

Here is a list of names from Dover and Sherborn who have died recently. Service information is included where applicable.

If you know of any current or former Dover or Sherborn residents who have died recently that aren't listed here, add them to the comments field.

Donald L. Scully, 77, a longtime resident of Framingham, died September 6, after a brief stay at EPOCH of Harwich. He was raised and educated in Dover and served in the Army in post-war Korea.He married and settled in Sherborn and was employed as a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Dover. He was commended by Dover for his more than 40 years of service to the town following his retirement.

He is survived by his children, Susan Fuller of AZ, Karen Martin of Worcester, and Michael Scully and Debbie Forbes both of FL; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Highland Cemetery, 54 Centre Street, Dover, on Thursday, September 13, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend.

Henry Hill Thayer, 85, of Little Compton, RI, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012, at the Sakonnet Bay Manor. He was the husband of Pollie Straw Thayer to whom he had been married for the past 55 years. He lived with his wife and children in Dover for many years. He graduated from Harvard University and served in the Navy during World War II. He was the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Polaroid Corporation in Cambridge for 38 years before retiring in 1989.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two daughters; Jen Thayer of Hudson, MA; Tracy Parsons and her husband Peter of Medfield, MA; his son; Harvey H. Thayer Jr., and his wife Valerie of Concord, MA. His younger son, David Straw Thayer, predeceased him. Mr. Thayer found much joy with his six grandchildren; Joshua, Emily, David, and Holly Parsons, and Caroline and Olivia Thayer. He is survived by his sister, Mary Ann Makepeace, her husband William of Little Compton, RI.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the United Congregational Church, at the Commons in Little Compton, RI. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial is private. Contributions in his honor may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to the Massachusetts Audubon, 208 South Great Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773. Arrangements are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Homes of Memorial Tribute, Fall River.

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