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Stoughton Obituaries (January 5)

The following are obituaries for Stoughton residents or those with Stoughton ties for the week of December 30 - January 5.

Jodi A. (Meadows) Catania

Jodi A. (Meadows) Catania, 37, died Sunday, December 30 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, after suffering complications from a fall. She was the beloved wife of William L. Catania, Jr.

Born in Stoughton, she was a longtime resident of Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton Schools. Jodi worked as a paramedic for Cataldo Ambulance for over one year and also worked for Medflight. Previously, she worked as a dispatcher for Stoughton Fire Department and Norwell Fire Department.

She also was a volunteer paramedic for Easton Youth Football games. She was a member of the Lady Outlaws Semi Pro Cheerleaders. In her free time, she enjoyed spending time with her family .

In addition to her husband, Jodi is survived by her children, Logan J. Hurley and Mia E. Hurley both of Easton and her stepdaughter Nicole M. Catania. She was the daughter of Karen (Hansen) Meadows of Stoughton and the late Albert "Skip" Meadows. Jodi was the sister of Heather J. Meadows of Stoughton and Nicole J. Rhuda and her husband Shawn of NH. She is also survived by her grandmother Gloria (Macchi) Hansen of Stoughton and her nieces Olivia Marchand and Corrin Rhuda.

Funeral prayers will be offered in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt.27) Stoughton on Saturday, January 5 at 9 a.m. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Stoughton.

Donations in Jodi's Memory may be made to the Jodi Meadows Catania Family Fund at any TD Bank.

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Ellen F. (Marron) Hochmuth

Ellen F. (Marron) Hochmuth, 90, a lifelong resident of Stoughton, died on Monday, December 31 at Baypointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brockton after a period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Alfred E. Hochmuth, Jr.

Born in Stoughton to Leo and Elizabeth (Hooper) Marron, she was a graduate of St. Mary's School, Stoughton High School, Class of 1939 and Lasell College.

Mrs. Hochmuth worked in the cafeteria in the Stoughton Public Schools for many years before retiring several years ago. She was active at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton and the Ladies Sodality and the Massachusetts Catholic Woman's Guild at the church.

She was a devoted wife and mother who will be remembered with love and missed greatly. In her free time and more than anything else, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Mrs. Hochmuth is survived by her children, Ann O'Grady of Stoughton, Ned Hochmuth of Middleboro and Jane Lang of Norton. She was the sister of Jane DuBois of MO and the late Francis and Ann Marron. She was the loving grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Procession will be assembling at the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt.27) in Stoughton on Saturday, January 5 at 10 a.m. followed by a procession and Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, 122 Canton St., in Stoughton at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Stoughton.

Donations in Ellen's memory may be sent to Old Colony Hospice, 1 Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368.

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Madeline R. "Mim" (Fralick) Smith

Madeline R. "Mim" (Fralick) Smith, 90, died December 31, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton surrounded by her family and after a period of failing health. She was the wife of the late William E. Smith, Sr.

Born in Canton, she was raised and educated in Canton and attended Canton Schools. Mrs. Smith was a resident of Stoughton for over 70 years. She worked as a stitcher for Lurie Sportswear in Stoughton for many years and retired in 1980.

She was a member of the Stoughton Golden Agers, the Pokeno Club in Stoughton, the International Garment Workers Union and AARP. In her free time, she enjoyed crafts, bowling and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children Sandra A. Moneypenny of OH, William E. Smith, Jr. of Sudbury, Beverly Nessralla of Brockton and Susan Spintig and Madeline Rodrigues both of Stoughton. She was the sister of John Fralick of Canton and the late Marjorie Bowmar, Louise Daly, Edith Pasquarosa, Evelyn Santos, Roland, Robert, Warren and Frederick Fralick. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral prayers were offered at the Farley Funeral Home in Stoughton on Friday, January 4. Interment took place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Stoughton.

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Thomas Fisher

Thomas Fisher of East Taunton and formerly of Stoughton, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

Beloved husband of the Helene (Chefitz) “Rusty” Fisher. Devoted son of the late George and Anne Fisher. Loving father of Risa Indeck and her husband Steven of East Taunton and Barry Fisher and his wife Carolyn. Cherished grandfather of Alexander, Cameron and Jacob Indeck and Thomas and Brittney Fisher. Dear brother of Rona Katz and her husband James of NH.

Service was held at Schlossberg Solomon Memorial Chapel in Canton on  Thursday, January 3. Interment took place at the Shara Tfilo Cemetery in West Roxbury. 

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be madeto American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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