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Velma B. Atwood, 89

Marlborough – Velma B. Atwood, 89, died Monday March 16, 2009, at Marlborough Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Minot and Eunice (Temple) Browne.

She and her husband, Stoughton Atwood, who died in 2004, were married for 61 years. Together they lived in Florida, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Indiana, Maine and New Hampshire, making lasting friendships everywhere.

Mrs. Atwood grew up in Cohasset, the third of six children. She is survived by her brother, Frank Browne and his wife, Judy; her sister, Natalie Cockrell and her husband, Bud; her brothersin law, Ted Atwood and Paul Miller; and her sisters-in-law, Sally Milne, Polly Wilson and Charlotte Weaver.

In Wrentham, where the Atwoods raised their children, she was a den mother for Cub Scouts, a Brownie leader, a prizewinning garden club member, a member of Walpole Footlighters, and an active member and deaconess at First Congregational Church. She volunteered in hospitals and community organizations everywhere she lived.

She leaves her children, George Atwood and his partner, Karen Page; Nancy Sullivan and her husband, Terry; and Raymond Atwood and his wife, Konni. She also leaves her grandchildren, Sam Atwood, Jon Atwood, Christopher Ralph, Heather Tanashian, Jennifer Short, Dorin Thibault, Molly Delmastro, Jessica DAmbrosio, John Atwood, Nick Atwood, Hank Williams and Becki Green; her greatgrandchildren, Ian Atwood, Craig and Elissa Ropi, Isabela and Sofia Tanashian, Samantha and Casey Short, Allison, Morgan and Caroline Thibault, Savannah Delmastro, Lauren and Nicholas DAmbrosio, Caleb Atwood, Anthony Atwood and William Green; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held March 23 from First Congregational Church of Holliston. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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