Edwina M. Kirby, 93, of Bellingham passed away at her home on Aug. 31 after a short illness.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 4-8 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton. The funeral will be held Wednesday, Sept. 8, from the funeral home at 8:45 a.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated  at 10 a.m. in Saint Brendan’s Church, 384 Hartford Ave., Bellingham.

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Five years ago, after retiring from our respective careers, we chose Holliston as our new home to be close to our daughter’s family (meaning grandchildren). Our retirement dreams included leisure time and travel to explore new places.  Although not a thought when formulating our retirement dreams, The Holliston Reporter became our obsession, and we have gladly given this particular retirement project our all.  Our work on the Holliston Reporter has been a pleasure:  we have immersed ourselves in the community, learning about and enjoying its history, people and events. 

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Elinor (Stevens) Kampersal, 91, a lifelong resident of Holliston, passed away July 9, 2021 after a period of declining health.
Family and friends will honor and celebrate Elinor’s life by gathering for her funeral services on Saturday morning, July 17th in the First Congregational Church, 725 Washington St., Holliston at 11 o’clock.

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Holliston’s American Legion Post 47 reached its 100th anniversary in 2020. The Laser Light show they threw for the Town was a fitting celebration – worth waiting a year.

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Town Historian, Joanne Hulbert shares a language lesson. English is the dominant language of Massachusetts and Holliston since its settlement. There was a language spoken here long before the arrival of the Europeans who paid scant attention to the language spoken by the Native Americans. Fortunately, a few people did.

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