- Deceased's name: Josephine A. Papile
- Age: 96
- Date: February 16, 2011
- Hometown: Marlborough
- Survived by: Louis, daughter-in-law Lorrie, two grandchildren, Debbie Papile, Louis Papile, Jr. and his wife Linda, six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Josephine A. Papile, 96 years old, of Marlborough, passed away Wednesday, February 16th at Marlboro Hills Health Care Center after a long period of failing health. She was the wife of Henry E. Papile who died in 1975. Born in So.Barre, MA in 1914, she was the daughter of Cesare and Amalia (Tartaglia) Onorato. She has resided in Marlborough for the past 70 years She is survived by her son, Louis, daughter-in-law Lorrie, two grandchildren, Debbie Papile, Louis Papile, Jr. and his wife Linda, six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She also leaves a sister, Ann Boivin of Ware, MA and a brother, Dr. Nicholas Onorato and wife Betty of Shrewsbury and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers Anthony and Gene and sister, Yolanda (Vi) Errico.
She was employed by Frye Corbin Box Factory and later by the Marlborough School Cafeteria Dept. prior to her retirement many years ago. She took great pleasure in her family and friends and was happiest in her kitchen cooking for all. She was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan and a loyal attendee at the Marlboro Shamrocks and Marlborough High School football games. For many years she attended daily Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church and found immense comfort in her faith.
Josephine and Henry loved to travel and visited Italy, Hawaii and saw many states during an extended cross-country trip They also enjoyed a cruise so much that they had hoped to go again. She later enjoyed traveling with her friends at the Senior Center.
Her funeral mass will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Prospect St, Marlborough. Burial will follow in Saint Mary’s Cemetery. Visiting hours at the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com), 95 West Main St. Marlborough, will be held on Tuesday evening from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made to a charity of your choice.