To make a donation to Wednesday's Child in memory
of a loved one please go to our secure
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In memory of
A donation was given by Caitlin
Powers of Hudson NH
Catherine Cary of Lawrence, MA
Anne Lantz of Brockton, MA
Jeanne Jones of Rockville, Maryland
|In memory of Catherine McBrine Banks
A donation was given by Christine Banks of Scituate, MA
|In memory of Charles Seney of N. Grosvenordale, CT
A donation was given by Louis and Linda Johnson of South Dennis, MA
|In memory of Matthew Fenton
A donation was sent in Mathew's name by Gerald Johnston of Haverhill.
|In memory of Madeline Turner
A donation from Donald Miller of Middleboro
William and JoAnn Richards of East Bridgewater
Juanita McGranachan of Duxbury
Marilyn Turner of Plymouth
Patricia and Richard McKenna of Abington
Margaret Butler of Mint Hill, NC
In memory of Madeline Turner from the Abington High School Class of 1965. Our sympathy to the family.
|In memory of John K. Nally - February 15, 2014
A donation was sent in John's name by Lois Nally.
|In memory of Lenny Emory of Waterville Valley, NH.
Donations were sent to Wednesday's Child by Billie Samuelson of Waldwick, NJ &
Terry Rosenblum of Franklin Lakes, NJ
|In loving memory of Matthew Fenton who loved Wednesday's Child.
Passed away on June 14, 1996.
A donation was sent in Matthew’s name by Gerald Johnson of Haverhill.
|In Memory of Carol Villermaire August 21, 2012
Donations sent by Arthur and Silvia Guerin
|In Memory of Michael Roy / January 2012
Rob and Maureen Roy of Milford, NH lost their son Michael in 2005. They sent a donation to Wednesday’s Child in 2012 in his memory.
|In Memory of Doris Rapose / January 2012
A $500 donation was received from Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.
A donation was received from Nicholas and Sheila Calos.
|In Memory of Seth Kline / November 2011
A donation was received from Ralph and Barbara Prolman.
And from Harry and Linda Kaloustian.
|In Memory of Paul Villemaire/ November 2011
A donation was received from Raymond and Joanne Fournier and James and Rosemary Tuxbury
|In Memory of Doris Rafuse/ November 7th, 2011
Donations were received from Jerome Guerin, Arthur and Sylvia Guerin, Ann Travers, Paul and Catherine Lundergan, Mary McCann.
Bill and Mary Lou Cahalane
|In Memory of William Carmody/ September 2011
Janet Silvey made a memorial donation in memory of William Carmody, uncle of former Wednesday's Child Luis Carmody.
|In Memory of Greta
Valentine / January 2011
Kathleen and Paul Kelly sent a donation in memory
of Greta Valentine, mother of Karen Norwood of New
Hampshire. Karens beloved mother for 101 years.
|In Memory of Margaret
DeMarco of Boston, May 30, 2010.
Donations to Wednesday's Child have been given in
memory of Margaret DeMarco of Boston, Massachusetts
|In Memory of RAE,
David E. "Davie" Retired Firefighter,
Brookline Fire Dept. Of Brookline, March 24, 2010.
Donations to Wednesday's Child have been given in
memory of David E. Rae of Brookline, Massachusetts
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Murphy
John McCarthy, and Keystone Dental
In Memory of Kevin
J. Murphy of Hudson, Massachusetts 12-11-2009
Donations to Wednesday's Child have been given
in memory of Kevin J. Murphy of Hudson, Massachusetts
Michael & Paula Anderson
Donna & Ronald Dion
Mark & Deborah Fortin
The HUB Estimating Team - Lee, Fernando, Gillian,
Don and Stan
Walter & Sandra Murphy
Leo & Margaret Murphy
Simard Family (Rene, Jean, Brad & Mary) The
Hart's (Kathi, John, Adam and
Patrick) and The O'Connell's (Bill & Sue).
Patricia Tomasetti of Hanscom Federal Credit Union
Barbara and William Masciarelli
Sean M. Haggerty
3, 1979 - April 1, 2008
A Kind and Loving Son and Brother, A Loyal Friend
Happy 30th Birthday this year, Sean
We Miss You and Love You - Mom, Dad, Brian, Scott
In Memory of Tiffany Farnsworth 2008
||Tiffany Farnsworth worked as a flight attendant
for Delta Airlines for 35 years. She was single and never
had children, but always gave a lot of thought to underprivileged
children. Shortly after she retired, she was diagnosed with
Lou Gehrig's disease. In her last will and testament, she
instructed that her estate was to be given to charities that
help special needs children. Tiffany named her long-time friend
and fellow stewardess Victoria Sinniskson and Vicky's husband
Paul Spring as executors of the will and instructed them to
find the appropriate charities.
|After months of research, Vicky and Paul chose Wednesday's
Child, Children's Hospital and St. Jude's Hospital as the
recipients. $100,000 was given to Wednesday's child, and all
of it will go to the various charities and agencies selected
by Jack and Marci Williams to help special needs children
find adoptive homes. Vicky and Paul were impressed that the
Jack Williams Endowment for Wednesday's Child has no employees
or a separate office and neither Marci nor Jack take any salary.
The checks were presented at a lunch December 29th at the
couple's home in Everett. Thank you Tiffany Farnsworth for
making such a meaningful statement about remembering children
who were not as lucky as most of us.
In Memory of Lucille Knott DeMelle of Natick, MA 2008
My mother found out as an adult that she had been adopted from
within her own family (i.e., her 'father' adopted her from one
of his sisters under circumstances no one truly knows.). She grew
up in a loving family as an only child, but part of a very large
extended family which included eleven aunts and uncles and myriad
cousins. In fact, she was particularly close to one aunt who,
as it turned out, was actually her biological mother. While my
mother always felt great love and devotion from her own parents
(who had adopted her), she never understood when she did find
out that she had been adopted just why she had never been told.
That was never resolved during the lives of those from that generation
who could have explained it to her.
What is important about my mother is her great love for children
and her hospitality to all. Her home and her heart were open to
anyone...especially children. When we were trying to find a suitable
organization to which we could direct gifts given in her memory,
a family member mentioned your efforts with Wednesday's Child
and it clicked with my sister and me that it was the right place.
My mother never focused particularly on the fact she was adopted,
but it is clear that it remained a mystery to her for her lifetime.
What she did focus on throughout her life, however, was making
certain that all people felt welcome in her home and in her heart.
With that in mind, we are pleased to acknowledge her life with
contributions in her memory to Wednesday's Child.
Published in the
Boston Globe on 1/9/2008
E. (Knott) DeMelle
Of Natick on Jan. 7, 2008 died peacefully surrounded by her loving
family. Beloved wife for 64 years of the late Walter E. DeMelle,
Sr. Loving mother of Walter E. DeMelle, Jr. and his wife Susan
Sullivan DeMelle of Lakeville, CT and Susan E. Kerrissey and her
husband Edward F. Kerrissey of Natick. Sister of Shirley Knott
Hines of Worcester. Mother-in-law of Pamela DeMelle of Sudbury.
Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mother
of the late Arthur W. DeMelle and sister of the late Gertrude
Werme. At the request of her family there will be no visitations.
Funeral Service on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at 2:00 pm at St. Andrew's
Episcopal Church, Washington St, (Rte. 16) Wellesley. Interment
in the family lot in Glenwood Cemetery will be private at the
convenience of her family. Due to the special love and fondness
Lucille shared for children, her family requests no flowers and
that memorial gifts in her name be sent to Wednesday's
Child, c/o Jack and Marcie Williams. PO Box 136, Weston, MA 02493
or at www.jackwilliams wednesdayschild.com
would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements under the direction
of the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of Cochituate Village, WAYLAND.
In Memory of Josephine Leverone 2006
4 Blueberry Hill
Kingston, MA 02364
November 22, 2006
Jack and Marci Williams
P.O. Box 136
Weston, MA 02493
Dear Jack and Marci,
First, we commend you on the wonderful job that you do with Wednesday's
Child. Someday we'd like to help out in a more personal way.
Please accept this small donation in memory of Josephine Leverone
who passed away on April 30, 2006. She was the mother of seven
children that were her life and we thought she would want the
money that was distributed to her children (after all the nursing
home expenses, etc) to go towards helping other children.
Keep up the good work!
Tracy and Bill Leverone
In Memory of Ruthie Antonides 2005
A dear friend to Wednesday's Child who died after battling cancer.
A memorial service was held Saturday, April 30th, at 11am, on
the mountain at Waterville Valley, NH. and was attended by 400
at the memorial service
Tom Corcoran's tribute
In Memory of Norma Donahue, wife of Judge Leslie Donahue
of the Essex County Juvenile Court. Donation sent by Honorable
Martha P. Grace and Nason Hurowitz.
In Memory of James Liston
|Jim was Purchasing Agent for Registry of Deeds in Cambridge.
He passed away November 21st. His family, as per his request,
asked people attending the funeral to send a donation to Wednesday's
Child in lieu of flowers. Our thanks to the following people
Mrs. Juana Rivera-Trivino
Mrs. LoriEllen Rocha
Ms. Lisa Madison
Paul and Carol Villemaire
Robert and Grace Abruzzio
Dr. Francis and Alice Wang
|In Memory of William "Harry"
| William "Harry" Van Scoyoc: a friend to children,
who, among other things, served as a foster care review panel
member. Among his many friends who sent contributions to Wednesday's
Child in Harry's memory were Nancy MacDonald, Andrea King,
Merrie Schippeveit, Carol McDaid, Eugene Stecca and Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Heartz, John and Ann Stone, Gary Burggraf, the
John Kelly family, the Janek family, Cindy Matioff, Marie
Taylor, Evan and Trisha Knisely, Marilyn and Jim Roberts,
Mary Baldor, Linda and William Rawls, Mr. and Mrs. John Fuller,
Thomas Schrenk, Steven Beckham, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Owen Burggraf,
Ann Dunsworth, Don and Kathy Dillon, Charles Calhoun, Jan
Schoonmaker, Wendy Burggraf, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ferry
III, Roseanna and Tommy Hurley, Drex Martin, Phillip O'Hare,
Paul and Beth Sauerborn, Kevin and Catherine Kelly, Noreen
Wells, and Jim and Pat Boyd.A social worker who was assigned
to Framingham remembered Harry this way: "We were trying
to clean up out playroom (where parents visit with their children).
The room was messy with broken toys. We had volunteers cleaning
and painting, and we were actively trying to raise money for
children's furniture and toys. Harry very quietly and with
no desire for recognition, gave us a generous check to finish
our room. He had a quiet commitment to ideals which he rarely
put into words."