Easton Obituaries: Russell P. Childers and Betty M. Oliver

Easton Obituaries for the past week.

The following are Easton Obituaries for August 2:

Russell P. Childers

CHILDERS Russell P. of Easton, August 2, 2012, retired Detective Sergeant of the Boston Police Department. Husband of Genevieve (Goodis) Childers of Easton. Father of Russell Childers of Norton, Paul Childers of Franklin, William Childers of North Attleboro, Ellen Micciche of Middleboro and the late Deborah Childers. Brother of the late Victor Childers, Ernestine Metzler, Lillian Coleman and Irving Childers. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, one great grandchild, nieces and nephews. He was the grandfather of the late Heidi L. Childers. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services 605 Washington Street (Rte.138), EASTON, on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase Street, Easton, at 11:00 A.M. Interment with military honors will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting hours on Monday from 4:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Due to floral restrictions at the Cemetery, donations in Russell’s memory may be sent to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA. 02284-9168. For directions or condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com

Betty M. Oliver

Betty M. (Holmberg) (Sherman) Olivier, age 85 years, of North Easton died suddenly Monday, July 30, 2012, at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. In recent years, she resided at The Guardian Center, in Brockton, where she was lovingly cared for as she battled Alzheimers disease. She was the wife of the late Clifford A. Sherman Jr. and the late Rene L. Olivier Sr. She was born June 25, 1927, in Abington. She was the daughter of the late Bror E. Holmberg and the late Laura D. (Smith) Holmberg. She was a 1945 graduate of Oliver Ames High School in North Easton. For almost 70 years of her life, she lived in the home that her father and mother built. Mrs. Olivier worked for many years in Brockton, first for the Keystone Readers Club and then for Shawmut Bank. At the bank she worked as a word processor, retiring in 1990. She was very involved in the lives of her family and dear friends. She was known for her caring spirit, and willingness to dedicate her time and energy to others in need. For more than 60 years, she was an active member of the Warren Avenue Baptist Church in Brockton, serving there as a Deacon of the church and member of many boards and committees. She was also a founding member of The Beacon Lighters. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, painting, writing poetry and crafts. She is survived by a daughter, Carol M. Houghton and her husband Thomas of North Easton; and three sons, Dennis W. Sherman and his wife Emily of Aurora, Colo., Richard A. Sherman and his wife Beverly of Brockton and William E. Sherman and his wife Janet of Shapleigh, Maine. She also leaves seven grandchildren, Michelle M. Sims, Christine L. Smith, Scott D. Olivier, Jaime L. Sherman, Ryan A. Sherman, Craig A. Sherman and Rebecca L. Sherman; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Ruth Watts and her husband Ralph of Denver, Colo.; her brother, Robert Holmberg Sr. and his wife Betty of North Easton; her sister-in-law, Peggy Yelle of Cumberland, R.I. and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at 10 a.m. in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 647 Main St., in Brockton. Interment in Melrose Cemetery in Brockton. Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. Friends wishing may honor Mrs. Olivier by donating to the Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. (www.alz.org/manh/). For additional information, please visit www.d-mfh.com. Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home 647 Main St., Brockton 508-586-4391


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