‘She was a pistol’: Natalie Caplan, 96, a St. Patrick’s Manor resident, succumbs after contracting coronavirus

Published in The MetroWest Daily News on May 1, 2020. By Jeannette Hinkle, The MetroWest Daily News. Photo: Courtesy FRAMINGHAM – Natalie Caplan was a pistol. A driven, persistent woman who knew what she liked and what she didn’t. “She was a lot a bit of a diva,” said her daughter, Debra. Natalie got her […]

Melrose mourns the loss of John Strileckis

Published Oct. 12, 2016 in the Melrose Free Press. By Jeannette Hinkle, Melrose Free Press. Johnny Strileckis was a creature of habit. Every Saturday morning, the early bird would rise before the sun and walk down to the Dunkin’ Donuts on Main Street for a hot chocolate. They knew him there, just as the workers […]