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Koch, Hazel I.

Hazel Iris (Stelfox) Koch, a longtime resident of Westwood, died Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Harrington House in Walpole.  She was 92.  Hazel was born June 28, 1920 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Harold and Ada Florence (Hill) Stelfox.  Hazel worked as a claims typist for Attorney Donald Cole of Westwood for 18 years until her retirement around 1986.  She was a member of the Westwood Senior Citizens, a longtime active member of the Islington Community Church, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Westwood after the closure of the Islington Church.  Hazel also loved gardening and her gardens were a delight to all her neighbors and friends.  She was the wife of the late Arnold “Kochie” Koch and the sister of the late Harold Arthur Stelfox and the late Leslie Gordon Stelfox.  Hazel is survived by her two daughters, Carol H. Koch, and her husband Joseph Dana, of Franklin, and Nancy K. Kester, and her husband Adrian, of Basking Ridge, New Jersey; her six grandchildren, Arnold Kester of Belchertown, Marieke Kester of Virginia, Julia Kester of Cambridge, Jennifer Richards, and her husband Mark, of Tewksbury, Anthony Dana of California, and Nicole Dana of Florida; and her great grandson, Jeremy Richards.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service Sunday, August 26th at 4 PM at the First Baptist Church of Westwood, 808 High Street. A collation will be held in the church hall after the Memorial Service.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations to The First Baptist Church of Westwood (please write Handbell Fund in the memo line of your check), 808 High Street, Westwood, MA 02090 or to Hale Reservation, 80 Carby Street, Westwood, MA 02090 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Jean Furbish
    October 11th, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, I just found out of Hazel’s passing after visiting Traditions of Dedham. I was one of the weekend nurses that cared for Hazel, I truly loved her, we would sit for hours and talk…she shared so much of her life with me, it was an honor to have known and cared for her, I considered her my second Mom.
    Jean Furbish

  2. donna (richardson) davey
    January 9th, 2013 | 3:16 pm

    So sorry to hear of another chapter closed in my life. Fond memories are lasting which made me look up old friends of importance . We must hold fast to the past as that makes the future.

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