Elsie R. Viles

Elsie Ruth Viles, 93, of Mashpee, formerly of Norwood, died at the Royal Megansett Nursing Home on August 31.

She was the wife of the late Frederick James Viles Jr.

The daughter of Robert and Margaret Praetsch, Ms. Viles graduated from Needham High School, where she was valedictorian of her class. She also attended Chandler Business School in Boston.

Ms. Viles worked for many years as an administrative assistant for numerous businesses.

She enjoyed animals and the outdoors.

She leaves her two daughters, Patricia Antonellis and her husband, Benjamin Antonellis, of Mashpee and Naples, Florida, and Elaine Crowell and her husband, Alvin Crowell, of Mashpee; her two sisters, Margaret Tocci and Louise Soares; her brother, Richard Praetsch; her five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Ms. Viles was the sister of the late Clara Kennefick and Roland Praetsch.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, September 7, from 11 AM to 1 PM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Avenue, Mashpee.

A funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 1:15 PM.

Burial will be held on Monday, September 8, at 1 PM in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNA Hospice, 434 Route 134, Suite D-3, South Dennis, MA 02660.


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