ASHLAND – On Monday, February 22, 2021, Michelle Virginia (Calhoun) Garber passed away at age 52 surrounded by her family in Milford.
She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, and friend to many. Michelle was born on October 28, 1968 in the Town of Framingham. She was a Branch Operations Manager at WESCO in Westboro, for 9 years, and loved her job and coworkers.
Michelle happily married her best friend, Bob Garber, on December 31, 1989 in Sudbury. They raised 3 children together; Bradley, Maddison, and Andrew. She is survived by her parents Nancy and Allan (Skip) Calhoun and her brother Steven of The Villages, FL. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Michelle always loved camping, reading, sitting on the beach, all things Wizard of Oz, watching her kids compete in games and meets, visiting her family in Florida, going on road trips while doing all of the tourist things, and being home with her whole family. Michelle was always a positive, bright light in any room. She never let the little things bother her, and she loved to live life to the fullest. Her one wish was for everyone to be kind to one another and themselves.
Public calling hours will be held Friday, February 26, 2021 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street in Ashland.
The funeral service will be private.
In lieu of flowers we ask that people make donations to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for Ovarian Cancer in Boston, MA or to Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in Milton MA.
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