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FRAMINGHAM – Titus Boralessa of Framingham, formerly of Galle, Sri Lanka, passed away at age 88, peacefully at his residence on February 14, 2022.

He leaves behind the love of his life and wife of 62 years, Marlene, and his daughters, Samantha, Manel, and Nilmini and son, James. He also leaves behind his daughter-in-law Himali, and son-in-laws Joseph Phillips, Joseph Hall and Roshan Mahendrarajah. He is also survived by his 7 grandchildren, all of whom grew up in Framingham.

Titus emigrated from Sri Lanka in the mid-eighties and had been a resident of Massachusetts since then.

After retiring from the Town of Wellesley, much of his time was spent gardening and taking care of the yard.

The family will be holding a private funeral.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Family Promise MetroWest

Arrangements under the care of McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home of Framingham.  For online tributes or to share a memory with the Boralessa family, kindly visit


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