Deborah L. Willard

NATICK- Deborah L. Willard, 45, lost her lengthy battle with cancer on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. She was born in Boston, the daughter of Les Rudman and Cindi (Strobl) Rudman. Deb graduated from Milford High School in 1990, went on to graduate from Endicott College in 1994 where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in education, and continued to receive her Master’s degree in education from the American International College. She taught first grade in the Marlboro School System for 17 years starting at Richer Elementary School, and for the past 15 years at Kane Elementary School.

She leaves behind her devoted husband, Ian Willard of Natick; her loving son, Miles Willard of Natick; her mother and father, her stepmother, her sister, her uncle and many nieces and cousins. Deb will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of Deb’s life will be held on October 14th, 2017 at 2pm at the Kane School, 520 Farm Rd, Marlborough, MA 01752. In lieu of flowers, donations in Deb’s memory may be made to a scholarship fund. For more information about the scholarship, please email


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