Rosita M. (Silva) Andrews, 72, a longtime Chief of the Massachusett Natick Praying Indians, passed away Sunday, April 2. She was the wife of Lyn C. Hovey.
Since 1995, she was the Chief of the Massachusett Natick, Ponkapoag and Nashoba Praying Indians, and was the Pastor of the Indigenous services at the Eliot Church in Natick. Caring Hands was also an accomplished author.
Caring Hands was a frequent participant in area events involving her people, from the early discussions of Natick changing its town seal and Natick High mascot to a land acknowledgement last year at MassBay Community College in Wellesley.
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