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Jeniffer G. Rivera Vazquez

October 2, 2019

Worcester – Jeniffer G. Rivera Vazquez, 34, was tragically taken from us before her time while at home on Wednesday October 2, 2019; She leaves to mourn her two daughters, Adamaris and Maraya Rivera; her parents, Vicente Rivera and Carmen Vazquez; five brothers, Vicente, Rafael, Julio, Jose, and Jesus; three sister,: Lus, Catina, and Elena; as well as relatives and friends; She was...
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Carlos Olivencia

March 15, 1969 - September 11, 2019

Webster - Carlos Olivencia, 50, passed away on Wednesday September 11. 2019 at the UMass Memorial Medical Center; He is survived by; two sons: Carlos and Michael Olivencia, both of Worcester; his father: Carlos Olivencia of Webster; two brothers: Peter Olivencia of Webster and Christopher Kerswell of New Hampshire; his sister Margarita Olivencia of Worcester; his cousin: Lisa Morin, whom he...
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Hermes M. Hernandez

September 4, 2019

Worcester - Hermes M. Hernandez, 53, passed away suddenly on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at the UMass Memorial Medical Center with his loving wife and family by his side; He is survived by his wife: Carmen (Roman) Hernandez of Worcester; two sons: Jefferson and Christopher Hernandez, both of Worcester; he also leaves many relatives and friends. Hermes was born in San Salvador, El Salvador...
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Lisa M. Marlborough

January 30, 1967 - June 23, 2019

WORCESTER- Lisa M. Marlborough, 52, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at UMass Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in Worcester on January 30, 1967 a daughter of the late Barbara E. (Holmes) Carlson and Carl F. Carlson, Jr. She attended local schools and graduated from South High School Class of 1985. Lisa began her career working as a teller at the former Shawmut...
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James E. Mahoney, Jr.

June 22, 2019

WORCESTER- James Edward Mahoney Jr., 66, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Worcester on June 3, 1953 a son of the late James E. Mahoney Sr., and Janet F. (Delman) Mahoney. He attended St. Peter's High School before graduating from Burncoat High School Class of 1970. From there, Jim went on to attend the Rhode...
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Dean Page Whittier

July 2, 1935 - May 29, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN-Dean Page Whittier, 83, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019. He was born in Worcester, MA, son of the late G. Albert and Marion L. (Johnson) Whittier and was raised in Millbury, MA. After his graduation from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Dean earned his Master of Arts degree in Biology and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biology from Harvard University. He was a professor at...
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Pauline Louise (Hoffert) Bates

May 1, 2019

Pauline Louise (Hoffert) Bates died peacefully on May 1, 2019 after a long, full life. Pauline never liked to share how old she was, but if you knew her you would say she wore her almost 91 years on this earth beautifully on the inside and out, always with a twinkle in those beautiful, little blue eyes. To her last days she was still mentally sharp as a tack and despite many physical challenges...
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Diane T. Hicks

May 17, 1956 - April 5, 2019

Diane T. Hicks, 62, died Friday, April 5, 2019 at Saint Vincent Hospital with her family by her side. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Richard W. and Marion J. (Sawicki) Stefanski. Diane is survived by her brother, Richard P. Stefanski and her aunt, Maureen Sima. She was predeceased by her son,, Samuel R. Hicks and her brother, David W. Stefanski. All funeral services are private.
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Cassie C. Tangring

February 24, 1920 - April 2, 2019

WORCESTER-Cassie C. (Kaiser) Tangring died Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at home with her loving family by her side. Cassie celebrated her 99th birthday on February 24th. Cassie was born in Millbury, one of five daughters of Joseph and Annie (Savitsky) Kaiser. As a young woman during World War II Cassie worked at Cornell Dubilier Electronics. In later years, she enjoyed being home to raise...
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Philip C. Becker

November 22, 1934 - February 26, 2019

SUTTON- Philip C. Becker, 84, passed away peacefully with family and friends at his side on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at CareOne in Millbury. He was the husband of 32 years to the late Elizabeth L. (Blomquist) Becker who passed away in 2009. Phil was born in Worcester on November 22, 1934 and is predeceased by his parents Karl and Viola (Samuelson) Becker and godson, Brian Carlin. He leaves...
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Gladys Gervais

February 26, 2019

WORCESTER-Gladys Mae (Connor) Gervais, 92, of Worcester died peacefully on February 26th, in Hospice Care at St. Vincent's hospital. Her husband, Marcel Gervais of 49 years, died in 1986. She leaves a daughter, C Paulette Doiron of New Hampshire and her partner Wayne Dion; her son Gerald and his wife Jane of Worcester. Gladys (Memere) had three loving grandchildren, Michelle wife...
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James Stevens

October 26, 1930 - February 18, 2019

WORCESTER- James Stevens, 88, of Worcester passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 in Saint Vincent Hospital. He leaves three children, Andrea A. McGuigan and her husband, Timothy of West Brookfield, James J. Stevens of Worcester and Irene Pittman of Worcester; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Vekas-Tsiatsas and her husband, Steve of Windham, NY; a nephew,...
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Claire T. Lundin

November 15, 1917 - January 27, 2019

Worcester- Claire T. (Contois) Lundin, 101, passed away on January 27, 2019 at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Northbridge. She was the wife of the late George A. Lundin who passed away in 2001. Mrs. Lundin was born in South Grafton on November 15, 1917 a daughter of the late Pierre and Clarina (Beliveau) Contois and attended local schools. She is survived by...
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G. Leo "Lee" Randall

February 12, 1919 - January 22, 2019

Worcester- George Leo "Lee" Randall, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2019 just three weeks shy of his 100th birthday. He was the husband of the late Astrid V. (Carlson) Randall who passed away in 2009. He was born in Holbrook, Massachusetts on February 12, 1919 a son of the late George P. and Grace (Merrill) Randall. He attended local schools and graduated from Holbrook High School...
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Shirley A. Bates

January 19, 2019

Shirley A. Bates, 83, of Worcester passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2019 after a 3-month struggle with lung cancer. She was born in Wakefield, MA to Edward and Emeline (Perry) Cleary. She graduated from Commerce High School and worked at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and Howard Johnson's Vending Service. Shirley is survived by her children Timothy Bates and wife, Michelle of...
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David C. Vincent

January 7, 1956 - December 17, 2018

WORCESTER - David C. Vincent, 62, a lifelong Worcester resident, died peacefully on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Saint Vincent Hospital, following a period of declining health. David was born in Worcester, a son of Henry Vincent, Sr. and Mary Agnes (Lajeunesse) Mellen. He graduated from Doherty High School, Class of 1974, and attended Clark University. David then enlisted in the US...
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Phyllis M. (Beland) Bowker Spofford

May 18, 1923 - November 22, 2018

Phyllis M. (Beland) Bowker Spofford, 95, a longtime Paxton resident, died peacefully on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at Blaire House of Worcester, where she was lovingly cared for the past year. She will be forever missed by her three children, Pamela S. White and her fiancée, Walter Magnusson of Shrewsbury, Wendy A. Katrenak and her husband, Paul of Florida and Karl Bowker and his wife, Gail...
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Howard A. "Howie" Pajala

July 13, 1964 - November 9, 2018

OXFORD – Howard A. "Howie" Pajala, 54, died peacefully on Friday, November 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family, following a brief illness. He was born and raised in Worcester, a son of the late Arnie H. and Ruth M. (Norrman) Pajala. Howie graduated from North High School and entered the workforce. He spent the last year as a quality control inspector for Loos & Company in Pomfret, CT....
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George R. Niemi

December 26, 1939 - October 29, 2018

WORCESTER- George R. Niemi, 78, died Monday, October 29, 2018. He was born in Worcester, son of the late William O. and Sophia M. (Metercovis) Niemi. George lived on Gibbs Street in the Quinsigamond Village area for most of his life. He is survived by his brother William J. Niemi, Sr. of Webster and two nieces, Donna M. Serwa and Deborah J. Messier, both of Oxford. A nephew, William J. Niemi,...
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Jean H. (Nylander) Gates

September 13, 1925 - October 27, 2018

Jean Hope (Nylander) Gates, 93 of Boylston, passed away in the comfort of her home on Saturday, October 27, 2018 with her loving family at her bedside. Jean was predeceased by her husband of sixty-seven years, Richard D. Gates. She is survived by two daughters, Dawn C. Jacobs and her husband, Bill of Melrose, and Kimberly J. Kubert of Boylston; daughter-in-law, Jean Gates of...
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Olive S. (Blomstrom) Berg

October 15, 1932 - September 23, 2018

Olive S. (Blomstrom) Berg, 85, died peacefully on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Life Care Center of Auburn. Olive, or "Ollie" as she was affectionately known to family and friends, was born and raised in Worcester, a daughter of the late Edwin and Margaret (Fagerkvist) Blomstrom. She graduated from the former Commerce High School. Olive worked for many years at the College of the Holy Cross,...
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Carl A. Anderson

February 16, 1932 - September 14, 2018

WEBSTER – Carl A. Anderson, 86, of Webster and formerly of Worcester passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Vibra Hospital, Leicester following a brief illness. Carl was born and raised in the Quinsigamond Village of Worcester, a son of Carl and Mildred (Werme) Anderson. He graduated from Worcester schools. Carl was the longtime owner and operator of Ransford Pest Control...
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Robert C. Townsend

June 16, 1932 - August 31, 2018

Millbury -Robert C. Townsend, 86, a longtime resident of Millbury passed away peacefully on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Care One at Millbury, following a period of declining health. Bob was born in Worcester and raised in Auburn, one of three children to the late Lincoln and Anna L. (Johnson) Townsend. He graduated from Auburn High School, where he was an outstanding athlete and MVP....
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Russell C. "Butch" Luthman, Sr.

August 26, 1941 - August 27, 2018

WORCESTER – Russell C. "Butch" Luthman, 77, died peacefully on Monday evening, August 27, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, following a period of declining health. He was born and raised in Worcester, one of nine children to Thure and Helen (Hazelwood) Luthman. Butch worked for 34 years at Norton Company (Saint Gobain), Worcester spending many of those years...
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Jesiah Ruben Rivera

January 8, 2014 - August 19, 2018

Worcester-Jesiah Ruben Rivera, 4, of Worcester passed away Sunday, August 19. Jesiah was born in Worcester to his loving parents, Reina Marice Sanchez and Julio Luis Rivera. He also leaves two brothers, Julio Luis Rivera, Jr. and Januel Prince Rivera; his grandmothers, Marisol Almodovar and Zoraida Serrano; his grandfathers, William Sanchez and Luis Natal all of Worcester; four aunts and an...
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Loretta Mae Rochette

October 13, 1940 - August 18, 2018

MILLBURY-Loretta Mae (Myers) Rochette, 77. Died Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Saint Vincent Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late George A. "Red" and Gertrude M. (Progin) Myers and graduated from Auburn High School. Mrs. Rochette worked in the math department office at Assumption Colege for many years prior to retiring. She was...
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Hedwig M. Larson

February 20, 1919 - August 11, 2018

WORCESTER/MARBLEHEAD-Hedwig M. (Zawistowski) Larson, 99, a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died peacefully on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at her daughter's home in Marblehead. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Joseph and Anna (Zambrzycki) Zawistowski and graduated from Commerce High School. Hedwig was a lifelong resident of Worcester until moving to Marblehead to be with...
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Ruth E. Nordstrom

February 18, 1927 - August 9, 2018

Ruth Elizabeth (Hultgren) Nordstrom, 91, Charlton Ruth E. Nordstrom of Charlton, MA died in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in North Brookfield. She was 91 years old. Ruth leaves behind her devoted daughter Carol, wife of William Morrissey of Charlton. She also leaves behind her brother, Kenneth Hultgren, and his...
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Carol J. "Penny" (Jacobson) Copeland

July 20, 1934 - July 8, 2018

WORCESTER – Carol J. "Penny" (Jacobson) Copeland, 83 passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home, Worcester. A lifelong resident of Worcester, Carol was the daughter of the late Gustaf A. and Josephine (Connell) Jacobson. Penny, as she was affectionately known by her family and friends, graduated from Commerce High School. As a young woman, Penny met her...
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Robert Austin Whitney

February 5, 1947 - April 28, 2018

Robert Austin Whitney, 71 formerly of Paxton and Auburn died peacefully on April 28, 2018. Bobby was born in Worcester, a son of the late Austin W. and Emma E. (Conroy) Whitney. He graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Bio-Chemistry. He was a licensed real estate agent in Florida and Colorado. As a young man, Bobby enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served in Vietnam as a...
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Sonja M. Gullbrand

May 12, 1931 - April 28, 2018

Sonja M. Gullbrand was called to her heavenly home on April 28, 2018. Born on May 12, 1931 and raised in Worcester on, Sonja graduated from the former Commerce High School in 1949, attended the former Providence Bible Institute and graduated from Worcester State College in 1966. She received her Master's Degree in Education from Worcester State in 1973. Sonja worked as an elementary educator in...
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Betty A. (Bergeson) Bernard

March 29, 2018

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Gregory A. Stidsen

March 1, 2018

Gregory A. Stidsen, 56, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester. Greg was born and raised in Worcester a son of the late Shirley A. (Berggren) Kenneth W. Stidsen of Worcester. Following his graduation from Burncoat High School, Greg joined his father in the family business, K.W. Stidsen Oil of Worcester for several years. He then worked for...
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Edward J. Vallee

March 1, 2018

WORCESTER – Edward J. Vallee, Sr., 84, died peacefully on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester following a period of declining health. Edward was born in Webster, a son of the late Helen Dalbec and her husband, Louis. He attended Worcester school. As many people had to do, Edward was forced to leave school earlier than he wanted and he entered the workforce to help the...
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Jeanine M. Fahrbach

February 21, 2018

WEBSTER-Jeanine M. Fahrbach, 51, of Webster, died Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Rose Monahan Hospice Residence after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in the Bronx, NY, daughter of Margaret (Vollmer) Fahrbach and the late George F. Fahrbach, Jr. Jeanine graduated from Southampton High School in NY and Nichols College in Dudley, MA. Jeanine worked in retail management for...
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David J. Odgren

February 10, 2018

CHARLTON-David J. Odgren, 73, passed away Saturday, February 10 in the Webster Manor Nursing Center. He leaves his wife of 52 years, Stella H. (Bergeron) Odgren; two sons, David H. Odgren and his wife, Jennifer of Oxford and Gordon R. Odgren and his partner, Marie Riley of Auburn; four grandchildren, Benjamin, Caitlin, Julieanne and Adam and a great-granddaughter, Maddie. He was born in...
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Janet H. Brunetta

February 9, 2018

WORCESTER-Janet Hazel (Zdanovich) Brunetta, 66, a lifelong resident of Quinsigamond Village died Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Jewish Healthcare Center. Janet was born in Worcester, daughter of Henry and Hazel (Chase) Zdanovich and graduated from Worcester Girls Trade High School. She worked many years at Sprague Electric and then Digital Equipment Corp. Janet was a great cook and she was...
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Phyllis A. Conroy

February 5, 2018

AUBURN - Phyllis A. (Albrecht) Conroy, 90, passed peacefully at home on Monday, February 5, 2018, with her loving family by her bedside. Phyllis was born and raised in Auburn, a daughter of the late Charles H. and Hazel T. (McCullough) Albrecht. She has called Auburn home her entire life. During her younger years, with Phyllis playing the violin and her sisters, Barbara on the piano and...
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Ronald Copeland

February 1, 2018

WORCESTER - Ronald G. Copeland, 84, formerly of Whipple Street, died peacefully on February 1, 2018, at Christopher House of Worcester, with his loving family by his bedside. Ron was born in Worcester and raised in the Hadwen Park neighborhood, a son of the late Gordon and Gladys (Lier) Copeland. Ron spent his young years delivering newspapers to his neighbors, and then worked for the...
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Lois Morris Mann

January 18, 2018

AUBURN-Lois (Dobbins) Morris Mann, 95, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Jewish Healthcare Center. Her first husband Charles A. Morris passed away in 1976 and her second husband, Carl W. Mann passed away in 2003. She was born in Worcester, the daughter of William and Alicia (Delany) Dobbins. Lois graduated from Auburn High School and lived in Worcester, Auburn, Grafton and Rutland....
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Emma C. Boivin

October 28, 2017

WHITINSVILLE / WORCESTER - Emma C. (Norrman) Boivin, 85 a resident of Whitinsville for the past 20 years and formerly of Worcester, died peacefully on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Milford Regional Medical Center, with her loving family at her bedside. Emma was born and raised in Worcester, one of 11 children to the late Sixten W. and Lilly V. (Sundberg) Norrman. She spent her childhood years...
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Jon E. Stidsen

October 9, 2017

WORCESTER - Jon E. Stidsen, 52, a lifelong resident of Worcester was stricken ill and died at home on Monday, October 9, 2017. He was born in Worcester and has lived most of his life in the Vernon Hill section of the city. Jon graduated from Burncoat High School and attended classes at Quinsigamond College and Becker College. He worked for many years at for the Norton Company / Saint Gobain ,...
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Doris E. Anderson

October 7, 2017

AUBURN-Doris E. (Hjerpe) Anderson, 91, died Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Webster Manor Healthcare. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Garfield and Martha (Melander) Hjerpe and graduated from Shrewsbury High School. She lived on Pakachoag Street for most of her life prior to moving to The Woods at Eddy Pond. Mrs. Anderson was employed by the Town of Auburn for many years retiring as Assistant...
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Deborah Debbie D&%2339;Eramo

October 2, 2017

WORCESTER-Deborah "Debbie" (O'Leary) D'Eramo, 62, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family and friends on October 2, 2017. She was born in Worcester and graduated from Burncoat High School. Debbie graduated with her LPN in nursing through Fanning Trade School and then worked for several years at Worcester City Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Ronald P. D...
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Harry K. Landgren

August 9, 2017

WORCESTER-Harry Kenneth Landgren, 88, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Rose Monahan Hospice Residence. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Nancy M. (Palm) Landgren and their two children, Brenda E. Miller and her husband Robert of Spring, TX and Kenneth D. Landgren and his wife Dianne of Worcester. He also leaves three beautiful...
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Bertrand G. Lemay

August 2, 2017

OXFORD- Bertrand G. Lemay, 88, passed away on August 2, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Grace (Gadaire) Lemay, who passed away in 2005. He was born in River Rouge, Michigan on September 5, 1928 a son of the late%C2%A0Roland%C2%A0C. And Dorothy T. (Germain) Lemay. For many years Bert worked for Timex a division of General Electric. He and...
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David N. Carlson

July 25, 2017

WORCESTER-David Neal Carlson, 53, of Worcester, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in his home. He was predeceased by his father Carl F. Carlson, Jr. in 2004, his mother Barbara E. (Holmes) Carlson, who recently passed away on July 14th and a nephew, Nicholas Marlborough in 2012. David is survived by five sisters; Sandi Carlson, Nancy Smith and her husband Carl, Laurie Lebel and Lisa Marlborough, all...
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Barbara E. Carlson

July 14, 2017

WORCESTER-Barbara E. (Holmes) Carlson, 82, of Worcester, died Friday, July 14, 2017 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Carl F. Carlson, Jr. in 2004 and her grandson, Nicholas Marlborough in 2012. Barbara is survived by six children; Sandi Carlson of Worcester, Nancy Smith and her husband Carl of Worcester, Laurie Lebel with whom she lived, Lisa...
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Margaret Peterson

July 2, 2017

WORCESTER- Margaret W. (Graham) Lamprey Peterson, 87, died Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the Christopher House. Margaret's family would like to thank the staff of the Brookside Alzheimer's Unit at the Christopher House and the Jewish Healthcare Hospice for all their compassionate care and support. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late William and Gladys A. (Wells) Graham and graduated from...
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Paul C. Faler

June 27, 2017

WORCESTER/LYNNFIELD-Paul C. Faler, formerly of Massasoit Road, Worcester and most recently of Lynnfield, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Mr. Faler celebrated his 100th birthday on March 30, 2017. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 65 years, Lena J. (Morello) Faler on June 2, 2005 and son, Paul G. Faler on December 14, 2011. He was born in Worcester, son of Gustaf and Sophia (Smeds) Faler....
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Arlene A. Anderson

May 24, 2017

WORCESTER-Arlene A. (Carlson) Anderson, 95, a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Ralph S. Anderson in 1997 and her granddaughter, Amanda Keith in 2004. Arlene is survived by six children: Ralph and his wife Martha of San Ramon, CA, George and his wife...
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Avis Landgren

May 16, 2017

WORCESTER-Avis A. (Werme) Landgren, 86, of Worcester, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Beaumont of Worcester. She was predeceased by her husband of 27 years, Stig B.H. Landgren in 1988 and her son, Karl S. Landgren in 2006. Avis is survived by her daughter-in-law, Judith L. Buckroth-Landgren with whom she lived, and several nephews, including E. John Lindstrom of Worcester, several nieces, and...
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Marion Lysiak

April 28, 2017

Marion R. (Ludvigson) Lysiak, 90, a longtime Worcester resident died peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2017 at CareOne at Millbury. Marion was born and raised in Worcester, a daughter of the late Gustave and Agnes (Werner) Ludvigson. She graduated from the former Commerce High School. Marion worked for many years as a secretary, including the former Hadley Furniture and Sharfman's Jewelry Store,...
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Peter J. Kaseta

April 22, 2017

Peter J. Kaseta, 91, of Worcester, died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Joanna M. (Zecker) Kaseta in 2010 and a great grandson, Nicholas Degre in 2011. He leaves two daughters, Joan M. Degre of Worcester and Jean M. Kaseta of Grafton and four sons, Peter M. Kaseta and his wife Diana of Cantonment, FL, Michael P. Kaseta and...
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Peter P. DiBara

April 22, 2017

WORCESTER-Peter P. DiBara, 93, of Worcester passed away Saturday, April 22 at home. His wife of 57 years, Gladys C. (Swett) DiBara died in 2003. He leaves three children, Paul M. and his wife, Janet J. DiBara of Scituate, Barbara L. and her husband, Niron L. Conrad of Paxton and Diane D. and her husband, William T. Collins of Dennis; four grandchildren, Stephen, Jennifer, Shelly and Paul; six...
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Marilyn Welch

April 19, 2017

WORCESTER / ORMOND BEACH, FL - Marilyn Jean Welch, 64, peacefully went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2017 in her home in Florida. She was born in Worcester, and was raised and educated in Shrewsbury. Marilyn worked as a barber stylist for many years, including in her own business in Hubbardston as well as for Hairsmyth in Worcester, before relocating to Florida. She was a kind-hearted woman,...
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Albert B. Larson

March 11, 2017

NORTHBOROUGH-Albert B. Larson, 96, formerly of Uxbridge, died Saturday, March 11, 2017. He was predeceased by his first wife of 40 years, Vera C. Larson in 1983 and his second wife of 25 years, Louise N. Larson in 2009. Al is survived by a step-daughter, Cynthia L. Larson of Sutton, two step grandchildren, Justin and Nicole Renard, and many friends, including E. Roy Renaud and his wife Donna...
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Shirley E. Adams

March 9, 2017

MILLBURY-Shirley E. (Rydberg) Adams, 72, formerly of Elmwood Ave. died of Alzheimer's Disease on March 9th, 2017, in Seabury Meadows Memory Support Center, Bloomfield, CT. Her husband of 29 years, Dean J. Adams died in 1997. She leaves two daughters, Karen L. Hollant and her spouse, Richard of West Hartford, CT, and Donna R. Adams and her spouse, Kathy Phengrasamy of Millbury and San...
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Shirley E. Pelletier

March 2, 2017

WORCESTER-Shirley E. (Carlson) Pelletier, 89, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017. Her husband Paul "Tony" Pelletier passed away in 1996. She leaves her sister, Arlene Anderson of Worcester, several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and two goddaughters, Paula Desplaines and Patricia Mangan. Shirley was predeceased by her sister Ruth M. Adrian and two brothers, Harold E. and Roy...
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Madeline Carlson

March 1, 2017

Madeline N. Carlson, 73, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester. She was born in Worcester, a daughter of the late Carl E. Carlson and Dorothy (Shea) Carlson Annis. Madeline lived much of her younger years in Sutton and graduated from Sutton High School. She then lived in Worcester for many years. Madeline worked for the former Marvin Richmond...
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Donald P. Lavin

February 25, 2017

MILLBURY-Donald Paul Lavin, 83, of Millbury, died peacefully Saturday, February 25, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He leaves his wife of 62 years, Jeannette L. (Dupre) Lavin; two sons, John C. Lavin, III of Douglas and Steven F. Lavin, Sr of Auburn; two daughters, Ruth-Ann Kaseta and her husband Mike of Auburn and Ann-Marie Essex and her companion, Mike Kelly of...
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Rita B. Maciejka

February 21, 2017

WORCESTER-Rita B. (Buzulis) Maciejka, 95, of Worcester, passed away on Tuesday, February 21. Daughter of the late Michael and Mary Ann (O'Loughlin) Buzulis. Her husband of 60 years, Frank J Maciejka, died in 2003. Rita had an unwavering faith in God. She was a member of St. Peter's Church in Worcester and a member of the Third Order of Mary. Rita attended South High School. She was employed by...
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Rudolf K. Swenson

February 17, 2017

SUTTON-Rudolf K. Swenson, 98, of Sutton, died Friday, February 17, 2017 at Beaumont Nursing Center in Northbridge. He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Carolyn L. (Berglund) in 2006. He is survived by two sons, Paul M. Swenson of Sutton and Gary P. Swenson of Oxford; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was predeceased by several siblings. He was born in Worcester, son of...
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George H. Wise

January 17, 2017

WORCESTER- George Henry Wise, 93, passed away on January 17, 2017 at UMass Medical Center after a brief illness. Mr. Wise was born in Morgantown, West Virginia on July 25, 1923 a son of the late George Calvin C. and Julia C. (Jenkins) Wise. He enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served his country during World War II. George was a part of the 645th Tank Destroyer Battalion and...
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Norma G. Bergman

January 17, 2017

MILLBURY- Norma G. (Anderson) Bergman, 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Knollwood Nursing Center surrounded by her children. She was born in Worcester on September 12, 1928 to the late George F. and Louise M. (Yahn) Anderson. Norma graduated from Commerce High School in 1946. She then went on to attend Hahnemann School of Nursing and graduated in 1949. Mrs. Bergman...
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Evelyn M. Lundgren

January 1, 2017

WORCESTER-Evelyn M. (Forsberg) Lundgren, 100, formerly of Stebbins Street and Pleasant Street Towers, died Sunday, January 1, 2017 at The Meadows Nursing Center in Rochdale, where she resided for the last 11 years. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Alver U. and Hannah M. (Varg) Forsberg. She was predeceased by her husband E. Robert Lundgren in 1973 and her daughter, Elaine Lundgren in 1989....
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Anna B. Lund

December 18, 2016

WORCESTER- Anna Bertha Lund, 95, died Sunday, December 18 at the Beaumont Nursing Center. She leaves her nieces, nephews, and their spouses: Dave and Peg Norquist, John and Marge Norquist, Marcia Stone Green and Ron Green, Charlotte Stone, Eleanor Nordborg Sullivan, and Grayce Nordborg-Gilman. Five siblings, Robert Lund, Kenneth Lund, Carla Norquist, Alice Nordborg, Elsie Stone, as well as four...
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Marilyn A. Eurenius

December 17, 2016

MILLBURY-Marilyn A. (Sandquist) Eurenius, 86, formerly of Worcester, died Saturday, December 17, 2016 at her daughters home, after an illness. Her husband of over 40 years, Arthur W. Eurenius died in 1990. She is survived by two sons, A. David Eurenius and his wife Lois of Auburn, Robert C. Eurenius, Sr. of Worcester; two daughters, Kathy J. Adams and her husband Charles of Millbury and Karen A...
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Elton C. Banfill

December 10, 2016

CHARLTON- Elton C. Banfill, 82, passed away peacefully to heaven on Saturday December 10, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital, with his loving children and grandchildren by his side. He will now be reunited with the love of his life, Ruth Ann (Lavallee) Banfill, his wife of 59 years. Elton worked at Arduini Sheet Metal for 25 years and then worked at Montrose Wire for 30 years until retiring. He...
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Beth H. Stevens

December 3, 2016

WORCESTER-Beth H. (Anderson) Stevens, 61, a loving and devoted mother, daughter and sister, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Saint Vincent Hospital with her family by her side. She is survived by her beloved children, Andrea A. McGuigan and her husband Timothy of West Brookfield and James J. Stevens, with whom she lived; her mother, Ruby A. (Dahlstrom) Draper of Worcester; a sister, Susan J....
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Ann M. Rocheford

November 27, 2016

Worcester-Ann M. (Krafve) Rocheford, 74, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 27th at St. Vincent Hospital surrounded by her family. Ann leaves her husband of 59 years, Wayne J. Rocheford, Sr.; five children, Michelle Connor and her wife Ann Connor of Richmond, NH, Wayne J. Rocheford, Jr. and his wife Colleen of Charlton, Michael Rocheford of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Jana Ceffalo and her...
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John R. Lebel

November 24, 2016

WORCESTER-John R. Lebel, 72, died on Thurs., Nov. 24th. His wife, Barbara D. (Nordstrom) Lebel died in October. He leaves his son, Peter Lebel; brothers, Ed and Roger Lebel;sister, Patricia Abbrazzi; granddaughter, Olivia; nieces and nephews. He was born in Worcester the son of Roger and Mary (Heffernan) Lebel John worked at Wyman Gordon for many years before retiring. Visiting hours will be...
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Evelyn I. Wallman

November 24, 2016

Evelyn I. (Ulfves) Wallman, 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 24th at Care One at Millbury. Her husband of 68 years, Raymond O. Wallman passed away in 2009. She was born in Worcester on May 23, 1922, a daughter of the late Harry and Ellen (Omen) Ulfves. Evelyn attended local schools and graduated from Worcester Girls Trade. For many years Evelyn worked as the caterer at the...
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Ruth E. Kuraisa

November 9, 2016

SUTTON-Ruth E. (Johnson) Kuraisa, 97, died Thursday, November 9, 2016. Ruth and her late husband Vincent were long time residents of Auburn. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Arthur and Johanna (Josephson) Johnson. She was predeceased by her sisters, Ingrid, Ellen and Ethel, and her brothers, Melvin and Paul. Ruth is survived by her many nieces and nephews who will miss her...
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Arline D. Wahlstrom

October 18, 2016

Arline D. Wahlstrom, previously of Sutton, age 96, passed way peacefully on October 18th at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born in Worcester in 1920 to William and Noreen Rogers. Arline was predeceased by her husband Runo Wahlstrom and was also predeceased by her son, Richard. She is survived by her daughter, Judith Sullivan of Stow, MA; five grandchildren, Justin Wahlstrom and his wife Melissa...
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Barbara D. Lebel

October 11, 2016

WORCESTER-Barbara D. (Nordstrom) Lebel, 68, passed away Tuesday, October 11. She leaves her husband, John R. Lebel and a son, Peter E. Lebel of Worcester. Funeral arrangements are private and under the care of LINDQUIST~LUNDIN Funeral Home, 36 Butler Street.
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John A. Plaisance

October 4, 2016

WORCESTER-John A. Plaisance, 75, formerly of Shrewsbury died Tuesday, October 4. A Private Burial will be held in Notre Dame Cemetery. Arrangements in the care of LINDQUIST LUNDIN Funeral Home, 36 Butler Street.
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Mildred Ullman

October 2, 2016

AUBURN-Mildred E. (Hammarstrom) Ullman, 96, passed away Sunday, October 2 in the CareOne at Millbury. Her husband, Hugo H. Ullman died in 1983. She leaves a son, Arnie Ullman and his wife, Laureen of Millbury; two daughters, Cynthia Granger and her companion, George Venditti of Charlton and Elaine Johnson and her husband David of Oxford; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great...
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Robert T. Phillips

September 8, 2016

Robert T. Phillips, 88, retired Worcester Firefighter, died at his home in Worcester on Thursday, September 8, 2016. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Norma A. (Lawless) Phillips and their six children; Robert Phillips Jr. and spouse David of Kingston, PA; Jessica (Phillips) Franks and spouse Omby of Clarksville, TN; Michael Phillips and fianc%C3%A9 Dianne Grant Stall of Dayville, CT; James...
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Kathleen Anne Moen

August 30, 2016

Worcester- Kathleen Anne Moen was called to heaven by God on August 30, 2016 to be with her father and brother. Kathy was born in Worcester on March 3, 1954, daughter to the late James J. Moen Jr. and Frances J. (O'Connor) Moen. She attended local schools and graduated from North High School. Kathy lived with her parents for her entire life. They loved her dearly, as she did them. She was a...
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David J. Sullivan

August 8, 2016

STOW-David J. Sullivan, Jr., 73, currently of Stow and formerly of Holliston, passed away after being stricken ill at home, on Monday, August 8, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Webster, MA to David and Mary (Sheridan) Sullivan. David is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judith A. (Wahlstrom) Sullivan, two sons, Timothy of Boston and David and his wife Donna of Westford and...
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Russell W. Hanson

August 6, 2016

AUBURN - Russell W. Hanson, 78, formerly of Hampden St., passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Life Care Center of Auburn. He was born in Worcester on January 18, 1938 a son of the late Linus R. and Helen F. (Sanford) Hanson. He was a graduate of Auburn High School Class of 1956. For many years Mr. Hanson worked at Mass Wholesale and for TJ Maxx where he re%C2%ACtired from. He enjoyed...
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Dorothy Brommels

August 6, 2016

WORCESTER-Dorothy E. Brommels, 93, passed away at home surrounded by friends and family. Dorothy was born in Worcester a daughter of Charles and Maria A. (Erickson) Brommels and graduated from Worcester Girl's Trade School. She worked for many years as an offset printer for Heffernan Press and Davis Advertising before retiring. Dorothy was a vibrant and active woman in her younger years. She...
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Ralph Arthur Gustafson

July 31, 2016

WORCESTER-Ralph Arthur Gustafson, 65, passed away on Sunday, July 31st at UMass Memorial Medical Center after a long illness. Ralph leaves his two daughters, Keri and Kelly Gustafson both of Roseville, OH; three sisters, Lisa and her husband David Bousquet of Spencer, MA; Ellen and her husband Dennis Rearick, of Ventura, CA and Wales, MA; and Louise Bonnette of Sturbridge, MA and his brother,...
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Ruth M. Pajala

July 25, 2016

OXFORD-Ruth M. (Norrman) Pajala, 76, passed away at home Tuesday, July 26th. Ruth's husband of 51 years, Arnie "Howie" Pajala passed away in April 2015. She leaves her three children, Howard A. and his wife Virginia Pajala of Oxford, Eric S. Pajala of Oxford and Lilly V. Mullen and her husband Daniel of Auburn; six grandchildren, Kristopher, Heaven, Alec and Nathan Pajala, Matthew and Benjamin...
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Elizabeth Borgatti

July 20, 2016

Elizabeth A. (Gleason) Borgatti, 86 Worcester - Elizabeth A. (Gleason) Borgatti, 86, passed away on Wednesday, July 20th. Elizabeth leaves her brother, Robert Gleason of Auburn, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Howard Gleason. Elizabeth was born in Fitchburg the daughter of William M. and Margaret C. (Houlahan) Gleason. She graduated from Commerce High School. Elizabeth...
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Carolyn Oliver

June 20, 2016

MILLBURY-Carolyn Martha (Danforth) Oliver, 86, of Millbury, died peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. For the past 8 months she had resided at Knollwood Nursing Center and 5 years at Radius Health Care, both in Worcester. Her husband of 58 years, Arthur R. Oliver predeceased her on May 6, 2011. She leaves three children; Steven A. Oliver and his wife Eileen of Belmont, NH,...
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Richard J. Castle

May 9, 2016

WORCESTER-Richard J. Castle, 80, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, May 9th at Rose Monahan Hospice Home. He leaves his wife of 54 years, Arlene P. (Dee) Castle; three daughters, Terri Lynn Dupont of Auburn, Elizabeth Castle of Worcester and Patricia Roberts and her husband John of Worcester; five grandchildren, Misty Williammee and her husband Alan, William and Joseph Dupont, John...
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Marion L. Schonbeck

April 26, 2016

WORCESTER-Marion L. (Backman) Schonbeck, 97, of Worcester died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Life Care Center of Auburn. Her husband, Idoff Schonbeck predeceased her in 1982. She leaves her daughter, Nancy E. Carlson and her husband David of Sutton, two grandchildren, Karen and Stephen Carlson,two great grandchildren, Cameron Hicks of Worcester and Zachary Carlson of Warren, a sister, Gurlie...
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Ruth Ann Banfill

March 31, 2016

WORCESTER-Ruth Ann (Lavallee) Banfill, 79, of Worcester, passed peacefully to heaven on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Saint Vincent Hospital, with her loving children and grandchildren by her side. She leaves her husband, the love of her life for 59 years, Elton C. Banfill who resides at the Masonic Home in Charlton; her daughter, Beverly A. Fowler and her husband David of Charlton; her son and...
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Bernice E. Salmonsen

February 21, 2016

Bernice E. (Magnuson) Salmonsen, 87, passed away Sunday, February 21 at the home of her daughter, Christine. She leaves her two daughters, Lee M. Salmonsen of South Bend, IA and Christine A. Joiner and her husband, Charles E. Joiner of Webster; four grandchildren, Sara M. Campbell, Robert J. Sullivan, Katharine L. Neff and Alexander B. Neff; two great grandchildren, Kiley F. Arpin and Elias N....
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Ruth V. Benson

February 3, 2016

WORCESTER-Ruth Virginia Benson, 93, passed away at home on Wednesday, February 3rd. Her beloved husband, William R. Benson, Sr. passed away in 1999. Ruth leaves her two children, William R. Benson, Jr and his partner Andrea Burgantine of Worcester and Karen Gustafson and her husband Bruce of Millbury; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Ruth was predeceased by her daughter, Susan...
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Lorraine T. Gancarz

February 2, 2016

WORCESTER-Leocadia T. "Lorraine" (Markiewicz) Gancarz, 85, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the Golden Living Center. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Boleslaw J. "Bill" Gancarz; two sons, Michael Gancarz and his wife Deborah of S. Grafton and Robert J. Gancarz and his wife Nancy of Bedford, NH; five grandchildren, David, Jennifer, Ryan, Jeffrey and Lauren; and two sisters, Phyllis...
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Doris J. Skoglund

February 2, 2016

WORCESTER-Doris J. (Erickson) Skoglund, 91, passed away February 2nd. Doris' husband of 67 years, Earl W. Skoglund passed away in 2011. She leaves five children, Virginia Soos of Greensboro, North Carolina, Edd Skoglund of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, Priscilla Bourassa and her husband Roger of Worcester, Lynne Hadley and her husband Jack of Webster and Marie Skoglund of Worcester; her sister, Dagney...
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Valerie L. Hebert

January 13, 2016

CHARLTON-Valerie L. (Carlson) Hebert, 76, of Charlton, died Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Webster Manor Nursing Center. Her husband of 56 years, Francis J. Hebert predeceased her in 2014. She leaves two sons, Raymond and Richard Hebert, both of Charlton and two grandchildren. Two brothers, Edward and Erwin Carlson predeceased her. Valerie was born in Worcester, daughter of Carl A. and Astrid...
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Esther C. Lundell

January 3, 2016

WORCESTER-Esther C. Lundell, 86, passed away on Sunday, January 3rd with her sister by her side in Beaumont Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center. Esther was born on January 30, 1929 in Worcester the eldest daughter of Rudolph H. and Signe (Carlson) Lundell. She attended Commerce High School. Esther worked for many years at Paul Revere Insurance Co. and retired on January 30, 1991. In her...
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Elaine M. Kosky

January 2, 2016

WORCESTER-Elaine M. (Brunette) Kosky, 70, of Worcester passed away Saturday, January 2 at UMASS Medical Center. Her husband of 30 years, Wayne C. Kosky died in 1993. She leaves three daughters, Barbara L. Dupre and her companion, Edward T. Richards of Riverside, RI, Beverly M. Scobie and her husband, George of Auburn and Karen L. Lebel and her companion, John P. Sokol of Worcester; seven...
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Philip Schroeder

December 1, 2015

SUTTON-Philip Schroeder, 81, of Sutton, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Care One at Millbury, after an illness with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth F. "Penny" (Brink) Schroeder; a son, Steven C. Schroeder and his fianc%C3%A9e Evelyn Morrow of Sutton; a daughter, Donna J. LaCava of Sutton and her partner Gary Griffin and a brother, Robert A....
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Frances A. Marlborough

January 11, 1940 - October 23, 2015

WORCESTER- Frances A. (Wood) Marlborough, 75, a lifetime resident of Worcester, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2015 at her home after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family at her side. Born on January 11, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Katherine (Donahue) Wood. Her husband James Marlborough predeceased her in 1962. She is survived by two sons, James Michael...
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Samuel Hicks, Jr.

July 25, 1975 - October 11, 2015

WORCESTER-Samuel Hicks, Jr., 40, passed away Sunday, October 11 at home. Sam was born July 25, 1975 in Worcester and attended local schools. He graduated from Worcester Vocational and went on to work as an Electrician. Sam was known as the life of the party and always had a smile on his face even in spite of illness. A jack of all trades, Sam enjoyed staying active taking on as many projects as...
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