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Wayne J. Swett

April 3, 2020

Wayne J.Swett, 58 of Southbridge, formerly of Worcester passed away suddenly Friday April 3, in the Soutbridge Rehabilitation & Healtcare Center. He leaves behind two sisters Ellen M. Swett of Southbridge, Karen Swett Milani of Webster; a brother in-law Richard M. Milani of Southbridge; two brothers Howard H. Swett, III and his spouse Clarissa M. Peltier of Southbridge, Richard W. Swett of...
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Edward P. Foresteire

February 1, 1927 - April 2, 2020

PRINCETON - Edward P. Foresteire, 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at his home surrounded by his devoted family. He was the loving husband of Priscilla R. (Jewett) Foresteire who passed away in 2011. Born in Boston on February 1, 1927 to the late Anthony and Mary (White) Foresteire. He was raised in Worcester and graduated from the former Commerce High School in 1945...
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Gloria C. Kelley

September 5, 1933 - April 1, 2020

Gloria C. (Guillotte) Kelley, 86, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital after an illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Kelley who died in 2001. Gloria was born in Auburn on September 5, 1933 a daughter to the late Wilfred and Agnes (Supernault) Kelley and attended local schools. For many years she worked as a seamstress until her retirement. She...
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Regina D. Cullen

March 31, 2020

Mrs. Regina D. (Duffy) Cullen, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Yeadon, Pennsylvania, died Tuesday March 31, 2020 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester of complications from COVID-19. She was 81 years-old. Jean was born in Philadelphia on May 31, 1938 a daughter of the late Francis X. and Ann (Bonner) Duffy. She graduated from West Catholic High School for Girls. Jean earned her undergraduate...
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Daniel C. Shea, Jr

November 23, 1939 - March 28, 2020

Worcester- Daniel C. Shea Jr., 80, died on March 28, 2020 at Christopher House of Worcester after a period of declining health. He was born in Worcester on November 23, 1939 to the late Daniel C. and Catherine (Callahan) Shea. Daniel graduated from St. Peter's High School and Worcester Junior College. He was employed for 20 years at Melville Shoe Corp in Worcester until its closing. He...
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Adam Jay Buchinski

September 19, 1986 - March 27, 2020

WORCESTER – Adam J. Buchinski, 33, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, March 27, 2020. Adam was born in Boston, and raised in Bolton. He was a graduate of Nashoba Regional High School in 2005 and then earned a degree in criminal justice from Nichols College, Dudley in 2009. Adam worked in the security department of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College for several years, and then...
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Percival "Percy" Webster

August 26, 1926 - March 25, 2020

Percival "Percy" Anthony Webster a.k.a. "Papa," 93, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2020 in his home. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica on August 6, 1926. He is the son of the late Cecil and Edith (Henriques) Webster. For the majority of his life, Percy was employed as a carpenter at the Caribbean Construction Company, located in Harbor Head, Kingston, Jamaica, where he worked...
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Joan M. Garson

June 2, 1931 - March 24, 2020

Joan M. (Fernane) Garson, 88, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2020 at Holy Trinity Nursing Center. She was born in Worcester on June 2, 1931 a daughter of the late Edward and Bernice (Nantovitch) Fernane. She attended local schools and graduated from the former Commerce High School. She went on to begin her career in the Worcester City School System where she was employed as an...
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John F. Dowd

July 20, 1942 - March 24, 2020

WORCESTER-John F. Dowd, Sr., 77, retired Worcester Police Officer passed away Tuesday, March 24 at home. In the lobby of the Worcester Police Department hangs The Paul Campbell award. This award is presented to an officer who exemplifies longevity, resourcefulness and an unshakeable commitment to the department and community as a whole. John was the first recipient of this well-deserved award....
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Richard Walter Stepien, Sr.

July 16, 1948 - March 19, 2020

WEST BOYLSTON-It is with overwhelming grief and sadness that we announce Rick's passing on Thursday, March 19, 2020. His courageous battle with cancer is now over. Rick was born in Worcester, son of the late Alexander Waclaw Stepien and Jane Barbara (Tomaszewicz) Stepien. Rick leaves his loving, cherished wife of 45 years, Karen, his daughter Jaclyn Stepien, and his son, Rick, Jr. and his...
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Marybeth McGurl

August 24, 1960 - March 18, 2020

Marybeth McGurl, 59, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. Marybeth was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on August 24th, 1960 to Carole Shea McGurl and the late Eugene Buckley McGurl. At a young age, the family moved to Rumford, Rhode Is-land and then relocated to Cape Elizabeth, Maine where Marybeth attended Cape Elizabeth schools until her graduation in 1978 from Cape...
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Elaine Marie Law

March 3, 1947 - March 16, 2020

STERLING-Elaine Marie (Bachand) Law, 73, of Sterling died Monday, March 16, 2020 at home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Norfolk, VA, daughter of the late Paul G.R. and Lillian Marie (Antaya) Bachand. Elaine graduated from Notre Dame Academy and Anna Maria College and then attended Brigham Young University. She worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 28 years in various...
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Brian W. Gallant

February 22, 1958 - March 16, 2020

WORCESTER- Brian W. Gallant, 62, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 16, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Augusta, Georgia on February 22, 1958 a son of the late William Gallant and Edith M. Carey. At an early age his family relocated to Worcester and he attended North High School before enlisting in the United States Army to proudly serve his...
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Jean B. Abbott

March 15, 2020

AUBURN- Jean B. (Boyce) Abbott, 89, passed away Sunday, March 15 in the Oasis at Dodge Park. Her husband, Alden W. Abbott died in 2009. Her sister, Barbara R. Boyce died in 2012. She leaves many close friends. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Raymond and Marian (Sistare) Boyce and graduated from Worcester State Teachers College. Jean was a kindergarten Teacher for the Worcester Public...
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Michael R. Mickey Jigarjian

March 15, 2020

Michael R. "Mickey" Jigarjian, 69 passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Michael was born in Worcester, the son of the late Michael and Ruth Jigarjian (O'Connell). He leaves his sister Joyce Randell and her husband Paul of Paxton; nephews, Matthew Mysliwicz and his wife Jennifer of Providence, RI, Timothy Randell of Worcester, niece Molly Randell of Boston and great nieces Mavis and...
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John F. Collins

October 26, 1961 - March 15, 2020

Worcester- John F. Collins, 58, passed away suddenly on March 15, 2020 at his home. John was born in Worcester, a son of the late John H. and Irene D. (Turcotte) Collins. He grew up and lived in the Tatnuck Square area of Worcester. John worked for Shabo's Garage in Worcester and Paxton for many years. He was a longtime member of the Tatnuck American Legion Post 288. John was most proud of...
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James J. Agurkis

July 30, 1947 - March 15, 2020

West Boylston, James J. "Fox" Agurkis, 72, passed away Sunday, March 15 in the Rose Monahan Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Jim was born and raised in Worcester and graduated from Worcester Boys Trade School as a cabinet maker in 1963. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1963 at the height of the Vietnam War, where he spent three years and was...
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Emily N. C. (Rondeau) Clemons

August 5, 1952 - March 13, 2020

WORCESTER-Emily Nancy Carol (Rondeau) Clemons, 67, died Friday, March 13, 2020 in her home surrounded by family. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Charles R. and Elizabeth E. (Lamothe) Rondeau. Emily worked at various businesses throughout her life, including the Youville House Family Shelter, the former Talbots fabric separators, Dunkin Donuts and most recently at David Clark...
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Scott Tyrone Lewis

December 13, 1979 - March 12, 2020

MONSON/WORCESTER-Scott Tyrone Lewis, 40, died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Scott was born in Worcester, son of the late Willie Williams and Shirley (Harris) Lewis. Scott was such a "happy spirit" who always had a smile on his face. He enjoyed bowling, music and attending dances with his friends from the McCray House. Scott was also a big sports...
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Aida Perez Millan

September 17, 1959 - March 10, 2020

AUBURN-Aida Perez Millan, 60 passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester. She was born in Loiza, Puerto Rico, daughter of the late Santos Perez Ortiz and Maria L. Millan. Aida has lived most of her life in Puerto Rico where she worked as a pediatric nurse. Her faith was very important to her and she belonged to the Pentecostal Church. Aida was...
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Audrey M. Carlson

March 10, 2020

LEICESTER-Audrey M. Carlson of Leicester, formerly of Worcester passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Meadows of Leicester. 

 Her husband, Rudolph W. Carlson died in 1986. She leaves a son, David W. Carlson of Leicester; a grandson, Andrew W. Carlson and two nieces, Karen (Sjoberg) Auclair and Penny (Sjoberg) Ellsworth and several cousins. A brother, Kenneth Sjoberg predeceased her....
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Christine (Hartshorn) Blakesley

June 23, 1956 - March 9, 2020

MARLBOROUGH – Christine (Hartshorn) Blakesley, 63, died peacefully at home on Monday, March 9, 2020. Born in Milford, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Barbara (Cook) Hartshorn, Christine spent most of her young years in Hopkinton and later Westborough before moving to Marlborough several years ago. She graduated from Hopkinton High School. Christine worked as a corrections officer for the...
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Gerald Francis Falvey

June 30, 1948 - March 6, 2020

Gerald Francis Falvey, age 71, of Worcester, died at home on Friday, March 6, 2020. Born June 30, 1948, in Worcester, he was the son of the late Edmund F. and Nellie M. (Sabonaitis) Falvey. In 1966, Gerald graduated from Saint John's High School in Shrewsbury. Upon graduating high school, he both attended and graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, in 1970. Later, he would go on to...
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Thomas N Dzaugis

January 11, 1958 - March 3, 2020

WORCESTER-Thomas N. Dzaugis, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at home on Tuesday, March 3, at age 62. He was the beloved husband of Noel Stewart. Tom was born in Worcester, to Charles L. and Norma C. (Whited) Dzaugis. He graduated from Burncoat High School and received his degree in Forestry from UMASS, Amherst in 1980. Tom was devoted to sustainable and organic gardening. After college he...
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Johan Manuel Cabrera

April 7, 1974 - March 3, 2020

WORCESTER-Johan Manuel Cabrera 45, also known as "Bonaito" of Worcester, died Tuesday, March 3, 2020. He was born in Bonao, Dominican Republic and has lived in the United States for many years. Johan Manuel worked as a machinist at various companies in the Worcester area. Johan Manuel is survived by three beautiful children who he adored, his son, Johan, Jr, and daughters, Jazlynn and...
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John J. "Jay" Eager

August 1, 1953 - March 2, 2020

John J. "Jay" Eager, 66, of Worcester passed away Monday, March 2nd at UMASS Memorial Medical Center. Jay was born in Worcester, son of John F. and Paula F. (Lucason) Eager and graduated from Saint John's High School and Anna Maria College. Jay began his 36-year long career with the City of Worcester Police Department in 1978, working many years in the detective bureau before retiring...
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H. Hoover Garabedian, Esq.

November 5, 1928 - March 1, 2020

WORCESTER-H. Hoover Garabedian, Esq., 91, a longtime Worcester Attorney passed away Sunday, March 1 in UMASS Medical Center. He leaves his daughter, Dr. Dina Garabedian of Miami, FL; five cousins, Joseph D.K. Garabedian, Jr. of Whitinsville, Richard E. Garabedian of Hillsboro, CA, Dr. Charles Garabedian of Shrewsbury, Dr. Martha Ann Urbanowski of Southbridge and Varsenig Cotter of...
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Nancy E. Coxall

March 25, 1945 - February 26, 2020

FRAMINGHAM-Nancy E. (Sprague) Coxall, 74, passed away Wednesday, February 26 at home. She leaves two children, Richard H. Coxall, Jr. and his fiancé, Yolanda of Framingham and Kimberly A. Brunell and her husband, Eric of Holden; four grandchildren, Lilly, Brady, Wesley and Emma; and a brother, Robert Sprague of Kansas. She was predeceased in life by her husband, Richard H. Coxall, Sr., in...
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Marie (McCart) Donahue

February 23, 2020

Marie (McCart) Donahue, 83, surrounded by her loving family, passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Marie was born in Boston on September 3, 1936 to James and Sarah (Ledford) McCart. After moving to Worcester at age 5, Marie attended Freeland Street School, St. Peter's Elementary and graduated from St. Peter's High School. After high school...
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Ana Maria Melendez

August 19, 1932 - February 23, 2020

WORCESTER - Ana Maria Melendez, 87, peacefully passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Ana was born On August 19, 1932 in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. She was the daughter of Ocasio Melendez and Altagracia Sanchez. Ana started working in the sugar and pineapple fields in addition to caring for her siblings when they lost their beloved mother at...
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Philip T. Karpowich

July 7, 1948 - February 21, 2020

WORCESTER-Philip T. Karpowich, 71, of Worcester passed away on Friday, February 21 at St. Vincent Hospital after a long battle with cancer with family by his side. Phil was born in Worcester, son of Francis and Vincenta (Zukowski) Karpowich and graduated from Burncoat High School. Phil worked as a machinist for 45 years at O.S. Walker, before retiring. He enjoyed bowling, playing darts,...
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Ruth Akua Adusei

April 24, 1974 - February 20, 2020

WORCESTER-Ruth Akua Adusei at the age of 45 passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Worcester, MA where she was a longtime resident. She was born April 24th, 1974 in Kumasi, Ghana and has lived in Worcester, MA since she was 13. Ruth earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from UMASS Amherst. She worked as a Registered Nurse at UMass Memorial and as Traveling Nurse. She was loved by all...
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Candido Carrasquillo

January 3, 1926 - February 20, 2020

WORCESTER-Candido A. Carrasquillo, 94, died Thursday, February 20, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born in Vieques, Puerto Rico, son of Eleuterio and Cecilia (Alvarez) Carrasquillo. Mr. Carrasquillo, aka Cano, lived in New York City for many years prior to moving to Worcester 11 years ago, where he was a resident at Greenhill Towers and most recently at the Lutheran Home. ...
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Myra Louise Brooks

July 1, 1958 - February 17, 2020

Myra Louise Brooks, 61, of Worcester, died Monday, February 17, 2020. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late John S. Brooks and Elmira (Suprenant) Gagnon. Myra was a longtime member of the former Holy Name of Jesus Church and now St. Peter's Church. She worked as a Nurse's Aide at the former City Hospital for many years. Myra also worked at the concession stand in Worcester...
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Raymond A. Johnson

September 2, 1954 - February 16, 2020

Raymond A. Johnson, 65, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Leominster Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Milford on September 2, 1954 a son of the late Elmer E. and Ann G. (Dolan) Johnson. He attended Westborough High School and following graduation began work at SweetLife where he was employed for the next twenty years. From there, he worked another twenty...
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Robert S. Holloway III

May 30, 1942 - February 15, 2020

Dr. Robert S. Holloway III died peacefully at his home in North Grafton, MA on Saturday, February 15, 2020 with his only child, Matthew R. Holloway of New York, NY and his loving partner, Sharon Collins Jones by his side. He leaves behind his three siblings, Marie O'Neil of Somerset, NJ, Francis J. Holloway of Shrewsbury, MA and Paul M. Holloway and his wife, Margaret of Worcester, MA. He was...
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Donald J. Smith

June 6, 1935 - February 13, 2020

WORCESTER-Donald J. Smith, 84, died Thursday, February 13, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital after a period of declining health. He is now reunited with his beloved wife of 61 years, Sheila M. (Morrissey) Smith who died on November 25, 2019. He was born in Worcester, son of Roy H. and Helen G. (Bogle) Smith and graduated from Commerce High School and Worcester Junior College. He was an...
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Gurlie Olivia Anderson

September 5, 1922 - February 12, 2020

Worcester - Gurlie Olivia (Anderson) Anderson, 97, passed away Wednesday, February 12 at Care One in Millbury. She was born in Millbury, daughter of Axel G. and Anny E. (Backman) Anderson. Her husband, Frank R. Anderson, passed away in 2014. She leaves her three children, Russell J. Anderson of Worcester, Ronald A. Anderson and his wife, Ericka of Maineville, OH and Christine M. Allen-Start...
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Florence Eknoian

February 12, 2020

Florence (Marsoobian) Eknoian, 102 passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Meadows of Leicester. Her husband, Charles J. Eknoian died in 1967. She leaves a son, Peter G. Eknoian and his wife LuAnn of Shrewsbury; six grandchildren; nine-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A daughter, Charlene Millett and her husband Ronald, her siblings, Jack Marsoobian, Gladys Maghakian,...
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Anne M. Gaudette

February 2, 1947 - February 10, 2020

Worcester- Anne M. Gaudette, 73, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Worcester on February 2, 1947 a daughter of the late Rodolph J. Gaudette Sr., and Florence G. (Melanson) Gaudette. She worked for many years as a steel worker and in the test labs for Wyman Gordon Company. She leaves behind her children David...
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Daniel M. Hastings

February 10, 2020

Shrewsbury- Daniel M. Hastings, 77, died peacefully on Monday February 10, 2020 at his home in Shrewsbury, surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Haven, CT and raised in Auburn, Daniel was the oldest child born to the late Daniel J. and Dorothy M. (Petty) Hastings. Daniel attended St. John's High School on Temple Street in Worcester and Nichols College in Dudley. He met and married...
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Sarah J. Hovsepian

January 15, 1947 - February 9, 2020

WEST BOYLSTON- Sarah Jane (Nutt) Hovsepian, 73, of West Boylston, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at UMass Medical Center with her children at her side. She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Leon Hovsepian II, who died in 2005. She is survived by her daughter Lisa "Kip" Hovsepian of Worcester, Massachusetts; son Leon Hovsepian III, daughter-in-law,...
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Mary B. "Maura" Horgan

May 25, 1940 - February 8, 2020

WORCESTER-Mary B. "Maura" (Leahy) Horgan, 79, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born and raised in Killarney, Ireland daughter of Patrick and Christine (Sullivan) Leahy and at the age of 21, she moved to the United States. Mary was a longtime member of St. Christopher Church. She worked as a recreational therapist at Worcester State...
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Mary E. Shea

May 18, 1933 - February 5, 2020

Mary E. (Donahue) Shea, 86, of Worcester passed away Wednesday, February 5. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, February 21 at 11:00am in Our Lady of the Angels Church, 1222 Main St. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. Arrangements in the care of Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street.
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Kapriel Kaprielian

February 2, 2020

ASHLAND-Kapriel Kaprielian, 89, passed away Sunday, February 2 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Worcester, son of Armenian Genocide Survivors, Nishan and Zarouhi (Nordigian) Kaprealian and graduated from Classical High School and Northeastern University. He then proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War. Kap as he was called by his family and friends worked...
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Peter Richard DeLong

October 19, 1959 - January 30, 2020

STURBRIDGE-Peter Richard DeLong passed from this life on January 30, 2020 after a courageous fight with Colon Cancer. He passed quietly at St. Mary's Healthcare Center in Worcester with his wife of 34 years by his side. Peter grew up in Island Falls, Maine, the son of Richard and Claudette (Shields) DeLong. He spent many happy summers on Pleasant Pond with his sister Carol, and many friends...
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Angelina M. (Biscotti) Halley

June 20, 1932 - January 30, 2020

WORCESTER-Angelina Mary (Biscotti) Halley, 87, a lifelong resident of Worcester, died Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Christopher House of Worcester. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Italian emigrants, Pasquale and Antoinette (Marshi) Biscotti. She grew up in the family home on Mulberry Street where she resided for most of her life and graduated from Fanning Girls Trade School. ...
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J. Paul Durgin

March 11, 1948 - January 28, 2020

DUDLEY-J.Paul Durgin, 71, of Dudley, MA, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at home. Paul was born March 11, 1948 in Worcester MA to Ann Marie (Morrissey) Schold and R. Lloyd Durgin. Paul leaves behind his daughter and son in law, Jodi and Scott Peck, two beloved grandchildren who were his world-Spencer and Raegan Peck and his beloved dog, Cooper, all of Dudley. Paul also leaves...
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Carol J. (Van Vleck) Pratt

October 9, 1927 - January 27, 2020

STERLING-Carol Jane (Van Vleck) Pratt passed in her sleep at her residence in Sterling, Ma., on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 8:45pm. She was surrounded by family and friends who cared for her at home, during a short-time decline in health, with health-care assistance by the dedicated and caring staff of Summit Elder Care of Leominster. She was visited by many family members and friends during this...
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Gerald Henry Gervais

November 7, 1949 - January 27, 2020

Worcester- Gerald H. Gervais, 70, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital after being stricken ill at home. He was born in Worcester on November 7, 1949 the son of the late Marcel and Gladys Mae (Connor) Gervais. Gerry (Grampa) will be forever loved and missed by his wife and best friend, Jane (Nedoroscik) Gervais, with whom he would have celebrated 46 years of...
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Marguerite "Mary" Morrissey

November 12, 1929 - January 27, 2020

WORCESTER-Marguerite M. "Mary" (DiCarlo) Morrissey, 90, of Worcester passed away peacefully at Knollwood Nursing Center on Monday, January 27, 2020. Mary was born in Worcester, daughter of, Nicholas and Amelia (Mancini) DiCarlo. Her husband, John W. "Jack" Morrissey, passed away last year. She leaves behind her four sons; John P. Morrissey of Fort Myers Florida, Stephen J. Morrissey and his...
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Barbara Mary Shugrue

September 3, 1926 - January 23, 2020

WORCESTER-Barbara Mary Shugrue, 93, formerly of Shaffner Street, died Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Leo S. and Helen F. (Bush) Shugrue and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Fall River. Barbara continued her education at Emmanuel College where she graduated in 1949, and then completed her graduate studies at...
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Norma (McInnes) Gardner

January 22, 1938 - January 23, 2020

WEST BOYLSTON – Norma (McInnes) Gardner, 82, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 23, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was a beloved and cherished wife, mother, and Nana who was dedicated to her family. She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on January 22, 1938 to the late Hugh and Violet (Currie) McInnes. Norma immigrated to the United States as a young woman...
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Peter L. Teran

December 27, 1956 - January 21, 2020

Worcester-Peter L. Teran, 63, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. He leaves a daughter, Alexis (Teran) Hampton and her husband David of Florida, 2 grandchildren, Ayanna and Isaiah Hampton, a sister, Rowena Teran of Worcester and his nephew Joseph Teran Garbose. He was predeceased by his parents Gerald and Trudy(Breidler) Teran. Peter earned a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology from the...
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Mary Ann Looney

August 25, 1935 - January 21, 2020

WEST BOYLSTON- Mary Ann (O'Toole) Looney, 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrew J. Looney who died in 2003. She was born in Worcester on August 25, 1935 a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (O'Keefe) O'Toole. She attended local schools and graduated from St. Peter's High School...
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Nana Agyei Ntim

October 12, 1987 - January 19, 2020

OXFORD- Nana Agyei Ntim, 32, of Oxford, died Sunday, January 19, 2020 after a long illness. Mr. Ntim was born in Kumasi, Ghana son of Benjamin Ntim and Harriet Osae. He also leaves his beloved wife, Gertrude Ntim, two sons, Nicky Antwi and Corey Amoako Ntim, his daughter, Candace Afrah Ntim, and his brother-in-law, Kwabena Tweneboa and sisters-in-law, Exta Tweneboa and Pedel Oppong-Aberese;...
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Francis E. Bigwood

May 25, 1936 - January 19, 2020

Franklin - Francis E. Bigwood, 83, formerly of Worcester and Paxton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Blaire House of Milford. Francis was born in Worcester on May 25, 1936 the son of the late Edward E. Bigwood and Olive (Riopel) Bigwood. He was a graduate of South High School. He retired from Thermo-Electron (formerly Lodding Engineering) after a 35-year career....
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Bradford J. Scarborough

April 28, 1959 - January 17, 2020

OXFORD-Bradford J. Scarborough, 60, of Oxford, died Friday, January 17, 2020 unexpectedly, with his family by his side at UMass Medical Center. He was born in Worcester son of the late Herbert E. and Doris (Reardon) Scarborough. Brad served in the Air National Guard-212th Engineering Installation Squadron for 21 years. He has worked at National Grid for 31 years currently as a...
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Mary L. O'Brien

December 30, 1927 - January 16, 2020

Lenox - Mary L. (Williamson) O'Brien 92, died peacefully at Baystate Medical Center on January 16, 2020, with her daughters at her side. Born in Leicester, MA, Mary was the daughter of the late Arthur M. and Theresa M. (Cook) Williamson. She graduated from Leicester High School and Becker Junior College with an Associate's Degree. In 1951 Mary and her husband, Donald D. O'Brien of...
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Robert F. Bobby Muck Melander

November 27, 1938 - January 15, 2020

Robert F. "Bobby" Melander, a/k/a Muck, 81, of Worcester passed away Wednesday, January 15. He leaves his sister, Charlotte A. Swaney of Worcester and many nieces and nephews, among them, James Marlborough and his friend Cindy Gough, with whom he lived with and were his primary caretakers. His sister, Grace T. Marlborough, and two brothers, James and Henry Melander predeceased him. He was born...
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David Barker

July 18, 1925 - January 15, 2020

WORCESTER-David Barker, 94, of Worcester passed away on January 15, 2020 with his son at his side and under the superb care of the staff at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home. David was born on July 8th, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Rose Barker, who passed in 2017, and his older brothers Ben and Adam. David is survived by his son Brad Barker and his wife...
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Frank Petrella, Jr., Ph. D.

August 29, 1930 - January 12, 2020

Frank Petrella, Jr, 89, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the College of the Holy Cross, died on January 12, 2020 at Saint Vincent's Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eleanor Jane (McGinley) Petrella, his brother John and his wife Mary Ann of Pittsburgh, PA; his son John of Worcester, and his wife Siobhan; his daughters, Bonnie of Auburn, MA, and her husband, Paul...
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Anne (Nancy) Murray Piersol Morgan

August 2, 1925 - January 11, 2020

DUXBURY, MA- With great sadness, the family of Anne (Nancy) Piersol Murray Morgan of Duxbury, Mass. announces her death on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at age 94. Born August 2, 1925 in Pennsylvania to Robinson Murray and Margaret Piersol Murray, she began her early years in Wynnewood, PA before moving at age 5 with her family to Paris, France. Five years later, in 1935, the Murrays returned to...
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Agnes (Bizdikian) Sahagian, 87

October 6, 1932 - January 10, 2020

WORCESTER-Agnes (Bizdikian) Sahagian, daughter of the late Nishan and Armenouhi (Kasparian) Bizdikian, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 surrounded by her children. She was 87 years old. Agnes was born in Rutland, Vermont on October 6, 1932. She was the wife of the late Stephen Robert Sahagian for 47 years and also of the late Sahag Sahagian for 5 years. Agnes leaves her...
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Ana Maria Colon

March 27, 1933 - January 8, 2020

WORCESTER-Ana Maria Colon, 86, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at UMass Memorial Hospital. She was born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, daughter of Emilia de Jesus. Ana is survived by six children; Nilda Moustakas, Mary A. Reyes, Luis A. Reyes, Juan C. Reyes, Antonio Perez, Carmen Brunelle. She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren and 23 Great Grandchildren. A Visiting Hour to honor Ana's...
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Konstantinos "Charles" Apostol

January 25, 1939 - January 7, 2020

WORCESTER-Konstantinos "Charles" Apostol, 80, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home surrounded by his family. Costel, as he was known, was born in Bucharest, Romania, and emigrated to the United States in 1962. He was the son of the late Fotios and Stamatia (Mazanitis) Apostolou. He married his wife of 47 years,...
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Philip Westerlind, Jr.

November 1, 1975 - January 7, 2020

WORCESTER-Philip Westerlind, Jr., 44, passed away Tuesday, January 7. Phylly, as he was known to his family and many friends, was the owner of B & P Painting in Worcester, previously he worked as a fire sprinkler journeyman for many years. He was the life of the party and had a great love for outdoor sports, especially boating, jet skis, motorcycles and four wheelers - anything with a motor...
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Alicja Rudnicka-MacGillivray

April 11, 1942 - January 5, 2020

Sutton – Doctor Alicja Rudnicka-MacGillivray, 77, of Sutton, Massachusetts, passed away on January 5, 2020 at home, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Alicja was born in Cracow, Poland on April 11, l942. In Poland, she graduated from Warsaw Medical Academy before emigrating to the United States in 1968. After moving to Massachusetts, she continued her medical...
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Mary (Headd) Shliapa

August 3, 1934 - January 4, 2020

Worcester- Mary Margaret (Headd) Shliapa, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Derrybrien, County Galway, Ireland, the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (McMahon) Headd. She emigrated to the United States in 1953, contributing to society by working hard, supporting her children and serving her community. A true...
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Michael S. Surabian

May 20, 1970 - January 3, 2020

Michael Solomon Surabian, 49, of Worcester passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 and joined his beloved wife, Kelly (Frybarger) Surabian in heaven. Michael loved his family beyond measure through thick and thin and will now watch over his sons, Joseph and Logan Surabian, his daughter ,Abella Surabian who he loved calling "Boo", his step-daughter, Paige Grey, and his daughter-in-law,...
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Arthur F. Falcon

March 1, 1948 - January 2, 2020

WORCESTER - Arthur F. Falcon, 71, completed his life's journey on January 2, 2020, at St. Vincent's Hospital, Worcester, MA, with the love of his life, Mickie, and his daughter, Jenn by his side. He was born on March 1, 1948, in Lawrence, MA, the son of the late Arthur S. and Grace (Sousa) Falcon. He was a first-generation Portuguese-American, with both sides of his family having come...
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David Chandler Holmes

January 5, 1946 - January 2, 2020

WEST BOYLSTON-David Chandler Holmes, 73, of West Boylston, died Thursday, January 2, 2020 at home, surrounded by his loving family. David was born in Worcester, son of Arthur G. and Bertha A. (Wyman) Holmes. He graduated from W. Boylston High School class of 1964 then proudly served in the Army National Guard for six years. He worked at Norton Company-Saint Gobain for 48 years before retiring...
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Anne M. Trainor

October 10, 1969 - January 1, 2020

Natick-Anne Marie Trainor, 50 years of age, passed away on Wednesday January 1, 2020 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester. Throughout her nine month battle with cancer, and in her final days, she was showered with love and support from her family and friends. Anne was born on October 10, 1969 in Worcester, Massachusetts to the late Madeleine and George Healy. She was the youngest of...
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Coralie May O'Connor

May 1, 1934 - December 31, 2019

WORCESTER-Coralie M. O'Connor, 85, Olympic Swimmer and Life-long City Educator passed away Tuesday, December 31. Coralie's desire to become a world-class swimmer surfaced early and drove her to practice no matter what the obstacles. She began her training at the Lincoln Square Boys Club, during a time when woman were not allowed in the Club. As a recent graduate of Classical High School, she...
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Diane Marie Jeffers

September 10, 1945 - December 31, 2019

Holden- Diane (Roman) Jeffers, 74, of Holden, died Tuesday December 31, 2019 in St. Vincent's Hospital after a period of declining health. She is survived by her husband David Jeffers, her daughter Kristen Jenkins and her husband Owen of Rutland, her son David Jeffers and his wife Andrea of Chesapeake, Virginia; seven loving grandchildren; Corey Jenkins of Worcester, Madeline Jenkins of...
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Leonard R. Benson

January 22, 1920 - December 29, 2019

WEST BOYLSTON-Leonard R. Benson, 99, passed away Sunday, December 29 in the Oakdale Nursing Center. His wife, Ruth M. (Boulay) Benson passed away in 2016. He leaves a son Richard; son-in-law, Walter Dulmaine; grandchildren, Christopher and Kimberly Dulmaine; a, brother, Hank Benson; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by her daughters, Dale Dulmaine and Donna Benson and brothers,...
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Dorothea R. Doris McKiernan

December 28, 2019

Dorothea R. "Doris" (Teller) McKiernan, 81, of West Boylston, formerly of Auburn and Worcester passed away Saturday, December 28 in Notre Dame Long Term Care. She leaves her husband of 54 years, John J. "Tucky" McKiernan; two daughters, Christine McKiernan and her husband, Kevin McAllister and their daughters, Siobhan and Aileen of South Hadley and Colleen McKiernan of Somerville and a brother,...
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Joseph P. Hennigan

July 23, 1934 - December 26, 2019

Joseph P. Hennigan, loving father, grandfather, father-in-law, uncle and friend died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 26, 2019. He was predeceased by his best friend and beloved wife of 56 years, Carol A. (Angell) Hennigan on February 1, 2016. Joseph is survived by two daughters, Katherine A. Hennigan of Healy, Alaska, Sharon M. Hennigan of Worcester; two sons, Michael J. Hennigan...
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Martin A. Shannon

December 26, 2019

WORCESTER-Martin A. Shannon, 79, beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather died Thursday, December 26 after spending Christmas surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Doolin, County Clare, Ireland, son of Martin and Norah (Droney) Shannon. He was educated in Doolin and emigrated to America on October 27, 1962. Martin worked as a mason and joined Local 3, Bricklayers and Allied...
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Stephen M. Barry

October 24, 1957 - December 26, 2019

WORCESTER-Stephen Michael Barry, 62, died Thursday, December 26, 2019 after a long illness. He was born in Boston, son of John J. and Bernice M. (Nanatovitch) Barry. Stephen proudly served in the US Navy on the USS San Diego and later in the Naval Reserves. He was employed by The Community Builders as property manager for many years retiring in 2018. He was a big fan of the Patriots...
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Irene Wronski

September 18, 1923 - December 25, 2019

Sterling/Boca Raton, FL-Irene (Russell) Wronski, 96, of Boca Raton, formerly of Sterling, passed away peacefully with family and friends by her side on Wednesday, December 25. Her husband, Edwin E. Wronski died in 1997. She leaves a daughter, Sandra L. Catmen and her husband, Thomas of Sterling, her only granddaughter, Kristina Herbert and her husband, Justin of Ocean Springs, MS and four...
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Scott Kenneth Santimaw

February 13, 1975 - December 25, 2019

HOLDEN-Scott Kenneth Santimaw, 44, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019 after battling a long illness. He was born in Worcester and raised in Holden, he graduated from Wachusett Regional High School where he was co-captain of the football team and played basketball. Prior to his illness, he worked in the electrical field and attended Holden Chapel. He was a big fan of all the N.E. sports...
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Manuel Benitez

February 19, 1964 - December 25, 2019

Worcester-Manuel Benitez, 55, passed Wednesday, December 25 in Saint Vincent Hospital. His Visiting Hours will be held Monday, December 30 from 9:00 to 12:00pm followed by a Funeral Service starting at 12:00pm in Inglesia de Dios de Profecia, 97 Webster Street, Worcester. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery.
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Dhimiter Adami

September 14, 1926 - December 25, 2019

Dhimiter Adami, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Christmas Day, December 25, 2019. He will be reunited once again with his beloved wife of 60 years Vita Adami. He is survived by his son Fatos Adami and his wife, Mimoza of Indian Trail, NC; daughter Mila Bajraktari and her husband Bashkim of Worcester, MA;...
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Bruce E. Stanley

December 24, 2019

Bruce E. Stanley, Sr., 65, of Worcester passed away, Tuesday, December 24 at home. Bruce leaves two children, Tara L. Stanley and Joey L. Stanley; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Susan Gosselin and Sandra Provencal; a brother, Henry Stanley and nieces and nephews. A son, Bruce Stanley, Jr.; a granddaughter, Bella Stanley; and a brother, Brian Stanley predeceased him. He was born in Worcester...
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Katherine Sullivan Houde

December 8, 1931 - December 24, 2019

WORCESTER-Katherine (Sullivan) Houde, 88, a lifelong resident of Worcester, died Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the Oakdale Skilled Nursing Center. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Irish immigrants, Michael and Helen (Moynihan) Sullivan and graduated from St. Peter's High School. Prior to staying home to raise her sons, Katherine worked as a switchboard operator for New England Telephone...
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Maryellen "Mae" Scavone

March 26, 1955 - December 24, 2019

Maryellen "Mae" Scavone, 64, of Worcester MA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 after a lifelong battle with lung disease. Mae was born in Worcester to Paul J and Lillian T. Scavone (nee McMahon). She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Worcester and earned her bachelors and master's degrees from Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA. Maryellen worked for years as a...
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Sandra E. Nelson

October 28, 1943 - December 23, 2019

Sutton- Sandra E. (Lindberg) Nelson, 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 23, 2019 at UMass Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in Worcester on October 28, 1943 a daughter of the late Edmund V. Lindberg and Evelyn K. (Anderson). She attended local schools and earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Worcester State College in 1965. She later earned her...
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Jose Luis Montalvo

July 2, 1954 - December 23, 2019

Jose Luis Montalvo, 65, passed away suddenly on December 23, 2019 at UMass Medical Center. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life on Saturday, January 4th with visitation from 10:00am until 11:30am and a service from 11:30am until 2:00pm in the Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle St., Worcester. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery, 260 Cambridge St.,...
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Elsie M. Lundell

July 25, 1926 - December 22, 2019

WORCESTER-Elsie M. Lundell, 93, passed away Sunday, December 22 in the Beaumont Skilled Nursing Center. Elsie was born on July 25, 1926 in Worcester, the daughter of Swedish immigrants, Rudolph and Signe (Carlson) Lundell and attended Worcester schools. She worked as a presser at the former Hubby's Laundry, for many years. In her earlier years she was an amateur artist and enjoyed drawing and...
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Helen T. Foley

December 21, 2019

Helen T. (O'Sullivan) Foley, 76, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of 51 years of Paul V. Foley. Born in County Offaly, Ireland, daughter of Patrick and Ellen (Cronin) O'Sullivan, Helen was, first and foremost, the love of her husband's life, a nana, and the mother of six children, who adored her. In her spare...
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Frank Catalfano

December 18, 2019

Our dad, Frank Catalfano (no middle name) of Worcester, Massachusetts, left this life Wednesday December 18th, 2019. He was taking mom, Elaine, his loving wife of 44 years, to Walgreens when suddenly while driving he passed away. Mom is recovering from the accident at home and is doing well thanks to the love of family and friends. She is an amazing woman and a sweetheart. Frank was born...
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Janice Desmarais

December 16, 2019

AUBURN- Janice Ellen Desmarais, 71, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on December 16, 2019 at St. Vincent Medical Center, after a long illness. She was born in Worcester on April 2, 1948, the daughter of the late George R. and Martha J. (Hippert) Desmarais and attended South High School, Worcester. Janice worked many years in retail. Janice loved the outdoors and spending...
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Rose A. Day

March 10, 1925 - December 15, 2019

Rose Alice (Lundstrom) Day passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 15 after a brief illness. Rose was born in Worcester, daughter of John S. and Elin (Rosenlund) Lundstrom and graduated from Commerce High School in 1943. She was a longtime member of Emanuel Lutheran Church and the Daughters of Emanuel. She lived her entire life in the house she was born in. Rose bowled in the...
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John Francis Trainor

May 17, 1961 - December 10, 2019

WORCESTER-John Francis Trainor, 58, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home after a courageous battle with cancer. John was born in Worcester, son of Francis J. and Mary Jane (Grady) Trainor and graduated from St. Peter-Marian CCHS. He then graduated from New England School of Accounting and Worcester State College. John worked for the...
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George "Buddy" Bissonnette

July 5, 1952 - December 5, 2019

WORCESTER-George "Buddy" Bissonnette, Jr., 67, of Worcester passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019 at home. He leaves his loving wife, Frances (Kovacs) Bissonnette; a son, George Bissonnette, III and his wife Christina Boyer of Worcester; a sister, Dale Abbott and her husband, Alan of Worcester; a brother, Paul Bissonnette of Webster and many nieces and nephews. Five brothers, John, James,...
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Marilyn "Mal" Lynch

June 26, 1952 - December 5, 2019

West Boylston - Marilyn Jean (Bond) Lynch, 67, of West Boylston died December 5th at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester after a lengthy battle with cancer. "Mal" was born in Worcester, the daughter of the late Stanley E. and late Norma L. (Leinweber) Bond. She spent her youth in Auburn and resided in the town of West Boylston for more than 40 years. After attending Auburn public...
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Mary A. Lemieux

April 19, 1943 - December 5, 2019

Auburn- Mary A. (Granlund) Lemieux, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family on Thursday, December 5, 2019. She was 76. Mary was born in Worcester on April 19, 1943 a daughter of the late John and Mary (Ferrie) Granlund. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and worked for over 30 years at Saint Vincent Hospital as Manager of the Cancer Registry until her retirement. She...
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Janet T. Lewis

November 18, 1917 - December 2, 2019

WORCESTER-Janet Tunison Lewis of Worcester died peacefully at Knollwood Nursing Center home of natural causes on Monday, December 2. She was 102 years old. A lifelong resident of Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Lilla M.(Campbell) Tunison and Harold J. Tunison, who served as City Treasurer for many years. Mrs. Lewis was born in 1917 and grew up on June Street, attending Midland St...
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Jean C. Moe

December 19, 1936 - December 2, 2019

MILLBURY – Jean C. (Gagnon) Moe, 82, died peacefully on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Jewish Healthcare Center, Worcester. Jean was born in Worcester, a daughter of the late Frederick H. and Beulah M. (Boyns) Gagnon. She graduated from Worcester schools. As a young woman, Jean worked as a teller for a bank in Worcester. She soon met her future husband, Donald "Red" Moe and they married in...
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