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Michele A. Sargent

September 30, 1947 - November 11, 2019

GRAFTON- Michele A. (Boucher) Sargent, 72, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation after a courageously fought battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Worcester on September 30, 1947 a daughter of Bernadette (Bourgouin) and the late Louis Boucher. Michele attended local schools and was a graduate of Holy Name High...
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Michael Rodriguez

February 22, 1965 - November 7, 2019

SPENCER- Michael Rodriguez, 54, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 7, 2019. He was born in Queens, New York on February 22, 1965 a son of Edward Rodriguez and the late Ruth Norton Rodriguez. Michael was raised in Worcester and was a graduate of North High School. For twenty years, he worked for the McDonalds Corporation and most recently worked in the Facilities Department at...
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Carol Ann Hill

December 23, 1958 - November 7, 2019

SHREWSBURY-On November 7, 2019, Carol (Arruda) Hill entered heaven while surrounded by family and friends. Carol is survived by her daughter Amanda Hill and grandchildren, Ariana and Thomas Page, two sisters, Linda Lamontagne and Bernice McNeaney and her brother Stephen Murray.
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Armen Manuelian

November 11, 1929 - November 5, 2019

Rutland- Armen Manuelian 89, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2019 at UMass Medical Center. Armen was predeceased by his wife, Julia (Jamgochian) Manuelian in 1967 and his wife, Grace (Sahagian) Manuelian in 2000. He was born in New York City on November 11, 1929 the son of the late Asadoor and Tavriz (Bogigian) Manuelian. He was raised in Worcester and graduated from Commerce High...
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José Luis Lozada

December 20, 1983 - November 2, 2019

WORCESTER - José Luis "Joselito" Lozada, 35, died peacefully on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at UMass Memorial Hospital - University Campus, Worcester following a brief illness. He will be forever missed by his beloved wife of 9 years, Jessenia (Baéz) Lozada; his five children, José L. Lozada, Maria E. Lozada, José A. Lozada, Jayshalyz R. Lozada and Joessy M. Baéz; his parents, José L...
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Guadalupe Lopez

January 27, 1929 - October 30, 2019

WORCESTER-Guadalupe Lopez, 90, a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, daughter of the late Enrique Lopez and Evarista Ramos. Guadalupe was a member of the Pentecostal church and her faith was very important to her. She was a family woman who...
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Robert T. Oslowski

June 26, 1957 - October 29, 2019

WORCESTER-Robert T. Oslowski, 62, passed away surrounded by his family at his home on Tuesday, October 29, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Robert was born in Worcester son of, Edward and Marian (Melkonian) Oslowski and graduated from Worcester Boys Trade School. He grew up with a love of all things with four wheels and an engine. He had a passion for all types of cars. He...
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Lee Ann Desy

March 22, 1972 - October 28, 2019

WORCESTER- Lee Ann Desy, 47, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019. She was born in Worcester on March 22, 1972 daughter of Thomas and Mary (Knight) Desy. Lee was raised in Worcester and attended local schools. She graduated from South High Community School, Class of 1990 and went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in Paralegal studies from Anna Maria College. For a few years, she...
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Marie Alice Bates

August 16, 1926 - October 26, 2019

AUBURN-Marie Alice (Laurell) Bates died Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the home of her daughter with, whom she lived. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Rev. Albert J. and Edla W. (Windahl) Laurell. Marie graduated from Commerce High School, where she was very proud to be the captain of her basketball team. She then graduated from the Henry School of Hair Design and worked as a...
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Laura J. Monfreda-Reynolds

September 23, 1957 - October 23, 2019

Cherry Valley - Laura J. Monfreda-Reynolds, 62, of Cherry Valley passed away at home on October 23, 2019, surrounded by her family after a courageous 15 year battle against cancer. Throughout her struggles, Laura never lost her positive spirit, her tremendous smile, and a laugh that would fill the room. She always thought of others first and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She...
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John M. Foley

October 23, 2019

WORCESTER-John M. Foley, 84, of Worcester passed away Wednesday, October 23. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Virginia M. (Cicio) Foley; three children, Michael Foley, Chris Foley and Kathleen Masiello; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Butler of Boise, ID and Kathleen Mazour of Vancover, WA. He was predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Noel and his sisters, Theresa, Shirley and...
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Walter J. Janulewicz

September 9, 1939 - October 20, 2019

WORCESTER/HAMPTON,NH-Walter J. Janulewicz Jr. (Chic), 80, of Hampton Beach, New Hampshire originally from Worcester, passed in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday October 20, 2019. Chic is survived by his daughter Patricia Janulewicz, his son Stephen Janulewicz and his wife Lisa, daughter's Teresa Janulewicz and her husband Jim and Kathleen Murphy and...
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Damien Owusu-Mensah

July 24, 2008 - October 16, 2019

Worcester – Damien Owusu-Mensah, 11, sadly left us far too soon and entered Paradise on Wednesday October 16, 2019. Damien was born in Worcester, MA on July 24, 2008, son of Paul and Ernestina (Ayesu) Owusu-Mensah; besides his parents, he also leaves to mourn his brother Eli Owusu-Mensah, three sisters: Petrina, Constantine, and Charmaine Owusu-Mensah; he also leaves a multitude of...
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Howard E. Whitney

January 18, 1946 - October 16, 2019

Worcester-Howard E. Whitney, 73, of Pleasant St. died Wednesday, October 16 in St. Francis Home. His wife, Mary Jane (Royce) Whitney predeceased him. He leaves his best-friend, Christine Gignilliat of Worcester and family and many friends through-out the Worcester area. He was born in Ware, son of Howard A. and Eldrude M. (Royce) Whitney and graduated from Springfield Trade School. He was a...
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Nicholas Joseph Giannino

December 23, 1931 - October 9, 2019

MILLBURY-Nicholas J. Giannino, 87, formerly of Worcester, passed away on October 9, 2019 surrounded by family at Care One at Millbury after a long illness. His loving wife Jean M. (Belcufine) predeceased him in 2010. He leaves his two daughters, Deborah Giannino of Worcester and Sandra Scarborough and her husband Brad of Oxford; two grandchildren, Matthew and Alison Scarborough; his brother...
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Robert T. Collins

January 1, 1928 - October 7, 2019

HOLDEN-Robert T. Collins, 91, passed away on Monday, October 7th at home, surrounded by his loving daughters. Bob was born in Worcester, son of Thomas and Mae (Provost) Collins and joined the US Coast Guard soon after turning the young age 17 during WWII. He attended South High and worked several years for the Boston and Albany Railroad before taking a job as an electrician at Heald Machine...
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George Aziz, Sr.

October 15, 1924 - October 7, 2019

George J. Aziz, Sr., of Worcester, Massachusetts, died on October 7 at the age of 94, surrounded by family. He leaves his wife, Joan (Rahaim) Aziz; five children: Michael Aziz of Cambridge and his partner Julie Taylor, Linda Betzig of Bolton and her husband Dikran Betzig, George Aziz, Jr., of West Boylston and his wife Deborah Bousquet, Paul Aziz of North Hampton, NH and his wife...
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Gervais Larochelle

October 3, 2019

Gervais C. Larochelle, 63, of Worcester, died Thursday, October 3rd, after a long battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of 40 years to Virginia (Sheehy) Larochelle. Born in 1956 in St. Aurelie, Quebec, Canada, and raised in Holyoke and Chicopee, where he resided until 1986, he was the son of the late Camillien and Cecile (Belanger) Larochelle. He worked installing siding and...
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Patricia A. Foley

September 30, 1938 - October 3, 2019

WORCESTER-Patricia A. (Regan) Foley, 81, passed away Thursday, October 3 at home surrounded by her children. She leaves those three children, who loved her dearly, Kevin J. Foley of Worcester, Patricia A. Foley of Portland, OR and Erin K. Jeniski of Worcester; three grandchildren, Michelle , Morgan and Brittany; three-great grandchildren, Mayda, Callan and Finley and Pat's dearest life long,...
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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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Rita L. Letendre

September 5, 1918 - October 2, 2019

WORCESTER-Rita L. (Collette) Letendre, 101, loving mother and grandmother, died Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in the Jewish Healthcare Center. She was born in Marlborough, daughter of the late William and Blanche (Renaud) Collette where she graduated from St. Mary's Academy and the Katharine Gibbs School in Boston. Rita served as past president of the Assumption College volunteer organization...
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Rosemary Pafumi

January 12, 1925 - September 30, 2019

WORCESTER-Rosemary Pafumi , age 94, died peacefully and surrounded by family on September 30, 2019 at the Notre Dame Long Term Care Facility in Worcester, where the devoted staff helped care for her the last six years of her life. Rosemary was born to Helen(Martin) and Francis Ciaramella in Queens, New York on January 12, 1925. Her mother died when Rosemary was still a young child...
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Robert W. Nelson

January 14, 1945 - September 28, 2019

SUTTON- Robert W. Nelson, 74, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born in Worcester on January 14, 1945 the son of the late Oscar and Svea (Gothing) Nelson. Robert attended local schools and graduated from the former Worcester Boy's Trade School. He then enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country from 1965 until his discharge...
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Jean A. Condon

September 25, 2019

WORCESTER-Jean A. (Bruso) Condon, 88, formerly of Leominster, passed away Wednesday, September 25 in the Beaumont Nursing Center. Her husband of 61 years, Thomas C. Condon passed away last year. She leaves a son, Thomas C. Condon, Jr. and his wife, Diane of Mansfield; a daughter, Mary C. Robinson and her husband, John of Bolton; a grand-daughter, Lily Robinson and a sister, Maureen Bruso of...
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Theresa M. Morse

March 6, 1925 - September 23, 2019

Theresa M. (Loughlin) Morse, of Auburn, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, MA.  Born March 6, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Edmund J. Loughlin and Ella T. (Greene) Loughlin. After graduation from Worcester's St. Peter's High School, she worked briefly in the office at Crompton and Knowles of Worcester prior to her 56-year...
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Donald A. Gray

July 27, 1936 - September 22, 2019

OXFORD-Donald A: Gray 83 formally of West Boylston and Sterling passed away Sunday, September 22 in UMass Memorial Medical Center: He leaves behind his wife of 58 years Lois (Leonard) Gray and their three children Steven Gray and his wife Pamela of West Boylston, Douglas Gray and his wife Roberta, Heather Sheehan and her husband Troy of Dudley six grandchildren Brendan, Jennifer, Shaun,...
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Bernard A. Carlomagno

June 5, 1927 - September 21, 2019

Northborough-Bernard A. Carlomagno, 92, formerly of West Boylston passed away Saturday, September 21 after a period of declining health. He leaves a daughter, Cheryl Carolan and her husband Kevin of Yarmouth, ME; a son, Bernard Carlomagno and his wife, Maureen of Auburn; a brother, Joseph Carlomagno and his wife, Carol of Worcester; a sister, Anna Goodney and her husband, Edward of Shrewsbury;...
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Nicholas G. Andreson

September 20, 2019

WORCESTER - Nicholas G. Andreson, 86, of Worcester, MA, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Saint Vincent Hospital. He was surrounded by his loving family in his final days. Nicholas was born and raised in Worcester, the son of Greek immigrants, George Nicholas and Mary (Polyzogopoulos) Andreson. As a youngster, he attended Bancroft School and Williston Northampton...
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Mary Murphy

May 27, 1925 - September 20, 2019

WORCESTER-Mary (Warren) Murphy, 94,passed away Friday, September 20 at home surrounded by her family. Her husband, Patrick Murphy passed away in 1989. She leaves three sons, Stephen J. Murphy and his wife, Patricia of Fiskdale, John P. "Jack" Murphy of Leicester and James K. Murphy of Louisville KY,; four grandchildren, Brendan G. Murphy, Aaron S. Murphy, Kerrilyn P. Murphy, M.D. and...
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John T. Dowd

February 15, 1930 - September 19, 2019

West Boylston-John T. Dowd, 89, of West Boylston, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, September 19, 2019. John leaves his wife of nearly 67 years, Marjorie A. (Quaiel) Dowd; four children, John P. Dowd and his wife, Suzette of Auburn, Terence F. Dowd and his wife, Maude of Philadelphia, PA, Kathryn M. Coleman and her husband, Bruce of Austin, TX and Philip J. Dowd and his wife,...
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Daniel J. "Joe" O'Leary, Jr.

December 19, 1931 - September 18, 2019

WORCESTER-Daniel J. "Joe" O'Leary, Jr., 87, of Worcester, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 61 years, Barbara A. (Wiegert) on May 6, 2014. He was born in Worcester, son of Daniel J. O'Leary, Sr. and Jessica (Polachi) O'Leary and graduated from Worcester Boys Trade High School. He proudly served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean...
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Eugene P. Courtney

June 10, 1940 - September 17, 2019

Eugene P. Courtney, Esq., 79, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 17 after a long illness. His loving family was by his side. Eugene was a generous, big-hearted man whose extended family meant the world to him. He played a hands-on-role in the raising of many of his 331 nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and their babies, lavishing them all with his attention and love. He...
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James J. Beshai

March 26, 1932 - September 17, 2019

James J. Beshai, age 87, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, September 17th, after a courageous battle with colon and liver cancer. Chico as he was known to family and friends was born in West Boylston, the son of Italian immigrants, Frank and Angela (Silvestro) Beshai and was a lifelong resident of the town. He took great pride in his landscaping...
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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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Edward J. Marrone

February 3, 1951 - September 10, 2019

Lancaster-Edward Jeffrey Marrone, 68, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, September 10. He was born to the late Edward and Shirley (O'Brien) Marrone on February 3, 1951 of West Boylston. He leaves, his loving wife of 48 years, Nancy (Potvin) Marrone, his three children Ted Marrone and his wife Sarah of Sterling, Megan Riendeau and her husband Mark of Lancaster and Timothy Marrone of St....
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Viola "Anne" Supernor

August 17, 1938 - September 9, 2019

WORCESTER – Viola "Anne" (Robichaud) Supernor, 81, of Worcester died on Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Odd Fellows Home, surrounded by her loving children. Anne was born in Worcester, daughter of Adelard "Ditto" Robichaud and Viola (Graveline) Moore and was also the daughter of Lucille (Vincequere) Robichaud for 55 years. Anne worked at Guaranty Bank, Peoples Bank, and Bank of New...
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Tefta Pojani

April 22, 1919 - September 9, 2019

Tefta "Nana" (Petro) Pojani, 100, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Rose Monahan Hospice House. She was the wife of the late George L. Pojani who passed away in 2008. She was born on April 22, 1919 daughter of the late Archilles and Thomaidha (Tashko) Petro. For many years, Mrs. Pojani worked as a bookkeeper at her brother's business, Acme Prepak Co. Her family...
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Samuel F. Belluardo

May 12, 1918 - September 8, 2019

WEST BOYLSTON-Samuel Belluardo, 101, passed away Sunday, September 8 at home surrounded by his family. Sam was born in Brattleboro, VT the son of Giovanni and Francesca (Occhipinti) Belluardo who came from Sicily, Italy in 1912. He leaves his devoted wife, Mary (Herring) Belluardo; two sons, James Belluardo of New York, NY and John Belluardo and his wife, Vickie and their daughter Katie of...
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Charles DiPietro

May 30, 1918 - September 7, 2019

PEABODY/WEST BOYLSTON Charles DiPietro, a resident of Peabody for five years and formerly of West Boylston, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 in his home. He had his wife of 80 years, Anna and their children by his side. Mr. DiPietro celebrated his 101st birthday on May 30th of this year. He was born in Readville, MA, son of Italian immigrants Angelo and Adeline (Antonucci) DiPietro....
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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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Claire C. Wall

September 5, 1925 - September 4, 2019

WORCESTER-Claire C. (Condon) Wall, 93, of the Willows Community passed away at home on Wednesday, September 4. Her husband, Richard Manning Wall, Esq. passed away in 2010. She leaves her sisters-in-law, Jean A. Condon and Maureen Bruso both of Worcester; a nephew, Thomas C. Condon, Jr. and his wife, Diane of Mansfield; a niece, Mary C. Robinson and her husband, John; and a grand-niece, Lily...
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Richard John Hafey

February 26, 1929 - September 2, 2019

PAXTON – Richard J. Hafey, a newspaperman for 65 years, died Monday, September 2, 2019. He was 90 years old. His wife of 55 years, Mary E. (Manning) Hafey passed in 2008. He leaves four children, Catherine M. Hafey of Ashfield, CDR John R. Hafey (USN, Ret.) and his wife Gail (Criswell), of Lorton, VA, Margaret E. Hafey of Southport, NC, and, his caretaker, William J. "Bill" Hafey...
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Ralph Justin Auciello

October 26, 1939 - August 29, 2019

WEST BOYLSTON-Ralph Justin Auciello, 79, formerly of West Boylston, died Thursday, August 29, 2019. He was born in Brighton, son of Italian immigrants Justin and Clementina (Caruso) Auciello and graduated from Saint Columbkille High School where he was senior class president and captain of the football team. Ralph was vice president of Auciello Iron Works, a company founded by his...
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Rita A. Spencer

February 7, 1928 - August 25, 2019

WEST BOYLSTON- Rita Albina (Letsky) Spencer, 91, of West Boylston, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, August 25 in her home of 71 years. Her husband, Charles F. Spencer passed away in 1983. She leaves her son, Mark Spencer, and his wife Betsy of Shrewsbury; six grandchildren, Kristen Sundt, Erica Ribeiro, Spencer Merolla, Justin Merolla, Jamie Merolla, and Charles Spencer; three...
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Ismael Perez

March 5, 1951 - August 23, 2019

WORCESTER-Ismael Perez, 68, passed away Friday, August 23 in St. Vincent Hospital. He leaves his children, Ismael Perez, Mirna Perez, Roberto Perez, Miguel Perez, Jocelyn Perez, Brenda Mendez, Luis Mendez, Sharo Fuentes, Yeissa Jones and Luz Perez; 21 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers; 5 sisters and nieces and nephews. Two sisters, predeceased him. He was born in Rio Piedras...
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Matteo J. Pastore

December 27, 1928 - August 19, 2019

WORCESTER-Matteo Joseph Pastore, 90, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on August 19, 2019. Matteo, a lifelong resident of Worcester, was the son of the late Michael and Josephine (Garafalo) Pastore. Matteo was predeceased a year and a half ago by his loving wife of 62 years, Elizabeth A. (Murphy) Pastore. A graduate of North High School, Matteo proudly served his country in the...
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Robert Allen Fay

March 15, 1949 - August 18, 2019

WORCESTER- Robert A. Fay, 70, passed away peacefully at home on August 18, 2019. He was born in Sudbury, Massachusetts on March 15, 1949 a son of the late Arthur Eliphalet Fay and Helen Louise (Eaton) Fay. He was raised in Sudbury before he and his family moved to Florida. Robert graduated high school and went on to attend the first communication school in the United States, National...
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Elsie Rosa

July 24, 1949 - August 18, 2019

Elsie Rosa, 70, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on July 24, 1949 a daughter of the late Evaristo Rosa Soto and Rosa Haidee Gonzalez. She cherished time spent with her loving family and enjoyed cooking. She was very active at her church and enjoyed watching novelas on the television. She leaves...
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Raymond D. Whalen

November 12, 1927 - August 18, 2019

Raymond D. Whalen, 91, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 after declining health. He was the husband of the late June O. (Swift) Whalen, who died in 2010. He was born in Worcester, the son of the late Walter and Mary (Conway) Whalen and graduated from South High School. A standout athlete at South, his senior yearbook listed him as one of South High's most versatile athletes....
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Delia R. Trainor

April 14, 1926 - August 18, 2019

WORCESTER- Delia (Staropoli) Trainor, 93, of Worcester passed away Sunday, August 18 in UMASS Medical Center. Delia was born in East Boston, the daughter of Italian immigrants, Giuseppe and Giuseppina (Rotella) Staropoli and graduated from East Boston High School and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She worked as a graphic artist at the Federal Reserve Bank before moving to Worcester....
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Joseph P. Fallon

April 11, 1949 - August 17, 2019

HUDSON-Joseph Peter Fallon, 70, formerly of Sterling, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home, Worcester after a period of declining health. He was born and raised in Worcester, son of Edward and Grace (Gilmore) Fallon and graduated from South High School and Clark University. While at Clark, he played the drums in a band and carried that love...
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Bruce E. Chapman, Jr.

July 30, 1981 - August 16, 2019

Bruce Edward Chapman, Jr., 38, passed away suddenly on August 16, 2019 after being stricken ill. He was born on July 30, 1981 in New Hartford, New York a son of Bruce E. Chapman, Sr., and Judith Anne (Nichols) Chapman. He was raised in Worcester and graduated from Holy Name Central Catholic High School in 1999. He later attended the Technology Learning Center where he received certification...
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Emmanuel Bampo Addo

May 20, 1950 - August 13, 2019

WORCESTER- Emmanuel Bampo Addo, 69, passed away on August 13, 2019 at UMass Medical Center after a brief illness. Mr. Addo was born on May 20, 1950 in Accra, Ghana. A son of the late Timothy Bampo Addo and Josephine (Oppong) Addo. For many years he worked at the Middlesex Savings Bank. He loved reading and watching soccer/football. He was interested in politics. He leaves behind his wife,...
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Douglas Emrick Crawford

July 23, 1940 - August 13, 2019

AUBURN – "The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you" unknown For Doug Crawford, whether the task was at work, at home in his gardens, during his daily runs, one of his several marathons or facing the illness that changed him so much in the end, strength was a constant in his life. Douglas Emrick Crawford, 79, of Auburn, beloved husband, father and grandfather...
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Viola E. (Pollard) King

October 12, 1928 - August 5, 2019

WORCESTER - Viola E. (Pollard) King, 90, died peacefully on Monday, August 5, 2019 at UMass Memorial Hospital-University Campus Worcester, following a period of declining health. She was born in Gardner, a daughter of the late Walter and Elsie V. (Blidberg) Pollard. Viola was raised in Spencer. She went on to graduate from Clark University and earned a Master's Degree in Library Science from...
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Raymond Louis Hebert

June 26, 1944 - August 5, 2019

Raymond Louis Hebert-75 West Boylston--Raymond L. Hebert, 75, passed away on Monday, August 5 at home. Ray, as he was known to family and friends was born in Fitchburg, on June 26, 1944, the son of the late Henry J. Hebert and the late Annette T. (Selletti) Hebert and graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1962. He graduated from Fitchburg State College and received his Master's Degree...
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Arshag Yazijian

November 26, 1926 - August 5, 2019

WORCESTER-Arshag Arnold Yazijian, 92, formerly of June Street passed away Monday, August 5 in the Meadows of Leicester. His wife, Rosalie V. (Hagopian) Yazijian passed away in 1999. He was the brother-in-law of the late, Hon. Jacob Hagopian, United States Magistrate Judge, and his wife, Mary of Narragansett, RI; he leaves eight nieces and nephews, Wayne Nalbandian of Worcester, Charles...
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Kevin Njau Gichini

December 25, 1989 - August 4, 2019

Kevin Njau Gichini, 29, passed away at UMass Medical Center in Worcester after a sudden illness on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Born on December 25, 1989 in Nakuru- Kenya he was son to Perminus Gichini Mungai and Rosemary Wanjiru Gicheru. Loving dad to Myra Wanjiru Njau with Margaret Githengu. Step son to Loise Gichini and Eddie Cleary. Brother to Harrison Mungai, Late Cliff Cyrus Gicheru,...
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Gerald J. Sullivan, Sr.

November 11, 1937 - August 4, 2019

Spencer- Gerald J. Sullivan, Sr., 81, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2019 at Knollwood Nursing Center. He was born in Worcester on November 11, 1937 a son of the late Paul H. and Annette L. (Adams) Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan graduated from South High School and later attend Worcester Junior College before proudly serving his country as a paratrooper in the United States Army during the...
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Robert Hodgerney

August 1, 2019

WORCESTER- Robert R. Hodgerney, 80, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2019 at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a lengthy illness. He was born in Worcester on November 13, 1938 a son of the late Edward B. and Mabel Mae (Kenneway) Hodgerney. He was raised in Worcester, attended local schools and graduated from South High School. Robert loved photography and was always...
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Lynne M. Steeves

August 14, 1922 - July 30, 2019

Lynne Mary Steeves, 96, passed away peacefully at her home on July 30, 2019 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Gerald N. Steeves who died in 2006. Lynne was born in Worcester on August 14, 1922 a daughter of the late Salim and Mary (Haddad) Ayik. She was raised in Worcester and graduated from Commerce High School before attending Becker Junior College, The New England...
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Concetta C. Ekstrom

July 29, 2019

Worcester-Concetta "Connie" (Misale) Ekstrom, 86, died peacefully on Monday, July 29, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital. She leaves her husband of 64 years, Robert H. Ekstrom Sr., 2 sons, Robert H. Ekstrom, Jr. and wife Sandra J. Ekstrom of Carlsbad, CA, Stephen J. Ekstrom of Millbury, 6 grandchildren, Randolph Ekstrom of Sprakers, NY, Lee Stephen Ekstrom and his wife Jamie Lynn Brooks of Shrewsbury,...
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Margaret (Sahagian) Mooradian

July 26, 2019

Margaret (Sahagian) Mooradian, 89, formerly of Worcester passed away peacefully on Friday, July 26, 2019 at home, in the loving care of her daughter and her family. Margaret was born in Providence, RI, daughter of the late Avedis and Zabel (Nazarian) Sahagian. She lived in Worcester for many years before moving to her daughter and son-in-law's home in Leicester 11 years ago. For Margaret,...
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Marla Y. Trahan

November 8, 1966 - July 25, 2019

Worcester-Marla Y. Trahan, 52, passed away Thursday, July 25. Marla was a talented, loving person who made friends with everyone she met. She was by nature an artistic, emotion driven person who wrote well, from the heart, from genuine feelings. Her drawings were always playful and colorful. She loved to talk in person, on the phone, by text, or by Facebook. Yes, she loved to talk. While...
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John D. Hughes, Jr

December 29, 1922 - July 24, 2019

WORCESTER- John D. "Jack" Hughes, Jr., 96, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Jewish Healthcare Center. He was the husband of the late Adrienne (Berberian) Hughes who died in 2001. Jack was born in Worcester on December 29, 1922, the son of the late John D. and Alice (Maher) Hughes. He grew up on both Bay State Road and Montvale Road in Worcester and attended local...
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Edwin A. Boyd

October 12, 1954 - July 21, 2019

Worcester- Edwin Allen Boyd, 64, passed away peacefully at Old Orchard Beach while vacationing with his family whom he loved so much. He was born in Landsdale, Pennsylvania on October 12, 1954 a son of the late Minton Darrington Boyd and Nancy Lou (Sell) Boyd. Following his schooling, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam Era. ...
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Paul S. Witkowski

June 16, 1951 - July 18, 2019

BOSTON – Paul S. Witkowski, 68, died at home on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Paul was born and raised in Worcester, son of the late Stanly P. Witkowski and Mary "Maxine" G. (O'Connell) Lindgren. He graduated from Worcester schools. Paul worked for many years as a custodian at the Suffolk County Courthouse. He enjoyed living in Boston for the past 42 years where made many friends. Paul...
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Blanchard L. Bernard

September 2, 1946 - July 12, 2019

Paxton-Blanchard L. Bernard, also known as "Bernie" or "Pugg" to his family and friends, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 12, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester. He was a loving and devoted father and husband. Bernie leaves his devoted wife of 44 years, Brenda J. (Hadis) Bernard, and his loving daughter Marie Anastasia Bernard-Cook and her husband, Jason A. Cook, a dear son in law....
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Joseph P. Sullivan, Sr.

March 12, 1927 - July 10, 2019

WORCESTER- Joseph P. "Sully" Sullivan, Sr, 92, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Worcester, son of the late John J. and Julia J. (O'Meara) Sullivan. Joe graduated from St. John's High School in 1945 where he was known as "Snuffy" and was inducted into the St. John's Hall of Fame. He then proudly served in the U.S. Army...
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Janet M. Reidy

May 10, 1935 - July 9, 2019

Janet M. Reidy, 84, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2019 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Cambridge, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Francis D. Reidy who passed away in 2014. Prior to enjoying her retirement, Janet was a special education teacher in the Worcester Public School system, assisting many children to learn how to read for the first time. Earning her...
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Brian D. Olivo

March 2, 1959 - July 7, 2019

Brian D. Olivo, 60, of Holden, loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend, lost his courageous battle with cancer. Brian was born on March 2, 1959 in Cambridge to Nicholas and Jean Olivo. He along with his brothers, owned and operated Strawberry Hills Country Club in Leicester, MA for many years. He later worked for the Town of Holden Building and Grounds Department. He proudly and...
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Steve J. Gasper

November 1, 1948 - July 7, 2019

Steven J. Gasper, 70 of the Colony Retirement Communtiy of Grove St. passed away Sunday, July 7. A Funeral Service with Military Honor's will be held Thursday, July 11 at 1:00pm in the Chapel of the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen St., Winchendon.
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John W. Curran

June 1, 1923 - July 4, 2019

WEBSTER - John W. Curran, 96, formerly of Worcester passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2019, with his beloved family at his bedside. John was born and raised in Worcester, one of eight children to Patrick and Isabella (Fraser) Curran. John attended Worcester public schools and then became a pipefitter, a talent that led him to work in the physical plant department for the...
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Ruth R. (Wheaton) Evans

October 19, 1922 - June 30, 2019

Worcester-Ruth R. (Wheaton) Evans, died on June 30, 2019 in St. Vincent Hospital. She was born in Manchester, CT, the daughter of Sidney and Fannie (Rexford) Wheaton. She was predeceased by her husband Charles in 2000 and her son Christopher in 2018. She leaves a daughter Nancy H, a son Rexford W., her daughter in law Leslie Russell, two grandsons, Michael and Jonathan Evans and their mother...
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Antonio "Tony" D'Allesandro

June 9, 1929 - June 29, 2019

WORCESTER-Antonio "Tony" D'Allesandro, 90, died Saturday, June 29, 2019 at home with his family by his side. He was born in Worcester, son of Italian immigrants Antonio and Rose (Catrambone) D'Allessandro. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Tony was a carpenter with Carpenters, Local 107 for many years. After retirement, Tony managed Anthony Arms apartment complex in Worcester. ...
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Richard Thomas Daviau

June 29, 2019

Richard T. Daviau, 83, passed away Saturday, June 29 in the Blaire House. His wife of 58 years, Joanne (Malonis) Daviau died in 2018. He leaves his three sons, Thomas Daviau, Richard Daviau and James Daviau all of Worcester and many extended family and friends. He was born in Worcester, son of Adolphus J. and Dorothy G. (Thomas) Daviaus and served in the US Army. Richard retired from the...
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Timothy A. Falish

April 24, 1991 - June 28, 2019

WORCESTER- Timothy A. Falish, 28, passed away suddenly at home on June 28, 2019. He was born in Worcester on April 24, 1991 a son of Timothy Enman and the late Lisa Falish. Tim had numerous jobs and enjoyed playing video games, watching sports and spending time with his many friends. He leaves behind his father, Timothy "Wally" Enman of Worcester; his brother, John Falish of West Boylston;...
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Martha Lowell Densmore

September 8, 1924 - June 26, 2019

Martha Lowell Densmore, whose life was marked by devotion to her family and abundant service to many Worcester area charities, died peacefully on Wed. June 26 at her home of 63 years. She was 94. Mrs. Densmore believed hospitality and openness nurtured happy humans and healthy communities. She was "such a welcoming person" that people of all ages felt especially respected and valued in her...
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Omar M. Abu

June 23, 2019

Omar M. Abu 1991 - 2019 Omar M. Abu age 28 passed away June 23, 2019 in Worcester,Ma. He was born on June 4th, 1991, in Thika, Kenya. He is survived by: Many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews & nieces from the Tairara family of his late father side. His mother Mary Wangeci Githinji, his wife Nicole Abu, his daughter Zerina Abu, his step sons Malik, Marques, & Gianni, his grandmother Lisper...
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Karen J. Ramirez

August 31, 1956 - June 23, 2019

CHERRY VALLEY- Karen J. (Harkins) Ramirez, 62, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital. Karen was born in Worcester on August 31, 1956 a daughter of the late Robert and Ella Mae (Charlon) Harkins. She attended local schools and worked for the past thirty years as an instructional assistant within the Worcester Public Schools until her retirement in 2016. ...
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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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Rosemary C. Hall

June 23, 2019

Rosemary Carlin Hall, of Worcester, MA, formerly of West Boylston and Lancaster, MA, passed away Sunday, June 23rd , surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years Preston W. "Skip" Hall. In addition to Skip, Rosemary is survived by her five children, Deborah and husband Jeffrey Heller of Needham, MA, Preston "Pete" and wife Dawn Hall of North Andover, MA,...
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David G. Oliver

August 22, 1951 - June 22, 2019

Worcester- David G. Oliver, 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Westside House after a lengthy illness. He was born in Boston on August 22, 1951 a son of the late Charles E. and Winifred (Gerrish) Oliver. He attended local schools and for many years worked in international sales in the hotel industry. David loved the ocean and sailing, cooking and world travel. He...
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Ronald J. Bottom

June 23, 1952 - June 22, 2019

WORCESTER-Ronald Joseph Bottom, 66, of Worcester passed away Saturday, June 22 in the Beaumont Nursing Center. He leaves seven siblings, Gloria Nichols of Millbury, Patricia Bottom of Worcester, Daniel Bottom of Whitinsville, Margaret Bottom of Worcester, Cynthia Williams of Spencer, Theodore Bottom, Jr., of Ponte Verda, FL, and Robert Bottom of Green Bay, WI; many aunts and uncles and nieces...
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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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David G. Oliver

August 22, 1951 - June 22, 2019

Worcester- David G. Oliver, 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Westside House. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the care of Fay Brothers Life Celebration Home, 1 West Boylston St., West Boylston.
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Anna S Becker-Karbowski

December 2, 1948 - June 21, 2019

WEST BOYLSTON- Anna S. (Rogers) Becker-Karbowski, 70, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019 at her home. She was a former long time resident of Shrewsbury, MA and Northborough, MA. She was born in Worcester on December 2, 1948, daughter of Albert Rogers and Adelaide (Staplin) Rogers. She attended Algonquin Regional High School and Worcester State College. Anna was a school teacher,...
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Arthur "Archie" Cronin

October 9, 1944 - June 21, 2019

AUBURN - Arthur H. "Archie" Cronin, 74, formerly of Worcester, died peacefully on Friday, June 21st at the Rose Monahan Hospice House, Worcester, with his beloved family surrounding his bedside. Archie was born and raised in Worcester, one of six children to Timothy "Frank" and Florence (Dubois) Cronin. He was predeceased by his four siblings, Robert, Daniel, Neil and Shirley St. Francis. ...
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Ronald R. Rajotte

December 26, 1934 - June 16, 2019

WORCESTER-Ronald R. Rajotte, 84, of Worcester passed away peacefully at Rose Monahan Home on Sunday, June 16, 2019, after a brief illness. He leaves his wife of 58 years Johanna (Kowalewski) Rajotte, a son Ronald Rajotte and his wife Ekaterina (Fotiadis) Rajotte of Worcester, two granddaughters Kiriaki Rajotte and Johanna Rajotte, a grandson Joseph Rajotte and his beloved dog, Karlie. A...
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Felix E. Santiago

June 14, 1993 - June 14, 2019

WORCESTER-Felix E. Santiago, 26, passed away Friday, June 14. Felix was currently enrolled in UMASS Medical School and spent countless hours studying to pursue his dream to become a Doctor. He graduated from Saint Peter Marian High School and Magna Cum Laude from Assumption College. He leaves his parents, Luis F. and Ercilia M. (Estevez) Santiago; a sister, Michelle Cronin and her husband...
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Nelson Antonio Estevez

November 22, 1964 - June 13, 2019

WORCESTER-Nelson Antonio Estevez, 54, passed away Thursday, June 13. A visiting period will held Tuesday, June 18 from 10:30am-12:15pm at Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle St. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30pm in Saint Paul's Cathedral, 15 Chatham St. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery.
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Francis X. Reed

December 2, 1931 - June 13, 2019

WORCESTER – For the many people that knew him, using the word devoted to describe Francis Reed is most appropriate. Devoted to his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; devoted to his country, serving in the US Navy; and devoted to his community as a volunteer with many organizations to build better lives for people. And, as many know, he was devoted to his church and...
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Lan Chan Lai

July 23, 1929 - June 10, 2019

SOUTHBOROUGH- Lan Chan Lai, 89, passed away on June 10, 2019 at UMass Medical Center. Mrs. Lai was the beloved wife of the late David Wai Chung Lai who passed away in 2012. She was born in Shuntak, Kwangton, China on July 23, 1929. She leaves behind her daughters, Julie Szeto and her husband, Alexander Szeto of Southborough; Cheryl Tsang and her husband Johnny Kwok Wing Tsang of Vancouver...
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Ann-Marie Deely-Carver

June 27, 1955 - June 7, 2019

WORCESTER/ BOYNTON BEACH, FL – In the afternoon hours of June 7th, and surrounded by her loving family, Ann-Marie Deely-Carver passed away peacefully at the home of her sister. She was 63 Ann-Marie was one of 8 children born to the late Col. Joseph C. Deely, USAF, Ret. and Elizabeth A. (Tivnan) Deely. During her young years, Ann-Marie grew up in Worcester. The family relocated to Alexandria,...
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Raymond E. Hartnett

September 27, 1928 - June 5, 2019

Raymond E. Hartnett, 90 Auburn AUBURN-Raymond E. Hartnett, 90, of Auburn died after a brief illness on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester surrounded by family. His wife of 53 years, Jane E. (Kelleher) Hartnett, died in 2008. He leaves five children, Patricia DePatie and her husband Michael of Rockwood, ME, Rosemary Mandella and her husband Joseph of Cherry...
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Robert John Clemens, Sr.

February 9, 1928 - June 4, 2019

BOLTON-Robert J. Clemens, Sr., 91, passed away Tuesday, June 4 while surrounded by his loving family in the Lutheran Home in Worcester. Bob was a committed family man. He was happiest being around his family and knowing they were doing well. He grew up in difficult beginnings in East Boston and Rockland, MA, and joined the military serving his country for 20 years (Army & USAF, retired)...
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Homer F. Derosier

March 2, 1932 - June 4, 2019

AUBURN-Homer F. Derosier, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Worcester, son of Omer and Margaret (Steffen) Derosier. Homer worked for Wyman Gordon Company for 39 years, retiring in 1994. He was a longtime member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, where he served as lector, Eucharistic minister, altar server, sang...
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Charles P. McDonald, Jr.

September 17, 1960 - June 2, 2019

Leominster-Charles P. McDonald, Jr., 58, of Leominster, formerly of Worcester passed away Sunday, June 2 surrounded by his family. He leaves his wife, Sintya (Souza) McDonald; two children, Jasmyn and Chelsea McDonald; his mother, Joan B. (Chenard) McDonald; a brother, Steve McDonald and a sister, Pamela Courtney. His father, Charles P. McDonald, Sr. passed away in 2017. He was born in...
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Ruben Rosado

November 22, 1950 - June 2, 2019

SPRINGFIELD-Ruben Rosado, 68, died Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Life Care Center of Wilbraham, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, son of the late Jose and Ana (Roman) Rosado. Ruben worked as a kiln operator at Norton Company for over 20 years. After his retirement, Ruben worked as a handyman. He was a dedicated member of the Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal...
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Ruth E. Heywood

February 5, 1931 - June 1, 2019

Ruth Heywood, age 88, died on Saturday, June 1, 2019. She was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Lawrence Lindenberg and Elsie Bennhoff Lindenberg. In 1954 she married Phil Heywood and together they raised 3 daughters, Betsy Nicolli (Rob) of St. Louis MO, Ellen McMahon (John) of Newtown CT, and Ginny Graves of Bend OR. Ruth leaves behind six grandchildren, Melissa, Sarah, Emma, Cori, Robbie, and...
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