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Paul John Lorion

July 12, 1937 - May 13, 2021

SHREWSBURY-Paul John Lorion, 83, died Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Care One of Millbury. Paul's family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Care One for the wonderful care they provided. He was born in Worcester, son of Lyman and Ruth (Ward) Lorion and graduated from Shrewsbury High School. Growing up on Lake Quinsigamond in Shrewsbury, Paul was an avid fisherman for his whole life....
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George A. Fox III

July 11, 1955 - May 13, 2021

WORCESTER-George A. Fox, III. of Worcester, MA, passed away May 13, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, after a chronic illness. He was 65. George was born in Holden, MA, the youngest child of George A. Fox, Jr. and Frances (Noonan) Fox. He attended Worcester and Holden public schools. When he was young he was able to take radios and televisions apart and put them back...
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Francis A. Najarian

July 20, 1940 - May 10, 2021

WORCESTER-Francis Najarian, age 80, passed away in Worcester, MA on May 10, 2021. Francis, also known by family and friends as Frank or Fran was born in Worcester Massachusetts on July 20, 1940 to Phyllis and Aaron. He attended North High School in Worcester MA. He was the first of 5 family members, over 3 generations, to graduate from The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. ...
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Howard W. Coleman, Jr.

May 9, 2021

Howard W. Coleman, 1935 – 2021 Paxton – Howard "Howie" W. Coleman Jr., 86, died at home on May 9, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife and loving caretaker, Carol (Franklin), seven children: Michael Coleman, Mary Coleman and her partner Damon Hopley, Tom Coleman and his wife Kim, John Coleman, Paul Coleman, Ann Coleman, Kathleen Murphy and her husband Joe, and...
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Gregory Charles Andonian

June 27, 1931 - May 9, 2021

Gregory Charles Andonian, age 89, passed away in Bedford, NH on May 9, 2021. Greg, also known by family and friends as "Teko" was born in Worcester Massachusetts on June 27, 1931 to Mariam and Serab Andonian, first generation Armenian immigrants. He attended Trade High School in Worcester MA where he enjoyed being a member of the City Champion Football team. In the early part of his...
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Doris M. Laporte

March 14, 1933 - May 7, 2021

WORCESTER-Doris M. Laporte, 88, died Friday, May 7, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She leaves two nephews, Kevin and Keith Simpson, both of Worcester. Doris was predeceased by her sister Edna A. Simpson and three brothers, Almorse, Jr., Donald and Robert Laporte. Doris was born in Worcester, daughter of Almorse J. Sr. and Mae (Fontaine) Laporte. Doris worked at L. Farber...
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Robert Anthony Monk, Sr.

May 5, 2021

MEMORIAL SERVICES Memorial Services to celebrate Bob's life will be held Saturday, June 12th at Fay Brothers Life Celebration Home, 1 West Boylston Street, West Boylston. Visiting Hours are from 9:00am until 11:00am immediately followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00am. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. To view Bob's services live via Tribucast, please...
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James D. Nieber, Sr.

May 22, 1960 - May 4, 2021

HOLDEN-James D. Nieber, Sr., 60, of Holden passed away Tuesday, May 4 at home surrounded by his family and friends. He leaves his wife of 11 years, Morag E. (Gardner) Meola Nieber; four children, James D. Nieber, Jr. and his companion, Amanda L. Johnson of Worcester, Jarrade D. Nieber of Worcester, David Meola and his wife, Katie and Ashley Gibbons and her husband, Christopher; his...
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Robert K. Carlson

May 2, 2021

West Boylston-Robert K. Carlson, Sr., 81, passed away in his home on Sunday, May 2, with his loving family beside him. Robert was born in Worcester, son to Myrtle (Peterson) and Arthur Carlson. Upon completion of High School, Robert worked for over 30 years as a machinist, in the abrasives department, for Norton company. After meeting and marrying his wife, MaryJane, they raised...
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Jane Mugure Wanjau

April 24, 2021

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our loving mother and wife - Jane Mugure Wanjau, 62. Mum passed peacefully to be with her maker with her family by her side on Saturday April 24th, 2021. She leaves behind her husband Eng. Dionysius Wanjau Maina and children: Francis Maina Wanjau and his wife Joselyn Adina Wanjau of Worcester; Festus Gathecha Wanjau and his...
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Irene Naa-Okaile Amevor

December 15, 1955 - April 20, 2021

Irene Naa-Okaile Amevor, 65, passed away on February 11, 2021 in Ghana. She leaves her beloved husband, Solomon Amevor; two children, Denzel and Justin Amevor; many extended family members and friends. She worked as an Licensed Practical Nurse, most recently with Adcare Hospital. Funeral services will begin at 8:00am on Saturday, April 24th at the Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life...
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Azariah Brice Ndagijimana

July 13, 1996 - April 19, 2021

Azariah Brice Ndagijimana (Known as AZ) was born in Lusaka, Zambia on July 13th, 1996. At age 4, Azariah immigrated to the United States in Worcester, Massachusetts with his two brothers and parents in September 2000. Azariah attended Doherty High School in Worcester, Massachusetts and graduated in May 20th, 2016. As a young man, Azariah had passion for skateboarding as his favorite sport. He...
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Jane L. Murdock

April 17, 2021

Laconia, NH- Jane L. (Larson) Murdock, 89, formerly of Sutton, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 17, at Taylor Community in Laconia, NH. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur C. Murdock and her son Dana W. Murdock. She was born a daughter to the late Axel W. and Ingrid (Johnson) Larson on May 29, 1931 in Worcester, MA. She earned her Master of Arts at Clark University in 1955 and...
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Gary C. Renaud

April 15, 2021

Gary C. Renaud, 70, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021, with his loving family by his side. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Gary's life on Saturday, April 24th. We will go in procession from Fay Brother's Life Celebration Funeral Home (1 West Boylston Street, West Boylston) at 10:30 a.m. to Mount Vernon Cemetery (Church Street, West Boylston) with the graveside service...
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Hegina Tirpan

April 14, 2021

LUNENBURG-On April 14, 2021, Hegina (Setoyan) Tirpan, passed away at 83 years of age. Hegina, known to most as simply "Yaya", was born on May 5, 1937 in a village in Turkey named Kangal. She was one of six children, and in her youth enjoyed singing and dancing with her mother and siblings in their small home, where she learned to sew and knit, a skill she mastered beautifully throughout her...
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Lucille Huston

September 19, 1946 - April 12, 2021

GILBERTVILLE- Lucille Huston, 74, passed away unexpectedly on April 12, 2021 at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield. She was born in Taunton on September 19, 1946 a daughter of Ralph Wilson Huston and Ruth Wentworth Huston. For many years Lucille was employed as a lab technician and phlebotomist in the medical industry. In later years she co-owned and operated the Country Kitchen in...
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Abdulbabatunde "AB" Pearson

September 30, 1947 - April 9, 2021

WORCESTER- Abdulbabatunde "AB" Pearson, 73, passed away on April 9, 2021 at UMass Medical Center. He was born in Manhattan, New York on September 30, 1947 a son of Marvin and Laura (Wilson) Pearson. He was raised in Worcester and attended local schools before enlisting in the United States Navy to proudly serve his country. Upon his discharge he began a career in Fire Service. He was employed...
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Alfred "Al" P. Materas, Jr.

April 9, 2021

WEST BOYLSTON- Alfred P. "Al" Materas, Jr., 82, passed away peacefully at his home with his wife by his side on April 9, 2021. He was born in Derby, Connecticut on December 20, 1938 the son of the late Alfred P. Materas, Sr., and Mary Doborowicz. He was raised in Connecticut and graduated from Valley Regional High School in Deep River before matriculating to Central Connecticut State...
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Ramonita Caez-Hernandez

September 8, 1957 - April 7, 2021

Worcester- Ramonita Caez-Hernandez, 63, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on September 8, 1957, a daughter of Luz Maria Hernandez Aponte and Pascual Caez Pérez. She attended Escuela Intermedia Luis Ramos González Middle School in Caguas, Puerto Rico. She began working at Topeka in Caguas,...
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Ty Van Hoang

December 20, 1930 - April 7, 2021

WORCESTER-Ty Van Hoang, 90, a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at home, surrounded by his family. Mr. Hoang was predeceased by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Lien Thi (Vu) Hoang on March 19, 2012. He is survived by eight children: Ly Hoang Tran, and husband Chi Tran, Bich Ngoc Hoang Vu and husband Hung Vu,...
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Paul A. Voellings

April 3, 2021

Paul A. Voellings, 86, of 1102 Forest Park Drive passed away April 3rd at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Inge (Rupp) Voellings who died in 2003. He leaves two sons, Conrad C. Voellings and his wife Lisa of Grafton, Eric E. Voellings and his wife Nicolle of Northbridge; a daughter Melanie M. Bellino and her husband Joseph Bellino of Charlton; his...
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Jerry Chakarian

April 2, 2021

Jerry Chakarian, 90, died peacefully on Good Friday, April 2nd, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA. He was surrounded by his loving family before his passing. Jerry was the son of Krikor Chakarian, who came to the US, having escaped the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and Arousiag (Mouradkanian) Chakarian. He is predeceased by his oldest sister Dorothy Asadoorian and brother-in-law...
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Anna M. Bergstrom

March 30, 2021

LEICESTER: Anna M. Bergstrom, 55 of Charleston, ME died peacefully on March 30th in her home surrounded by family after a long battle of cancer. She leaves her long-time domestic partner of 23 years, Scott Johnson, her daughter, Amanda Russell and her husband Tucker Russell, her son, Jeffery Cameron and his wife Taylor Steadman, three grandchildren, Madison Russell, William Cameron and...
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Karen A. Hippert

March 30, 2021

Karen A. Hippert, 68, of Webster was called home to God on March 30, 2021. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 26 of 1952 to Donald and Wanda Hippert. She graduated from Becker College with her Associates Degree in Science. She retired from the Worcester Public School Department in 2013, where she worked as an administrative assistant in the Durkin Administration...
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Gilbert A. Jordan

May 18, 1931 - March 29, 2021

Auburn- Gilbert A. Jordan, 89, of Auburn, formerly of Worcester, MA, passed away peacefully on March 29th at the Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center after a period of declining health. Born in Pittsfield MA, he was the son of the late Willard and Winifred Jordan. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 67 years, Evelyn Jordan. He is survived by his two daughters: Pamela Fuess of...
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Roy W. Lindstrom

November 23, 1927 - March 28, 2021

SUTTON - Roy W. Lindstrom, 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Roy was born on November 23, 1927, son of Albin M.E. Lindstrom and Lillian E. Eck and was raised in Worcester where he graduated from South High School in 1948. Following graduation, Roy enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country. After being honorable discharged from the service, Roy...
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Kathleen Theresa (Donohue) Shugrue

August 31, 1928 - March 27, 2021

Kathleen T. Shugrue Our mother, Kathleen T. Shugrue, 92, was called home to heaven on March 27, 2021. Mom passed peacefully while in her own home with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, James M. Shugrue, and her youngest daughter Mary E. Shugrue. She leaves her four remaining children: Catherine E. Shugrue, Margaret M. Shugrue, and her husband...
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John F. "Jack" McCormick,III

February 15, 1947 - March 26, 2021

WEST BOYLSTON-John F. "Jack" McCormick, III, 74, of West Boylston died Friday, March 26 in UMASS Medical Center. Jack was born in West Boylston son of John F. and Dorothy H. (Robinson) McCormick and graduated from West Boylston High School in 1965 and Worcester Teachers College in 1970. He served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Jack has worked for his beloved Town of West...
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John Martella, Jr.

March 13, 1933 - March 24, 2021

WORCESTER-John Martella, Jr., 88, died Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Saint Vincent Hospital. He was born in Worcester, son of Italian immigrants John and Mary (Carrera) Martella. John proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of St. George Catholic Parish. John was employed at Morgan Construction Company for 39 years. Golf was John's passion, and he played in...
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Karen Marie Pardee

July 1, 1964 - March 21, 2021

WORCESTER-Karen Marie (Hanley) Pardee, 56, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2021 at UMass Medical Center surrounded by her family. The beloved daughter of Jane B. (Bevan) Hanley and the late Joseph R. Hanley, she leaves behind her husband of 18 years, Lenny G. Bergstrom and her daughter, Sarah Pardee of Worcester. She also leaves behind Lenny's daughter Jamie Dickinson of Oxford; two...
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Patricia A. Kralik

October 18, 1936 - March 16, 2021

HOLDEN-Patricia Ann Kralik, 84,passed away Tuesday, March 16. Funeral arrangements are private and burial will be in Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Webster. Arrangements in the care of Fay Brothers Funeral Home, 1 West Boylston St., West Boylston
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Margarette Zenon

June 13, 1956 - March 13, 2021

Margarette Zenon, 64, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 13, 2021. She was born June 13, 1956 a daughter to the late Andrea Bordeau and Charitable Zenon in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. While in Haiti, Margarette grew up with so many siblings. She was blessed with a large and loving family. Moreover, she was immersed in the Christian community that would be...
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Stephen Green

April 4, 1965 - March 13, 2021

West Boylston – Stephen C. Green, 55, passed away after a short illness on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at UMass hospital. Stephen was born April 4, 1965 son to Constance E. Green and Redio Bartolinni. Stephen was a proud Navy veteran, father, husband and employee. Steve worked for over thirty years in the maintenance department of Worcester State Hospital where he had endless exciting...
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Jeffrey M. Jansson

February 4, 1952 - March 13, 2021

CHARLTON- Jeffrey M. Jansson, 69, passed away unexpectedly on March 13, 2021 at UMass Medical Center after an illness. He was born in Worcester on February 4, 1952 a son of the late Hilding E. Jansson and Priscilla (Russell) Jansson. He graduated from The College of the Holy Cross where he earned his bachelor's degree in French with a concentration in Pre-Medicine. He later attended...
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Zenaida Calderon-Melendez

November 28, 1941 - March 10, 2021

Zenaida Calderon-Melendez, 79, passed away on March 10, 2021 at UMass Medical Center. She was born in Loiza, Puerto Rico on November 28, 1941 a daughter of Lorenzo Garcia Calderon and Juana Carrasquillo Melendez. She was educated in Puerto Rico and for many years, Zenaida worked as a seamstress for the Converse Company. She was a Christian and never missed a Sunday school, she also was very...
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Paul K. Hagerstrom

March 2, 1948 - March 10, 2021

WORCESTER-Paul K. Hagerstrom, 73, passed away Wednesday, March 10 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center. He leaves his son, Mark P. Hagerstrom and his wife, Candice of Lunenburg; a sister, Janice Hagerstom-Szwejtys of Worcester; six grandchildren, Amber, Abbey, Paul, Grace, Faith and Christian. He was born in Worcester, son of Kenneth and Edith (Pearson) Hagerstrom. Paul worked in customer service...
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David Paul Whalen

April 25, 1964 - March 9, 2021

WORCESTER-David Paul Whalen, 56, died Tuesday, March 9, 2021. He was born in Canton, Illinois and was raised in Framingham, MA. David served four years in the U.S. Navy and six years in the Massachusetts Air National Guard. He was employed by the IBEW Local as a cable installer for many years. He was predeceased by his mother, Eileen (Halloran) Whalen. David is survived by his father,...
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Linda I. Nelson

July 23, 1953 - March 6, 2021

Linda I. Nelson, age 67 of Sutton MA, died peacefully on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in UMASS Memorial Hospital after a battle with cancer. Linda completed her bachelor's degree in Art Education and Visual Design at Southeastern Massachusetts University. After college, she worked in Boston at Channel 7 WNAC TV and Continental Cablevision in Boston, for approximately 10 years. Once returning to...
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Rose T. Alexanian

March 6, 2021

Rose T. (Torosian) Alexanian, 92, of Worcester died peacefully Saturday, March 6 at the Jewish Healthcare Center where she was cared for with great love, compassion and skill. She leaves her husband of 75 years, Nicholas P. Alexanian; three children, Nubar Alexanian and his wife, Rebecca Koch of Gloucester, Nicholas Alexanian, Jr. of Boynton Beach, FL and special friend Melissa Warren of...
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Mary Shamoian

November 22, 1930 - March 6, 2021

WORCESTER-Mary (Avakian) Shamoian, 90, passed away peacefully March 6, 2021. She was born in Worcester, MA., daughter of the late Vahan and Marinos (Arakelian) Avakian. Mary married Edward A. Shamoian in 1950 who predeceased her in 1981. During the time of their marriage, she worked side-by-side with him in his various restaurant endeavors which included Chicken Delight franchises and...
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Cheryl G. Olson

June 9, 1944 - March 3, 2021

WEST BOYLSTON-Cheryl Gail (Sherry, Mom, Babe, Nana) Olson (Hamilton), 76 Sherry Olson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother passed away peacefully at Blaire House of Worcester on March 3rd, in the morning, after a long illness. Sherry was born in Clinton on June 6th, 1944. She was the first child and only daughter of Cecilia (Pierce) and Roy Hamilton. Her family, including brother David...
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Kelly Ann Wynter

February 10, 1974 - March 1, 2021

WORCESTER- Kelly Ann (Bowen) Wynter, 47, passed away on March 1, 2021. She was born in Fitchburg on February 10, 1974 the daughter of the late Thomas J. Bowen Jr. and Patricia A. Henry and was raised in Worcester. After graduating high school, Kelly went on to earn her certificates in nursing assistant and phlebotomy. She worked for a time as a CNA at the Blair House of Worcester and...
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Elinor P. Marston

October 25, 1927 - March 1, 2021

SHREWSBURY-Elinor P. (Paul) Marston, 93, a longtime Shrewsbury resident passed away Monday, March 1, 2021 in Dodge Park Rest Home. She was born in Worcester, October 25, 1927, youngest daughter of late, Aime F. and M.L. Yvonne (Goguen) Paul. Her two sisters, Rita Paul and Constance Rawdon predeceased her. Elinor graduated from the former Beal High School in 1946. She was very active with...
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Samir B. Aswad

February 28, 2021

WORCESTER-Samir B. Aswad, 89, In the loving presence of our savior passed away peacefully on the evening of February 28th 2021 at St Vincent Hospital Worcester MA. He is survived by his beloved wife and constant companion, of 41 years, Noel Aswad, his children: Bechara Aswad and wife Nada of Georgia and two grand kids Samir and Camil; Camil Assouad and wife Therese of California and one...
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Flor De Maria Arango Tapias

April 8, 1952 - February 27, 2021

Flor De Maria Arango Tapias, 68, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at UMASS Memorial Hospital. She was born in Heliconia, Antioquia, Colombia on April 8, 1952, daughter to Joaquin Emilio Arango Espinosa and Maria Eva Tapias. She worked for many years at Angelica Textiles. Once Flor retired, she could be found reading, listening to music, sewing, watching tv and spending time...
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Andrew W. Laverty

September 16, 1979 - February 20, 2021

WORCESTER-Andrew W. Laverty, 41, of Worcester passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021. He leaves his wife of almost six years, Shalon B. (Helie) Laverty; a son, Matthew Laverty; a daughter, Lilyana Laverty; his parents, William P. Laverty, Jr. and Anne (Donoghue) Laverty both of Worcester; a brother, Sean Laverty of Worcester; a sister, Julie Laverty and her husband, Patrick Warren of Natick...
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Jerry Okunko Glover

February 20, 2021

Jerry Okunko Glover, whose mortal remains lay in front of us this day was born on the 21st June, 1948 in Kokompe, Accra. Jerry was born to the late George Benjamin Adu Glover, first Controller of Posts at P&T, now, Ghana Telecom in the erstwhile Gold Coast, and Madam Bertha Ohenewaa Addo, a renowned trader from the Royal Family of the Afari-Djan Clan of Akropong Akwapim in the Eastern...
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Gregory Bosunga-Sileki

August 18, 1951 - February 18, 2021

Gregory Bosunga Sileki, 69, passed away on Thursday February 18, 2021. Born to Albert Sileki Wa Toleka and Elisa Charlotte Bangombe on August 18, 1951 in Yangambi, DRC. He grew up alongside many brothers and sisters in Kisangani where he completed his primary and secondary education before moving to Kinshasa for university. While attending the Polytechnique Faculty of National...
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Mary S. Oakley

October 3, 1932 - February 15, 2021

Mary Schwartz Oakley passed away on February 15, 2021 at the age of 88 in Worcester, Massachusetts. She leaves behind Joseph her beloved husband of 64 years. A proud mother and grandmother, Mary leaves behind her three children; Glenn, Susan, and Daniel, and his wife Eileen; her sister Janet Schwartz; and ten grandchildren. Mary was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Madge McCord and...
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Patricia M. Westberg

August 18, 1946 - February 15, 2021

WORCESTER-Patricia M. (Coppola) Westberg, 74, passed away Monday, February 15 in UMASS Medical Center. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Henry F. and Ann (Curran) Coppola and graduated from Ascension High School and New England School of Accounting. Pat worked for many years at the former Paul Revere Company. She was also the primary care-taker to her parents in their later years. She...
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J. Steven Foley

December 24, 1961 - February 15, 2021

SHREWSBURY-J. Steven Foley, Esq., 59, passed away Monday, February 15 in St. Vincent Hospital. He leaves his wife of 33 years, Miriam D. Foley; three sons, Steven I. Foley of Quincy, John A. Foley of Shrewsbury, and Clifford C. Foley of Boston; four siblings, Tara M. Marchand and her husband James of Townsend, Martin E. Foley and his wife, Christina of Worcester, Daniel G. Foley and his wife...
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Marie Bernadette Gladys Gourgue-Joseph

March 23, 1939 - February 14, 2021

WORCESTER- Marie Bernadette Gladys Gourgue-Joseph, 81, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. Marie preferred to be called Gladys but known as La Madre. She was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on March 23, 1939 daughter of the late Joseph Gourgue and Carmen Dietz. Educated in Haiti where she established her family when she married her...
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Maria Rodriguez Quilez

February 25, 1933 - February 14, 2021

Worcester- Maria Rodriguez Quilez passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Many knew her as, "Doña María", "Doña Mery" and "La Tia Roca". She was born a daughter to Maria Providencia Quilez and Jose Rodriguez in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico. Maria was married to her beloved husband, Manuel Tubens Soto, for over 35 years before he passed away in 1987. After...
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Woodrow Adams, Sr.

July 19, 1949 - February 13, 2021

Woodrow Adams Sr., 71, passed away on February 13, 2021 at Massachusetts General Hospital after succumbing to injuries sustained in a fire at his home. He was born in Indianola, Mississippi on July 19, 1949 a son to Hosie Adams, Sr., and Addie Lee McKinney. He attended school in Mississippi before relocating to Worcester where he met and married Lorraine (Salters) Adams. For many years,...
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Edna Mae (Mosely) Williams

February 26, 1935 - February 12, 2021

Edna Mae (Mosley) Williams, 85, passed away on February 12, 2021 after succumbing to injuries sustained in a fire at her home. She was born in Camden, South Carolina on February 26, 1935 a daughter of Edward Mosley and Lillian Hampton and lived in South Carolina before relocating to Worcester. For many years, Edna Mae was employed as a packaging clerk for the former Frem Corporation of...
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Gerald F. "Jerry" Prince

August 27, 1959 - February 12, 2021

Gerald F. "Jerry" Prince, 61, passed away on February 12, 2021 after succumbing to injuries sustained in a fire at his home. He was born in Worcester on August 27, 1959 a son of Henry J Prince Sr. and Edna Mae Mosley. For many years Jerry was employed as a laborer before retiring due to medical issues. Jerry was a big basketball fan and an amazing player in high school. Jerry loved spending...
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Sharon A. Lundgren

July 25, 1945 - February 12, 2021

On February 12, 2021, Sharon Lundgren passed away peacefully at 75 after a brief illness. Sharon was the biological mother of one daughter, however many people considered Sharon their surrogate mom. Sharon was an exceptional wife and mother and cared deeply for her family, friends and neighbors. She was always the first to lend an ear and embrace you in the warmest hug. She did this...
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Miriam Torres

September 27, 1955 - February 11, 2021

WORCESTER- Miriam Torres, 65, passed away suddenly on February 11, 2021 at UMass Medical Center. She was born in Santurce Puerto Rico on September 27, 1955 a daughter of Pablo Torres and Cristobalina Martinez. She was the third born child in a family of 12 children and was very protective of all her brothers and sisters. As she grew older, she was considered by many family members to be...
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Lucille A. Smith

February 11, 2021

WEST BOYLSTON- Lucille A. (Cook) Smith, 90, died peacefully on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Oakdale Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. She leaves two daughters, Sandra Silverman (Steven) and Shelley Smith, four grandchildren, Jessica, Matthew, Dakota and Shyanne, two great grandchildren, Kylee and Luna, and several nieces and nephews. Lucille was predeceased by her husband Raymond J....
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Nicole Memnon Bazile

September 1, 1953 - February 10, 2021

Nicole (Memnon) Bazile, 67, died Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on September 1, 1953 and raised there by her father Jean and Lise Memnon. Nicole moved to Brooklyn, NY in 1972 and settled in Worcester, MA shortly after. She spent her career as a mental health worker at Westborough State Hospital...
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Vincent Paul Gaudette

December 31, 1954 - February 4, 2021

WORCESTER-Vincent Paul Gaudette, 66, died Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Saint Vincent Hospital. He was born in Hartford, CT, son of the late Bruce F. and Marilyn T. (Vozzo) Gaudette and graduated with the class of 1973 from East Hartford High School. Vincent joined the U.S. Air Force after high school and proudly served from 1974 until 1982. It was the training in communications that he...
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Mary T. (Gully) Donahue

September 17, 1937 - February 3, 2021

WORCESTER-Mary T. (Gully) Donahue, 83, died Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at the Saint Francis Home after a courageous battle with Dementia and finally Covid 19. She was such a wonderful, vibrant, kind and funny woman. She could lighten any mood, bring a smile to anyone's face and will be missed by everyone who knew her. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Irish emigrants, Richard...
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Pamela J. Bjorklund

April 13, 1950 - February 3, 2021

WEST BOYLSTON - Pamela J. (White) Bjorklund, 70, died peacefully February 3 at Oakdale Nursing Home. Pam was born in Worcester on April 13, 1950, the daughter of the late Gordon P. and Gertrude M. (Peterson) White. Pam graduated from West Boylston High School and worked for over 35 years as a kindergarten teacher at Leicester Primary School. She was married October 11, 1980 to the love of her...
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Luis H. Diaz

June 7, 1943 - January 29, 2021

WORCESTER-Luis H. Diaz, 77, of Worcester died unexpectedly Friday, January 29, 2021 while courageously battling Multiple Myeloma. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, son of the late Armando Diaz and Balbina (Cobian) Gurmandi. Mr. Diaz worked for the Worcester Public School Department driving special needs school buses. Luis was an avid bowler and a huge soccer fan of Boca Juniors ...
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Juan Andrade Melo

September 11, 1935 - January 27, 2021

WORCESTER- Juan Andrade Melo, 85 of Paxton, MA entered eternal rest on January 27th, 2021 after 28 years of battling Neurological Disorders. Juan was born in Minas - Ecuador on September 11, 1935 a son of the late Juan and Lucilia Melo de Andrade. He was the eighth of ten siblings. At a young age he graduated from The Fiscal Nocturna Borja La Bayer, and upon graduation he attended the...
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Joel Martin Goodman

August 24, 1950 - January 27, 2021

Joel M. Goodman of Leicester, Massachusetts died on January 27 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester after a battle with Covid-19. He was 70 years old. Joel was born in 1950 in Medford, MA, the youngest child of Monty and Anna (Keller) Goodman. He graduated from The English High School in Boston in 1968, where his yearbook entry noted his love for folk music. After studying at UMass Amherst for...
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Robert O. Kolligian

December 7, 1944 - January 27, 2021

Robert Owen Kolligian, 76, of Worcester passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Robert, affectionately known as Bob or Nish, the son of Nishan and Rose (Kasian) Kolligian was born in Worcester. He graduated from North High School and the former Worcester Junior College. Bob received his bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois...
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George Frankian

April 2, 1929 - January 27, 2021

WORCESTER- George K. Frankian, 91, passed away Wednesday, January 27 in Austin, TX. His wife of 58 years, Mary (Naroian) Frankian died in 2012. He leaves two children, Charles Frankian, and his wife, Marnie, of Northborough; a daughter, Karen Aroian, and her husband, Mihran, of Austin, TX; four grandchildren, Hasmig and Ani Aroian and William and Samuel Frankian; many nieces and nephews. His...
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Jane M. Brown

May 22, 1928 - January 26, 2021

STERLING- Jane M. (Malmberg) Brown, 92, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2021 under the loving care of her family and the compassionate staff at Oakdale Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in West Boylston. Her husband of 70 years, William Robert Brown passed away on December 18, 2018. She was born in Worcester on May 22, 1928 a daughter of the late Elmer C. and Theresa B....
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John Kamonyo Mwaniki

March 12, 1961 - January 26, 2021

It is with great sadness and sorrow we announce the sudden passing of John Kamonyo Mwaniki, our beloved brother and uncle, fondly known to many as "Uncle John". Uncle John was dealing with health challenges over the past few years resulting in multiple hospitalizations. He was resilient and experienced health improvements which led to his release from a nursing home in November 2020. ...
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Shirley Ann Dodd Gaboury

May 30, 1927 - January 26, 2021

WORCESTER-Shirley Ann (Field) Dodd Gaboury, 93, died Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at the Odd Fellows Home after a period of declining health. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Charles W. and Mary (Miller) Field, attended Worcester Public Schools and then continued to complete her Licensed Practical Nurse certification at the David Hale Fanning Trade School. Shirley worked as an LPN for many...
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Dzhuleta Azizian

May 27, 1937 - January 24, 2021

Dzhuleta (Varderesian) Azizian, 83, passed away Sunday, January 24. Funeral and Burial Services are private.
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Eunice (Livingston) Koleshis

September 25, 1926 - January 24, 2021

WORCESTER- Eunice I. (Livingston) Koleshis, 94, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2021 at St. Mary's Healthcare. She was born and raised in Worcester on September 25, 1926 a daughter of John and Catherine (Robertson) Livingston. She married Anthony Koleshis on August 17, 1948 at Lake View Congregational Church, and the two began raising a family. They enjoyed many wonderful...
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Roosevelt Bedrosian

March 4, 1933 - January 22, 2021

Roosevelt Bedrosian, 87, of Worcester passed away Friday, January 22 in Holy Trinity Nursing Home. Funeral Arrangements are private.
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Gloria C. Foster

May 22, 1923 - January 21, 2021

WORCESTER-Gloria Claudia (Lebel) Foster, 97, died peacefully Thursday, January 21, 2021 with her family by her side. She was born in Millbury, daughter of Frank J. and Laura (Vaillancourt) Lebel. Gloria worked in the marketing department at The Fair for many years. Gloria was predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Allen K. Foster on February 12, 2011. She is survived by four...
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William H. Mullery, Jr.

August 15, 1938 - January 21, 2021

WORCESTER-William Henry Mullery, Jr., 82, died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, January 21, 2021 Bill was born in Newark, NJ, son of William H. and Helen A. (Brooks) Mullery. Bill lived in Roselle Park, NJ until he joined the Army in 1964. Upon his return, he married his beloved wife of nearly 56 years, finished his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at night, and started his family. ...
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Donna T. Johnson

September 7, 1948 - January 20, 2021

Donna T. (Carchidi) Johnson, 72, of West Boylston peacefully passed Wednesday, January 20, 2021 surrounded by her Children. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Salvatore and Rosemary (Aiello) Carchidi. She graduated from Doherty High School, lived in Worcester for many years prior to moving to West Boylston. Mrs. Johnson was predeceased by her loving husband of more than 49...
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Allen R. Freeman

June 18, 1957 - January 19, 2021

WEST BOYLSTON-Allen R. Freeman, 63, passed away Tuesday, January 19. A link will be posted here on Thursday to view the Funeral Service on Friday. Please log-in to the link below to view the private service on Friday, January 29th starting at 2pm.
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Mel Andino

January 19, 2021

Worcester, MA – Mel Andino, 70, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2021 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 23, 1950 a son to Felicita Ortiz and Santiago Andino in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Mel retired as an Electrician for the Simon Company in Worcester, MA. He was a selfless loving family man who never judged, encouraged us to live our best life and always liked...
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Margaret Dadian Donoian

July 24, 1930 - January 19, 2021

Margaret Dadian Donoian, born July 24,1930, loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, of Shrewsbury (formerly of Westboro, Sterling, Webster NY and Chelmsford) passed away quietly on January 19. She is survived by her sons and their wives, James, his wife Carrie Orgera (Irvington NY), Greg and Linda (Jorjorian) (Millbury, MA), sister Eva Donoian (Bedford, MA), brother Abe Dadian, his wife...
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Foster Oppong Nyarko

June 22, 1950 - January 16, 2021

TO VIEW MR. NYARKO'S SERVICE LIVE, PLEASE VISIT THE LINK BELOW AT 8:00 AM ON SATURDAY, MARCH 20th... Our late brother, father, uncle and friend: Foster Oppong Nyarko was popularly called Oppong Kyekyeku, Mr. Chairman, Agya Foster, Wofa and many many more. All these names sincerely reflects how dearly Foster loved and touched people's lives. ...
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Kathleen A Callan

August 6, 1942 - January 16, 2021

Kathleen Ann Callan, 78, of 263 Maple Street, West Boylston, died January 16, 2021 after a short hospitalization and a year long period of declining health. The elder daughter of Frances "Fran" (Hearn) and John "Jack" Callan, she was born in Worcester on August 6, 1942 and resided for many years on Montague Street. In 1993 Kathy moved to the Seven Hills Foundation group home on Marble Street,...
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John Annobil

October 8, 1951 - January 15, 2021

Thou O Thou art all we have In joy! We depend on thee! In distress! We depend on thee!! ...
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Lillian (Lindgren) Milley

October 16, 1928 - January 15, 2021

SHREWSBURY- Lillian (Lindgren) Milley, 92, passed away on January 15, 2021 at UMass Medical Center surrounded by family. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard C. Milley who died in 2004. She was born in Worcester on October 16, 1928 daughter of the late Albert and Louise (Stephens) Lindgren. She was raised in Worcester and graduated from Classical High School and Beverly Hospital...
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Mary Angelina " Angie" Zogas

July 8, 1922 - January 15, 2021

Mary Angelina "Angie" (Belezos) Zogas, 98, passed away on January 15, 2021 Angie, of Pleasant Street in Worcester, was born on July 8, 1922 to William and Demetra Belezos of Gloucester. Angie passed away peacefully after a 9 year battle with Dementia. She leaves her daughter Janice Morin and husband James Morin of Millbury. She leaves 3 grandchildren Christopher Morin, his wife Lauren of...
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Petraq Dhana

August 1, 1936 - January 14, 2021

WORCESTER- Petraq Dhana, 84, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 14, 2021 surrounded by his loving family, at his home in Worcester. He was born August 01, 1936 a son to Gjena (Gjermeni) and Leksi Dhana in Fier, Albania. The first lessons he would never forget, he would take from his wonderful parents. He would study for the first time in his hometown. Like many of his peers, it...
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Lawrence James Bellerose, USAR, Ret.

February 24, 1938 - January 14, 2021

PUTNAM – "Dear Lord, give me the patience needed to serve everyone as my own…..and Lord, most importantly, the right to shed an honest tear when my heart is touched." -From the Funeral Directors Prayer. For Larry, the funeral directors prayer summarizes how he faced each day as he was called to assist families in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut during his more than 50-year career. ...
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Michael P. Sweeney

January 14, 2021

WORCESTER-Michael P. Sweeney, aged 59, passed away peacefully at UMASS Memorial Hospital on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Mike was the son of the late Thomas J Sweeney and Anne Reardon Sweeney and was the youngest of 10 siblings. Mike leaves behind his brother Thomas J Sweeney Jr and his wife Pamela, both of Worcester, brother Paul V Sweeney of Princeton, sister Judith A Lynch and her...
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Sharon E. Terzian

March 20, 1944 - January 14, 2021

HUDSON,MA/MARCELLUS, NY- Sharon E. (Deugaw) Terzian, 76, formerly of Marcellus, NY passed away Thursday, January 14 in the Blaire Assisted Living Center, Milford. Her husband of 31 years, John H. Terzian passed away in 2016. She leaves two children, Jon-Paul Royer and his wife, Kimberley of Uxbridge and Jill Curley and her husband, David of Shrewsbury; a sister, Janet Dlugolenski of Syracuse,...
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Nancy Marie Davis

July 4, 1938 - January 12, 2021

HOLDEN-Nancy Marie (Cronin) Davis, 82, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Jewish Healthcare Center in Worcester. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. John W. Davis, Jr., on February 3, 2016 and their daughter, Erin Anne Davis, on June 27, 2016. Nancy is survived by her son, John Patrick Davis, and her daughter, Christine L. Davis, a brother-in-law, Neil S. Davis and his wife Katherine, a...
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Frances E. Erdmann

November 13, 1937 - January 11, 2021

Frances E. (Barter) Erdmann, 83, passed away peacefully at UMASS Memorial Hospital on Monday, January 11. She was born in Burlington, VT daughter of Arthur and Dorothy (Lovejoy) Barter. Frances was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, James O. Erdmann who passed away in November of last year. She is survived by three children, Patricia Nielsen and her husband, Olav, April Bergstrom and...
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Alphonse Georges

August 4, 1935 - January 11, 2021

WOONSOCKET, RI- Alphonse Georges, 85, died Monday, January 11, 2021. Alphonse was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on August 4, 1935 and has lived in the United States for 49 years. He lived in Worcester and Stamford CT for many years before moving to Woonsocket. Alphonse worked at the Belmont Home as a certified nursing assistant for many years before retiring. He enjoyed playing the...
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David John Grummell

August 29, 1969 - January 9, 2021

SOUTHBRIDGE-David J. Grummell, 51, died Saturday, January 9, 2021. He was born and raised in Worcester and lived in Pensacola, FL for a short period, where he owned and operated David's Garage Doors. Most recently, David worked for the Department of Forestry. He enjoyed cooking and riding his Harley motorcycle. David is survived by two sons, David J. Grummell, Jr. and Zachary Grummell,...
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Carolyn D. Wells

July 2, 1930 - January 9, 2021

SHREWSBURY - Carolyn Demarest Wells, 90, known to family and friends as Demmie, died January 9, 2021 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester. She was born in Baltimore, MD on July 2, 1930, the third daughter of Marguerite Bahlke Demarest and Clayton Demarest, Jr. Mrs. Wells was a graduate of the Roland Park Country School in Baltimore and Wellesley College in 1952 where she majored in French...
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Harry Sahagian

May 25, 1935 - January 9, 2021

Harry Sahagian, 85, passed away Saturday, January 9 from complication with Covid-19. Harry was a life-long member of the Armenian Church of Our Saviour where he served on the parish council. He enjoyed socializing and working bingo, helping at church picnics and festivals. He also loved Armenian music and dancing. His greatest happiness was being with his family and always being there for them....
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Kathleen Marie Carney

January 8, 2021

WORCESTER-Kathleen Marie (Stubbert) Carney, 70, passed away after a long illness on January 8. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Florence Breen and Robert Stubbert. She leaves her husband of 49 years, John J. Carney; her four children, Christine Marie Carney, Michael Patrick Carney and his wife, Roseann Marie Carney, Colleen Marie Carney and Kerriann Marie Carney; six grandchildren; a great...
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George J. Collins

November 19, 1956 - January 6, 2021

WORCESTER-George J. Collins, 64, of Worcester, passed away on Wednesday, January 6 in St. Vincent Hospital. George is survived by his partner of 31 years, Traci Fearing; three brothers, Larry M. Collins, Thomas M. Collins, and Wade K. Collins all of Worcester; a sister, Diane E. Wise, wife of the late Garry Wise of Tacoma, WA; seven nieces and nephews, Cara M. Collins, Chad M. Wise, Lauren M. ...
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Grace E. Kristolaitis

January 1, 1926 - January 6, 2021

WEST BOYLSTON/ROCHDALE-Grace E. (Donahue) Kristolaitis passed away Wednesday, January 6 in St. Vincent. Five days after celebrating her 95th birthday on January 1. Her husband, Kastin Kristolaitis passed away in 2003. She leaves two children, Kathleen A. Casey and her husband, Michael of West Boylston and their children, Christine and Emily and Kevin J. Kristolaitis and his wife,...
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George E. Patriquin

December 17, 1930 - January 5, 2021

WORCESTER-George E. Patriquin passed away Tuesday, January 5 in the Lutheran Home. His companion of 32 years, Rosemary Small passed away in November. He leaves a son, William E. Patriquin; many nieces and nephews and Thomas Small of South Hadley. Five siblings predeceased him. He was born in Royalston, son of Harvey and Edna (Fewer) Patriquin and graduated from Commerce High School. He was an...
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Thomas D. Carmody, Jr.

November 14, 1965 - January 4, 2021

Thomas D. Carmody Jr., passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 after a long illness. He was born in Worcester on November 14, 1965 to Thomas D. Carmody Sr., and Mary (Nash) Carmody. Tom leaves a son; two sisters, Cathy Connor of Worcester and Sharon Courtney of South Carolina and a brother, William Carmody of Worcester; three nieces and two newphews. Tom was a graduate of Holy Name...
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