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Joseph R. Battelle, Jr.

October 18, 2018

Joseph R. Battelle, Jr., 70, of Chelmsford passed away Thursday, October 18. He leaves two daughters, Jennifer Battelle of Chelmsford and Renee Gallagher and her husband, William of Reading; five grandchildren, Nora, Grace, Gabrielle, Owen and Brendan; his former wife, Mary (Hanley) Battelle of Reading; four sisters, Margaret M. Battelle of Provincetown, Catherine M. Gilbert of Columbia, CT,...
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John M. Tremblay

May 17, 1948 - October 17, 2018

BOYLSTON-John Michael Tremblay, 70, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at UMass Medical Center after a short illness. He was born in Montague, MA, son of Wilfred and Mary (O'Keefe) Tremblay. John graduated from Assumption Preparatory School and UMASS-Amherst where he earned his BS in Botany. John owned and operated Jet Coating in Boylston for over 30 years. He is survived by his...
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Robert "Togo" Cicio

January 7, 1938 - October 16, 2018

Worcester – Robert F. Cicio, "Togo" as he was known to family and friends, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 following a period of declining health. He was born in Boston, a son of the late James and Frances (Pratt) Cicio. He has lived in Worcester for most of his life. Prior to his retirement, Bob was a warehouse supervisor for Imperial Distributors in Auburn for many...
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Francis J. Petty

October 26, 1929 - October 15, 2018

Worcester- Francis J. Petty, 88, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family, whom he loved so dearly, on Monday, October 15, 2018. He was born in Worcester on October 26, 1929 a son of Joseph and Johanna (O'Rourke) Petty who emigrated from County Clare, Ireland. Mr. Petty attended local schools and graduated from Worcester Boys Trade School where he excelled as an athlete on...
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Catherine "Kathleen" Gallivan

May 15, 1934 - October 15, 2018

WORCESTER-Catherine "Kathleen" E. (O'Malley) Gallivan passed away peacefully on Monday, October 15, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 15, 1934 to John and Mary (O'Toole) O'Malley on Inishturk Island, County Mayo, Ireland. Kathleen immigrated to Worcester, MA in 1952. She worked as a nanny, nurses aid and in 1974 she became a nurse. She worked at the Glavin...
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Alvin J. Blash, Sr.

May 7, 1946 - October 13, 2018

Alvin J. Blash Sr., 72 of Worcester Ma., A Navy Veteran, died Saturday, October 13, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital. He leaves his wife of 51 years, Marylou (Millette) Blash. Alvin was predeceased by his son Robert M Blash in 2003, his father Edward G Blash Sr., his mother Hazel B Blash, two brothers Michael Blash and John Blash Sr.. Alvin leaves behind his son Alvin J Blash Jr. and his wife Amy...
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Stanley J. "Butch" Gniadek, Jr.

March 11, 1947 - October 12, 2018

WORCESTER - In the evening hours on Friday, October 12th, Stanley J. Gniadek, Jr., or "Butch" as he was lovingly known by family and friends passed peacefully at home with his family at his bedside. He was 71. Butch is survived by, and will be forever loved and missed by his wife and high school sweetheart, Margaret (Lee), with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. He was predeceased by his...
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Maureen "Bitsy" Flanagan

October 11, 2018

Maureen "Bitsy" (Fink) Flanagan, 79, formerly of West Boylston passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 surrounded by her family. She leaves five children, Thomas F. Flanagan of Shrewsbury, Mark E. Flanagan of Gardner, Paula M. Flanagan and her husband, Joseph Kittredge of Worcester, Peter R. Flanagan and his wife, Rhonda of West Boylston and Mary Lu Flanagan of Leicester; a sister,...
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Russell Barnes

July 28, 1943 - October 7, 2018

SPENCER-Russell A. Barnes, 75, passed away Sunday , October 7th in Harrington Hospital. A long time resident of Spencer. He leaves his wife of 44 years, Helen (St. Pierre) Barnes; a sister and brother.in law Debra a d Steven Warmen of North Brookfield; three sisters, Barbara S. Hanson, Joan H. Peters and Carol A. Duhart and nieces and nephews. A brother, Robert E. Barnes predeceased him. He...
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Ernest Jantuah

March 2, 1949 - October 6, 2018

WORCESTER-Ernest Jantuah, 69, died Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Saint Vincent Hospital. Mr. Jantuah was born in Kumasi, Ghana, son of the late Kwabena Agyeman and Akua Attaah and moved to the United States in 1974. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 22 years, Deborah (Jones) Jantuah in 1997. He is survived by four children, Tristan Jantuah and Anitra Jantuah, both of Fitchburg,...
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Mary Hovsepian

October 29, 1917 - October 6, 2018

Mary (Bedeian) Hovsepian, 100, of Worcester passed away peacefully on October 6, at UMASS Medical University Hospital. Her loving family and adoring friends were at her side. Mary was three weeks shy of her 101st birthday. In 2017, at the celebration of her 100th Birthday, her family and friends gathered at the Old Mill in Westminster to celebrate her long, creative and loving life. It was...
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Bryan F. McGinn

January 2, 1975 - October 5, 2018

Bryan F "Ginny" McGinn, 43, of Port Tobacco, MD, previously of Spencer passed away October 5, 2018 after a work place accident in Bethesda, MD. Bryan is survived by his two sons, Bryan McGinn and his significant other, Shayna Fournier of East Brookfield and Dominick McGinn, Specialist 2-506 Infantry Battalion, 3rd Brigade stationed at Fort Campbell, KY. He is also survived by his mother,...
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Daniela Gatej

July 9, 1950 - October 5, 2018

WORCESTER-Dr. Daniela (Munteanu) Gatej, 68, a longtime and accomplished Worcester dentist, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018 at UMass Medical Center. She was born in Bucharest, Romania on July 9, 1950, daughter of the late Moses and Maria (Nicula) Munteanu. She was raised and educated in Romania and emigrated to the United States in 1978. She continued dental school here and...
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Enrique Ortiz

April 3, 1946 - October 3, 2018

WORCESTER-Enrique Ortiz, 72, died Wednesday, October 3, 2018. He was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico, son of Evaristo and Carmen (Quintana) Ortiz. He is survived by five siblings, Evarista Ortiz Lopez, Carmen Ortiz Figueroa, Ana Ortiz, Maria Ortiz and Diego Ortiz and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by seven siblings, Juan, Paula, Lydia, Luz, Miguel, Jose and Susana. Enrique enjoyed...
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Christine Rose (Russell) Winslow

March 20, 1950 - October 2, 2018

Holyoke-Christine R Winslow, 68, of Sterling MA and formerly of Marstons Mills, passed away October 2, 2018 in Holyoke, after a long battle with cancer. She was born March 20th, 1950 in Worcester, MA a daughter of the late William A. and Virginia M. (Ledingham) Russell. She graduated from Burncoat High School and later, attended Quinsigamond College. Christine enjoyed more than 37 years...
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Irene (Gedymin) Jacobsen

October 1, 1928 - September 30, 2018

WEST BOYLSTON- Irene E. (Gedymin) Jacobsen, 89, passed away Sunday, September 30th in the Sterling Village Nursing Center one day short of her 90th Birthday. Her husband of 54 years, Ralph S. "Stan" Jacobsen passed away in 2005. She leaves her son, Craig S. and his wife Lori Jacobsen of Holden; four grandsons, Jeffrey, Zachary, Joey and Thomas and nieces and nephews. A son, Scott C. Jacobsen,...
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Wanda Liz Gonzalez Rodriguez

April 12, 1978 - September 28, 2018

WORCESTER- Wanda Liz Gonzalez Rodriguez, 40, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital after a courageously fought battle with cancer. She was born on April 12, 1978 in Ponce, Puerto Rico a daughter of Evelyn Rodriguez and Domingo Gonzalez. Wanda enjoyed music and helping others but her family was most important to her and they will forever miss her. ...
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Jean A. Konneh

May 16, 1936 - September 27, 2018

WORCESTER — Jean A. Konneh, 82 of Worcester, MA passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018. She leaves many to mourn her loss including her children, Francis J. Konneh, Hawa E. Konneh, Festus M. Konneh, Christopher F. Konneh, Christine M. Budy, Abraham S. Konneh, Robert K. Konneh, Emma Konneh and Esther H. Konneh. She also leaves her brother, William A. Kollie of Liberia and two sisters,...
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Marie A. Suchocki

August 15, 1923 - September 27, 2018

WORCESTER - Marie A. (Fappiano) Suchocki, 95 passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Life Care Center of Auburn. She was born and raised in Waterbury, CT, a daughter of the late Cristofaro and Emanuela (Ruggierio) Fappiano. Marie attended local schools in Waterbury and as a young woman growing up in the difficult years following the depression and during the war, she...
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John R. Finn

June 22, 1948 - September 26, 2018

John R. Finn, 70, passed away Thursday, September 27 in the Holden Nursing Center. He leaves two daughters, Elizabeth L. Stewart and her husband, Jason of South Grafton and Caroline A. Williams and her husband, Ryan of West Boylston; five grandchildren, Chloe and Sean Stewart and Daniel, Aiden and Finn Williams; his former wife, Donna J. (Lawson) Finn and his sister, Marguerite M. Finn of...
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Jeanette Verzillo

September 26, 2018

MILLBURY-Jeanette K. (Spirkowyc) Verzillo, 80, a longtime resident of Millbury passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 26 at Saint Vincent Hospital. Her husband, Ralph J. Verzillo, Sr. passed away in 1995. She leaves behind three sons, Ralph Verzillo, Jr. of Millbury, Raymond Verzillo and his wife, Barbara of Worcester and Randy Verzillo and his wife, Terrie of Attleboro and three...
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Alice M. (McBurney) Smith

July 30, 1923 - September 24, 2018

WEST BOYLSTON – Alice M. (McBurney) Smith, 95, formerly a resident of Mattapoisett for over 50 years, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, September 24, 2018 in the loving care of her daughter and family. She was born in Pawtucket, RI, a daughter of the late John F. McBurney, Sr. and Mary Elle (McKenna) McBurney. Alice graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston and received her Master's...
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Olive S. (Blomstrom) Berg

October 15, 1932 - September 23, 2018

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

March 7, 1961 - September 21, 2018

WEST BOYLSTON-Cheryl D. (Krouse-Renaud) Nolan, 57, passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, September 21 at the Rose Monahan Hospice House. She leaves her husband of 37 years, Christopher A. Nolan, Sr.; three children, Jennifer M. Young and her husband, Robert of Greenville Junction, ME, Christopher A. Nolan, Jr. and Daniel P. Nolan both of West Boylston; two grandchildren, Les and Jaiden...
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Paul J. Gould

September 20, 2018

Holden-Paul J. Gould, 67, died peacefully at home on Thursday, September 20, 2018. He leaves his wife of 33 yrs., Donna (Renaldo) Gould, 4 brothers, Thomas Gould of Worcester, Pierce Gould of Worcester / Florida, Richard Gould of Ashburnham, Francis Gould of Worcester / Florida, a sister Mary Gould Lavallee of Worcester and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother John J....
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Margaret E. O'Brien

May 30, 1935 - September 20, 2018

WORCESTER-Margaret "Peggy" Edith (Bumbarger) O'Brien, 83, of Worcester, MA passed away on September 20, 2018 at UMass University Campus surrounded by loving family. Peg was born and baptized in Clearfield, PA; the family moved and Peg grew up in Rochester NY and attended St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Rochester, NY. She worked third shift for most of her nursing career, working at...
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Guy P. Hendrickson

December 22, 1958 - September 19, 2018

Guy Phillip Hendrickson December 22, 1958 – September 19, 2018 Guy returned to god on September 19, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Worcester and graduated from Worcester Boys Trade High School. Guy worked as a General Contractor until his retirement. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, restoring antique cars and spending time with his family. He leaves his...
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Carl A. Anderson

February 16, 1932 - September 14, 2018

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

September 13, 2018

WORCESTER-Helen (Pouris) Soter, formerly of Longfellow Road, Worcester passed away Thursday, September 13 in Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Her husband of 36 years, Ernest Soter, predeceased her. She leaves two children, Marlene Soter-Tucker and her husband, David of Worcester and Robert Soter and his wife, Sandra of Spencer; five grandchildren, Ashley, Jenna, Evans, Nicholas...
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Judith Ann West

November 3, 1938 - September 11, 2018

BOYLSTON-Judith Ann (Daly) West passed away early Tuesday morning, September 11, 2018, surrounded by her children at the Sterling Village. Her loving husband of 46 years, David O. West, passed away in October, 2006. David and Judy shared 46 years of life and the experiences around raising eight children together. Judy is survived by her eight children, David O. West, Jr. of...
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Grace M. McDonough

September 11, 2018

Grace M. McDonough, 76, of Worcester passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Worcester, the daughter of Thomas and Florence (Hargadon) McDonough. From the age of 22, Grace attended programs at the Seven Hills Foundation, in the sheltered worship program when she was young and later in the adult day program. She loved going there. Her...
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Edward G. Trudell, Sr.

September 12, 1937 - September 9, 2018

Edward G. Trudell, Sr., 80, passed away Sunday, September 9 in Worcester Health Center. His wife of 35 years, Joan E. (Weldon) Trudell passed away in 2011. He leaves his son, Edward G. Trudell, Jr. of Worcester; a step-daughter, Cindy Stanley; a step-grandson, David Shays; a sister, Charlotte LaBelle; two brothers, James and Charles Trudell and several nieces and nephew, among them, Theresa and...
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Patricia A. Daly

May 2, 1946 - September 8, 2018

WORCESTER/WINCHENDON Patricia A. (Rice) Daly, 72, died Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Saint Vincent Hospital. Patricia was born in Worcester, daughter of Ernest M. and Adella M. (Mikenas) Rice and graduated from David Hale Fanning Trade High School. Pat lived in Worcester for most of her life until recently moving to Winchendon to live with her daughter. She worked at St. Francis Home and...
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Manuel David Matos Diaz

September 17, 1981 - September 7, 2018

Manuel David Matos Díaz, 36, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital after a sudden illness. He was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and migrated with his parents and brother and his sister to New York City where he completed middle school. He then moved to Clinton, MA where he completed his High School Degree. He obtained his...
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Patricia Snowberger

September 7, 2018

WORCESTER- Patricia (Hess) Snowberger, 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Rose Monahan Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Russell Snowberger. Patricia was born in Worcester on October 18, 1950 a daughter of the late Gustave Leon and Florence (Painchaud) Hess. After graduating from high school, she worked for many years as a...
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P. Gordon Creamer

December 30, 1920 - September 5, 2018

WORCESTER-P. Gordon Creamer, 97, passed away on September 5th, following a period of declining health. Born in Sunapee, NH, Gordon lived most of his adult life in the Worcester area. A chef by profession, he spent many years managing local eating establishments. Most satisfying for him were the years he spent teaching cooking skills to at risk teens. Gordon loved cooking but his real passion...
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Robert E. Lucier, Jr.

September 19, 1967 - September 3, 2018

HOLDEN-Robert E. "Lue" Lucier, Jr., 50, passed away Monday, September 3. He leaves his wife, 37 years, Kellyann M. (Lindner) Lucier; his mother, Marie L. (Simonson) Lucier of Holden: a son Robert E. Lucier, III of Holden; a grandson, Logan Lucier; a goddaughter, Alyssa; a brother, William J. Rawlston, Jr. of Worcester and nieces and nephews. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Robert E....
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Janet Rondon

September 18, 1955 - September 3, 2018

WORCESTER- Janet (Irene) Rondon, 62, of Worcester, died Monday, September 3, 2018. Janet was full of life and loved to be surrounded by family and friends. She loved dancing to Salsa and cooking and entertaining. She leaves behind two children, Wanda Cruz and her husband, George Rondeau and Francisco Rondon, Jr. and his wife, Angelica; five grandchildren, Xavier, George,...
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Mary Frances Moran

September 2, 2018

Shrewsbury-Mary Frances Moran, 87 of Shrewsbury passed away September 2, 2018 of an acute illness at UMass Memorial Hospital In Worcester. She was born on January 26, 1931 to Frances H. McCaffrey of Ontario and John J. Penny of Nova Scotia Canada. Mary Frances attended St Anne's Academy and Marycliff Academy in Arlington Ma. She received her BA from the College of the Sacred Heart in...
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Shirley (Dobson) Parsons

April 17, 1932 - September 1, 2018

WORCESTER – Shirley (Dobson) Parsons, 86, died peacefully on Saturday, September 1, 2018. She was born and raised in Worcester, a daughter of the late Reuben and Mary (Currie) Dobson. Shirley graduated from David Hale Fanning Girls Trade School in Worcester. She worked for several years before dedicating her life to raising her five children. When the children were all old...
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Clarence "Hank" Niles

October 8, 1937 - August 31, 2018

WORCESTER-Clarence H. "Hank" Niles, 80, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. Clarence was born in Gainesville, GA, son of Colie and Nena Mae (Watson) Niles. Hank worked in maintenance at the Wellington Street Building Community for many years before retirement. Hank was predeceased by his beloved wife Evelyn M. Padgett-Niles on June 6th of...
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Robert C. Townsend

June 16, 1932 - August 31, 2018

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

March 12, 1943 - August 29, 2018

Worcester – William S. "Bill" Allen, 75, of Worcester and formerly of Brimfield and Sterling, MA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at Blaire House of Worcester after an illness. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sandra C. (Jernstrom) Allen, his son Michael of Brooklyn, NY, his sister in law Sharon Cahill and her husband Francis Cahill of West Boylston,...
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Russell C. "Butch" Luthman, Sr.

August 26, 1941 - August 27, 2018

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

January 15, 1936 - August 25, 2018

Richard T. Wilder "Dick", age 82, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2018 after a brief illness, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on January 15, 1936 and grew up in Worcester. He was a lifelong resident of Grafton Hill where he spent his life raising his family and working. He graduated from Commerce High School in Worcester and married Joan...
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Paul M. Kearns

July 13, 1929 - August 24, 2018

WORCESTER-Paul Michael Kearns, 89, a lifelong resident of the Webster Square area of Worcester passed away Friday, August 24 at Beaumont Nursing Center in Westborough. He was born in Worcester son of Irish immigrants, Katherine (Dolan) and James Kearns. He leaves his two daughters Ann Bartosiewicz, and her husband Michael and their three children, Elizabeth, Daniel and Patrick of North...
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Patricia "Shirley" Molloy

December 7, 1934 - August 23, 2018

WORCESTER-Patricia "Shirley" (Blanchette) Molloy, 83, died Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Beaumont Nursing Center with her loving family by her side. Shirley was born in Tewksbury, daughter of Walter and Katherine (Madden) Blanchette and graduated from Northbridge High School. Shirley worked at the former Big D Grocery Stores on Pleasant and Lincoln Streets for several years....
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Kevin J. Daley

January 20, 1936 - August 20, 2018

WORCESTER – Kevin J. Daley, 82, a lifelong Worcester resident died peacefully on Monday, August 20, 2018. He was born in Worcester, a son of the late Thomas and Ellen (Buckley) Daley. Kevin graduated from Saint Peter High School. During his adult working years, Kevin only held two jobs. He worked as a forklift operator in the distribution center for the former Thom McAn Shoe in Worcester for...
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Thomas L. Thomasino

August 19, 2018

Enterprise, AL - 1st Sgt. (Ret) Thomas L. Thomasino, 59, of Enterprise, AL passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018. He was born on June 15, 1959, to the late Thomas Michael and Mary Theresa Thomasino of Worcester, MA. Tom is an Army Veteran who had a very successful military career and retired in 1999 after 22 years of service. He was a highly-decorated veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He...
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Jesiah Ruben Rivera

January 8, 2014 - August 19, 2018

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

August 18, 2018

Carol (Lavallie) Jones, passed away August 18, 2018 in her Hampton Beach, NH residence surrounded by her family. Carol was born and raised in Worcester, a daughter of the late Robert and Blanche Lavallie. She lived many years in Rutland, prior to spending her summers in Hampton Beach and winters in Delray Beach, FL. She graduated from Commerce High School. Carol devoted her life to raising...
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Loretta Mae Rochette

October 13, 1940 - August 18, 2018

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

August 17, 2018

George Vangel passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 17,2018 at the age of 101, with his wife, Elsie Vangel and immediate family members at his side. He was born in Worcester in 1916, one of seven children to Victoria (Soter) and Ligor Vangel and married Elsie Theodore in 1946. George graduated from South High School in 1934 Becker College Class of 1937. He worked at National Standard...
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Marjory S. Dick

August 17, 2018

Marjory S. Dick of Worcester, Massachusetts died peacefully on August 17, 2018 with her family by her side. Having spent her childhood in New Jersey, Marjory came to Massachusetts for college (Wellesley, class of '49) and stayed for marriage. She and her husband of 61 years, Daniel E. Dick, raised 9 children together, all the while remaining active in social justice causes and civic endeavors...
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Martin T. Thornton

August 11, 1943 - August 15, 2018

WORCESTER-Martin Thomas Thornton, 75, of Worcester, died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a brief illness. Martin was born in Cambridge, son of the late Martin E. and Lucy (Basteri) Thornton. He graduated from Boston College High School and earned his Bachelor's degree at Boston College. Martin worked at the NSA for several years after college, and...
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Russell A. Giroux

April 4, 1939 - August 14, 2018

WORCESTER-Russell A. Giroux, 79, died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after being stricken ill at home. He was born in Southbridge, the eldest son of the late Alfred and Stella (Bachand) Giroux and graduated from Cole Trade High School in Southbridge in 1957 as Valedictorian with honors in math. Russ worked as an electrician for I.B.E.W. Local 96 for many years....
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George J. Smalanskas

August 14, 2018

George J. Smalanskas, 87, of Worcester passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in UMASS Memorial Hospital. His wife, Estelle G. (Larkham) Smalanskas passed away in 1997. He leaves six children, Cathi A. Bartolini and her companion, Robert Parente of Southborough, James G. Smalanskas and his wife, Miriam of Wayland, George J. Smalanskas and his wife, Debra of Holden, John F. Smalanskas and his...
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Anthony "Tony" Durkin

May 31, 1942 - August 13, 2018

Anthony M. "Tony" Durkin, 76, formerly of Worcester, passed away peacefully, with his family at his bedside on Monday, August 13, 2018. He was born and raised in Worcester, a son of the late Anthony and Mary L. (Guilfoil) Durkin. Tony, as family and friends knew him, was a graduate of Commerce High School and Quinsigamond College, both in Worcester. Tony spent several years as a proud member...
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Todd Lee Campbell

August 12, 2018

Worcester- Todd Lee Campbell, 65, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Worcester Health Center following a lengthy illness. Todd was born in Mineola, New York on December 14, 1952 a son of the late James E. and Mary (Cheshire) Campbell. He graduated from Ithica College and worked in communications for many years at various radio stations in New York and Massachusetts. He...
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Margaret "Margie" Kazarian

August 12, 2018

Margaret "Margie" Kazarian, 86, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2018 at Holden Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a lengthy illness. Margaret was born in Providence, Rhode Island on May 22, 1932 a daughter of the late Nishan and Elmas (Bohigian) Jamgochian. She was raised in Providence and graduated from Central High School Class of 1950. For many years she worked in the...
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Hedwig M. Larson

February 20, 1919 - August 11, 2018

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

June 15, 1955 - August 11, 2018

John J. Gingras, 63, of Charlton passed away Saturday, August 11 at home surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness with pancreatic cancer. He will be greatly missed and remembered by his wife of 40 years, Katherine (Kelley) Gingras; a daughter, Lynn A. Gingras of Charlton; a son, Sean F. Gingras and his wife, Cassandra of Sturbridge. He was the proud "Grampa" of his two...
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Ruth E. Nordstrom

February 18, 1927 - August 9, 2018

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

November 4, 1939 - August 8, 2018

Gail J. Richmond, 78, born November 4, 1939 to Lena and Jim Richmond of Worcester, MA passed away on Wednesday, August 8th after a brief illness. Gail leaves her daughter Moira McAuliffe of Jupiter FL, and grandson Stephen Blasetti McAuliffe of Vaile, Co. She also leaves her sister Janet (Jeanette) McNiff of San Antonio Texas,, a nephew Frank McNiff, Jr. and his wife Frances "Trav" McNiff...
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Richard McBride

August 7, 2018

Hardwick – "Music is a language that doesn't speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it's in the bones, it's in the bones." ― Keith Richards. For Richard Anthony McBride, 32, a local talented musician it was truly his first language. Richie, or "Emph" as he was known in the music world around Worcester, died peacefully on August 7, 2018. Emph was a talented musician,...
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Kenneth G. Foley

April 18, 1943 - August 6, 2018

WORCESTER-Kenneth G. Foley, 75, formerly of West Boylston died Monday, August 6, 2018 at home with his family by his side. He was born in Worcester, son of Aubrey L. and Hildur E. (Lehtola) Foley and graduated from South High School, Worcester Junior College and continued at WPI School of Industrial Management. Ken worked at Jamesbury Corporation for 39 years before retiring in 2003. Ken is...
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John J. "Jack" O'Coin

November 11, 1921 - August 5, 2018

John J. "Jack" O'Coin, 96, formerly of Auburn, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 5, 2018. He was born and raised in Worcester, a son of the late Edward and Kathleen (Mahoney) O'Coin. Jack was part of a large, close-knit Irish family growing up in Worcester during the Great Depression. His parents provided him, and his siblings with a strong foundation and a sense of discipline that Jack...
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Lois (Freeman) Varjabedian

August 4, 2018

Lois (Freeman) Varjabedian, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge. She was the wife of the late Dr. Anthony Varjabedian who passed away in 2006. Mrs. Varjabedian was born in Boston on November 18, 1926 and was raised in Waltham. She graduated from Waltham High School in 1944. Lois then graduated from Mount Auburn School of Nursing in...
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Therese Marie Trudeau

September 25, 1924 - July 30, 2018

WEST BOYLSTON - Therese Marie Trudeau, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 30, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital. Therese was born in Spencer on September 25, 1924, the youngest of 13 children born to Frederick and Emma (Tetrault) Cormier. She attended local schools and graduated from David Prouty High School. She held various jobs throughout her life, but most important to her was her...
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Dean Orville Bernstein

July 30, 2018

Dean Orville Bernstein, 95, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Oakdale Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Durbin, North Dakota on March 12, 1923 a son of the late John and Susan (Robbins) Bernstein. He grew up during the Great Depression where he learned the value of hard work and generosity to those with less. He went on to proudly serve his country during World...
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Vasiliki Betty Montouris

May 20, 1921 - July 29, 2018

Vasiliki Betty Montouris West Harwich, Massachusetts – Vasiliki Betty (Saltis) Montouris, 97, of West Harwich, Massachusetts, formerly of Worcester, Massachusetts and Palm Beach, Florida, loving and beloved family matriarch, died peacefully on Sunday, July 29, 2018 surrounded by her family. Betty was born on May 20, 1921 to The Very Reverend Philip T. Saltis and Presbytera Magdeline (Chaitis)...
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Walter D. Knox, Jr.

May 3, 1954 - July 29, 2018

Leicester-Walter D. Knox, Jr. 64, of the Rochdale section of Leicester passed away Friday, July 27. He leaves his son, Sean M. and his wife, Angela J. Knox of Ludlow; a granddaughter, Hazel J. Knox; two brothers, Kevin P. and his wife, Cathy Knox of Spencer and Paul D. and his wife, Marian Knox of Columbus, OH; a sister, Joann M. Tuson of Worcester and many nieces and nephews. He was born...
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Margaret Claire Sullivan

June 13, 1923 - July 28, 2018

WORCESTER-Margaret Claire Sullivan died peacefully on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at home, with her family by her side. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Irish emigrants John J. and Julia J. (O'Meara) Sullivan and graduated from Ascension High School. Ms. Sullivan worked at the Worcester Public Library for over 40 years before retiring. She is survived by her loving sister and brother,...
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Richard P. Johnson, Sr.

August 23, 1928 - July 24, 2018

WORCESTER-Richard P. Johnson, Sr., 89, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the Jewish Healthcare Center with his children by his side. Richard was born in Worcester, son of the late Edward A. and Ebba V. (Fegreus) Johnson. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served on the USS Gyatt and the USS George K. MacKenzie. Richard worked at Norton Company retiring after 29 years. He then worked in...
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Lorraine (McCue) Brunell

September 16, 1946 - July 22, 2018

SHREWSBURY – Lorraine (McCue) Brunell, 62, died on Monday, July 22, 2018 at UMass Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born in Worcester, a daughter of the late Charles and Rolande (Buteau) McCue. Lorraine was raised in Leicester and graduated from Leicester High School, Class of 1964. She worked for many years for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an intake assistant with...
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David J. McClure

January 13, 1960 - July 21, 2018

David J. McClure, 58, of Worcester passed away peacefully following a short illness on Saturday, July 21. He was born on January 12, 1960 in Worcester, where he lived all his life. He is predeceased by his father, Clayton McClure of East Brookfield, his mother, Shirley (Ahigian) McClure of Worcester, his sister, Debra McClure who passed away December 24, 1975 and her twin sister, Donna LaJoie...
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Louise R. Moquin

January 21, 1939 - July 20, 2018

HOLDEN – Louise (Horton) Moquin, 79 passed away peacefully on Friday, July 20, 2018 while in the loving care of her family at home. She was born in Worcester, a daughter of the late John Horton and Florence O'Gorman. Following her graduation form Saint Peter's High School in Worcester in 1957, Louise relocated to Washington, DC, where she became a member of the White House staff...
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Vita Adami

June 10, 1928 - July 20, 2018

Vita Adami, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 65 years Dhimiter (Taqo) Adami of Worcester, MA; son Fatos Adami and his wife, Moza Adami of Stallings, NC; daughter Mila Bajraktari and her husband, Bashkim Bajraktari of Worcester, MA; grandchildren: Linda Adami-Patel and her husband Rakesh Patel;...
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Carol A. Murray

November 8, 1952 - July 18, 2018

JEFFERSON- Carol A. Murray, 65, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. She was born in Worcester on November 8, 1952 a daughter of Dorothy L. (Freeland) Hughes and the late Hughie E. Hughes. For many years, Carol worked at Bergson's Ice Cream, Sandwich Works and many other area restaurants. Her happiest moments were spent with her loving family who will...
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Michelle Lynn Brown

December 13, 1973 - July 17, 2018

PAWTUCKET, RI – Michelle Lynn Brown, 44, was stricken ill and died on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. She was born in Worcester, a daughter of the late Douglas Brown and Ruth (Shea) Brown of Worcester. Michelle was raised in Auburn and graduated from Bay Path Regional Vocational High School and the Salter School. For several years, Michelle has worked as a team in the member services department of...
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Alexander Daniel Smith

August 29, 1996 - July 14, 2018

WORCESTER- Alexander D. Smith, 21, passed away suddenly on July 14, 2018 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. He was born on August 29, 1996, son of Cathleen (Crowley) Smith and the late David Smith. He was raised and attended schools in Worcester. Alexander was a kind and generous person who was always ready to help someone in need. His interests was with science and technology. He...
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Doris M. (DesRoches) Ouellette

July 14, 2018

WESTBOROUGH-Doris M. (DesRoches) Ouellette, 90, formerly of Worcester, died Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Beaumont Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough with her loving family by her side.Doris was born and raised in Malden, daughter of the late Albini and Mary (MacIsaac) DesRoches. She was predeceased by her husband of 41 years Gaston (Al) Ouellette and her sister Anne Caulk. She...
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Gerard Aram Hovagimian

December 3, 1953 - July 13, 2018

Marlborough-Gerard Aram Hovagimian, 64, of Marlborough passed away Friday, July 13, 201 at his brother's home in Sutton, where he currently was residing. He leaves his brother, Michael A. Hovagimian and his wife, Debra and two nephews, Michael A. Hovagimian, Jr. and Dillon A. Hovagimian. He was born in Worcester, son of A. Gerard and Rose (Hamparsoomian) Hovagimian and graduated from...
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Charles "Charlie" Sirmans

July 11, 2018

SOUTHBRIDGE-Charles H. "Charlie" Sirmans, 73, of Southbridge died Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at U-Mass Memorial Hospital. He was born in Nashville, GA son of the late Bryant and Pearl (Connell) Sirmans and resided in Panama City, FL before moving to Massachusetts. Charlie owned and operated May Street Auto in Worcester for several years and then continued working in the auto...
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Elizabeth A. Flynn

July 11, 2018

Elizabeth A. (Wynne) Flynn, 89, passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on Tuesday, July 11, 2018 at the Rose Monahan Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Richard M. Flynn who died in 1996. She was born in Worcester on January 8, 1929 a daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Browne) Wynne who emigrated to the United States from County Kerry, Ireland. Betty was...
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Jane A. McCullough

July 9, 2018

West Boylston- Jane A (Shutters) McCullough passed away peacefully on Monday, July 9, 2018 at St Francis Nursing home after a period of declining health. She was predeceased by her husband James P McCullough, her long time companion Robert "Bud" Swartley, her sister Juanita Crowther, her brother Lee Shutters and her grandson Michael J Passmore. Jane was born on January 7, 1931 on a farm in...
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Ann (Bedeian) Coffin

July 9, 2018

Brookline/Worcester Ann (Bedeian) Coffin, 97, passed away July 9, 2018 at Homestead Hall. Her loving sister, Mary Hovsepian of Worcester, and devoted niece and caretaker, Marlene Markarian of Paxton, were at her side. Ann leaves a son, Robert, of Cary, N. Carolina, and several generations of extended family. She was pre-deceased by her brother-in-law, Leon Hovsepian of Worcester, and...
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Elaine J. (Dion) Eannuzzo

February 14, 1954 - July 8, 2018

WORCESTER – Elaine A. (Dion) Eannuzzo, 63, loving wife and sister passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 8, 2018. She will be forever loved and missed by her loving husband of 18 years, Michael J. Eannuzzo; her two sisters, Mary A. Ross of and her husband, Gus of Worcester and Geojan A. Dion, all of Worcester; her two step children, Melissa Ann Eannuzzo of Waltham and David M....
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Kathleen & Raymond Bubon

July 8, 2018

MILLBURY- Kathleen M. (Smith) Bubon, 85, passed away peacefully on June 28, 2018. Her beloved husband, Raymond J. Bubon, 90, passed away on July 8, 2018. Kathleen was born on July 15, 1932. She grew up in her beloved city of Lowell, MA. After graduating from Lowell High School she earned a nursing degree from Tewksbury School of Nursing. She enjoyed a career in various...
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Carol J. "Penny" (Jacobson) Copeland

July 20, 1934 - July 8, 2018

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

July 7, 2018

WORCESTER – Everlove Lokko, 69, died on July 7, 2018 in Accra, Ghana, while visiting family. She was born in Osu, Accra, Ghana and relocated to the United States and then Worcester, where she has lived for the past 37 years. Everlove leaves her beloved husband of 39 years, Frederick Carl Lokko; her three children, Mercy Lokko, Eva Lokko-Abrokwah and Emmanuel Lokko; two brothers and four...
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Donald Barclay

June 4, 1945 - July 6, 2018

West Boylston- Donald Barclay, 73, of West Boylston and formerly of Shrewsbury and Hancock, NY, passed away peacefully at Rose Monahan Hospice House in Worcester, surrounded by his loving family.   Donald was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 4, 1945 a son to the late James and Elizabeth (McPhail) Barclay. Following high school, Donald proudly served his country in the United States...
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Gregg J. Needham

July 3, 2018

WORCESTER - Gregg J. Needham, 68, Retired Captain, City of Worcester Fire Department, died Tuesday, July 3, 2018 after an illness. Gregg leaves his loving and devoted wife of 37 years, Mary (Valentine), his loving daughter Lauren Shepherd and her husband Joel, and his loving son Jeffrey. He also leaves his two devoted sisters, Marianne Lapomardo and her husband John and Karen Shea and her...
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Edward J. "Rusty" Provencal

July 1, 2018

WORCESTER-Edward J. Provencal, "Rusty", 68, a retired Worcester Police Lieutenant, died Sunday, July 1, 2018 at W. Roxbury VA Hospital while surrounded by his loving family. Rusty was born in Worcester, son of Andrew and Agnes (Fitzpatrick) Provencal and graduated from Burncoat High School. He then joined the Army and served proudly during the Vietnam War. Rusty was a Worcester...
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Christopher C. Evans

June 30, 2018

WORCESTER-Christopher C. Evans, 65, passed away in the presence of dear friends on Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at Saint Vincent Hospital. Chris was a lover of music and the Red Sox, the beach and was a connoisseur of a fine hot dog and a fabulous doughnut. He was a voracious reader of historical novels, sports and the local paper until his illness made reading difficult and then an enjoyment of...
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Ronald J. Taylor

June 29, 2018

Ronald J. Taylor left this world peacefully on Friday, June 29 holding the hand of his best friend and wife of 30 years, Nancy E. (Vickery) Taylor. R.T. was a devoted brother and member of the Teamsters Local 170 who gave his heart and soul to his union since the age of 19. He sadly resigned on Monday, June 25 due to his illness. He served previously as Union Vice President and currently was...
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Robert A. Samuelian

August 26, 1937 - June 26, 2018

Worcester – Robert A. Samuelian, 81, passed away on June 26 2018. He was born in Worcester, MA in August of 1937, the son of Armenian immigrants John Samuelian and Araxie Samuelian, a survivor of the 1915 genocide of the Armenians. He was raised and educated in Worcester. He is survived by his sister Harriet Bajakian and her husband Arsene Bajakian of Framingham MA; his nephew Dr. Mark Bajakian...
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Robert & Dolores Chisholm

June 25, 2018

West Boylston, Formerly of Holden & Amherst- Dolores (Leone) Chisholm, 79, and Robert Chisholm, 78, passed away and went to be with their Lord on Monday, June 25, 2018. Dolores and Bob had been "best friends" for more than sixty years and were happily married for fifty-seven. The high-school sweethearts grew up, and were married in, Medford, and settled in Amherst, where Bob earned his...
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Barbara Lee (Girrior) Lincoln

April 15, 1933 - June 24, 2018

Naples, FL – Barbara Lee (Girrior) Lincoln, 85 formerly of Framingham and Marlborough, died peacefully on June 24, 2018 in Naples. Barbara was born in Boston, a daughter of the late Louis P. and Marguerite (St. Anthony) Girrior and grew up in Needham. She graduated from the Boston Conservatory of Music, where she studied piano. Barbara was the wife of the late Louis A....
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Dennis Craig Pearson

January 30, 1948 - June 24, 2018

Vero Beach, FL – Dennis C. Pearson, 70, formerly of West Boylston, MA, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2018. Dennis ("Denny") was born in Worcester on January 30, 1948, a son of the late Harold E. and Barbara J. (Mandell) Pearson, and brother to the late David Pearson. He graduated from Worcester Academy and earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Vermont. A Master Electrician,...
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