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James O. Erdmann

June 27, 1942 - November 28, 2020

AUBURN-James O. Erdmann, 78, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 28 at Care One in Millbury. He was born in Leominster, son of Otto and Alma (Cahill) Erdmann He graduated from Saxton Trade School and served in the United States Navy. Shortly after the service Jim began working at the former Worcester Press Aluminum where he met the love of his life, Frances. He went on to work as a...
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Michelle L. Bailey

March 11, 1967 - November 25, 2020

Worcester-Michelle L. Bailey, 53, died Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after an illness. She was born in Worcester and graduated from Burncoat Senior High School. Prior to her illness, Michelle worked for Worcester Insurance Company. Michelle was a genuine kind hearted person who was loved by all. She will always be remembered as a loving and devoted mother,...
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Juan M. Pacheco

November 25, 2020

Juan M. Pacheco Passed away in peace on November 25, 2020 at the age of 37 after a long illness. Juan was born on February 4, 1983 to Juan Pacheco Jr. and Lisandra Mestre. Juan is survived by his two daughters; Mailynn and Zailynette Pacheco. Juan was the oldest of 11 siblings. He was a beloved brother to; Jobeth, Annabel, Sheila, Joshua, Daisy, Cristy, Alex, Rafael, Sandra and Johnny. Juan...
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L V "Billy" Burrell

September 26, 1953 - November 25, 2020

WORCESTER- LV (Billy) Burrell, 67, died Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at UMass Memorial Hospital. LV was born in Indianola, MS, son of the late Henry Lee and Mary (Adams) Burrell. He was a landscaper by trade and worked for various companies throughout the years and he was also a die-hard sports fan. He is survived by his wife, Sonja L. (Roberson) Burrell; four children, William L.,...
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David L. Jones

December 14, 1945 - November 25, 2020

BOYLSTON-David L "Jonsey" Jones , 74, of Boylston died Nov 25 at his home. He was born Dec 14 1945 son of John & Irene Mele formerly of Sudbury. David attended Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School where he excelled in sports. He was the recipient of the only Varsity Three Letter Trophy Ever given by the high school. David later helped run a family business for over 20 years. He was also of...
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Gladys Andonian

May 25, 1930 - November 19, 2020

WEST BOYLSTON-Gladys (Koharig) Andonian, 90, died peacefully on November 19, 2020 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester, MA. Gladys was born on May 25, 1930 in Newton Upper Falls, MA to Armenian immigrants, Jacob (Hagop) and Annie (Annig Mouradian) Madanjian. Gladys was the youngest of seven children, brothers Richard Madanjian and Peter Madanjian, sisters Mary Kizirian, Sadie...
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Preston W. "Skip" Hall

September 14, 1932 - November 15, 2020

WORCESTER – Preston W. "Skip" Hall, 88, of Worcester, formerly of West Boylston and Lancaster, passed away Sunday, November 15, in St. Vincent Hospital. His loving wife of 65 years, Rosemary (Carlin) Hall passed away last year. He is survived by their five children, Deborah and husband Jeffrey Heller of Needham, MA, Preston "Pete" and wife Dawn Hall of North Andover, MA, James and wife...
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Nina Clough Andersen

March 4, 1954 - November 13, 2020

HARDWICK-Nina (Clough) Andersen, 66, of Hardwick, formerly of Charlton passed to the spirit world Friday, November 13 in UMASS Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. She leaves her husband of 41 years, Peter C. Andersen; a daughter, Cassandra B. Andersen of Worcester and her extended family Sally Plante, Nancy Dugas, Linda Healey of Charlton and Bobby Davis of Springfield. She grew up in...
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Linda A. Meola

April 12, 1957 - November 6, 2020

Worcester - Linda A. Meola, 63, passed away peacefully at home with her longtime partner, Eugenio Vega Martinez and her brother Carmine F. Meola,Jr. by her side. She was born in Worcester on April 12, 1957 daughter of Carmine F. Meola,Sr. and Joan A. (Giangrande) Meola. Linda spent 38 years as a dedicated housekeeping supervisor before she left due to illness as the OR housekeeping...
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Dennis McCarthy

December 19, 1962 - November 4, 2020

WORCESTER-Dennis McCarthy, 57, died Wednesday, November 4, 2020. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Daniel J. and Joanne (Wojcik) McCarthy and attended South High School. Dennis worked in construction throughout Worcester. Dennis is survived by his five siblings; Eileen McDevitt, David McCarthy, Maureen Bates, Deneen Tucker and Donald McCarthy; and many nephews, nieces, great nephews...
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Roland G. Carlson

November 2, 2020

WORCESTER-Roland G. Carlson, 85, of Worcester passed away Monday, November 2 in UMASS Medical Center. His wife of 56 years, Margery A. (Thyberg) Carlson died in 2013. He leaves three children, Kristafer R. and his wife, Nga T. Carlson of Worcester, Julie A. and her husband, James Burke of Hopkinton and Thanh Nguyen of Worcester; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A sister,...
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Patricia J. Downe

November 1, 2020

Worcester-Patricia J. (Neville) Downe, 79, died on Sunday, Nov. 1 at U-Mass Memorial Lake Ave. She leaves 2 daughters, Kathi Downe of Worcester, Lynne Turer and her husband Spencer of Burlington, Vt., and 5 grandchildren, Zachary, Nicole and Marissa Gallant and Sydney and Sophia Turer. Born in Detroit , Michigan, she was the daughter of Albert H. and Mary Jane (Bragg) Neville Jr. She worked...
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Patricia Cushman Ton

May 30, 1929 - October 29, 2020

Patricia Cushman Ton passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Patricia was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 30, 1929 to Gladys M. Waller and Henry A. Cushman. She grew up in Winthrop and later moved to Worcester, graduated from North High, attended Salter School and Lee Institute School of Real Estate. She lived in Shrewsbury and raised her family there before moving to Boylston in...
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Dorothy Ruth Bosley

January 16, 1937 - October 29, 2020

WEST BOYLSTON-Dorothy R. (Wilmot) Bosley, 83, of West Boylston, formerly of Clinton passed away Thursday, October 29 at home. She leaves her husband, Ronald E. Bosley, with whom she would have celebrated her 67th anniversary on Saturday. She also leaves three daughters, Donna L. Brothers, and her husband, Paul of Sterling, Bonnie R. Bartlett and her husband, Jonathan of Sterling and Cindy D....
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Gerard L. Vigeant

April 11, 1964 - October 29, 2020

WORCESTER-Gerard L. "Gerry" Vigeant, 56, died Thursday, October 29, 2020 at UMass Memorial Hospital. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Elie J. and Jeannette R. (Guerin) Vigeant. Gerry was a member of the Seven Hills Aspire Program where he participated in the Therapeutic Work Options and Embrace the Day programs. He was a participant in the Special Olympics for several years. ...
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Robert "Joey" Fortin

February 5, 1978 - October 26, 2020

Worcester-Robert "Joey" Fortin, Jr., 42, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 in his home. He was born on February 5, 1978 son of the late Adele (Newbold) and Robert Fortin, Sr. He is survived by his sister, Katrina Fortin of Auburn. Joey spent all his life in the Worcester area. For the last fifteen years, Joey had been working for several area Price Choppers. Previously he was...
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Kathleen McCarthy

January 12, 1958 - October 26, 2020

WORCESTER-Kathleen McCarthy, 62, died Monday, October 26, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Daniel J. and Joanne (Wojcik) McCarthy and graduated from South High School. Kathleen worked as a Nurse's Aide at various nursing homes in Worcester before retiring due to an illness. Kathleen is survived by her six siblings; Eileen McDevitt,...
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Gene A. Bottoni, Jr.

March 12, 1951 - October 21, 2020

SHREWSBURY-Gene A. Bottoni, Jr., 69, formerly of Washington, D.C. and Punta Gorda, FL passed away Wednesday, October 21 in the Benchmark Assisted Living Center. He leaves his sister, Mary E. Goldschmidt of Worcester; a brother, Jon W. Bottoni of Westfield; six nieces and nephews, Elizabeth, William, Eric, Jennifer, Jacqueline and Jon, Jr. and his beloved cat, Peggy. A brother, Peter E. Beatty...
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Jean Guy Gauthier

September 19, 1934 - October 20, 2020

WORCESTER/AUBURN-Jean Guy Gauthier, "John", 86, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at home surrounded by his children and loving companion. He was born in Montreal, Canada son of Uldric and Rose M. (Cloutier) Gauthier. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. Jean worked at General Motors in Framingham for 27 years, retiring in 1988 and following retirement, he was a school bus driver for...
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Rita G. Perry

April 6, 1936 - October 19, 2020

WORCESTER-Rita G. (Hayes) Perry, 84, formerly of Wrentham Road passed away surrounded by her family at her son's home on Monday, October 19. Her husband, Paul S. Perry passed away in 2002. She leaves seven children, Paul "Sid" Perry, II of Worcester, Deborah C. Perry of Kennebunk, ME, April Bodinizzo and her husband, Vincent of Holden, Christine St. Germain of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Linda...
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Henry T. Michie

September 30, 1953 - October 18, 2020

West Boylston-Henry T. Michie, 67, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 18, 2020 at his home. Henry, also known as Tuck by some, was born in Worcester on September 30, 1953, son of Forbes and Martha (Esty) Michie, both deceased in 1998. He leaves his wife, Kathy, of 41 years, and his daughter, Eliza Laurent, and son-in-law Mike Laurent, and two grandsons. His brother Tom also survives...
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Barbara J. Lane

October 18, 2020

WORCESTER- Barbara J. Lane, 83, passed away suddenly on October 18, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born in Worcester a daughter of the late Albert J. and Anna (Shilinsky) Belanger. Barbara leaves behind her husband, Thomas D. Lane; three children, Brian E. Chenery, Deborah Finnegan and Patricia A. Shine; two step children, Sharon A. Jones and Thomas D. Lane, Jr. and their families;...
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Charles Nickerson

December 4, 1934 - October 16, 2020

WORCESTER-Charles "Chic" Nickerson died October 16, surrounded by his loving family. Chic leaves his wife of 60 years, Anne, and his children Lynn Hood and her husband Keith of Wales, MA, Stephen Nickerson and his wife Diana of East Brookfield, MA, Karen Nideur of Worcester, MA and Edward Nickerson and his wife Marilyn, of Reading, MA. Chic also leaves ten grandchildren and nine great...
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Marie Rose (Cardinale) Johnson

January 19, 1930 - October 15, 2020

MILLBURY- Marie Rose Johnson (Cardinale), 90 of Millbury, MA went to be with her lord in everlasting peace on October 15th after a long illness. Born in Everett MA, she was the eldest child of the late John A. And Margaret (LaCortiglia) Cardinale. She attended school culminating in her graduation from Everett High School in 1948. Following her marriage to the late Vernon W. Johnson, she...
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Leo Mullany

October 28, 1932 - October 15, 2020

WORCESTER-Leo Mullany, 87, passed away Thursday, October 15. He leaves several cousins in Worcester and in Ireland. His brother, Martin Mullany passed away in 2011. He was born in County Roscommon, Ireland son of Michael and Molly (O'Connor) Mullany. Leo was the head mechanic for 35 years for Saint John's Cemetery, prior to that he worked as a printer. A Graveside Service will be held...
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Patricia M. Garvey

March 18, 1940 - October 15, 2020

WEST BOYLSTON-Patricia M. Garvey of West Boylston MA. and Narragansett, RI. It's with great sadness that the family of Patricia M. (Callan) Garvey announce her passing. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on October 15, 2020. Born March 18, 1940, Patricia was the daughter of William V. and Florence (McCarthy) Callan. She leaves a brother Robert Callan and his wife...
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Michael R. Michelson

December 4, 1944 - October 11, 2020

SUTTON- Michael R. Michelson, 75, passed away suddenly at his home on October 11, 2020. He was born in Worcester on December 4, 1944 a son of the late Elmer and Carolyn (Putnam) Michelson. He was raised in Sutton and attended local schools where he graduated from Sutton High School. Michael began his career at Johnson Corrugated and later was employed by Star Container where he worked as...
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James A. Dugan

September 1, 1938 - October 7, 2020

James A. Dugan, 82, formerly of West Boylston Ma, passed away peacefully at his home in Pomfret Center, Connecticut with his family by his side. He is predeceased by his wife of 44 years Patricia A (Butler) Dugan. He leaves behind four children; James (Jay) Dugan of West Boylston, Patricia Duddy of Holden, his twin daughters Cathy Desautels and her husband Brian of Holden and...
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Sharon P. McManus

July 21, 1950 - October 4, 2020

Charlton-Sharon P. (Hickey) McManus, 70 of Charlton, formerly of Worcester passed away Sunday, October 4 in the Overlook Masonic Home. She leaves three children, Jody A. O'Brien of Charlton, Paul J. McManus, Jr. and his wife, Lisa of Charlton, and Kate F. Mercier and her husband, Joseph of Spencer; six siblings, Francis R. Hickey, Jr. and his wife, Patricia of Auburn, Robert P. Hickey...
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Virginia L. Vanasse

October 3, 2020

Virginia L. Vanasse (Grover), 89, of Rutland, died October 3, 2020 at Life Care Center of Leominster, MA. She was the companion of Robert Keough, died 2008, and the wife of Vernon Vanasse, died in 1979. Her only sibling, Judith Grover Stimson, died in 1970. She leaves behind her Aunt Harriet Huzbacz of North Brookfied, MA and nieces, nephews, many cousins, grand-nieces and nephews. Virginia,...
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John M. Jones

March 29, 1952 - October 2, 2020

John M. Jones, 68, of Worcester passed away peacefully from Pancreatic Cancer, Friday, October 2, 2020 in St. Vincent Hospital, with his wife by his side. One of the many Vince Lombardi quotes was "The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have". John was a very proud and humble man, who never complained and was a friend to many. He was born in Worcester, son of James M. and...
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Patricia A. Redmond

July 26, 1957 - October 2, 2020

WORCESTER-Patricia A. Redmond, 63, of Worcester passed away Friday, October 2. She leaves two children, Derek Redmond and his wife, Leeann of Dudley and Kaylan Redmond of Oxford; two grandchildren, Derek and Sarah; four brothers, George "Spike" Redmond and his wife Elaine of Florida, Clarence "Butch" and his wife, Linda of Charlton, Timothy and his wife Dawn of Worcester and Daniel Redmond of...
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Suzzanne M. Stefanski

July 5, 1955 - September 30, 2020

WORCESTER-Suzzanne M. (Bedard) Stefanski 65, passed away Wednesday, September 30. She leaves her husband of 29 years, Richard P. Stefanski; a sister, Debbie Bedard of North Carolina; several nieces and a nephew. A brother, Ricki Bedard predeceased her. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Edward and Doris (Pelley) Bedard. Funeral Arrangements are private and in the care of Lindquist Fay...
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Donald L. Savoie

May 24, 1936 - September 27, 2020

MILLBURY-Donald L. Savoie, 84, of Millbury passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 in the Christopher House. His wife of 54 years, Beverly A. (Toussaint) Savoie died in 2018. He leaves four children, Sandra J. Savoie, Karen Barney, Dorothy M. Soutra and her husband, Walter R. Soutra, and David A. Savoie; five grandchildren, Donald, Daniel, Nicole, Keith and Joseph; four great-grandchildren,...
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Carl J. Gemme

August 28, 1959 - September 26, 2020

MILLBURY-Carl J. Gemme, 61 passed away at the Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation Home in Beverly, MA on September 26, 2020 after a long battle with Congestive Heart Failure. 
He leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years, Christine (Oliver) Gemme, a son, Richard 
Gemme of Millbury, a daughter, Victoria Gemme and her partner, Brent Ramsey of 
Washington, DC. He also leaves three sisters:...
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Richard Howe Cummings

November 20, 1921 - September 20, 2020

Richard Howe Cummings was born November 20, 1921 in Springfield, MA. His parents were Charles Henry and Gladys Maria (nee Howe) Cummings. Richard was 98 years of age. Richard died September 20, 2020 at Henry Ford Hospital West Bloomfield surrounded by the love of his family. Richard graduated in 1943 at Amherst College, he received a BA in Economics, though leaving in the Fall of 1942 for the...
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Anna T. Thompson

January 2, 1945 - September 18, 2020

Anna T. Thompson, 75, of Worcester passed away Friday, September 18, 2020. She was born in Boston, daughter of Harry and Anna (Eifler) Thompson and lived in Worcester for many years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September 25 at 9:30am in the Cathedral of Saint Paul, 15 Chatham St. Arrangements in the care of Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home.
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Rita V. (Evanowski) Hohler

December 6, 1941 - September 14, 2020

Rita V. (Evanowski) Hohler, 78, passed away on September 14, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Worcester on December 6, 1941 a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Szczurko) Evanowski. She attended St. Mary's School and went on to earn her Bachelor's of Accounting from Assumption College. For many years, Rita was employed for Lutco, Inc. working as their...
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Harold L. Grahn

March 7, 1941 - September 13, 2020

MILLBURY-Harold L. "Harry" Grahn, 79, passed away Thursday, September 17 in the Lutheran Home of Worcester. His wife of 44 years, Judith L. "Jude" (Wesson) Grahn passed away in 2015. He leaves his step-son, Scott D. Lorion and his wife, Pamela; a niece and three nephews. Two brothers, Norman Grahn and Everett Grahn predeceased him. He was born in Worcester, son of Herman C. and Calla C. ...
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Sharon Mary Boucher

December 14, 1947 - September 13, 2020

WORCESTER-Sharon Mary (Brooks) Boucher, 72, passed at home surrounded by her heartbroken family. Sadly Sharon has moved on to a peaceful place where everything is happy and serene. She was born to Elmira (Suprenaunt) Gagnon and John Brooks in 1947. She was joined by nine brothers and sisters in Worcester. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Quinsigamond College. Sharon leaves her three...
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Shirley M. Nelson

December 25, 1925 - September 11, 2020

SUTTON- Shirley M. Nelson, 94, died peacefully on September 11, 2020 at her home. She was born in Worcester on December 25, 1925 the only child of Richard E. and Anna L. (Bergman) Nelson. Shirley graduated from Rogers High School in Newport, Rhode Island in 1943. While living in Newport she worked for the US Naval Torpedo Station. After moving to Worcester, she began working for the...
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Anita M Derosier

August 19, 1938 - September 10, 2020

Worcester-Anita M. (Lorion) Derosier, 82, went home to be with the Lord and her loving husband on Thursday, September 10, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Worcester on August 19, 1938 daughter to the late Edmond W. and Lena M. (Eaton) Lorion. Anita graduated from Commerce High School and worked for Jordan Marsh as a salesperson as well as, Burncoat Jr/Sr High School as a...
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John Tateosian

July 30, 1933 - September 7, 2020

WORCESTER- John Tateosian, 87, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2020 at Rose Monahan Hospice House after a brief illness. He was born in Worcester on July 30, 1933, son of the late Satrag and Doris (Bohigian) Tateosian. John attended local schools and graduated from Clark University in 1955 with a degree in Mathematics. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army...
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Elba Herrera

October 8, 1931 - September 6, 2020

Worcester- Elba Herrera, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Umass Hospital in Worcester. She was born October 8, 1931 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba daughter to Carmen (Reyes Cabrera) and Jose A. Rosabal Rosabal. Elba spent her life raising her own four children along with providing a loving, caring and nurturing daycare in her own home. She offered care and love for her...
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Juan "Pito" Hernandez

October 9, 1969 - September 3, 2020

Worcester- Juan "Pito" E. Hernandez, 50, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Saint Vincent Hospital. Juan was born October 9, 1969 a son of Alejandrina Hernandez Roldan and Juan Esteban Hernandez Ortiz. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Most recently Juan was employed by Clark University in the housekeeping department and had...
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Frances "Taffy" M Brown

April 25, 1944 - September 2, 2020

Westborough - Frances "Taffy" Marie Brown, 76, died Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Umass Memorial Hospital in Worcester. She was born in Marlborough on April 25, 1944 a daughter of the late Richard and Theresa (Hatch) Brown. She grew up in Hudson, Ma and lived in the greater Worcester area most of her life. Taffy had, most recently, been a resident at Beaumont in Westborough since 2018. ...
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Bernard F. Burke

August 13, 1942 - September 2, 2020

WORCESTER-Bernard F. Burke, 78, of Worcester passed away Wednesday, September 2 in St. Vincent Hospital. His wife of 50 years, Carolyn (Stevens) Burke died on June 25. He leaves many cousins in the Benison, Riordan, Trainor, Cannon and D'Arcy families, among them, his three god-children, Betsy (Riordan) O'Rourke of Worcester, Erin (Benison) Corso of Attleboro and Brian Benison, Sr. of...
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John W. Curran, Jr

February 1, 1947 - August 28, 2020

John W. Curran, Jr., 73, passed away unexpectedly on August 28, 2020 at his home. He was born in Worcester on February 1, 1947 and attended local schools before enlisting in the United States Army to proudly serve his country during the Vietnam War. John worked for over 30 years as a steam fitter in the City of Worcester and in his free time he enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting. He...
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Barbara L. Carrigan

November 23, 1927 - August 28, 2020

WORCESTER-Barbara L. (Martin) Carrigan, 92, died Friday, August 28, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Arthur and Jennie (Divoll) Martin. Barbara worked in Worcester all of her life starting at the lunch counter at Woolworths and ending at Jordan Marsh after 20 years of service. She enjoyed traveling with her husband John, making many trips to...
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Stephen Killoran

August 28, 2020

Stephen T. Killoran, 59, of Brookfield (formerly of Auburn) passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020. He leaves behind his fiancée and partner of many years, Lisa M. Robinson with whom he made his home, and her son, Jacob Robinson. Stephen was born in Worcester, the son of the late John J. Killoran and Arlene M. (Burbank) Killoran. Two brothers, John F. and Robert M. Killoran predeceased him....
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Manuel "Manny" Centeno

December 28, 1988 - August 25, 2020

WORCESTER- Manuel "Manny" Centeno Jr, 31, passed away unexpectedly on August 25, 2020. He was born in Worcester on December 28, 1988 a son of Manuel and Chantale (Joseph) Centeno and was raised in the city. He attended local schools and graduated from Doherty High School in 2007. Manny worked for many years as an assembler for Affordable Interior Systems in Leominster. Manny cherished time...
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Everett M. Stidsen

December 12, 1934 - August 25, 2020

WORCESTER- Everett M. Stidsen, 85, passed away at home on August 25, 2020. 
A son of Everett and Julia (Nelson) he was born on December 12, 1934. He graduated from the former Commerce High School and retired after 35 years of service from Norton/Saint-Gobain Company, as a Supervisor in the Fines Department, Materials Division. From 1954 until 1958, Everett proudly served his country in...
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Rogelio Torres, Jr.

December 28, 1989 - August 22, 2020

WORCESTER-Rogelio Torres, Jr. 30, passed away Saturday, August 22. Visiting Hours are Thursday, September 3 from 10-11:30am followed by a Prayer Service at 11:30am in Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle St. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery. The family will be accepting flowers and they can be delivered to the funeral home.
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Margaret C. Durgin

July 22, 1946 - August 22, 2020

Margaret (Marshall) Durgin,74, of Webster passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 22nd surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born July 22, 1946 in Kilwinning Ayrshire, Scotland to the late Andrew and Jessie Marshall. She leaves her daughter and son in law Jodi and Scott Peck and her two grandchildren who were her pride and joy-Spencer and Raegan Peck all of Dudley. She also...
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Mary Burrell

April 3, 1927 - August 16, 2020

Mary(Adams) Burrell, 93 of Worcester, Massachusetts died of natural causes on August 16, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 3, 1927 in Bourbon, Mississippi to the late Hosier Adams and Gertrude (Mathis) Dickerson. She was later raised and cared for by her stepmother Addie Lee (McKinney) Adams. Mary had many different jobs in the city of Worcester. Her most recent...
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Corrine N. Wennerstrand

November 19, 1929 - August 10, 2020

WORCESTER-Corrine N. (Watson) Wennerstand, 90, formerly of Tennyson St., Worcester, of Freeland, WA passed away Monday, August 10 in Washington. Her husband of 33 years, Paul W. Wennerstrand died in 1985. She leaves two daughters, Carol Colar of Whidbey Island, WA and Pam Boyle of Londonderry, NH and four grandchildren, Carmen and Graham Colar and Timothy and Katelyn Boyle. Corrine was born...
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Kenneth Francis Farrell

April 20, 1947 - August 8, 2020

WEST BOYLSTON-Kenneth F. Farrell, 73, passed away Saturday, August 8 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Springfield, son of Frederick W. Farrell, Sr. and Alice (Moriarty) Farrell, graduated from East Longmeadow High School and attended Western New England College. He was a US Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War. He lived many years in Stow, MA, Lexington, KY, El Paso, TX and...
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James Rice McCorison

December 29, 1961 - August 7, 2020

James Rice McCorison, 58, died on August 7th at Massachusetts General Hospital in the presence of family, prayers, and love. He was born in Worcester on Dec. 29, 1961, a late Christmas present to his parents, Marcus and Janet McCorison, and his older siblings, Marc, Judy, Andy and Mary. A few years later, Peter was born and that rounded out the McC tribe to eight. James grew up on Laconia...
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Mildred May (Martin) Erickson

March 15, 1920 - August 6, 2020

WEST BOYLSTON - Mildred May (Martin) Erickson passed away at 100 years old in Sterling Village on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Born March 15, 1920 in Burlington, Vermont. She was predeceased by her parents Edson and Stella (Davis) Martin, her husband Edwin R Erickson, a son Richard, a granddaughter, Sandra Jean, her sister, Millie, and brother William, of Vermont. Millie leaves behind her sons;...
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Jane Wilson

February 2, 1935 - August 5, 2020

Worcester-Jane Wilson, 85, died Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Worcester. She was born in Akumfi Adansi, Ghana daughter of the late Mr. Kwesi Krampah and Madam Esi Yamoaba. Mrs. Wilson worked in agriculture while living in Ghana. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Cherry Valley. Mrs. Wilson was predeceased by...
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Gertrude E. Benoit

July 21, 1922 - August 5, 2020

WORCESTER- Gertrude E. (Mahoney) Benoit, 98, of Worcester passed away Wednesday, August 5 at home. Her husband, Robert O. Benoit died in 1991. She leaves, six children, Robert Benoit of Worcester, Suzanne Light of Webster, Patricia Sharry and her husband, Beau of Holden, Barbara Bolack and her husband, John of Worcester, Ann Ovian and her husband, Robert of North Ft. Myers, FL and Richard...
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Shalom Moriah McCord

June 30, 1980 - August 3, 2020

BERLIN – Shalom Moriah McCord, 40 passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020 after a long battle with pneumonia. She went home to be with the Lord at St. Vincent's hospital in Worcester. She was born on June 30, 1980 daughter of Chester M. McCord, of Charlton, and Patricia T. (Murphy) McCord, of Berlin. Besides her parents, Shalom leaves behind a brother, Mitchell Lone McCord. She was...
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Aris A. Rivera

April 11, 1951 - August 3, 2020

WORCESTER-Aris A. Rivera, 69, of Worcester, died Monday, August 3, 2020 at home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, son of the late Antonio Rivera and Maria (Perez) Rivera and moved to New York City at the age of 17. Aris worked at Lutco Manufacturing for many years, retiring in 2014. He is survived by his longtime companion Carmen Rivera and...
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Robert Roland Comeau, Sr.

March 8, 1950 - August 3, 2020

WORCESTER-Robert R. Comeau, Sr, 70, of Worcester passed away Monday, August 3 at his home. He leaves his fiancé and best friend of 45 years, Beverly A. Chauncey and her sons, John and Ray Garrahie and five grandchildren. He also leaves a sister, Debbra Roy of Worcester and 25 nieces and nephews and was predeceased by six siblings, Edward, Jack, Joseph, Paul, Beverly Monindo and Mary...
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Mesack Harry Sagerian

November 30, 1926 - August 3, 2020

Mesack Harry (Mickey) Sagerian of Northborough passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 3rd, 2020 at the age of 93. He is survived by his devoted wife of 70 years Agnes (Arslanian), his children Diane, Jean (Sturbridge, MA), Robert and his wife Jennifer (North Grafton, MA) and his loved and adored grandchildren Andrew and Benjamin (North Grafton, MA). He is also survived...
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Helen L. Gleason

August 2, 2020

WORCESTER-Helen L. (Earley) Gleason, 96, of Worcester passed away in Knollwood Nursing Center. Her husband of 63 years, Donald F. Gleason passed away in 2011. She leaves two sons, Neil Gleason of Florida and Brian Gleason of Colorado; three grandchildren, Michael Gleason, Amy (Gleason) Braun and Deana (Gleason) Tata; five great-grandchildren, Ryan Gleason, Olivia Tata, Gianna Tata, Ilona Braun...
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Kevin Michael Harvey

January 24, 1948 - July 31, 2020

Kevin Michael Harvey of Worcester, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, July 31st, after a lengthy battle with lymphoma. He was 72 years old. Kevin is survived by his beloved wife of twenty-four years, Christine Fallstrom; his daughter, Kate Harvey, her husband, Jason Carter, and their children, Liam and Grace Carter, all of Hillsboro, NH;...
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Delores A. Lyons

September 1, 1937 - July 30, 2020

Princeton-Delores A. ( Austin) Lyons, 82, died peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2020 at U-Mass Memorial, Lake Ave. campus. She leaves 4 children, the youngest of which, Glenn S. Lyons, followed in her footsteps also selflessly serving the town of Princeton for many years on the Highway Dept. She also leaves 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The eldest grandchild, Joshua H. Mason of...
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Joseph Louis LeFrancois

March 19, 1966 - July 30, 2020

WORCESTER-Joseph Louis LeFrancois, 54, died Thursday, July 30, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Milford, son of the late Alde J. and Joan T. (Lyons) LeFrancois and graduated from South High School. Joe owned and operated YardWorks Landscape Service for many years and most recently, he worked at St. Pierre Manufacturing. Joe enjoyed tinkering, whether it...
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Eleanor "Jane" Petrella

April 20, 1933 - July 30, 2020

WORCESTER-Eleanor "Jane" (McGinley) Petrella, 87, a longtime community activist and leader, died on July 30, 2020 at CareOne in Millbury, MA. She is survived by her son John of Worcester and his wife Siobhan; her daughters Bonnie of Auburn, MA, and her husband Paul Croteau; Teresa of Auburn and her husband Walter Wheeler, and Karen of Frankfurt, Germany and her husband, Raimund Vogelsberger...
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James Thomas Toohil

August 26, 1965 - July 27, 2020

WORCESTER- James Thomas Toohil, 54, passed away suddenly on July 27, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Jay "Birdlegs" was born in Worcester on August 26, 1965, the eldest son of James Vincent Toohil and the late Judith Shea Fogarty. He grew up working at his father's oil company and graduated from Worcester Technical High School where he studied machinery....
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Barry A. Aslanian

November 16, 1960 - July 26, 2020

LEOMINSTER-Barry A. Aslanian, 59, of Leominster passed away Sunday, July 26 in UMASS Medical Center. His life-partner of 30 years, Katherine A. (O'Donoghue) Asmar passed away March 26. He leaves his mother, Linda J. Jackson and her partner, Russell E. Swallow of Shrewsbury; his father, Richard E. Aslanian and his wife, Joan of Worcester; a son, Barry A. Aslanian, Jr. of Shrewsbury; a step...
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Marjorie C. Doyle

March 12, 1921 - July 23, 2020

Marjorie C. (Wall) Doyle, 99, passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 23, at The Charlton Manor. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Thomas and Etta (Kelley) Wall. Marjorie graduated from North High School. A woman, ahead of her time, she commuted by bus to Boston and graduated from the former Boston School of Pharmacy during World War II. She went on to become one of the first female...
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John Francis Racine

July 3, 1967 - July 22, 2020

AUBURN- John Francis Racine, 53, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Saint Vincent Hospital. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Joseph L. Racine, Jr. and Patricia A. (Buckley) Racine and graduated from South High School. John worked as a carpenter by trade and once worked for Paul Flury Builders. John was a die-hard Miami Dolphins fan and in earlier years he enjoyed fishing. He most...
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Joan R. Aziz

July 18, 2020

Joan R. Aziz, age 92, of West Boylston, MA died on July 18 of complications following a battle with COVID-19. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 64 years, George J. Aziz, Sr., and by her two sisters, Jacqueline Najimy of Pittsfield and Dr. Charlotte Rahaim of Shutesbury. She leaves five children: Michael Aziz of Cambridge and his partner Julie Taylor; Linda Betzig of Bolton and her...
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Beverly A. Beauvais

April 28, 1935 - July 17, 2020

WORCESTER – Beverly Anne (Derby) Beauvais, 85 of Worcester passed away peacefully Thursday, July 17, 2020. Angels assisted Beverly in attaining her salvation mercifully ending her battle with heart disease at Saint Vincent hospital. Beverly's family was so grateful that she was not affected by Covid 19. She was the cherished wife of the late Robert D. Beauvais to whom she was married to for...
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John A. Gilmartin

July 14, 2020

WORCESTER- John A. Gilmartin, 95, of Worcester and Narragansett, RI., a retired Telephone Company employee and a World War II Navy Vereran, died of natural causes on July 14, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He leaves his beloved wife of 64 years, Frances H. (Murzycki) Gilmartin. John was born in Worcester in 1925, son of Bernard F. and Louise (Holmquist) Gilmartin and attended...
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Enrique Martinez

June 16, 1960 - July 12, 2020

WORCESTER- Enrique Martinez, 60, passed away suddenly on Sunday July 12, 2020 at UMass Medical Center. He was born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico on June 16, 1960 a son of Carlos Martinez and Leonarda Vicente. He was raised and educated in Puerto Rico before leaving in his teens to settle in Massachusetts. Enrique, who also went by the name of Coldi, loved being a family man. He took pride...
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Leona A. Valk

September 2, 1928 - July 10, 2020

WORCESTER- Leona A. Valk, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2020 at CareOne Millbury. She was born on September 2, 1928 a daughter of the late Alphonz and Anna (Rajackiute) Dupkis and was a lifelong resident of Boylston residing in the Morningdale section of the town.She attended local schools and began working at the former State Mutual Insurance Company now known as Hanover...
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Dorothy L. Gniadek

May 22, 1928 - July 9, 2020

UPDATE: To view Dorothy's visiting hour live from 9:30 am until 10:30 am, please visit WORCESTER- Dorothy L. (Sweet) Gniadek, 92, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Athol, Massachusetts on May 22, 1928, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Pauline (Durling) Sweet....
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Concetta M. "Connie" Coughlin

January 2, 1921 - July 9, 2020

WEST BOYLSTON-Concetta M. "Connie" (Russo) Coughlin, 99, lifelong resident of West Boylston, died Thursday, July 9, 2020. She was born in West Boylston, daughter of Saverio and Rose (Bucca) Russo. Connie was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church and worked many years at Wachusett Country Club. Connie and her late husband Charlie traveled extensively both here in the United States and...
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Ellen Frances Thibaud

August 11, 1940 - July 7, 2020

WORCESTER-Ellen F. (Johnson) Thibaud, 79, died Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Dover, NH, daughter of James W. and Lillie M. (Nantelle) Johnson and graduated from Commerce High School. Ellen proudly served in the US Navy as a Radioman during the Vietnam War. Ellen worked at Berger's Army-Navy Surplus Store in Worcester for many years and for the past 15...
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Anne M. (McKeon) Canavan

December 27, 1940 - July 6, 2020

Anne M. (McKeon) Canavan, 79, died Monday, July 6, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center with her loving family by her side. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late George A. and Julia A. (Kapulka) McKeon and graduated from South High School. Anne married Francis J. Canavan in 1956 and together they raised six children. She was the heart of Ace Pest Control since she and Fran...
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William E. Nuttall

September 18, 1940 - July 6, 2020

CHERRY VALLEY - William E. Nuttall, 79, of Cherry Valley, died Monday, July 6, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Worcester, son of the late William and Margaret (Flynn) Nuttall and graduated from North High School and Quinsigamond Community College. Bill proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for the City of Worcester Department of Public...
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Judith A. Chapman

February 21, 1948 - July 5, 2020

Judith A. (Nichols) Chapman, 72, passed away Sunday July 5 while on vacation. She leaves her husband of 52 years, Bruce E. Chapman, Sr.; two daughters, Pamela Jobes and her husband, Steven of Northborough and Susan Chapman-Bonofiglio and her husband, Joseph of Douglas; four grandchildren, Timothy, Sean and Dylan Chapman and Travis Jobes; two sisters-in-law, Denise Mura and her husband, Ron...
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Priscilla Hope Bourassa

November 28, 1955 - June 30, 2020

WORCESTER-Priscilla Hope (Skoglund) Bourassa, 64, died Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Earl W. and Doris J. (Erickson) Skoglund. Priscilla was a 1973 graduate of Burncoat High School and started working at U.S. Steel with her father. Priscilla was a lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church and from a very...
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Gracie Evelyn-Marie Bulger

July 15, 2009 - June 29, 2020

AUBURN- Gracie Evelyn-Marie Bulger, passed away unexpectedly on June 29, 2020. She was 10 years old. Gracie was born in Worcester on July 15, 2009 a daughter to Athena Lee (Valerio) and Thomas Michael Bulger. She was a fifth-grade student at Swanson Road Intermediate School in Auburn and was looking forward to transitioning into the Auburn Middle School. Gracie had a love for music and...
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Matilda "Betty" Ferranto

August 28, 1923 - June 29, 2020

Matilda Betty Ferranto, 96, of Sterling MA passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Umass Medical Center. She Leaves behind five children, Janet Raslavsky of Harpswell ME, Barbara Kirkpatrick and her husband, Bradford of South Portland ME, Maria Ferrante and her husband Marc Andelman of Worcester, Lawrence Ferranto and his wife Marcia of Ashton MD, and Cynthia Ferranto and her husband John of...
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Pamela A. Simmons

June 10, 1962 - June 28, 2020

WORCESTER-Pamela Anne (Hanlan) Simmons, 58, of Worcester passed away Sunday, June 28 in the Reservoir Center for Health in Marlborough. She leaves her sister, Robin Pellegrino and her husband, Raymond of Worcester; a brother, Steven Hanlan and his girlfriend Kathleen Richards of Auburn; a niece, Julie Hanlan DeLarco of Orlando, FL; a nephew, Thaddeus Johnson of North Hollywood, CA and many...
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Carolyn Burke

May 2, 1943 - June 25, 2020

WORCESTER-Carolyn (Stevens) Burke, 77, of Worcester died Thursday, June 25 at home. She leaves her husband of 50 years, Bernard F. Burke; her sister, Andrea Chavoor of Springfield; her cousins, Efi and her husband Bekim Dukaj, Irena and her husband, Arthur Manxhari and Kirstofer and his wife, Fabiola Pistola; many nieces and nephews among them the Benison, Riordan, Trainor, Cannon and D'Arcy...
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Sable L. Palacios

January 13, 1989 - June 22, 2020

WORCESTER-Sable L. (Zmijewski) Palacios, 31, died Monday, June 22, 2020. She was born in Nashua, NH and grew up in Townsend, MA. Sable was predeceased by her father, Richard Zmijewski. She is survived by her mother, Darlene Zmijewski of Barre, her sister, Alexis Zmijewski of Oxford and her brother, Drake Zmijewski of Barre. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Sable's life on...
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Henry J. "Hiney" Prince, Jr.

May 27, 1955 - June 22, 2020

Henry J Prince (Hiney) passed away suddenly on June, 22 2020 at Saint Vincent's Hospital. He was born in Worcester MA on May 27, 1955 and served in the Army in 1977. Henry worked for Wright Line and Wyman-Gordon. Henry, known as Hiney to his friends and family, was known for telling many stories about his life and loved making people laugh. He enjoyed spending time with, and spoiling...
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Isaac Sanchez

May 2, 1950 - June 22, 2020

AUBURN- Isaac Sanchez, 70, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2020 at his home, surrounded by loving family, after a courageously fought battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born in Canovanas, Puerto Rico on May 2, 1950 a son of the late Pastor Sanchez and Luz Delia Masa. Mr. Sanchez proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a local minister for many...
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Robert H. Peloquin, Jr.

February 2, 1959 - June 22, 2020

WORCESTER-Robert H. Peloquin, Jr., 61, of Worcester passed away Monday, June 22 at home. He was born in Worcester, son of Robert H. and Claire G. (Auger) Peloquin and graduated from Doherty High School and Worcester Industrial Technology School. Bob owned and operated RHP Environmental Company in Worcester. He was a longtime member of the Aldrich Astronomy Society. He was an avid glider pilot...
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Anna DiPietro

July 22, 1920 - June 20, 2020

Anna (DeMarco) DiPietro, 99, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2020 at her home surrounded by loving family. She was the wife of the late Charles DiPietro who passed away on September 7, 2019 with whom she shared 80 years of marriage. She was born in the West End of Boston, Massachusetts on July 22, 1920 a daughter of the late Matthew Demarco and Antonina Luizza. Anna and her husband founded...
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Stephen A. O'Shea

May 3, 1933 - June 17, 2020

Stephen A. O'Shea, 87, of Worcester passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 17th, surrounded by his loving family. Stephen was born May 3, 1933, the son of Bennett and Anne O'Shea in Worcester. He graduated from St. John's High School, then earned a bachelor's degree from College of the Holy Cross and Masters of Education from Worcester State College. Stephen worked as a teacher at Ware...
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James M. Daviau

August 15, 1962 - June 15, 2020

James M. Daviau, 57, of Worcester died Monday, June 15, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Richard T. and Joanne (Malonis) Daviau and graduated from Doherty Memorial High School. Jim worked for various companies in Worcester, most recently at Martin Wallpaper. He is survived by two brothers, Richard and Thomas Daviau both of Worcester. A...
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Barbara Anne Williams

November 22, 1974 - June 12, 2020

WORCESTER- Barbara Anne Williams, 45, passed away suddenly on June 12, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after being stricken ill. She was born in Worcester on November 22, 1974 a daughter of Michael Williams, Sr., and Donna Marie Pickens. She attended local schools and graduated from Worcester Vocational High School before attending Salter College where she earned her Associates degree...
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Jeannette L. Lavin

November 23, 1937 - June 11, 2020

MILLBURY- Jeannette L. (Dupre) Lavin, 82, died peacefully Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Christopher House of Worcester. Jeannette was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Donald P. Lavin in 2017. She is survived by two daughters, Ruth-Ann Kaseta and her husband Mike of Auburn and Ann-Marie Essex and her companion Mike Kelly of Worcester; two sons, John C. Lavin, III of Chepachet, RI and...
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Patricia (Brennan) Peterson

November 10, 1931 - June 10, 2020

Patricia B. Peterson 88 Princeton— Patricia B.Peterson passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday June 10, 2020 at home following a period of declining health. She leaves her husband of 66 years John W. Peterson, three children, Jack of Worcester, Alan and his wife Lori of Reading and Sandra of Grafton and five grandchildren Emma, Noah, Celia, Nicole and Gabrielle. Pat was born in...
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