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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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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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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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Dean Orville Bernstein

March 12, 1923 - June 20, 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 War...
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Ann Marie (Frende) Violette

November 14, 1940 - June 20, 2018

WORCESTER-Ann Marie (Frende) Violette, 77, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 20 at Saint Vincent Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Martin A. and Laura M. (Huntoon) Frende and attended Commerce High School. Ann was an office clerk for the Worcester School system for 10 years and prior to that, she worked at the Fair for over 25...
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Brigham Moberly

June 18, 2018

Brigham Justin Moberly, 50, passed away unexpectedly in his residence on Monday, June 18, 2018. Brigham attended Worcester Academy, graduated from Doherty High School and attended Humboldt State University in California. He was known for his beautifully crafted jewelry. He leaves behind his loving mother, Carolyn (Simonian) Moberly of Worcester; his brother, Myles Moberly and Myles'...
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Binh Thi Pham

August 7, 1925 - June 18, 2018

Beaverton, OR-Binh Thi Pham formerly of Worcester passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 in Beaverton, OR. Visiting Hours are Friday, June 22 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 23 at 10:00am in Our Lady of Vilna Church, 151 Sterling Street, Worcester. Burial will be in Saint John's Cemetery, Worcester.
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Emily Voultsos

February 6, 1923 - June 18, 2018

Emily Voultsos, 95, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Holy Trinity Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center.  Emily was born in Millbury, Massachusetts on February 6, 1923. She was a daughter of the late Charles A. and Efthimia (Loulis) Vaultsos. Emily was predeceased by her four sisters, Helen, Gerrgia, Mary and Ourannia "Ora" Voultsos. Emily graduated from Commerce...
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Marie M. Grummell

June 15, 2018

WORCESTER-Marie M. Grummell, 88, of Worcester, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 in her home. She leaves a brother, John Grummell of Worcester; a niece; a nephew and many cousins here and in Ireland. She was born in Worcester, daughter of John and Mary (McMahon) Grummell and graduated from Ascension High School. Marie was an operator for AT&T retiring in 1990, prior to that she worked at the...
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Dorothy A. McNamara

June 29, 1930 - June 14, 2018

Worcester – Dorothy A. McNamara, 88, of Worcester passed away Thursday, June 14 in Holy Trinity Nursing Center. She leaves a nephew John S. McNamara and a niece, Patricia McNamara. A sister, Grace W. McNamara predeceased her. She was born in Worcester, daughter of John T. and Grace (Loughlin) McNamara and graduated from Saint Stephen's High School. Dorothy was a secretary for the City of...
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Leonard R. Smith

June 11, 2018

HOLDEN-Leonard R. Smith, 70, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018. He leaves his wife of 49 years, Kathleen M. (Callahan) Smith; three children, Joanne M. Mrugala and her husband, Matthew of Holden; Kim A. Sullivan and her husband, Joseph of Worcester and Lenny M. Smith of Holden; the light of his life, his two grandsons, Matthew and Jack Sullivan; two brothers, Timothy Smith and...
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Richard M. Simonian

April 18, 1932 - June 8, 2018

Richard M. Simonian, a prominent attorney and founder and partner of the law firm of Simonian & Murray, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Dick was born in New York City, and lived most of his adult life in Boston and Worcester. His law firm focused on the representation of lending institutions, commercial enterprises, real estate developers and...
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Evelyn "Nanny" Padgett-Niles

October 23, 1940 - June 6, 2018

WORCESTER-Evelyn Maxine Padgett-Niles "Nanny", 77, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Saint Vincent Hospital. Evelyn was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was born and raised in Six, West Virginia, daughter of Woodrow Padgett, Sr. and Helen (Baylor) Padgett and has lived in Worcester since 1972. Evelyn was a daycare provider for Rainbow...
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Dorothy Francis Courtney

January 14, 1952 - June 5, 2018

WORCESTER– Dorothy "Dottie" (Carrigan) Courtney, 66, of Worcester, died the afternoon of June 5th at Care One of Millbury, surrounded by family and close friends, following complications from a fall. She was the daughter of William and Dorothy Carrigan of Worcester. Dottie leaves her beloved husband of 47 years Edward; her sons Gerald of Worcester, and William and his wife Sara of Spencer,...
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Joseph A. Giobellina, Jr.

April 6, 1954 - June 1, 2018

WEST BOYLSTON-Joseph A. Giobellina, Jr., 64, of West Boylston passed away peacefully Friday, June 1 in UMASS Medical Center, surrounded by his family. He leaves his wife 34 years, Beth M. (Kroyak) Giobellina; two daughters, Jessica M. Giobellina and Maria A. Giobellina both of West Boylston; a grandson, Ean Giobellina; three sisters, Catherine A. and her husband, Stephen Bjorklund, Angela M...
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Gloria M. Lier

May 26, 2018

Gloria M. Lier earned her heavenly reward on May 26, 2018 at Beaumont Rehabilitation in Westborough, MA. Born in Worcester to Eric and Mary (Trainor) Johnson, she grew up surrounded by the Johnson family of Trowbridge Ct. and the Webster Square area. After her parents perished in the Cocoanut Grove fire of 1942, she lived with her Uncle Roy and Aunt Hilda Johnson. She then moved to New York City...
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Sidney V. Krow, Jr

August 23, 2001 - May 26, 2018

WORCESTER- Sidney Victor Krow, Jr., aged 16 passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at UMass Medical Center. Sidney was born in Worcester on August 23, 2001 and was an intelligent student at the Gerald Creamer Center. He loved playing basketball at Crystal Park, riding bikes and visiting his friends, writing and composing music and helping family at Addie Lee's Soul Food Restaurant....
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Jacqueline C. Cardinal

July 19, 1946 - May 26, 2018

WORCESTER-Jacqueline C. (Demarais) Cardinal, 71, of Worcester passed away on Saturday, May 26. Her husband of 39 years, Ronald T. Cardinal died in 2006. She leaves six children, Michelle Gay and her husband, Kevin of Worcester, Charlene Clark and her fiancé, Richard of Worcester, Bruce Cardinal and his wife, Lauren of Charlton, Stephen Cardinal and his fiancée, Michelle of Paxton, Mary...
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Patricia M. Brunelle

May 23, 2018

WORCESTER-Patricia Margaret (Laverty) Brunelle, 85, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Joseph F. and Mary E. (O'Loughlin) Laverty and was the youngest of 10 children. She was predeceased by her nine siblings; Alfred, Russell, Paul and William Laverty and five sisters, Grace and Claire Laverty, Barbara...
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Margaret "Taunte" Zuckerman

February 23, 1945 - May 21, 2018

WORCESTER- Margaret "Taunte" Zuckerman, 73, passed away suddenly on May 21, 2018 at UMass Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in Southbridge and graduated from Southbridge High School in 1962. Ms. Zuckerman worked for two decades in accounting at Morgan Construction Company in Worcester and later an executive secretary for Clarient Corporation in Holden. Survived her...
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Jose Martel

May 21, 2018

WORCESTER- Jose Martel, 84, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Christopher House, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Dolores Maisonet (Doña Lola) who passed away in 2010. Jose was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on December 17, 1934 a son of the late Pablo and Cleofe (Gonzalez). He was a hardworking and...
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Rose Opong

May 20, 2018

WORCESTER-Rose Opong, 60, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Lutheran Home. Rose was the beloved wife of the late Samuel Opong who died in December of 2014. She was the loving mother of two sons, Ransford Opong and his wife Sandra of Worcester and Randy Opong of Worcester and loving grandmother of three beautiful grandchildren, David, Gloria and Elijah. Rose is survived by...
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Robert W Koleshis, Sr

May 26, 1927 - May 20, 2018

Worcester-Robert W. Koleshis, 90, passed away, Sunday, May 20. His former wife, Erato (Bakerlis) Koleshis, passed away 2006.He leaves four children, Walter T. Koleshis of Worcester, Barbara L. Koleshis, Barnstable, Lori A. Koleshis of Worcester, Lena and her husband, Paul Roy of Holden and a granddaughter, Elise E. Fletcher. A son, Robert W. Koleshis, Jr. and four brothers, Lawrence, Anthony,...
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Agnes Samara

March 6, 1926 - May 19, 2018

WORCESTER-Agnes (Palulian) Samara, 92, of Worcester died peacefully on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born and raised in Worcester, daughter of Asadoor "Oscar" Palulian and Nevart (Kazanjian) Palulian, who was a survivor of the Armenian genocide. She graduated from Commerce High School. She was baptized and christened in Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic...
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Daniel R. Scavone

October 9, 1957 - May 19, 2018

AUBURN-Daniel R. Scavone, 60, of Auburn passed away Saturday, May 19 in UMASS Memorial Hospital. He leaves his wife of 25 years, Karen A. (Germain) Scavone; two sons, D.J. Scavone and Jack N. Scavone both of Auburn; nine siblings, James Scavone, Patrick Scavone, Marta Durrette and her husband, Michael, Ann Scavone and her husband, Glen Tao, Tim Scavone and his wife, Michelle, Phil...
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Thomas C. Condon

April 2, 1931 - May 17, 2018

WORCESTER-Thomas C. Condon, 87, formerly of Leominster, passed away Thursday, May 17 in UMASS Medical Center. He leaves his wife of almost 61 years, Jean A. (Bruso) Condon; a son, Thomas C. Condon, Jr. and his wife, Diane of Mansfield; a daughter, Mary C. Robinson and her husband, John of Bolton; a grand-daughter, Lily Robinson; a sister, Claire C. Wall of Worcester and a sister-in-law, Maureen...
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Steven E. Germain

May 6, 1960 - May 17, 2018

Steven E. Germain, 58, of Auburn passed away peacefully at home with his family on May 17th, 2018, after a 9-year battle with cancer. Steve is survived by his devoted wife of 33 years, Deborah (Gummow) Germain; three children, Caitlyn White and her husband, Timothy, Cara Germain and James Germain; three siblings, Karen Scavone, Thomas Germain and Michael Germain. He leaves behind his mother...
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Claire R. Callahan

May 16, 2018

WORCESTER-Claire R. Callahan, 88, daughter of Frank J. Callahan, co-founder of Callahan Brothers Funeral Home, and Claire Croteau, passed away at the Lutheran Home of Worcester on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Born in Worcester on February 1, 1920, Claire graduated from North High School in Worcester. She continued her studies at the University of Michigan and graduated from the Latin American...
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Donal J. Burns

July 31, 1928 - May 16, 2018

AUBURN Donal J. Burns, 89, of Auburn and earlier of Potomac, MD went to the Lord on Wednesday, May 16. His wife of 53 years, Claire B. (Mitson) Burns died in 2010. He leaves, five sons, Kevin, Terence, Emmet, Liam and Padraig; three daughters, Moira, Moira Deirdre and Eileen; a sister, Agnes B. Hughes and 16 grandchildren. He was born in Brighton son of John P. and Agnes J. (Agnew) Burns. A...
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Ann M. Rana

May 15, 2018

West Boylston- Ann M. (McMahon) Rana, 97, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in the Holden Nursing Home. Mrs. Rana was born in Clinton, daughter of John T. and Catherine V. (Noonan) McMahon and graduated from Clinton High School. Ann was one of ten children, all of whom predeceased her. She was predeceased by her first husband, Clifton L. Handy in 1976 and then by her late husband, Michael R....
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Richard Kemp

April 25, 1955 - May 15, 2018

PAXTON-Richard A. "Dickie" Kemp It is with extreme sorrow that the family of Dickie announces his passing after a brief battle with cancer on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the age of 63 surrounded by family and friends. Dickie will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend of 25 years, Donna (Fuller) Kemp, his children, Melissa and husband Joshua White,...
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Mary P. O'Doherty

May 4, 1926 - May 12, 2018

WORCESTER-Mary P. O'Doherty, 92, passed away on Saturday, May 12th at UMASS Memorial Medical Center after being stricken ill. Mary leaves her brother, Monsignor Jude O'Doherty of Miami, Florida; and many nieces, nephews, cousins living here and in Ireland. She was predeceased by four brothers, Martin "Joe", Thomas, Garrett and Stephen O'Doherty and her sister, Betty Dalton. Mary was born in...
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Harry H. Dapper, Jr.

May 3, 1932 - May 9, 2018

WORCESTER- Harry H. Dapper, Jr. 86, of Worcester passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in UMASS Memorial Hospital after battling illness surrounded by his loving family. His wife, Helen (Badgio) Dapper passed away in 1996. He leaves his daughter, Diane and her husband, Francis Mangiacotti, Jr. and their daughter, Christy with whom he resided with. He also leaves his son Joseph Dapper and his...
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Gail M. (Swett) Hamilton

April 25, 1936 - May 8, 2018

Gail (Swett) Hamilton, 82, made her transition on the morning of May 8, 2018, as the sun shined through the mist and the birds sang their morning songs. Gail's loving daughters were by her bedside during her final days and Gail was surrounded with the love of her grandchildren, family, and dear friends as well. Gail was born in Boston on April 25,...
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Nancy M. (Rice) Gould

May 7, 2018

WORCESTER-Nancy M. (Rice) Gould, 75 died Monday May 7, 2018 at Saint Vincent Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Charles and Victoria (Bovat) Rice and attended Girls Trade School. Nancy worked in retail at various stores in Worcester. Nancy is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Kenneth A. Gould whom she...
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Ann Hovanesian

August 24, 1924 - May 7, 2018

WORCESTER- Ann Hovanesian, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 7, 2018 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Worcester on August 24, 1924 a daughter of the late Levon and Agavne (Gostanian) Hovanesian. She attended local schools and graduated from South High School. Through the years Ms. Hovanesian worked for Mechanics Bank, Denholm and McKay, Barnards, the Telegram and...
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Gloria A. O'Rourke

May 6, 1942 - May 6, 2018

Worcester- Gloria A. (Rotolo) O'Rourke, passed away on her 76th Birthday at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing Center, surrounded by her family. Her 1st husband, Walter G. Stewart passed away in 1986. Her 2nd husband of 8 years, Gerald A. O'Rourke passed in 1997. She leaves three children Walter G. Stewart of Worcester, David L. Stewart of Worcester and Robin L. and her husband, Jeffrey M. Jansson...
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Rosalie A. Fratantonio

October 23, 1932 - May 5, 2018

WEST BOYLSTON-Rosalie "Roz" A. (Malcangi) Fratantonio, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 5, 2018 with her two remaining sons, George and Vincent by her side. She was predeceased by her loving husband George Fratantonio, who was 71 years old, on July 3, 2003. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Josephine (Malcangi) Baril and Maria "Rhea...
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James F. Hughes

December 5, 1916 - May 3, 2018

James Franklin Hughes was born on December 5, 1916 in Coldwater, Kentucky to Thomas and Maude Lockhart Hughes. He served his country in the U.S. Navy for two tours in World War II and one tour in Korea. After his time in Korea, he enlisted in the Navy Reserves. James spent two years in Civil Conservation Care, where he nurtured his lifelong passion for the outdoors. He loved to be out in the sun...
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Clifford E. Cox, Sr.

May 3, 2018

Worcester-Clifford E. Cox, Sr., 86, of Worcester and Florida passed away peacefully after a brief illness on May 3, 2018 with his wife of 67 years, Dorothy A. "Dotty" (Love) Cox, holding his hand as he slipped away to be with the Blessed Mother Mary and Jesus. Cliff was a loving father who leaves behind six children, Kathleen Lemire, Clifford and Andrea Cox, Jr., Patricia Jancaterino, Lynn Ganz,...
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Robert Austin Whitney

February 5, 1947 - April 28, 2018

Robert Austin Whitney, 71 formerly of Paxton and Auburn died peacefully on April 28, 2018. Bobby was born in Worcester, a son of the late Austin W. and Emma E. (Conroy) Whitney. He graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Bio-Chemistry. He was a licensed real estate agent in Florida and Colorado. As a young man, Bobby enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served in Vietnam as a...
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Hazel Bates

March 5, 1926 - April 28, 2018

WORCESTER- Hazel G. Bates, 92, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2018 in her home. She was predeceased by her first husband, Alan P. Hedstrom and her second husband, Freddie E. Bates. She was born in Worcester on March 5, 1926 a daughter of the late Carl M. Brote and Helga H. (Nelson) Brote. Mrs. Bates attended local schools and graduated from Commerce High School in 1944. She held...
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Sonja M. Gullbrand

May 12, 1931 - April 28, 2018

Sonja M. Gullbrand was called to her heavenly home on April 28, 2018. Born on May 12, 1931 and raised in Worcester on, Sonja graduated from the former Commerce High School in 1949, attended the former Providence Bible Institute and graduated from Worcester State College in 1966. She received her Master's Degree in Education from Worcester State in 1973. Sonja worked as an elementary educator in...
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Mary Twumasiwaa

February 18, 1945 - April 26, 2018

Mary Twumasiwaa, 72, passed away unexpectedly on February 12, 2018 from a short illiness. She was born in Ghana, on February 18, 1945 daughter to late Isaac Obeng & Emelia Korantemaa. She worked for many years in Home Health Care and owned her own business in Ghana. Ms. Mary Twumasiwaa was a parishioner at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, where she was active in the church's Singing Band &...
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Cynthia Lane

April 20, 1927 - April 24, 2018

Cynthia Rugg Lane of Worcester, Massachusetts, formerly of Boylston, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, after a brief illness. Cynthia was born in Worcester on April 20, 1927. The daughter of the Honorable Charles B. Rugg and Marjory B. Rugg, she was raised in Boston and attended Beaver Country Day School. She was a 1949 graduate of Wellesley College. Cynthia married Warren C. ("Bud")...
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John Richard Panizo

April 24, 2018

Bellingham- John Richard Panizo, 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home after a courageous 8 month battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Ana S. (Acero Rojas) Panizo. John was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 11, 1944 a son of the late Faustino and Elvira (Reina) Panzio, and resided there for many years before emigrating to the...
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Agnes M. (Goodwin) Savage

April 24, 2018

WORCESTER-Agnes M. (Goodwin) Savage, 74, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Meadows in Leicester. She was born in Leicester, daughter of Arthur and Rita (Houle) Goodwin. Agnes worked at Shaw's on Goldstar Boulevard for several years. She enjoyed collecting angels, she enjoyed country music and Elvis, but most of all, Agnes loved being Nana and Grammy to her beautiful grandchildren. ...
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Ian Joyce

April 22, 2018

Ian Joyce, the patron saint of vintage Land Rovers and dogs everywhere, would like you to know his work here is done. He has been called home, leaving family and legions of dear friends behind. Details of the service are forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, tune-up your car and check the air pressure in your tires - the grease rat would have wanted that. "Gandalf thought of most things; and...
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Mark S. McCluskey

April 15, 2018

Worcester - Mark S. McCluskey, 52, passed away on April 15, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital after being stricken ill. Mark was born in Worcester, son of the late Robert J. McCluskey, Jr., and Dolores (Rodriguez) McCluskey. He began his career working at Wyman-Gordon and Gilford and Douglas Companies. He later worked as an EMT for the Town of Douglas. He was a quiet man who enjoyed dancing and...
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Kathann Marie Bertone

April 15, 2018

Kathann Marie Bertone, loving wife to Gary W. Bertone, mother to Christopher M. Bertone and long-time resident of Southborough MA, passed away suddenly Sunday, April 15, 2018 while doing what she most cherished | spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, son, grandson Phoenix, sisters, Laurie M. Martel of Worcester, Annette M Diodati of Lawrence, and Carol M. Carey of...
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Catherine M. Shea Pratt

April 27, 1947 - April 12, 2018

OXFORD- Catherine M. Shea Pratt, 70, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in her home. Catherine was born in Worcester on August 27, 1947 a daughter of the late George P. and Margaret Powers and was raised in the Grafton Hill section of the city. She was a graduate of Commerce High School and went on to work for over 24 years at UMass Memorial Hospital where she retired from...
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Lisa Anne McCoy

April 5, 2018

WORCESTER-Lisa Anne McCoy, 55, of Worcester passed away Thursday, April 5. She leaves her father, George W. Manos of Worcester; three siblings, Lana Marie Kaishian and her husband, Rev. Fr. Sahak of Greenfield, WI, William G. Manos and his wife, Irene of Fort Lee, NJ; and Leandra E. Manos of Manchester, CT; two nephews, Jacob E. and Michael A. Kaishian, twin nieces, Avery and Zoe Manos and...
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Elizabeth Marie Cummings

January 16, 1919 - April 3, 2018

WEST BOYLSTON- Elizabeth Marie Cummings, 99, died in her home at 6 Church Street, West Boylston, MA on 3 April 2018. She was born on January 16, 1919 in Springfield, MA to Charles H. Cummings, Thompson, CT and Gladys M. Howe Cummings, West Boylston, MA. She graduated from Russel Sage College, Troy, NY with a Home Economics B. S. degree in 1940. Shortly after graduation she was employed by the...
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Janice Lillian (Passehl) Reidy

April 3, 2018

Janice Lillian (Passehl) Reidy died 3 April 2018 after a short illness, she was 107 years old. Born in Philadelphia to Carl Robert and Lily (Keiser) Passehl, she attended Philadelphia public schools before entering the Philadelphia College of Art. Subsequently, she worked at Provident Trust before joining the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps at the outbreak of WWII. She worked as an aircraft...
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Florence (Kenzerski) Coleman

April 1, 2018

FLORENCE COLEMAN (KENZERSKI) Worcester-Florence (Kenzerski) Coleman, 70, passed away Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Florence leaves behind a sister Donna Gallagher and her husband Robert Gallagher of West Boylston, a brother Martin Kenzerski and his wife Kathleen Kenzerski of Franklin, and a sister Christine Graves of Tulsa, OK. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Her husband...
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Pauline Anne McCormick

June 4, 1943 - April 1, 2018

Pauline Anne McCormick, 75, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Oakdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was the beloved wife of John F. "Jack" McCormick, III. She was born in Brighton on June 4, 1943 a daughter of the late Richard and Anna (Casale) Taffe. Beanie, as she was affectionately referred to by family and friends for her love of hats, graduated from St. Mary's...
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Thomas J. Hamparsoomian, Jr.

September 6, 1941 - March 31, 2018

Westborough - Thomas J. Hamparsoomian, Jr., 77, passed away peacefully in his home on March 31, 2018. He was born in Worcester on September 6, 1941 a son of the late Thomas and Sophie (Niedzwicki) Hamparsoomian. Thomas attended local schools and graduated from Worcester Boys Trade. Following high school he went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. ...
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Betty A. (Bergeson) Bernard

March 29, 2018

iframe id="tukios_player_512x330" allowfullscreen="true" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="330" scrolling="no" src="" width="512"> SUTTON- Betty A. (Bergeson) Bernard, 78, a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at UMASS Medical Center.She was born in Worcester, daughter...
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Joseph (Joey, Joe, Rook) R. McMahon

March 27, 2018

WEST BOYLSTON- Joseph (Joey, Joe, Rook) R. McMahon, 27, tragically succumbed to his addiction on Tuesday March 27, 2018, but he was much more than an addict and that is what needs to be remembered. He was a father, son, brother and an instant friend to all that met him. He was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts on December 20, 1990 a son to Michael McMahon and Melanie (Punch) Swalec. From a...
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John F. Scotti

March 27, 2018

Worcester - John F. Scotti, (Jace, Jackie) passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home in Port Orange, Florida just days shy of his 62nd birthday. John was born in Worcester on April 1, 1956 a son of the late John B. Scotti and Barbara M. (Laverty). John grew up in the Lakeview area of Worcester and attended St. John's High School in Shrewsbury where he graduated in 1974. John...
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Edward J. O'Connell, Jr.

March 24, 2018

WORCESTER-Edward J. O'Connell, Jr. 82, of Worcester passed away Saturday, March 24 at the Hermitage Nursing Center. He leaves his wife of 49 years, Mary E. (McKeon); a daughter, Patricia Ann O'Connell and her husband, James Case of Kansas City, MO; and three grandchildren, Paul, Katye and Jamie. He was born in Montpellier, VT son of Edward and Dorothy (McKenna) O'Connell and graduated from...
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Margaret M. (Healy Moriarty

March 24, 2018

WORCESTER- Margaret M. (Healy) Moriarty, 93, of Worcester passed away Saturday, March 24 in Notre Dame du Lac Assisted Living Center. Her husband, Worcester Police Officer, Robert W. Moriarty died in 1997. She leaves four children, Maureen E. Moriarty Tamburro of Waltham, Paul M. Moriarty and his wife, Celia of Bend, OR, Philip J. Moriarty and his wife, Sharon of Worcester and Eileen M....
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Marylou Laura (Angell) Wozniak

March 23, 2018

WORCESTER-Marylou "Lou Lou" Laura (Angell) Wozniak, 66, of Worcester passed away Friday, March 23, 2018 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Richard C. Angell Jr and Lydia "Tootsie" (Jodoin) Angell and attended Grafton High School and Girls Trade School in Worcester. Lou Lou was predeceased by her husband Steven Wozniak on August 26,...
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Quyen Nguyen

March 22, 2018

WORCESTER- Quyen Nguyen, 64, of Worcester passed away Thursday, March 22 in Massachusetts General Hospital. Visiting Hours are Monday, March 26 from 4:00 to 8:00pm and Tuesday, March 27 from 3:00 to 6:00pm at Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, March 28 at 10:00am in Immaculate Conception Church, 353 Grove Street, Worcester. Burial will...
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Barbara A. (Burke) Williams

March 20, 2018

WEST BOYLSTON- Barbara A. (Burke) Williams, 89, formerly of Worcester and Chatham, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Saint Vincent Hospital. Barbara would have celebrated her 90th birthday on Monday. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Raymond J. and Margaret B. (Schollard) Burke, graduated from South High School and attended Worcester City School of Nursing for two years. Barbara was a staff...
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Pearl (Takvorian) Harutunian

March 20, 2018

WORCESTER- Pearl ( Takvorian) Harutunian, passed away peacefully at her daughters home on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. She was 93. She was the wife of the late Vahan Harutunian who died in 1984. Pearl was born in Lawrence, Ma on April 7, 1924 a daughter of Armenian immigrants, Krikor and Ashkhen (Mossessian) Takvorian. She attended Worcester Girls Trade School where she graduated Class of 1942....
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Carl Erwin Sidney Bruhn, Jr.

March 18, 2018

Carl Erwin Sidney Bruhn, Jr, 86, of West Boylston, passed away peacefully at St Vincent Hospital in Worcester, surrounded by all of his surviving children and many grandchildren on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Carl was born in Denver, Colorado, the son of Carl Edward Bruhn, Sr, and Beulah (Echternacht). Carl was a staunch Coloradan with a love for that area that never relented. Carl joined...
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Miriam Virginia (Kachadorian) Markarian

March 17, 2018

WORCESTER - Miriam Virginia (Kachadorian) Markarian, 92, of Worcester passed away on March 17, 2018 with her family close by her side. Born on July 20,1925 in Worcester, she was the oldest daughter of Sooren David Kachadorian and Elizabeth (Boyajian) Kachadorian. Miriam leaves behind her sons, Kenneth George Markarian and his wife, Jane Luzbetak Markarian and granddaughters Audrey and...
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Anne M. (Ford) Loverro

March 14, 2018

Worcester- Anne M. (Ford) Loverro, 95, of Worcester passed away Wednesday, March 14 at the Millbury Healthcare Center on her birthday. Her husband , Anthony C. Loverro passed away in 1989. She leaves six nieces and nephews, Mary R. and Thomas G. Foley of Worcester, Paul F. and Linda A. Angers of Spencer, Richard E. and Linda M. Angers of Millbury, Theresa M. Butkiewicz of Worcester,...
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Joán Nylen Italiano

March 13, 2018

Joán Nylen Italiano, O.P. 89, of West Boylston, Massachusetts passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center with her children by her side. Joán was born in Worcester. Her parents were the late Albert and Edith (Comstock) Nylen. Joán's husband of 50 years, William Italiano, passed in 2011. She is survived by a son William S. Italiano, Jr of West Boylston...
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Allen R. Goodell

March 12, 2018

Alan R. Goodell, 52, of Princeton, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018. Alan was born in May of 1965 in North Adams, Massachusetts to parents Edwin and Kathleen Goodell. Alan was a graduate of UMass Amherst where he received Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Civil Engineering. While at UMass, Alan also taught several classes in basic and advanced surveying to under graduate students. Al...
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Mary (Melichian) Artinian Davoudian

March 11, 2018

WORCESTER-Mary (Melichian) Artinian Davoudian, 94, passed peacefully on March 11, 2018. Born in Craiova, Romania, she immigrated to Worcester in 1962. She survived her brother, Gabriele Melichian and is survived by her three daughters and their husbands Alice and Jim Apostolou, Simona and Sergiu Alenak, and Vartus and Paul Varadian, and many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. She...
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Maureen R. Reno

July 11, 1946 - March 11, 2018

Maureen R. Reno passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Saint Francis Home in Worcester after a courageous 31-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was the wife of the late Michael F. Reno, Sr., who passed away in 2008. Maureen was born in Worcester on July 11, 1946 a daughter of the late Irving and Dorothy (Savoy) Smith. She was raised in Worcester and attended...
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Susan B. Finnegan

March 10, 2018

Worceser/Holiday, FL- Susan B. (O'Day) Finnegan, 85, passed away Saturday, March 10 in New Port Richey, FL. Her husband, James Finnegan died in 1993. She leaves five children, Kerry Rondeau of New Port Richey, FL, Susan Soffan of Worcester, Dennis Finnegan of Worcester, James Finnegan of Rutland and Robert Finnegan of Holiday, FL; six grandchildren, Brendan, Matthew, Dylan, James,...
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William J. Fallon, Sr.

March 9, 2018

WEST BOYLSTON-William J. Fallon, Sr., 91, of W. Boylston, died Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Lutheran Home in Worcester. His beloved wife of 57 years Frannie was by his side. He was born in Worcester, son of Irish emigrants, William J. and Rose A. (Dolan) Fallon and graduated from the auto-mechanics program at Worcester Boys Trade School in 1944. Bill worked at Heald Machine for 37 years...
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Walter J. Lemieux, Jr.

October 11, 1942 - March 8, 2018

AUBURN- Walter J. Lemieux, Jr., passed away peacefully at home with his loving family on Thursday, March 8, 2018. He was 75. Walter was born in Worcester on October 11, 1942, a son of the late Walter (John) and Ruth (Barrett) Lemieux. He graduated from Burncoat High School and in 1962 he began a career that would span over 45 years at R&R Plumbing Supply Corporation. Throughout the years,...
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William D. "Bill" Pepper

March 7, 2018

WORCESTER- William D. "Bill" Pepper, 80, of Worcester, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Winchendon, son of Charles J. and Catherine M. (Moriarty) Pepper, graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and then joined the Navy. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and then served in the Navy Reserves until 1969. Bill worked for UPS for 30 years...
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Albert Apraham Barsamian

March 7, 2018

WORCESTER- Albert Apraham Barsamian, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Overlook Masonic Health Care, Charlton, MA, after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Alice (Derohanian) Barsamian. Albert was born in Milford on December 5, 1928, the son of the late Sarkis and Vartanoush (Mazmanian) Barsamian. Mr. Barsamian was a self-employed mechanic for many years in W...
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Steven J. Potvin

March 6, 2018

West Boylston-Steven J. Potvin, 62, of West Boylston passed away Tuesday, March 6 in Rose Monahan Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and in the care of Fay Brothers Funeral Home, 1 West Boylston Street.
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Julia A. White

March 5, 2018

Julia A. (Warner) White, age 86 of West Boylston, MA passed away peacefully the evening of March 5, 2018. Daughter of the late Clifton C. and Sylvia M. (Hayden) Warner, She attended local schools and was a graduate of Major Edwards High School Class of 1950. She is survived by her three cherished children, Joy R. Proulx, Raymond C White and Gloriann J Switzer and her six much adored...
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George Perry

March 5, 2018

WEST BOYLSTON-George Perry, beloved husband, devoted father and dear friend to many, passed away peacefully at UMass Hospital on Monday, March 5, 2018. The angels surely greeted him with open arms. George served as a proud member of the Air-Force police in Japan for 4 years. He was happy to have served his country which he loved very much. George worked at Wyman-Gordon's Company in...
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Gregory A. Stidsen

March 1, 2018

Gregory A. Stidsen, 56, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester. Greg was born and raised in Worcester a son of the late Shirley A. (Berggren) Kenneth W. Stidsen of Worcester. Following his graduation from Burncoat High School, Greg joined his father in the family business, K.W. Stidsen Oil of Worcester for several years. He then worked for...
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Edward J. Vallee

March 1, 2018

WORCESTER – Edward J. Vallee, Sr., 84, died peacefully on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester following a period of declining health. Edward was born in Webster, a son of the late Helen Dalbec and her husband, Louis. He attended Worcester school. As many people had to do, Edward was forced to leave school earlier than he wanted and he entered the workforce to help the...
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Joyce A. Turner-Marko

February 27, 2018

WEBSTER - Joyce A. (Harpin) Turner-Marko, 76, passed away Tuesday, February 27 in the Webster Manor. She leaves her husband of 29 years, Gordon C. Marko; two children, Randy Turner and Wendy Kalil; two step-children, Athena Hartman-Marko and Stephanie Marko; a brother, Robert Harpin; several grandchildren; great grandchildren and her dog, Joshua. A son, Jeffrey Turner passed away in 2013....
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Ellen J. Arseneault

May 30, 1942 - February 26, 2018

Chicopee - Ellen J. Arseneault , formerly of Worcester, died peacefully on Monday, the 26th of February, at the Hospice at the Fisher Home, Amherst. She was born on May 30, 1942 to her beloved mother, Ellen (Horgan) Arseneault and her father, Allen Arseneault, both of whom predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Allen and Stephen Arseneault of Worcester, and her nephew,...
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