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Robert K. Briggs

May 9, 1932 - December 3, 2021

Robert K. Briggs, 89, of Manhattan, passed away Friday, December 3. Arrangements are incomplete and in the care of Callahan Fay Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle Street.
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Evangeline D. Levy

December 2, 2021

Evangeline "Vangie" D. (Lindberg) Levy, 74, of Worcester passed away Thursday, December 2 at UMASS Medical Center. She leaves three children, Richard Levy and his fiancée, Melissa Culpepper of Tampa, FL, Roger Levy and his wife, Sarah of Worcester, and Rachel Warbet and her husband, Matthew of New City, NY and the lights of her life, her eight grandchildren, Zachary, Joshua, Olivia, Avery,...
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Gary W. Sundgren

August 31, 1952 - December 1, 2021

Leicester-Gary W. Sundgren, 69, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Gary was born on August 31, 1952 son of Ruth G. (LeFave) and William R. Sundgren. After attending Leicester High School, he spent most of his working years for the Town of Leicester on the Highway Department. He enjoyed watching Nascar and rooting for his favorite football team, the Patriots. In his spare time, he...
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Marilyn D. Green

May 7, 1933 - November 29, 2021

WORCESTER-Marilyn D. (Woodruff) Green, 88, of Worcester, formerly of Marlborough passed away Monday, November 29 at UMASS Medical Center. Her husband, Robert H. St. Hilaire died in 2007. She leaves three children, Glen R. St. Hilaire of Spencer, Lori J. McFaden and her husband, Edward of Worcester and Lynn M. St. Hilaire and her husband, Scott of Worcester; six grandchildren, Lisa,...
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Angel Luis Reyes

October 28, 1955 - November 27, 2021

Angel Luis Reyes, 66, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at his home after a brave battle with cancer. He was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on October 28, 1955 a son of Domingo and Epifania (Franqui) Reyes. Angel was employed as a hostler (Stable) for 25 years prior to his retirement. He will be remembered as a loyal and hardworking man who enjoyed listening to his...
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Marion G. (Davis) O'Connell

September 3, 1933 - November 26, 2021

Marion "Chubby" O'Connell (Davis) died peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on November 26th at the age of 88. She was born in Westfield, MA, daughter of the late Samuel Davis, Jr. and Rosanne M. (LaPlante) Stepanauskas and graduated from Holy Name High School. Her husband of 64 years, Michael "Oke" O'Connell, Jr. predeceased her in 2015. She is survived by her children:...
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James Edward Fay, Jr.

May 12, 1948 - November 26, 2021

WORCESTER-James E. Fay, Jr., 73, of Worcester passed away Friday, November 26 in Saint Vincent Hospital. He leaves three siblings, William J. Fay and his wife, Donna M. of West Boylston, Catherine A. Harrington and her husband, Dan of Holden and Ann M. Michaels and her husband Rob M. of Brewster; many nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. A brother, Michael J. Fay died in 2009. He...
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John H. Plouffe, Sr.

July 11, 1956 - November 24, 2021

WORCESTER-John Henry Plouffe, 65, died Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Joseph and Janet (Rochette) Plouffe and graduated from Worcester Vocational High School in 1974. John's life may have been cut short, but he touched the lives of many while he was with us. ...
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Constance Marie Ferrazano

February 12, 1929 - November 21, 2021

WORCESTER-Constance M. (Nelson) Ferrazano, 92 of Worcester, passed away on Sunday, November 21. A private graveside service was held in All Faith Cemetery. Arrangements in the care of Lindquist Fay Lundin Life Celebration Home, 36 Butler St.
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Ilse E (Becker) Wegert

December 13, 1924 - November 20, 2021

Ilse E. (Becker) Wegert, 96 passed away peacefully in her sleep while in the comfort of her home on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Her Husband, Bruno H. Wegert, died in 1992. Ilse is survived by her loving daughters, Inge Thompson of Los Angeles, CA, Vera Cunningham of Leicester, her niece Heidi and her husband Michael Malone of Spencer, her grandchildren, Amy and her husband...
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Richard Lowther Wright

December 1, 1933 - November 20, 2021

WORCESTER- Richard Lowther Wright, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Sterling Village. His beloved wife of 46 years, Carol E. (Rochette) Wright passed away in March of 2019 He was born in Framingham on December 1, 1933, son to the late George E. and Pearl M. (Lowther) Wright. He was raised in Hopkinton and graduated from Hopkinton High School before...
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Henry J. Rouba

November 9, 1921 - November 16, 2021

Henry J. Rouba,100, formally of Worcester died Tuesday, November 16. His beloved wife Helen passed away in 2005. He leaves two children, a son John Rouba and his wife Patricia of Foxboro and a daughter Linda and her friend Howie; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Henry was born in Akron OH son of William and Jadwiga Rouba. After serving in the US Army Air Corp. during WWII,...
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Elaine Mae Stidsen

November 30, 1933 - November 14, 2021

WORCESTER- Elaine Mae Stidsen, 87, passed away peacefully weeks shy of her 88th birthday on November 14, 2021. She was born in Worcester on November 30, 1933 a daughter of the late George and Marie (Duff) Stidsen. Elaine attended local schools and following graduation she began work with the former Woodbury Letter Heads Company where she was employed for 43 years until her retirement in 1994....
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Dianne L. Bergstrom

July 18, 1957 - November 14, 2021

Dianne L. Bergstrom, 64 Yep, I kicked the old bucket on Sunday, in size 9's. I left Ken. How lucky am I to have no regrets? How lucky am I for my love to outlive my life? I also leave my daughter, Fey and my stepchildren, Kris, Pat, Nick, and Tiff; Grandchildren (Yikes!) Brayden, Noah, Dylan, Camron, Chase Dominic (Mick), PJ, Morgan and Elizabeth. I was predeceased by daughters Kerith,...
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Arif Tartar Halilaj

December 9, 1929 - November 12, 2021

WORCESTER-Arif Tartar Halilaj, 91, died on November 12, 2021 in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Arif was born in Vlora, Albania, son of the late Tartar and Bejko (Bocaj) Halilaj. He was a World War II veteran and served his entire career in the Albanian Army, earning the highest rank. Arif is survived by his beloved wife, Fatime (Kapaj) Halilaj, his son, Sofokli Halilaj...
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Victor M. Monfreda

October 25, 1953 - November 11, 2021

WORCESTER-Victor M. Monfreda, 68, died Thursday, November 11, 2021. He leaves three sons, Anthony Monfreda and his partner Melissa of Hudson, Michael and Nicholas Monfreda, of Worcester; a daughter, Angela Monfreda of Worcester; grandson, Brayden; his mother, Mary (Karakashian) Monfreda of Cherry Valley; a sister, Joanne Perry and her husband, Robert of Cherry Valley, his brother, Gary...
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Carlton J. "Jake" O'Connor

July 15, 1925 - November 11, 2021

WEST BOYLSTON-Carlton J. O'Connor, (known to all as "Jake") age 96, died peacefully on Veterans Day, November 11, 2021, at The Overlook at Masonic Home in Charlton MA. Jake was born in Hartford, Vermont on July 15, 1925, to Lorena (Coutermarsh) and James O'Connor. He and his twin sister, Catherine were the middle children of a family of four with older brother Jim and younger brother Donald...
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Silvia (Avakian) Ohanesian

August 10, 1930 - November 10, 2021

WORCESTER-Silvia (Avakian) Ohanesian, 91, died Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in Holy Trinity Nursing Center. She was born and raised in Istanbul Turkey and moved here in 1961. Silvia was a longtime and active member of Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church where she served in the Lady's Guild and the Armenian Relief Society (ARS). Silvia was predeceased by her beloved husband of 60...
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William D. Helm

January 1, 1949 - November 10, 2021

WORCESTER-William D. Helm, 72, of Worcester passed away Wednesday, November 10 in the Oasis at Dodge Park. He leaves his partner and best friend of over 30 years, Marcia Bowles; ten cousins, whom he thought of as siblings, Bonnie Gallo, William "Mac" Lynch, Kathy Wrobel, Judy Heath, Joanne Morin, Charles Swisher, Dennis Swisher, Robert Swisher, Eileen Fontaine and Lucy Garabedian and their...
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Aiko (Tobaru) Smith

November 7, 2021

Aiko (Tobaru) Smith, 85, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2021, at Dodge Park Rest Home. Her beloved husband of 58 years, W. Denholm Smith, passed away on September 22, 2021. Aiko was born in Okinawa, Japan a daughter of Seiichi and Kiyo Tobaru. She and Denholm loved to travel especially to Hawaii and Japan. Aiko enjoyed spending time with family, especially with her husband, was fond...
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Phyllis R. (Houle) Carrigan

September 26, 1929 - November 5, 2021

WORCESTER-Phyllis R. (Houle) Carrigan, 92, of Worcester died Friday, November 5 in the Rose Monahan Hospice House. Her husband, William T. Carrigan died in 1993. She leaves seven children; Brian F. Carrigan and his wife, Gladys of Sandwich, Michael J. Carrigan of Worcester, John J. Carrigan and his girlfriend, Jo Anna Marion of North Hampton, NH, Linda A. LeFave and her husband, John...
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Raymond Frederick Stevens

November 3, 2021

WORCESTER- Raymond Frederick Stevens, 86, passed away on November 3, 2021 at UMass Medical Center. His beloved wife, Fay C. (Cook) Stevens, passed away in 2015. He was born in Worcester on April 6, 1935 a son of the late Raymond and Margaret (Murray) Stevens. Raymond attended local schools and graduated from Commerce High School before enlisting in the United States Army to proudly serve...
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James Sutton

November 2, 2021

WORCESTER- James Ronald Gerard Sutton, 65, died on November 2, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital. James was born on March 2, 1956, in Tampa, Florida, son of the late Laudius Lucius Sutton and Elaine Merilda Rabideau. He attended local schools and went on to serve his country in the United States Army where he was stationed at Düsseldorf, Germany. Throughout his life, James was self-employed as a...
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Jane M. Healey

June 23, 1930 - November 2, 2021

WORCESTER-Jane M. Healey, 91, of Worcester passed away Tuesday, November 2 in the St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield, RI She was born in Worcester, daughter of John F. and Katherine L. (Londergan) Healey. She is survived by three cousins, Thomas Londergan of Worcester, Donna Fitzsimmons of Sutton and Edward Londergan of Warren and two dear friends, Mary Markey of Bellingham and Claire...
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John Berthiaume

November 1, 2021

WORCESTER-John (Bert or Bobby) Berthiaume, 68, passed away at home after giving his all to fight cancer, he was surrounded by his loving family. He left this world too soon but made a forever mark on those who knew him and his boisterous laugh will be missed. He is survived by his beautiful wife of 41 years and best friend for 47 years, Mary E. (Hudson) Berthiaume; a son, Sean R....
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Robert Greame Gleason

September 17, 1936 - October 31, 2021

WORCESTER- Robert Greame Gleason, 85, passed away on October 31, 2021 at UMass Medical Center after being stricken ill. He was born in Worcester on September 17, 1936 a son to Willard M. Gleason and Margaret C. Houlahan. He attended local schools and graduated from South High School in 1955. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served his country. After...
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Daniel R. "Sully" Sullivan

November 8, 1949 - October 31, 2021

MONSON, MASSACHUSETTS - Daniel R. "Sully" Sullivan born November 8, 1949, age 71, died Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge, Massachusetts. Born in Worcester, MA, he attended Burncoat High School before serving in the United States Army. He was devoted to his country. Dan "Sully" worked at many trades including construction, oil and gas. He enjoyed his...
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Robert J. Durant

July 1, 1932 - October 29, 2021

Robert J. Durant, 89, died Friday, October 29, 2021 at Saint Vincent Hospital. He was born in Worcester, son of Felix Durant and Evelyn A. (Gauthier) Jette Durant and graduated from Commerce High School. Bob proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He worked in the maintenance department at the Greendale YMCA for 20 years before retirement. Prior to that Bob...
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William M. Cotter

July 28, 1937 - October 29, 2021

WORCESTER - William (Bill) M. Cotter, 84, passed away Friday, October 29th after a short illness. He leaves several nieces and nephews including MaryEllen A. (Peltier) Hoyt, Nancy M. Frustaci, Donna Marie Peltier and John A. Peltier all of Worcester. He leaves a brother and sister and is predeceased by two sisters among them Noreen M. Peltier to whom he was very close. He also leaves his dear...
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Carol Susan Zakarian

December 22, 1950 - October 28, 2021

WEST BOYLSTON-Carol S. (LaPointe) Zakarian, 70, of West Boylston died Thursday, October 28 in UMASS Medical Center. She leaves her husband of 45 years, George S. Zakarian; a son, Gregory Zakarian and his wife, Alexis; two grandchildren, Delilah Williams and Andrew Newman; two siblings, Guy Hoover of Lincoln, NH and Everett LaPointe, Jr. of Florida and nieces and nephews. A sister, Mary Jane...
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Mary K. Desy

April 30, 1949 - October 27, 2021

WORCESTER-Mary (Knight) Desy, 72, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at home after a long illness. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late David F. Knight and Antoinette F. (Lorusso) Marriott. She graduated from South High School and David Hale Fanning as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Mary worked at Memorial Hospital for 25 years, and then for UMass Memorial Home Health...
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Robert M. Hyde

December 15, 1922 - October 27, 2021

Robert "Bob" M. Hyde, 98, of West Boylston, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2021 following a brief period of declining health. He will be forever missed by his loving wife of 39 years Carolyn G. Hyde. He also leaves behind his beloved daughter, Deborah M. Hyde of Hauula, HI; his stepdaughter, Anne Beckstrom of Northborough, MA and her partner, Steven Stone; his stepson, Eric...
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Thomas P. Griffin

September 26, 1949 - October 26, 2021

WORCESTER-Thomas P. Griffin, 72, passed away on Tuesday, October 26, at home. He was born in Worcester, son of Donald J. Griffin, Sr., and Barbara (Malia) Griffin. He grew up in the Lincoln Street neighborhood and graduated from Burncoat High Class of 69'. He was a four-sport athlete, playing basketball, track, football, and baseball varsity teams. He was also a Central Mass All-Star,...
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Deborah A. Cournoyer

March 3, 1963 - October 25, 2021

SPENCER-Deborah A. (Livsey) Cournoyer, 57, died Monday, October 25, 2021 at the Webster Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Robert J. and Beverly M. (Curnan) Livsey. Deborah worked at the American Red Cross as a phlebotomist for several years. She enjoyed shopping, reading, and spending quality time with her family. Deborah is survived by her...
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Francis J. Carlin

January 4, 1939 - October 24, 2021

WEST BOYLSTON- Francis J. Carlin, 82, long-time resident of West Boylston died Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Dodge Park Rest Home. He was born in Hodge, LA, son of Thomas J. and Rosemary (Curran) Carlin. Frank worked at several locations in Worcester County including Hallson Mfg., L3 in Auburn, and Hobbs Fasteners to name a few. He was a parishioner of St. Christopher's Church for...
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Michael S. Reed

November 29, 1989 - October 24, 2021

Michael Steven Reed, 31, of Worcester, MA died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, October 24th, 2021. Michael is survived by his daughter Sophia Mae Reed and Sophia's mom Brianna Liu, his parents Michael J. Reed and Judith E. Reed (Poisant) of Worcester, his sister Danielle Jodrey (Reed) and Brother in law Matthew Jodrey of Holden, his sister Michaela Reed of Worcester, his nieces and nephew,...
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Allison Hill

April 9, 1954 - October 23, 2021

Worcester- Allison Hill, 67, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Oasis at Dodge Park, Worcester. She was born March 9, 1954 to the late Janet L. (Firestone) and William J. Hill. Allison was also predeceased by her brother, Rick. Allison was a member of the First Baptist Church, Worcester, and attended art school at the Worcester Art Museum. She was a devoted caregiver and companion...
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Vincent A. Lapomarda

October 23, 2021

Rev. Vincent A. Lapomarda, S.J. of Weston on October 23, 2021. Beloved son of the late Pasquale Lapomarda, Sr. and Mary (Bartholomew) Lapomarda. Brother of that late Concetta Ethier, Josephine Sgroi, and Pasquale Lapomarda, Jr. and uncle of the late Richard Minchillo. Survived by his sister, Virginia Lapomarda of Portland, ME and by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews as...
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Albert Mungai Njoroge

October 22, 2021

Beloved Albert Mungai Njoroge passed away unexpectedly on October 22, 2021 at home. Mungai was born in Nairobi, Kenya, son of the late Prof. Raphael Joseph Njoroge and Lucy Wairimu Njoroge of Worcester. He is survived by his mother and siblings John Miru Njoroge, Margaret Njeri Mbugua, Irene Mumbi Dunjwa, Kenneth Mwicigi Njoroge and Christine Muthoni Njoroge. He leaves behind a niece, nephews...
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Leroy K. Morris

December 15, 1947 - October 17, 2021

WORCESTER-Leroy K. Morris, 73, died Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Mass General Hospital in Boston after an illness. He was born in St. James Parish, Montego Bay, Jamaica son of the late Beresford Morris and Germeline (Sterling) Lewis. He was born premature and was nursed to health by his grandmother, Carmeta Dixon, who doted on her first born grandchild. He spent a lot of time in the...
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George L. Goodrich

April 9, 1951 - October 16, 2021

Worcester- George L. Goodrich, 70, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021 peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife, Elizabeth Rose (Blois), after 38years of marriage. George was born April 9, 1951 a son of Dawn G. (Hadley) and George W. Goodrich. He was born and raised in Worcester where he graduated from South High School in 1970. ...
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Fatbardha Hysi

July 29, 1931 - October 16, 2021

Fatbardha (Bedo) Hysi, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 16 surrounded by family and loved ones. Her husband, Myfit Hysi predeceased her. She leaves two children, Mirela Sekuj and her husband, Gjergj of Worcester and Artan Hysi and his wife, Bendis of Spata, Greece; and two granddaughters, Virna Sekuj of New York, NY and Denise Hysi of Vienna, Austria. She was born in...
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Harry Gartatzoghian

October 16, 2021

WORCESTER- Harry Gartatzoghian, 97, of Worcester passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 16. Harry was born on May 10, 1924 in Worcester, MA. He was a proud WWII Veteran, having joined the Navy shortly after his 17th birthday, serving actively on the USS Overton. He was predeceased by his parents, Sarkis and Sophia (Tashjian) Gartatzoghian and his brother, Paul Gartatzoghian. He...
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Edward J. "Ted" Robbins

November 19, 1937 - October 15, 2021

JEFFERSON- Edward Johnson Coles "Ted" Robbins passed away October 15, 2021. He is survived by his best First Mate and wife of 61 years Linda (Baily) Robbins, children Virginia L., Elliott C., (Rebecca), E. West., and grandchildren Vanessa, Aiden, and Langdon. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy (1955), Princeton University (1959), and University of Pennsylvania-Wharton School of...
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Carol A. Wiggin

October 14, 2021

Boylston- Carol Ann (Morrissey) Wiggin passed away Thursday, October 14 at UMASS Medical Center. Her husband of 47 years, Bruce Wiggin, died in 2017. She leaves her daughter, Christy M. Hays and her husband Mark of Boylston; three grandchildren, Michael P. Hays, Chloe E. Hays and Katie A. Hays; also a brother, William J. Morrissey of Framingham, a sister, Linda J. Haskins of Exeter, NH and...
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Catherine E. Smalley

October 13, 2021

WORCESTER-Catherine E. (Fortune) Smalley, 98, died Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the Jewish Healthcare Center. Catherine's family would like to thank the staff for the wonderful care they provided. She was born in Shelton, CT, daughter of William and Helen (Hogan) Fortune where she lived until moving to Worcester at the age of eight. Catherine graduated from North High School and...
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Roland J. Ledoux

October 29, 1933 - October 8, 2021

Boylston- Roland J. Ledoux, 87, passed away Friday, October 8, 2021 at his home with his loving family by his side. Roland was born on October 29, 1933, son to Juliette A. (Bourassa) and George H. Ledoux, in Worcester. He served in the military, and worked at Dosco Sheet Metal in Millbury, Massachusetts, while raising a family in Boylston with his wife, Geraldine. After retirement, he spent...
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Laam Pak

October 7, 2021

WORCESTER-Laam Pak 38, died Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Saint Vincent Hospital. She was born in Guangzhou, China, daughter of Chi Yin Pak and Sui Fong Hui. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Dehong Zhang. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 20th at Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle Street, beginning with a Service at 9:00 am,...
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Gloria J. "Glo" Laythe

June 22, 1956 - October 6, 2021

WORCESTER-Gloria J. "Glo" Laythe, 65, died Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after an illness. She was born in Worcester, one of 18 children to William and Jean (Narvie) Worster. Glo was a cook at the Webster Square Day Care for 30 years and a dietary aide at Donna Kay Rest Home and St. Mary's Healthcare for several years. Glo loved to shop, always keeping an...
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Robert Gary Thunberg

October 16, 1941 - October 5, 2021

RUTLAND-Robert Gary Thunberg, 79, of Rutland died Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after an illness. He was born in Worcester, son of Ralph H. and Emma C. (Clarke) Thunberg and graduated from South High School. Bob worked for New England Telephone Company for many years. Bob loved to play golf and played in the Wednesday league at Quail Hollow, where he also worked...
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Theresa (Bouthillette) Guerin

February 7, 1930 - October 5, 2021

BARRE- Theresa (Bouthillette) Guerin, 91, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 with her loving family by her side. Theresa was born on February 7, 1930, daughter to Cora (Robidoux) and Joseph Bouthillette. For 29 years Theresa worked on components made for the space shuttle at Sprague Electric (later known as Allegro) .Her name can be found on a "dish"...
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Stephen E. Santimaw

December 23, 1961 - October 3, 2021

WEST BOYLSTON- Stephen E. Santimaw, 59, passed away unexpectedly on October 3, 2021 at his home. He was born in Worcester on December 23, 1961 a son of the late John Santimaw and Rita Mader. He graduated from Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School. Stephen was the warehouse manager at A&E Distributors for over twenty years. He had a passion for gardening, he was an avid...
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Robert D. O'Connor

September 30, 2021

AUBURN-Robert D. O'Connor, 82, of Eddy Pond East and formerly of Worcester, died Thursday, September 30, 2021 at home with his loving family by his side. He joined his beloved wife Carol E. (Svenson) who died on September 16. Bob and Carol celebrated their 59th Wedding Anniversary on July 4th of this year. He was born in Worcester, son of William and Beatrice (Jordan) O'Connor and...
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Anthony L. Sereti

January 23, 1939 - September 30, 2021

WORCESTER- Anthony L. Sereti, 82, passed away Thursday, September 30. Tony was born in Worcester, son of Antonio and Mildred (LaBombard) Sereti and attended Worcester Boys Trade School. He grew up on Coes Pond from the age of 2, where his family owned a boat and tackle shop and it was truly a blessing and fitting that he passed away in the Rose Monahan Hospice House on Coes Pond,...
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Gail Thelma Saucier

September 29, 2021

Gail Thelma (Myers) Saucier, 79, of Worcester, died Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in the Rose Monahan Hospice Residence, with her loving family by her side, after a period of declining health. Gail leaves her husband of 56 years, Edward A. Saucier of Worcester, their three adoring children; Michele (Saucier) Coakley and her husband Paul Coakley of Millbury, Edward T. Saucier, and his wife...
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M. Gwyneth Bombard

July 8, 1928 - September 28, 2021

WORCESTER - M. Gwyneth Bombard, 93, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2021, at The Hermitage Healthcare. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Bombard, Jr., who passed away in 2008. She leaves behind her children James F. Bombard and his wife, Karyl of Spencer, MA, Mark B. Bombard and his wife, Diana of Hardwick, MA, Robert E. Bombard, III, of New Bedford, MA, Matthew C. Bombard and...
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Susan L. Martel

September 27, 2021

_______________________________________________________________________ TO VIEW THE CHURCH SERVICE LIVE, PLEASE VISIT https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/2933138725 AT 11:30am. _______________________________________________________________________ East Brookfield-Susan L. (Larson) Martel, 69, died peacefully on Monday, September 27, 2021 at UMass Memorial Healthcare, Belmont St. campus. ...
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Elizabeth Alice Pitula

April 15, 1966 - September 27, 2021

WORCESTER-Elizabeth Alice Pitula, 55, died Monday, September 27, 2021. She was born in Worcester, graduated from Doherty Memorial High School and Worcester State University. Elizabeth proudly served in the US Air Force from 1993 until 1997. She worked for Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston for several years, and most recently IRS/Office of Chief Counsel. Elizabeth enjoyed exercising and running....
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Nancy A. Masterson

September 27, 2021

WORCESTER-Nancy A. (Barbour) Masterson, 81, passed away Monday, September 27 in the Beaumont Nursing Center, Westborough, after a short illness. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Joseph and Doris (Collins) Barbour and graduated from St. Peter's High School and Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing. Nancy was a caring and compassionate registered nurse for over 50 years, retiring...
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James W. Creelman

June 1, 1952 - September 27, 2021

James W. Creelman, 69, passed away September 27, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center with his loving wife by his side. He will now be sharing a heavenly birthday with his granddaughter, Katherine McCrillis. James was born on June 1, 1952 son of Donna (White) and Warren Creelman in Worcester. He was a lifelong resident of Auburn, MA. After attending...
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Alexander Tsouvalos

March 17, 1944 - September 23, 2021

WORCESTER-Alexander Tsouvalos, 77, of Worcester passed away Thursday, September 23 in his home, with his children by his side. His wife, Agnes (Johnson) Tsouvalos died in 2003. He leaves three children, Corinne Tsouvalos of Webster, William Tsouvalos and his wife, Patricia of Woonsocket, RI and Kathleen Cronin of Worcester; two sisters, Fedarike Pantos of Worcester and Alexandra Anthanasiou...
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W. Denholm Smith

May 16, 1940 - September 22, 2021

WEST BOYLSTON-W. Denholm Smith, 81, passed away Wednesday, September 22 in the Rose Monahan Hospice House. He leaves his wife of 58 years, Aiko (Tobaru) Smith; a sister, M. Diane Hendricken of Worcester; a nephew, Yancy Garnett of Leicester and his children, Jada and Celia; and a niece, Kelley Hendricken of Worcester and her daughter, Jolie. Two brothers, Stephen K. Smith died in 1953 and...
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Gloria E. Poti

July 12, 1925 - September 20, 2021

WORCESTER - Gloria E. (Zannotti) Poti, 96, of Worcester passed away Monday, September 20, 2021 in the Beaumont Nursing Center, Westborough. Her husband, Emilio L. Poti passed away in 1981. She leaves four children, her son Emil Poti and his wife, Maureen, her daughter Eleanor Poti, her twins Anthony Poti "her favorite" and his wife, Deborah and Elizabeth Vecchio and her husband, Joe; seven...
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Robert L. Holdridge

June 7, 1933 - September 17, 2021

AUBURN-Robert L. Holdridge, 88, passed away Friday, September 17 in the Auburn Life Care Center under Hospice Care. He leaves his wife of 66 years, Marlene M. (Sjogren) Holdridge three children, Cheryl D. Brennan and her husband, William of Leicester, Jeffrey R. Holdridge and his wife, Beth of Easton, PA and Amy M. LaPrade and her husband, Dennis of Worcester; five grandchildren, Kimberly, Kyle,...
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Carol E. O'Connor

August 22, 1943 - September 16, 2021

________________________________________________ A Celebration of Bob and Carol's lives will be held Friday, October 15th from 5:00 until 7:00pm at Lindquist Lundin Funeral Home, 36 Butler Street, Worcester. Funeral Prayers will be said in honor of Bob at the conclusion of visiting hours and immediately followed with Army Funeral Honors. A Funeral Service to honor Carol will be held...
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Juan David Osorio Burgos Perez

October 7, 1944 - September 10, 2021

WORCESTER-Juan David Osorio Burgos Perez died Friday, September 10, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. David was born October 7, 1944 in Puerto Rico, son of Evangelista Osorio Perez and Marta Burgos. He was predeceased by his five siblings, Heriberto, Ruben, Eliezer, Luz D. Perez and Maria L. Mendoza. Many years ago, he owned and operated David's Garage....
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John F. Corbett, Jr

November 26, 1945 - September 9, 2021

WORCESTER- John Francis Corbett, Jr., 75, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2021 surrounded by his loving family, at UMass Medical Center. He was the husband of 45 years to the late Lucielle "Sue" (Habib) Corbett who passed away in 2010. He was born in Worcester on November 26, 1945 a son of the late John Francis Corbett Sr., and Ethel (Belk) Corbett. John attended local schools...
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Carol A. Banfill

September 27, 1938 - September 9, 2021

WORCESTER-Carol A. (Marston) White Banfill, 82, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021 in the Rose Monahan Hospice House. She leaves her husband of 52 years, Russell F. Banfill; five children, David A. White and his wife, Joan of Worcester, Alexander B. "Lex" White, Jr. and his wife, Donna of Millbury, Keith A. Banfill and his wife, Kerridan of Oxford, Elizabeth A. Daviau and her husband, Jim...
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Bruno D. Dellasanta

November 27, 1929 - September 4, 2021

WEST BOYLSTON-Bruno Dominic Dellasanta, 91, a lifelong resident of West Boylston, died Saturday, September 4, 2021, at the Rose Monahan Hospice Residence. He was born in West Boylston, son of Ercole and Irene (Brualdi) Dellasanta and graduated from Worcester Boys Trade School. He proudly served in the US Air Force during the Korean War, receiving two bronze stars. Bruno retired from...
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Helen R. Comrie

June 18, 1928 - September 3, 2021

AUBURN-Helen M. (Campbell) Comrie, 93 went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 3,2021 at a friend's home in Charlton. She was born in Worcester, daughter of John A. and Laura M. (Bemis) Campbell and attended Commerce High School. Helen worked in the office at Olson Manufacturing, now known as Inner-Tite Corporation in Holden and worked Housekeeping at Holy Cross College when she retired...
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Isaac Nee Afutu

April 29, 1947 - August 31, 2021

WORCESTER-Isaac Nee Afutu, 74, died Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, after a long illness. He was born in Accra, Ghana on April 29, 1947, son of the late Robert Sunkwa Afutu and Rebecca Ayima Clottey. Isaac worked for Spectrum Health Services for several years prior to his illness. Isaac is survived by two children; Isaac Ayite Afutu, Jr. and Rebecca A. Afutu,...
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Bradford S. Rawson

July 29, 1927 - August 29, 2021

West Boylston- Bradford S. Rawson, 94 passed away in his home on Sunday, August 29,2021 with his loving family by his side. Brad was born in Worcester, son of Anna E. (Stevens) and Henry L. Rawson on July 29, 1927. After attending Worcester Boys Trade, he proudly served his country as a Fireman First Class for the United States Navy. Brad married the love of his life, Ruth,...
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Dominic J. Nompleggi, MD, PhD

May 1, 1950 - August 27, 2021

Dominic J. Nompleggi, MD, PhD 1950-2021 Dominic, "Dom," always quiet and deliberate in action, left this earth in the same manner. He fought the good fight for nearly five years and he died peacefully at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, on August 27, 2021 surrounded by his loving wife and children. Dominic J. Nompleggi was born in Boston on May 1, 1950 to Dominic and Concetta ...
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Geraldine L. Stone

January 9, 1924 - August 26, 2021

WORCESTER-Geraldine L. (Lynch) Stone, 97, passed away Thursday, August 26 in the Alliance Health Center in Baldwinville. She was born on January 9, 1924 in Worcester, daughter of George F. and Helen B. (Martin) Lynch and lived many years on Institute and Westbrook Road. After graduating from Commerce High School and the Salter Secretarial School, Geraldine finished her education at Becker...
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Mary A. (Conway) Peltier

February 22, 1960 - August 24, 2021

WORCESTER-Mary A. (Conway) Peltier, 61, died Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Mary was born in Worcester, daughter of John J. and Lillian D. (Goodick) Conway. She graduated from South High School, and continued her education at Wellesley College where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. At the age of 50, Mary went back to school to fulfill her dream to become a nurse, and earned...
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Allan V. Olson

April 17, 1942 - August 24, 2021

Allan Victor Olson arrived in this world in the usual way in Clinton, Mass., on April 17th 1942, during one of the darkest and most uncertain times the world has ever seen. Jeanne and Helmer Olson welcomed Allan's sister Norma to complete their family. When Allan was a young man growing up, he rode his bike all over to go fish or just explore new places. He had a lifelong love of fishing...
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Effie V. (Campbell) Sodagar

July 31, 1930 - August 23, 2021

AUBURN-Effie V. (Campbell) Sodagar, 91, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 23, 2021, at Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge. She was born in Worcester, daughter of John A. and Laura M. (Bemis) Campbell, graduated from Commerce High School and attended the Zion Bible Institute. As a teenager Effie attended Mt. Elam Full Gospel Church on Main Street before it's affiliation with...
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Shirley M. Mandella

May 20, 1952 - August 23, 2021

WORCESTER- Shirley M. (Spencer) Mandella, 69, died Monday, August 23, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Robert O. and Marguerite (Mullaney) Spencer and graduated from South High School. Shirley was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of the Angels Church where she was also married to Thomas Mandella on October 27, 1973...
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Doris B. Kemp

January 22, 1940 - August 22, 2021

BOYLSTON-Doris B. Kemp, 81, of Boylston passed away Sunday, August 22 in the Rose Monahan Hospice House. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Joseph and Tillie (Lufstein) Kemp and graduated from Worcester State Teacher's College. Doris was a teacher for many years in the Worcester School System, working most of her career at Gage Street and McGrath Elementary Schools. She retired in 1995. ...
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Richard E. Shaw

August 16, 2021

PAXTON-Richard E. Shaw passed away on Monday, August 16 peacefully in his home. His wife of 40 years, Aline S. (Kazarian) Shaw passed away in 2009. He leaves his sister-in-law, Monique A. (Kazarian) Parnagian and her husband Leo of Paxton and his beloved niece, Aline E. Parnagian of Paxton. A sister, Ann Bacon, predeceased him. He was born in Worcester, son of Everett W. and Edna M. (Belair)...
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Emilio E. Campos

August 15, 2021

WORCESTER - Emilio Esteban Campos, 30, passed away Sunday, August 15. He leaves his daughter, Emily Rosa Campos of Worcester; his mother and step-father, Rosa M. Hernandez and Ernesto M. Cortez-Leiva of Worcester; his maternal grandmother, Maria L. Hernandez of Worcester; his maternal grandfather, Jose F. Hernandez, who predeceased him; two half-brothers, Marcelo Jose Cortez of Worcester...
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Miriam Cotto

October 28, 1965 - August 10, 2021

WORCESTER- Miriam Cotto, 55, formerly of Miami, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at her home. She was born in Comerío, Puerto Rico on October 28, 1965 the daughter to the late Filiberto Cotto, Sr., and Aida L. Berrios. Miriam was raised in Worcester, graduated from Fanning Trade School in 1983 and went on to earn her certificate as a certified nursing assistant. She worked for...
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Theresa Asafo-Adjei

July 24, 1969 - August 7, 2021

WORCESTER-Theresa Asafo-Adjei, 52, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021 at UMass Memorial Hospital. Theresa is survived by her beloved husband of 25 years, Ken Asafo-Adjei, a son, Andrew Asafo-Adjei, two brothers, K Badu and Yaw Baah and four sisters, Victoria Owusu, Lydia Frauster, Gladys Serwaa and Abena Mansah. She was born in Kumasi, Ghana on July 24, 1969 daughter of the late...
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Eric Owusu Ansah

June 6, 1966 - August 6, 2021

Worcester-Eric Owusu Ansah, 55, passed away on Friday August 6th, 2021. Eric was born on June 6, 1966 to Mary Boateng and Seth Anthony Addai in Kumasi, Ghana. He was the first son born to the couple. After graduating from State Boys High School and Pentecost College, he joined his father's flat fixed and Autobody workshop for sometime before migrating to United States in 1998, where he became...
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Joseph F. Trudell, Jr.

February 17, 1962 - August 6, 2021

HYANNIS- Joseph F. Trudell, Jr., 59, passed away peacefully with his sisters Norma Jean and Debra by his side, on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Pavillion Rehabilitaion and Nursing Center. He was born in Worcester on February 17, 1962 a son of Joseph F. Trudell, Sr., and Elizabeth L. "Betty" Jackson. Joey was raised in Worcester and was a graduate of South High School Class of 1982 and was...
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Margaret A. (McDermott) McGuigan

February 29, 1932 - August 6, 2021

WORCESTER-Margaret A. (McDermott) McGuigan, 89, formerly of Worcester and Webster passed away Friday, August 6 in the Genesis Nursing Center, North Kingstown, RI. Her husband, John McGuigan, MD passed away in 2010. She leaves three sons, Robert E. Cashmon and his wife, Deborah of Wakefield, RI, Stephen V. Cashmon and his wife, Carol Lee of South Daytona Beach, FL, Kevin T. Cashmon and...
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James Watson Njogu

January 13, 1972 - August 4, 2021

"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us." - Helen Keller. On August 4, 2021, James "Jimmy" Watson Njogu passed on at Umass Hospital in Worcester, MA at the age of 49 years. A memorial service for Jimmy is scheduled for August 15, 2021 at P.C.E.A Neema Worcester. The wake will be at Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home on...
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Robert G. Belk

August 2, 2021

Robert G. Belk, 82. Robert G. Belk died Monday, August 2, 2021 after courageously battling cancer for over 3 years. Born in Worcester, he is the son of William and Etta(Fletcher) Belk. He spent his childhood in Worcester before moving to Holden. Bob was a hardworking man, having numerous jobs as a teenager before being employed at Jamesbury Corp. for over 40 years. He is best known for his...
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Patricia A. Garvey

June 29, 1957 - July 30, 2021

Worcester – Patricia A. Garvey, 64, passed away July 30, 2021, with those she loved beside her, at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home. A dedicated nurse, Pat's love for her profession was superseded only by her love for family and her faith. She leaves her sister and best friend Maryellen O'Brien and husband William of Worcester, and her sister Maureen Olesen and husband George of Andover, MA....
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Stephen Kelley

July 26, 1952 - July 29, 2021

Pinellas Park, FL / Worcester- Stephen Kelley, 69, passed away unexpectedly at his home. He is predeceased by his wife of 27 years, Mary C. (LaForest) Kelley and his stepdaughter, Christine Powers. He is survived by his stepchildren who he raised as his own kids, David Powers and his wife, Selena of Attleboro and Deborah Powers and her fiancé Duane Burke of Millbury; six...
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Samuel J. Poston

July 29, 2021

Samuel James Poston, Sr. was born in Worcester, MA on July 30, 1978 to Eugene and Sharilyn Poston, being the youngest of four. He came into this world fighting, as he kicked the nurse's hand coming out of the womb during delivery. He left this world the same way he came in, fighting an illness that finally overtook him on November 1, 2020 at the age of 42. Sam is survived by his parents, his...
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Very Reverend Archpriest Vazken G. Bekiarian

May 4, 1929 - July 27, 2021

Very Reverend Archpriest Vazken G. Bekiarian, 92, went home to be with the Lord on July 27, 2021. He was born in Cyprus on May 4, 1929, to survivors of the Armenian Genocide, Garabed and Rosa (Ebrekjian) Bekiarian. At the age of seven, he began serving his church and it was during this time he felt a calling to God. As he aged, he began working as a textile merchant before studying at Terra...
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Sergio Melara Alfaro

June 7, 1977 - July 26, 2021

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Charles Brooks Stimson

July 26, 2021

Princeton-Charles Brooks Stimson, 85, of Princeton, MA passed away on July 26, 2021 at his home. Charlie survived his first wife, Judith Grover and mother of their four boys, and his second wife Joan Reynolds. He also survived his twin sons, Christopher and Craig, his granddaughter, Lizzie, and his sister Elaine from Scarborough, Maine. He leaves his son Stephen and wife Lauren of Princeton, his...
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Ann "June" (Cutting) Clark

July 26, 2021

WORCESTER-Ann June (Cutting) Clark, 91, died Monday, July 26, 2021 at Saint Vincent Hospital. She was born in Auburn, daughter of the late Frank E. and Laura (Provo) Cutting, and graduated from St. Peter's High School. June was a devout Catholic and a longtime parishioner of both St. John's Church and the Cathedral of St. Paul. June spent her whole life giving to others. First and...
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Arthur William Fairbrother

July 23, 2021

AUBURN-Arthur William Fairbrother passed away peacefully July 23, 2021, with his daughter Mary Ann Kristan at his side. Arthur died of COPD and kidney disease. The youngest of three, Arthur was born October 15, 1928 in Upton, MA to Lydia LeBretton and Arthur William (Bill) Fairbrother. He was preceded in death by his spouse Wanda Biegay and sister Ruth Walton. Arthur is survived by sister...
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Mary Ann Broggi

July 22, 2021

Mary Ann (Sweeney) Broggi, 93, of Worcester passed away on July 22, 2021, in her home in Worcester. Mary Ann was born in August of 1927, the younger of the identical twin daughters of Patrick and Mary Ellen (Burke) Sweeney. She was born in Boston and grew up in Arlington Heights, Massachusetts. Mary Ann's parents immigrated to the United States from Ireland, met in Boston, and married in...
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Michael T. Roach

March 5, 1956 - July 22, 2021

WORCESTER-Michael T. Roach, 65 of 155 College St died suddenly at UMASS Medical Center on Thursday, July 22. Michael was born in Worcester and graduated from North High School. Michael worked in a variety of jobs, retiring several years ago due to health issues. Michael leaves behind his brothers, Rev. Francis J., Robert A., James M. all of Worcester and Patrick J. of Sanford, ME; several...
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Ann A. Wagher

May 4, 1941 - July 21, 2021

Ann A. (Berg) Wagher, 80, passed away Wednesday, July 21. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Walfred R. and Bessie (Edison) Berg. Burial was private in All Faith Cemetery. Arrangements in the care of Callahan Fay Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle St.
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Eugene Richard Pouliot

January 17, 1938 - July 20, 2021

WORCESTER-Eugene Richard Pouliot, 83, of Worcester died Tuesday, July 20, 2021. He was born and raised in Leicester, son of the late Aime and Eva (Beaudoian) Pouliot. Eugene is survived by his brother, Aime Pouliot of Worcester and his sister, Clarenda "Claire" Pouliot of Auburn. In his younger years, Eugene helped on his family farm in Leicester and once worked at the Spencer Mill....
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