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Marilyn "Mal" Lynch

June 26, 1952 - December 5, 2019

West Boylston - Marilyn Jean (Bond) Lynch, 67, of West Boylston died December 5th at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester after a lengthy battle with cancer. "Mal" was born in Worcester, the daughter of the late Stanley E. and late Norma L. (Leinweber) Bond. She spent her youth in Auburn and resided in the town of West Boylston for more than 40 years. After attending Auburn public...
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Mary A. Lemieux

April 19, 1943 - December 5, 2019

Auburn- Mary A. (Granlund) Lemieux, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family on Thursday, December 5, 2019. She was 76. Mary was born in Worcester on April 19, 1943 a daughter of the late John and Mary (Ferrie) Granlund. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and worked for over 30 years at Saint Vincent Hospital as Manager of the Cancer Registry until her retirement. She...
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Janet T. Lewis

November 18, 1917 - December 2, 2019

WORCESTER-Janet Tunison Lewis of Worcester died peacefully at Knollwood Nursing Center home of natural causes on Monday, December 2. She was 102 years old. A lifelong resident of Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Lilla M.(Campbell) Tunison and Harold J. Tunison, who served as City Treasurer for many years. Mrs. Lewis was born in 1917 and grew up on June Street, attending Midland St...
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Donald H. Patnod

September 10, 1931 - November 30, 2019

WORCESTER-Donald H. Patnod, 88, of Worcester passed away Saturday, November 30 at the Overlook Healthcare Center. His wife of 39 years, Judith M. (Goodwin) Patnod passed away in 2010. He leaves seven children, Mindy Patnod of Worcester, Earl Patnod of Worcester, Bridget Flanagan and her husband, David of Ware, David Patnod of Worcester, Denise Patnod of Cambridge, Diane Mader and...
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Gerald Michael Poshkus

October 28, 1946 - November 28, 2019

Hemlock, NY- Gerald Michael "Gerry" Poshkus, of Hemlock, former longtime resident of Bristol, and Webster, NY died on Thursday, November 28, 2019 in his home, he was 73. Gerry was born and raised in Worcester, MA, he was the son of the late John and Julia (Tamulevich) Poshkus. Gerald was a 1964 graduate of the former Classical High School, where he excelled at Football and Track & Field. Gerald...
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Kanti M. Patel

January 10, 1946 - November 26, 2019

Hopkinton-Kanti M. Patel, 73, passed away Tuesday, November 26 at home surrounded by his family. Visiting Hours and Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 29 from 10am-12:30pm at Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street, Worcester. A Funeral Procession will follow to Rural Crematory, Grove Street, Worcester.
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Paul W. McMahon

April 22, 1931 - November 25, 2019

WORCESTER- Paul W. McMahon, 88, longtime owner of "Mac's Diner", passed away peacefully on Monday, November 25, 2019 at UMass Medical Center. He was born in Shrewsbury on April 22, 1931 a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Orsi) McMahon. Paul was raised in Worcester and attended Lake View School before graduating from North High School in 1949. In his younger years, Paul traveled the...
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Sheila Morrissey Smith

September 7, 1936 - November 25, 2019

TIME CHANGE-Visiting Hours Will Now Be Held From 3-6 pm on Sunday... WORCESTER-Sheila Morrissey Smith, 83, died Monday, November 25, 2019 in her home with her loving husband and children by her side. She was one of eight children born in Worcester, daughter of Irish immigrants Michael and Julia (O'Donoghue) Morrissey and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Worcester and Worcester...
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Joyce C. Nanigian

December 17, 1940 - November 23, 2019

SPENCER – Joyce Carol (Patenaude) Nanigian, 78, formerly of Paxton died peacefully on Saturday, November 23, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Joyce, or JC as her family often referred to her as, was born in Worcester, a daughter of the late George and Mary (Smith) Patenaude. Joyce and her beloved husband, George H. Nanigian were married in Worcester on January 30th, 1960. Together they...
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Lorraine Rickard

January 31, 1928 - November 22, 2019

Lorraine Marie Jeanne Rickard, passed away with her devoted daughter, Susan by her side. She was born in Lewiston, Maine on January 31, 1928 to Madeline (Poirier) and Theodore Bisson, accompanied by her 13 siblings. It was in Maine where she met the love of her life, William J. Rickard whom she was a devoted wife to until his passing in 2003. Mrs. Rickard enjoyed playing piano and singing...
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Gordon C. Marko

July 23, 1932 - November 22, 2019

Webster-Gordon C. Marko, 87, passed away Friday, November 22nd at home, surrounded by his beloved family. His wife of 29 years, Joyce A. (Harpin) Turner-Marko passed away last year. He leaves four daughters, Deborah Marko, Susan Landkamer, Athena Marko and Stephanie Marko; his brother, Arthur Marko and his wife, Carol; a sister, Helen Winkelman and her husband, Ronald; several...
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Angela C. (Ramzell) Polli

July 16, 1938 - November 18, 2019

WESTBOROUGH / WORCESTER – Angela C. (Ramzell) Polli, 81, died peacefully on Monday, November 18, 2019. Born in Worcester, Angela was a daughter of the late Arthur V. and Mabel C. (Millard) Ramzell. She graduated from the former David Hale Fanning Girls Trade School. Angela worked in the retail field for many years at both Weintraub's Fabric Store in Webster Square and at Price Chopper. She...
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Suzanne Ferette Pauquet

October 18, 1924 - November 17, 2019

Suzanne (Suzy) Ferette Pauquet of Boylston died on November 17 at the age of 95. Suzy was the wife for 42 years of her beloved husband, Roger Pauquet, who passed away in 1999. Suzy was born in Liege, Belgium on October 18, 1924 to Ivan Ferette and Jeanne Nesges Ferette. During the German occupation of Belgium in World War II, as a teenager, Suzy risked her life working for the Resistance...
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Christina F. (DiReda) Carlo

November 1, 1951 - November 14, 2019

WORCESTER- Christina Carlo, 68, passed away peacefully at her home on November 14, 2019 after a courageously fought battle with brain cancer. She was born in Worcester on November 1, 1951 a daughter of the late Nicholas J. and Katherine (Stepien) DiReda. She graduated from the former Marian Central Catholic High School in Worcester. For the past 19 years, Christina drove bus for the...
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Michele A. Sargent

September 30, 1947 - November 11, 2019

GRAFTON- Michele A. (Boucher) Sargent, 72, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation after a courageously fought battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Worcester on September 30, 1947 a daughter of Bernadette (Bourgouin) and the late Louis Boucher. Michele attended local schools and was a graduate of Holy Name High...
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Michael Rodriguez

February 22, 1965 - November 7, 2019

SPENCER- Michael Rodriguez, 54, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 7, 2019. He was born in Queens, New York on February 22, 1965 a son of Edward Rodriguez and the late Ruth Norton Rodriguez. Michael was raised in Worcester and was a graduate of North High School. For twenty years, he worked for the McDonalds Corporation and most recently worked in the Facilities Department...
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Carol Ann Hill

December 23, 1958 - November 7, 2019

SHREWSBURY-On November 7, 2019, Carol (Arruda) Hill entered heaven while surrounded by family and friends. Carol is survived by her daughter Amanda Hill and grandchildren, Ariana and Thomas Page, two sisters, Linda Lamontagne and Bernice McNeaney and her brother Stephen Murray.
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Armen Manuelian

November 11, 1929 - November 5, 2019

Rutland- Armen Manuelian 89, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2019 at UMass Medical Center. Armen was predeceased by his wife, Julia (Jamgochian) Manuelian in 1967 and his wife, Grace (Sahagian) Manuelian in 2000. He was born in New York City on November 11, 1929 the son of the late Asadoor and Tavriz (Bogigian) Manuelian. He was raised in Worcester and graduated from Commerce High...
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José Luis Lozada

December 20, 1983 - November 2, 2019

WORCESTER - José Luis "Joselito" Lozada, 35, died peacefully on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at UMass Memorial Hospital - University Campus, Worcester following a brief illness. He will be forever missed by his beloved wife of 9 years, Jessenia (Baéz) Lozada; his five children, José L. Lozada, Maria E. Lozada, José A. Lozada, Jayshalyz R. Lozada and Joessy M. Baéz; his parents, José L...
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Guadalupe Lopez

January 27, 1929 - October 30, 2019

WORCESTER-Guadalupe Lopez, 90, a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, daughter of the late Enrique Lopez and Evarista Ramos. Guadalupe was a member of the Pentecostal church and her faith was very important to her. She was a family woman who...
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Robert T. Oslowski

June 26, 1957 - October 29, 2019

WORCESTER-Robert T. Oslowski, 62, passed away surrounded by his family at his home on Tuesday, October 29, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Robert was born in Worcester son of, Edward and Marian (Melkonian) Oslowski and graduated from Worcester Boys Trade School. He grew up with a love of all things with four wheels and an engine. He had a passion for all types of cars. He...
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Lee Ann Desy

March 22, 1972 - October 28, 2019

WORCESTER- Lee Ann Desy, 47, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019. She was born in Worcester on March 22, 1972 daughter of Thomas and Mary (Knight) Desy. Lee was raised in Worcester and attended local schools. She graduated from South High Community School, Class of 1990 and went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in Paralegal studies from Anna Maria College. For a few years, she...
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Laura J. Monfreda-Reynolds

September 23, 1957 - October 23, 2019

Cherry Valley - Laura J. Monfreda-Reynolds, 62, of Cherry Valley passed away at home on October 23, 2019, surrounded by her family after a courageous 15 year battle against cancer. Throughout her struggles, Laura never lost her positive spirit, her tremendous smile, and a laugh that would fill the room. She always thought of others first and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She...
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John M. Foley

October 23, 2019

WORCESTER-John M. Foley, 84, of Worcester passed away Wednesday, October 23. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Virginia M. (Cicio) Foley; three children, Michael Foley, Chris Foley and Kathleen Masiello; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Butler of Boise, ID and Kathleen Mazour of Vancover, WA. He was predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Noel and his sisters, Theresa, Shirley and...
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Walter J. Janulewicz

September 9, 1939 - October 20, 2019

WORCESTER/HAMPTON,NH-Walter J. Janulewicz Jr. (Chic), 80, of Hampton Beach, New Hampshire originally from Worcester, passed in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday October 20, 2019. Chic is survived by his daughter Patricia Janulewicz, his son Stephen Janulewicz and his wife Lisa, daughter's Teresa Janulewicz and her husband Jim and Kathleen Murphy and...
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Howard E. Whitney

January 18, 1946 - October 16, 2019

Worcester-Howard E. Whitney, 73, of Pleasant St. died Wednesday, October 16 in St. Francis Home. His wife, Mary Jane (Royce) Whitney predeceased him. He leaves his best-friend, Christine Gignilliat of Worcester and family and many friends through-out the Worcester area. He was born in Ware, son of Howard A. and Eldrude M. (Royce) Whitney and graduated from Springfield Trade School. He was a...
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Nicholas Joseph Giannino

December 23, 1931 - October 9, 2019

MILLBURY-Nicholas J. Giannino, 87, formerly of Worcester, passed away on October 9, 2019 surrounded by family at Care One at Millbury after a long illness. His loving wife Jean M. (Belcufine) predeceased him in 2010. He leaves his two daughters, Deborah Giannino of Worcester and Sandra Scarborough and her husband Brad of Oxford; two grandchildren, Matthew and Alison Scarborough; his brother...
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Gervais Larochelle

October 3, 2019

Gervais C. Larochelle, 63, of Worcester, died Thursday, October 3rd, after a long battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of 40 years to Virginia (Sheehy) Larochelle. Born in 1956 in St. Aurelie, Quebec, Canada, and raised in Holyoke and Chicopee, where he resided until 1986, he was the son of the late Camillien and Cecile (Belanger) Larochelle. He worked installing siding and...
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Patricia A. Foley

September 30, 1938 - October 3, 2019

WORCESTER-Patricia A. (Regan) Foley, 81, passed away Thursday, October 3 at home surrounded by her children. She leaves those three children, who loved her dearly, Kevin J. Foley of Worcester, Patricia A. Foley of Portland, OR and Erin K. Jeniski of Worcester; three grandchildren, Michelle , Morgan and Brittany; three-great grandchildren, Mayda, Callan and Finley and Pat's dearest life long,...
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Rita L. Letendre

September 5, 1918 - October 2, 2019

WORCESTER-Rita L. (Collette) Letendre, 101, loving mother and grandmother, died Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in the Jewish Healthcare Center. She was born in Marlborough, daughter of the late William and Blanche (Renaud) Collette where she graduated from St. Mary's Academy and the Katharine Gibbs School in Boston. Rita served as past president of the Assumption College volunteer organization...
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Robert W. Nelson

January 14, 1945 - September 28, 2019

SUTTON- Robert W. Nelson, 74, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born in Worcester on January 14, 1945 the son of the late Oscar and Svea (Gothing) Nelson. Robert attended local schools and graduated from the former Worcester Boy's Trade School. He then enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country from 1965 until his discharge...
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Theresa M. Morse

March 6, 1925 - September 23, 2019

Theresa M. (Loughlin) Morse, of Auburn, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, MA.  Born March 6, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Edmund J. Loughlin and Ella T. (Greene) Loughlin. After graduation from Worcester's St. Peter's High School, she worked briefly in the office at Crompton and Knowles of Worcester prior to her 56-year...
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Nicholas G. Andreson

September 20, 2019

WORCESTER - Nicholas G. Andreson, 86, of Worcester, MA, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Saint Vincent Hospital. He was surrounded by his loving family in his final days. Nicholas was born and raised in Worcester, the son of Greek immigrants, George Nicholas and Mary (Polyzogopoulos) Andreson. As a youngster, he attended Bancroft School and Williston Northampton...
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Mary Murphy

May 27, 1925 - September 20, 2019

WORCESTER-Mary (Warren) Murphy, 94,passed away Friday, September 20 at home surrounded by her family. Her husband, Patrick Murphy passed away in 1989. She leaves three sons, Stephen J. Murphy and his wife, Patricia of Fiskdale, John P. "Jack" Murphy of Leicester and James K. Murphy of Louisville KY,; four grandchildren, Brendan G. Murphy, Aaron S. Murphy, Kerrilyn P. Murphy, M.D. and...
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Daniel J. "Joe" O'Leary, Jr.

December 19, 1931 - September 18, 2019

WORCESTER-Daniel J. "Joe" O'Leary, Jr., 87, of Worcester, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 61 years, Barbara A. (Wiegert) on May 6, 2014. He was born in Worcester, son of Daniel J. O'Leary, Sr. and Jessica (Polachi) O'Leary and graduated from Worcester Boys Trade High School. He proudly served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean...
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Eugene P. Courtney

June 10, 1940 - September 17, 2019

Eugene P. Courtney, Esq., 79, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 17 after a long illness. His loving family was by his side. Eugene was a generous, big-hearted man whose extended family meant the world to him. He played a hands-on-role in the raising of many of his 331 nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and their babies, lavishing them all with his attention and love. He...
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Viola "Anne" Supernor

August 17, 1938 - September 9, 2019

WORCESTER – Viola "Anne" (Robichaud) Supernor, 81, of Worcester died on Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Odd Fellows Home, surrounded by her loving children. Anne was born in Worcester, daughter of Adelard "Ditto" Robichaud and Viola (Graveline) Moore and was also the daughter of Lucille (Vincequere) Robichaud for 55 years. Anne worked at Guaranty Bank, Peoples Bank, and Bank of New...
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Tefta Pojani

April 22, 1919 - September 9, 2019

Tefta "Nana" (Petro) Pojani, 100, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Rose Monahan Hospice House. She was the wife of the late George L. Pojani who passed away in 2008. She was born on April 22, 1919 daughter of the late Archilles and Thomaidha (Tashko) Petro. For many years, Mrs. Pojani worked as a bookkeeper at her brother's business, Acme Prepak Co. Her family...
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Richard John Hafey

February 26, 1929 - September 2, 2019

PAXTON – Richard J. Hafey, a newspaperman for 65 years, died Monday, September 2, 2019. He was 90 years old. His wife of 55 years, Mary E. (Manning) Hafey passed in 2008. He leaves four children, Catherine M. Hafey of Ashfield, CDR John R. Hafey (USN, Ret.) and his wife Gail (Criswell), of Lorton, VA, Margaret E. Hafey of Southport, NC, and, his caretaker, William J. "Bill" Hafey...
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Ismael Perez

March 5, 1951 - August 23, 2019

WORCESTER-Ismael Perez, 68, passed away Friday, August 23 in St. Vincent Hospital. He leaves his children, Ismael Perez, Mirna Perez, Roberto Perez, Miguel Perez, Jocelyn Perez, Brenda Mendez, Luis Mendez, Sharo Fuentes, Yeissa Jones and Luz Perez; 21 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers; 5 sisters and nieces and nephews. Two sisters, predeceased him. He was born in Rio Piedras...
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Matteo J. Pastore

December 27, 1928 - August 19, 2019

WORCESTER-Matteo Joseph Pastore, 90, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on August 19, 2019. Matteo, a lifelong resident of Worcester, was the son of the late Michael and Josephine (Garafalo) Pastore. Matteo was predeceased a year and a half ago by his loving wife of 62 years, Elizabeth A. (Murphy) Pastore. A graduate of North High School, Matteo proudly served his country in the...
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Robert Allen Fay

March 15, 1949 - August 18, 2019

WORCESTER- Robert A. Fay, 70, passed away peacefully at home on August 18, 2019. He was born in Sudbury, Massachusetts on March 15, 1949 a son of the late Arthur Eliphalet Fay and Helen Louise (Eaton) Fay. He was raised in Sudbury before he and his family moved to Florida. Robert graduated high school and went on to attend the first communication school in the United States, National...
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Elsie Rosa

July 24, 1949 - August 18, 2019

Elsie Rosa, 70, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on July 24, 1949 a daughter of the late Evaristo Rosa Soto and Rosa Haidee Gonzalez. She cherished time spent with her loving family and enjoyed cooking. She was very active at her church and enjoyed watching novelas on the television. She leaves...
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Raymond D. Whalen

November 12, 1927 - August 18, 2019

Raymond D. Whalen, 91, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 after declining health. He was the husband of the late June O. (Swift) Whalen, who died in 2010. He was born in Worcester, the son of the late Walter and Mary (Conway) Whalen and graduated from South High School. A standout athlete at South, his senior yearbook listed him as one of South High's most versatile athletes....
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Delia R. Trainor

April 14, 1926 - August 18, 2019

WORCESTER- Delia (Staropoli) Trainor, 93, of Worcester passed away Sunday, August 18 in UMASS Medical Center. Delia was born in East Boston, the daughter of Italian immigrants, Giuseppe and Giuseppina (Rotella) Staropoli and graduated from East Boston High School and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She worked as a graphic artist at the Federal Reserve Bank before moving to Worcester....
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Bruce E. Chapman, Jr.

July 30, 1981 - August 16, 2019

Bruce Edward Chapman, Jr., 38, passed away suddenly on August 16, 2019 after being stricken ill. He was born on July 30, 1981 in New Hartford, New York a son of Bruce E. Chapman, Sr., and Judith Anne (Nichols) Chapman. He was raised in Worcester and graduated from Holy Name Central Catholic High School in 1999. He later attended the Technology Learning Center where he received certification...
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Emmanuel Bampo Addo

May 20, 1950 - August 13, 2019

WORCESTER- Emmanuel Bampo Addo, 69, passed away on August 13, 2019 at UMass Medical Center after a brief illness. Mr. Addo was born on May 20, 1950 in Accra, Ghana. A son of the late Timothy Bampo Addo and Josephine (Oppong) Addo. For many years he worked at the Middlesex Savings Bank. He loved reading and watching soccer/football. He was interested in politics. He leaves behind his wife,...
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Douglas Emrick Crawford

July 23, 1940 - August 13, 2019

AUBURN – "The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you" unknown For Doug Crawford, whether the task was at work, at home in his gardens, during his daily runs, one of his several marathons or facing the illness that changed him so much in the end, strength was a constant in his life. Douglas Emrick Crawford, 79, of Auburn, beloved husband, father and grandfather...
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Arshag Yazijian

November 26, 1926 - August 5, 2019

WORCESTER-Arshag Arnold Yazijian, 92, formerly of June Street passed away Monday, August 5 in the Meadows of Leicester. His wife, Rosalie V. (Hagopian) Yazijian passed away in 1999. He was the brother-in-law of the late, Hon. Jacob Hagopian, United States Magistrate Judge, and his wife, Mary of Narragansett, RI; he leaves eight nieces and nephews, Wayne Nalbandian of Worcester, Charles...
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Kevin Njau Gichini

December 25, 1989 - August 4, 2019

Kevin Njau Gichini, 29, passed away at UMass Medical Center in Worcester after a sudden illness on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Born on December 25, 1989 in Nakuru- Kenya he was son to Perminus Gichini Mungai and Rosemary Wanjiru Gicheru. Loving dad to Myra Wanjiru Njau with Margaret Githengu. Step son to Loise Gichini and Eddie Cleary. Brother to Harrison Mungai, Late Cliff Cyrus Gicheru,...
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Gerald J. Sullivan, Sr.

November 11, 1937 - August 4, 2019

Spencer- Gerald J. Sullivan, Sr., 81, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2019 at Knollwood Nursing Center. He was born in Worcester on November 11, 1937 a son of the late Paul H. and Annette L. (Adams) Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan graduated from South High School and later attend Worcester Junior College before proudly serving his country as a paratrooper in the United States Army during the...
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Lynne M. Steeves

August 14, 1922 - July 30, 2019

Lynne Mary Steeves, 96, passed away peacefully at her home on July 30, 2019 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Gerald N. Steeves who died in 2006. Lynne was born in Worcester on August 14, 1922 a daughter of the late Salim and Mary (Haddad) Ayik. She was raised in Worcester and graduated from Commerce High School before attending Becker Junior College, The New England...
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Concetta C. Ekstrom

July 29, 2019

Worcester-Concetta "Connie" (Misale) Ekstrom, 86, died peacefully on Monday, July 29, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital. She leaves her husband of 64 years, Robert H. Ekstrom Sr., 2 sons, Robert H. Ekstrom, Jr. and wife Sandra J. Ekstrom of Carlsbad, CA, Stephen J. Ekstrom of Millbury, 6 grandchildren, Randolph Ekstrom of Sprakers, NY, Lee Stephen Ekstrom and his wife Jamie Lynn Brooks of Shrewsbury,...
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Margaret (Sahagian) Mooradian

July 26, 2019

Margaret (Sahagian) Mooradian, 89, formerly of Worcester passed away peacefully on Friday, July 26, 2019 at home, in the loving care of her daughter and her family. Margaret was born in Providence, RI, daughter of the late Avedis and Zabel (Nazarian) Sahagian. She lived in Worcester for many years before moving to her daughter and son-in-law's home in Leicester 11 years ago. For Margaret,...
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Marla Y. Trahan

November 8, 1966 - July 25, 2019

Worcester-Marla Y. Trahan, 52, passed away Thursday, July 25. Marla was a talented, loving person who made friends with everyone she met. She was by nature an artistic, emotion driven person who wrote well, from the heart, from genuine feelings. Her drawings were always playful and colorful. She loved to talk in person, on the phone, by text, or by Facebook. Yes, she loved to talk. While...
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John D. Hughes, Jr

December 29, 1922 - July 24, 2019

WORCESTER- John D. "Jack" Hughes, Jr., 96, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Jewish Healthcare Center. He was the husband of the late Adrienne (Berberian) Hughes who died in 2001. Jack was born in Worcester on December 29, 1922, the son of the late John D. and Alice (Maher) Hughes. He grew up on both Bay State Road and Montvale Road in Worcester and attended local...
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Edwin A. Boyd

October 12, 1954 - July 21, 2019

Worcester- Edwin Allen Boyd, 64, passed away peacefully at Old Orchard Beach while vacationing with his family whom he loved so much. He was born in Landsdale, Pennsylvania on October 12, 1954 a son of the late Minton Darrington Boyd and Nancy Lou (Sell) Boyd. Following his schooling, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam Era. ...
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Paul S. Witkowski

June 16, 1951 - July 18, 2019

BOSTON – Paul S. Witkowski, 68, died at home on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Paul was born and raised in Worcester, son of the late Stanly P. Witkowski and Mary "Maxine" G. (O'Connell) Lindgren. He graduated from Worcester schools. Paul worked for many years as a custodian at the Suffolk County Courthouse. He enjoyed living in Boston for the past 42 years where made many friends. Paul...
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Blanchard L. Bernard

September 2, 1946 - July 12, 2019

Paxton-Blanchard L. Bernard, also known as "Bernie" or "Pugg" to his family and friends, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 12, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester. He was a loving and devoted father and husband. Bernie leaves his devoted wife of 44 years, Brenda J. (Hadis) Bernard, and his loving daughter Marie Anastasia Bernard-Cook and her husband, Jason A. Cook, a dear son in law....
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Joseph P. Sullivan, Sr.

March 12, 1927 - July 10, 2019

WORCESTER- Joseph P. "Sully" Sullivan, Sr, 92, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Worcester, son of the late John J. and Julia J. (O'Meara) Sullivan. Joe graduated from St. John's High School in 1945 where he was known as "Snuffy" and was inducted into the St. John's Hall of Fame. He then proudly served in the U.S. Army...
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Janet M. Reidy

May 10, 1935 - July 9, 2019

Janet M. Reidy, 84, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2019 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Cambridge, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Francis D. Reidy who passed away in 2014. Prior to enjoying her retirement, Janet was a special education teacher in the Worcester Public School system, assisting many children to learn how to read for the first time. Earning her...
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Steve J. Gasper

November 1, 1948 - July 7, 2019

Steven J. Gasper, 70 of the Colony Retirement Communtiy of Grove St. passed away Sunday, July 7. A Funeral Service with Military Honor's will be held Thursday, July 11 at 1:00pm in the Chapel of the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen St., Winchendon.
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John W. Curran

June 1, 1923 - July 4, 2019

WEBSTER - John W. Curran, 96, formerly of Worcester passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2019, with his beloved family at his bedside. John was born and raised in Worcester, one of eight children to Patrick and Isabella (Fraser) Curran. John attended Worcester public schools and then became a pipefitter, a talent that led him to work in the physical plant department for the...
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Ruth R. (Wheaton) Evans

October 19, 1922 - June 30, 2019

Worcester-Ruth R. (Wheaton) Evans, died on June 30, 2019 in St. Vincent Hospital. She was born in Manchester, CT, the daughter of Sidney and Fannie (Rexford) Wheaton. She was predeceased by her husband Charles in 2000 and her son Christopher in 2018. She leaves a daughter Nancy H, a son Rexford W., her daughter in law Leslie Russell, two grandsons, Michael and Jonathan Evans and their mother...
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Antonio "Tony" D'Allesandro

June 9, 1929 - June 29, 2019

WORCESTER-Antonio "Tony" D'Allesandro, 90, died Saturday, June 29, 2019 at home with his family by his side. He was born in Worcester, son of Italian immigrants Antonio and Rose (Catrambone) D'Allessandro. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Tony was a carpenter with Carpenters, Local 107 for many years. After retirement, Tony managed Anthony Arms apartment complex in Worcester. ...
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Richard Thomas Daviau

June 29, 2019

Richard T. Daviau, 83, passed away Saturday, June 29 in the Blaire House. His wife of 58 years, Joanne (Malonis) Daviau died in 2018. He leaves his three sons, Thomas Daviau, Richard Daviau and James Daviau all of Worcester and many extended family and friends. He was born in Worcester, son of Adolphus J. and Dorothy G. (Thomas) Daviaus and served in the US Army. Richard retired from the...
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Martha Lowell Densmore

September 8, 1924 - June 26, 2019

Martha Lowell Densmore, whose life was marked by devotion to her family and abundant service to many Worcester area charities, died peacefully on Wed. June 26 at her home of 63 years. She was 94. Mrs. Densmore believed hospitality and openness nurtured happy humans and healthy communities. She was "such a welcoming person" that people of all ages felt especially respected and valued in her...
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Omar M. Abu

June 23, 2019

Omar M. Abu 1991 - 2019 Omar M. Abu age 28 passed away June 23, 2019 in Worcester,Ma. He was born on June 4th, 1991, in Thika, Kenya. He is survived by: Many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews & nieces from the Tairara family of his late father side. His mother Mary Wangeci Githinji, his wife Nicole Abu, his daughter Zerina Abu, his step sons Malik, Marques, & Gianni, his grandmother Lisper...
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Karen J. Ramirez

August 31, 1956 - June 23, 2019

CHERRY VALLEY- Karen J. (Harkins) Ramirez, 62, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital. Karen was born in Worcester on August 31, 1956 a daughter of the late Robert and Ella Mae (Charlon) Harkins. She attended local schools and worked for the past thirty years as an instructional assistant within the Worcester Public Schools until her retirement in 2016. ...
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Ronald J. Bottom

June 23, 1952 - June 22, 2019

WORCESTER-Ronald Joseph Bottom, 66, of Worcester passed away Saturday, June 22 in the Beaumont Nursing Center. He leaves seven siblings, Gloria Nichols of Millbury, Patricia Bottom of Worcester, Daniel Bottom of Whitinsville, Margaret Bottom of Worcester, Cynthia Williams of Spencer, Theodore Bottom, Jr., of Ponte Verda, FL, and Robert Bottom of Green Bay, WI; many aunts and uncles and nieces...
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David G. Oliver

August 22, 1951 - June 22, 2019

Worcester- David G. Oliver, 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Westside House. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the care of Fay Brothers Life Celebration Home, 1 West Boylston St., West Boylston.
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Arthur "Archie" Cronin

October 9, 1944 - June 21, 2019

AUBURN - Arthur H. "Archie" Cronin, 74, formerly of Worcester, died peacefully on Friday, June 21st at the Rose Monahan Hospice House, Worcester, with his beloved family surrounding his bedside. Archie was born and raised in Worcester, one of six children to Timothy "Frank" and Florence (Dubois) Cronin. He was predeceased by his four siblings, Robert, Daniel, Neil and Shirley St. Francis. ...
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Ronald R. Rajotte

December 26, 1934 - June 16, 2019

WORCESTER-Ronald R. Rajotte, 84, of Worcester passed away peacefully at Rose Monahan Home on Sunday, June 16, 2019, after a brief illness. He leaves his wife of 58 years Johanna (Kowalewski) Rajotte, a son Ronald Rajotte and his wife Ekaterina (Fotiadis) Rajotte of Worcester, two granddaughters Kiriaki Rajotte and Johanna Rajotte, a grandson Joseph Rajotte and his beloved dog, Karlie. A...
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Felix E. Santiago

June 14, 1993 - June 14, 2019

WORCESTER-Felix E. Santiago, 26, passed away Friday, June 14. Felix was currently enrolled in UMASS Medical School and spent countless hours studying to pursue his dream to become a Doctor. He graduated from Saint Peter Marian High School and Magna Cum Laude from Assumption College. He leaves his parents, Luis F. and Ercilia M. (Estevez) Santiago; a sister, Michelle Cronin and her husband...
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Nelson Antonio Estevez

November 22, 1964 - June 13, 2019

WORCESTER-Nelson Antonio Estevez, 54, passed away Thursday, June 13. A visiting period will held Tuesday, June 18 from 10:30am-12:15pm at Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle St. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30pm in Saint Paul's Cathedral, 15 Chatham St. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery.
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Francis X. Reed

December 2, 1931 - June 13, 2019

WORCESTER – For the many people that knew him, using the word devoted to describe Francis Reed is most appropriate. Devoted to his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; devoted to his country, serving in the US Navy; and devoted to his community as a volunteer with many organizations to build better lives for people. And, as many know, he was devoted to his church and...
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Lan Chan Lai

July 23, 1929 - June 10, 2019

SOUTHBOROUGH- Lan Chan Lai, 89, passed away on June 10, 2019 at UMass Medical Center. Mrs. Lai was the beloved wife of the late David Wai Chung Lai who passed away in 2012. She was born in Shuntak, Kwangton, China on July 23, 1929. She leaves behind her daughters, Julie Szeto and her husband, Alexander Szeto of Southborough; Cheryl Tsang and her husband Johnny Kwok Wing Tsang of Vancouver...
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Ann-Marie Deely-Carver

June 27, 1955 - June 7, 2019

WORCESTER/ BOYNTON BEACH, FL – In the afternoon hours of June 7th, and surrounded by her loving family, Ann-Marie Deely-Carver passed away peacefully at the home of her sister. She was 63 Ann-Marie was one of 8 children born to the late Col. Joseph C. Deely, USAF, Ret. and Elizabeth A. (Tivnan) Deely. During her young years, Ann-Marie grew up in Worcester. The family relocated to Alexandria,...
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Raymond E. Hartnett

September 27, 1928 - June 5, 2019

Raymond E. Hartnett, 90 Auburn AUBURN-Raymond E. Hartnett, 90, of Auburn died after a brief illness on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester surrounded by family. His wife of 53 years, Jane E. (Kelleher) Hartnett, died in 2008. He leaves five children, Patricia DePatie and her husband Michael of Rockwood, ME, Rosemary Mandella and her husband Joseph of Cherry...
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Robert John Clemens, Sr.

February 9, 1928 - June 4, 2019

BOLTON-Robert J. Clemens, Sr., 91, passed away Tuesday, June 4 while surrounded by his loving family in the Lutheran Home in Worcester. Bob was a committed family man. He was happiest being around his family and knowing they were doing well. He grew up in difficult beginnings in East Boston and Rockland, MA, and joined the military serving his country for 20 years (Army & USAF, retired)...
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Homer F. Derosier

March 2, 1932 - June 4, 2019

AUBURN-Homer F. Derosier, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Worcester, son of Omer and Margaret (Steffen) Derosier. Homer worked for Wyman Gordon Company for 39 years, retiring in 1994. He was a longtime member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, where he served as lector, Eucharistic minister, altar server, sang...
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Charles P. McDonald, Jr.

September 17, 1960 - June 2, 2019

Leominster-Charles P. McDonald, Jr., 58, of Leominster, formerly of Worcester passed away Sunday, June 2 surrounded by his family. He leaves his wife, Sintya (Souza) McDonald; two children, Jasmyn and Chelsea McDonald; his mother, Joan B. (Chenard) McDonald; a brother, Steve McDonald and a sister, Pamela Courtney. His father, Charles P. McDonald, Sr. passed away in 2017. He was born in...
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Ruben Rosado

November 22, 1950 - June 2, 2019

SPRINGFIELD-Ruben Rosado, 68, died Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Life Care Center of Wilbraham, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, son of the late Jose and Ana (Roman) Rosado. Ruben worked as a kiln operator at Norton Company for over 20 years. After his retirement, Ruben worked as a handyman. He was a dedicated member of the Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal...
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Ruth E. Heywood

February 5, 1931 - June 1, 2019

Ruth Heywood, age 88, died on Saturday, June 1, 2019. She was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Lawrence Lindenberg and Elsie Bennhoff Lindenberg. In 1954 she married Phil Heywood and together they raised 3 daughters, Betsy Nicolli (Rob) of St. Louis MO, Ellen McMahon (John) of Newtown CT, and Ginny Graves of Bend OR. Ruth leaves behind six grandchildren, Melissa, Sarah, Emma, Cori, Robbie, and...
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Livingston R. Whyte

March 26, 1954 - May 28, 2019

WORCESTER-Livingston R. Whyte, 65, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Saint Vincent Hospital. He was born and raised in Aberdeen, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, son of the late Lester White and Miranda Watson. As a young man in Jamaica, Livingston served with the Salvation Army, and then after completing the police academy, he served on...
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Darlene Evelyn Simpson

September 18, 1961 - May 28, 2019

WORCESTER — Darlene Evelyn Simpson, 57, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019 after a long illness. She was born in Portland, Maine, daughter of the late Harry J. and Katherine J. (Brown) Simpson. Darlene was a very caring person and she enjoyed her work as a Certified Nursing Assistant until her illness forced her to retire at a young age. Darlene was an animal lover and always had pets...
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Bernard P. Stalilonis, Jr.

September 30, 1945 - May 27, 2019

LAKELAND, FL-Bernard "Bernie" Stalilonis, 73, of Lakeland, FL and Old Orchard Beach, ME passed away May 27, 2019 at his home in Lakeland after a battle with cancer. He was born September 30, 1945 in Worcester to the late Arlene (Matulis) and Bernard Stalilonis Sr. Though he was born and raised in Worcester, he called Auburn home for nearly 30 years. After graduating from Classical High...
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Marie Ann Gibeault-Whitman

January 23, 1953 - May 24, 2019

Ruskin, FL-Marie Ann Gibeault-Whitman, 66, formerly of Worcester, passed away Friday, May 24 in Ruskin, FL. She leaves her husband of 36 years, Douglas B. Whitman; three children, Jennifer Scott and her husband, Daniel of St. Albans, VT, Nicholas Whitman and his wife, Anna of Leroy, NY and Nathaniel Whitman and his wife, Kirstyn of Woonsocket, RI; four grandchildren, Julia Scott, Owen Scott,...
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Wesley Wyman Dalbeck

May 23, 2019

Worcester-Wesley Wyman Dalbeck, 95, died peacefully in his home on Thursday, May 23, 2019. He leaves his wife of 67 yrs., Betty Jean (Woodbury) Dalbeck, five children, Nancy Dalbeck, John Dalbeck and wife Ellen, Robert Dalbeck and wife Lynn, Helen Dalbeck and husband Alexis Pittman, Mary Ann Fournier and husband Roland, nine grandchildren, five gt. grandchildren and many, many dear friends of...
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Laurine S. Lizewski

October 23, 1942 - May 21, 2019

WORCESTER-Laurine S. (Frykberg) Lizewski, 76, of Worcester, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at UMass Memorial Medical Center due to complications related to Leukemia. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late William and Bertha O. (Sundell) Frykberg and graduated from Commerce High School. Laurine retired from GMAC Financial after 37 years of service as a Commercial Lending Analyst....
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Nancy Hovhanesian

May 21, 2019

WORCESTER- Nancy (Sahagian) Hovhanesian, 95, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family. Her beloved husband of 55 years, Garabed Hovhanesian, passed away in 2001. Nancy, the daughter of the late Kalusd and Takoohy (Kourbandjian) Sahagian, was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and was brought to the United States at the age of 1 year by her parents who settled in Worcester, Massachusetts....
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Virginia A. Shannon

June 2, 1948 - May 21, 2019

WORCESTER- Virginia "Ginny" A. (Prior) Shannon, 70, beloved wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home after an illness and with her loving family by her side. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Arthur H. and Margaret (Minns) Prior and graduated from St. Peter's High School. Ginny continued on to Worcester State College where...
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Gerald J. St. Germain

March 23, 1954 - May 18, 2019

Worcester - Gerald J. St.Germain,65, passed away Saturday, May 18th 2019 at Umass Medical Center, after having battled cancer courageously. Gerald, who always went by "Gerry" was predeceased by his daughter, Melanie St.Germain and also his brother, David St.Germain. Gerry is survived by his five remaining brothers; Mickey, Albert, Jimmy, Danny and Ralph. He also leaves behind his daughter,...
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Constance M. Hanlon

August 15, 1921 - May 15, 2019

WORCESTER-Constance M. (Maxwell) Hanlon, 97, of Worcester, passed away Thursday, May 16 in St. Vincent Hospital. Constance was born in Dorchester, daughter of Francis Howard and Mary Eleanor (Kenney) Maxwell and graduated from The Mathers School in Dorchester, Girls High School in Roxbury, and attended Boston Clerical School. She was employed at Lumberman's Mutual Association as Head of...
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John F. "Jack" Tighe

March 25, 1942 - May 15, 2019

WORCESTER-John F. Tighe "Jack", 77, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at UMASS Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born in Worcester, son of the late John J. and Theresa M. (McGee) Tighe. Jack joined the Army and served during the Vietnam War. He was a carpenter for 35 years and was a member of Carpenter's Local 107. Jack was a family man and loved spending time...
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Rodney J. Ferris

February 18, 1933 - May 1, 2019

LINCOLN-Rodney Jarvis Ferris, businessman and counselor, loving husband and father, died in his apartment in Lincoln Mass on May 1, 2019. A 56-year resident of Holden and Worcester MA, Rodney was born on February 18th, 1933, in Darien CT to Margery Jarvis and William Henry Ferris. He attended Hotchkiss School and Princeton University where he led the varsity swim team's butterfly squad and...
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Nereida Ayala

March 21, 1936 - May 1, 2019

WORCESTER- Nereida Ayala, 83, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family on May 1, 2019. She was the wife of the late Felix Isaac who passed away in 1989. She was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico on March 21, 1936 a daughter of the late Juan P. Ayala and Maria T. Perez. Mrs. Ayala will be remembered as a kind and loving mother to her nine children. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles...
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Olivia M. Chafetz

April 30, 1948 - May 1, 2019

WORCESTER- God received a very special angel, Olivia M. (Nozzolillo) Chafetz, 71, of Worcester. Olivia was born April 30, 1948. She passed away on May 1, 2019. Olivia was the daughter of the late Orlando Nozzolillo and Antoinette (DiRienzo) Nozzolillo. She married the love of her life, Stuart Chafetz on June 30, 1973 and enjoyed life to the fullest. Stuart passed away on January 14, 1996....
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Rose Tobia

April 29, 2019

Rose J. (Rusiecka) Tobia was called from her earthly life on April 29, 2019 at the age of 95 years. Born in Dudley, Massachusetts, Rose moved to Southbridge, Massachusetts after marrying her husband Thomas J. Tobia who passed away in November of 2004. After living many years in Southbridge, Rose and Tom moved to Sturbridge, Massachusetts where Rose resided until shortly before her death. Rose...
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Yolanda Jesse Preston

September 7, 1942 - April 21, 2019

WORCESTER- Yolanda Jesse Preston, 76, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born in Colon, Panama on September 7, 1942 a daughter of the late Evaristo Jesse and Lucilda Perez. Ms. Preston worked for many years as a certified nursing assistant at facilities in New Jersey and loved bingo, fishing and shopping. She leaves behind her son, Leandro Jesse; a...
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