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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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Dennis MacGillivray

April 21, 2019

Biddeford, ME- Dennis MacGillivray, 42, passed away due to injuries sustained in an accident in Biddeford, on April 21, 2019. Dennis was raised in Holden, MA and attended St. John's High School in Shrewsbury. He leaves a sister, Sally Loverin and her husband Mike of Rutland, MA and a brother Brian MacGillivray of Henderson, NV, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a niece and...
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Donald F. Nelson

July 4, 1930 - April 17, 2019

Worcester-Donald F. Nelson – physicist, university professor, writer, and Renaissance man – who had lived in Worcester since 1987, died on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the age of 88. Don was proud to have been born on Independence Day in 1930 and loved to joke that everyone made such a big deal over his birthday. He was born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, son of Paul V. and F. Dorothea ...
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Dora Firempong

December 1, 1962 - April 16, 2019

WORCESTER-Dora Firempong, 56, of Worcester, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in her home after an illness. She was born in Kumasi, Ghana, daughter of Beatrice (Afari) Firempong and the late Alfred Firempong. Dora worked as a licensed practical nurse at St. Francis Home for several years. She was a member of the Cross of Light Ministry on Cambridge Street. Dora was very active in the...
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Robert Brian Reilly

February 7, 1954 - April 14, 2019

WEST BOYLSTON - Robert Brian Reilly, 65, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on February 7, 1954 a son of the late Joseph and Claire (Bechard) Reilly. He attended Saint Maria Goretti School before graduating from Saint Raphael Academy in 1972. From there Bob went on to obtain a...
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Barbara C. Hogan

October 28, 1927 - April 14, 2019

PAXTON-Barbara C. (Hellstrom) Hogan, 91, of Paxton passed away Sunday, April 14 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center. Her husband of 54 years, Robert J. Hogan passed away in 2009. She leaves three children, Jonathan James Hogan of Ware, Robert Jay Hogan and his wife, Barbara of Charlton and Caroline Joy Leveille and her husband, James of Worcester; six grandchildren, Ben Hogan of South Paris, ME,...
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Zartar (Karacayoyan) Tashjian

January 2, 1923 - April 7, 2019

WORCESTER - Zartar (Karacayoyan) Tashjian, 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 7th, 2019, at Dodge Park Rest Home in Worcester, MA, after the onset of a sudden illness. She was born January 2, 1923 in Kharpout, Armenia, daughter of Toros & Djohar Hagopian. In 1947, Zartar married Hapet Tashjian in Marseille, France, before immigrating to the United States in 1948. Having always enjoyed...
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Tusya Sukharenko

March 24, 1928 - April 5, 2019

WORCESTER-Tusya (Staroselsky) Sukharenko, 91, of the Belmont Street Towers community passed away Friday, April 5th in her home. She leaves her son, Arkady Sukharenko of Latvia; a daughter, Liliya Tsurikhina and her husband, Alex of Wareham; five grandchildren, Igor, Nick, Ilya, Elina and Diana and four great-grandchildren, Sasha, Arye, Aron and Eli. Her first husband, Isaak Sukharenko;...
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Frederick G. Dove

November 3, 1957 - April 3, 2019

Frederick G. Dove of Leicester, formerly of West Roxbury, passed away on April 3, 2019. He was 61 years old. Fred was a resident at a Seven Hills group home and attended Aspire! Worcester. Fred enjoyed being with friends and family and listening to music from the Big Band Era. He enjoyed traveling and made friends wherever he went. Fred was the son of Evelyn (Maloof) Dove of Medfield and...
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Aaron Ritchie Knowlton

April 2, 1988 - April 2, 2019

WORCESTER- Aaron Ritchie Knowlton, 31, passed away on April 2, 2019. He was born in Worcester on April 2, 1988 the son of Kirk A. and Cheryl (Ritchie) Knowlton. Aaron was raised in Worcester and graduated from St. John's High School where he completed 7 AP courses and received the National Merit Scholarship. From there, he attended Bentley University where he graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor...
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Jean T. Moynihan

July 6, 1929 - April 1, 2019

WORCESTER-Jean T. (Murphy) Moynihan, 89, of Worcester, died on April 1, 2019. She was born in Worcester, the only child of John and Grace (Robinson) Murphy on July 6, 1929, and went on to live most of her life in Worcester. She married Attorney Arthur T. Moynihan in 1957, and they spent 36 loving years together until his death in 1993. The couple were parents to eight children, and Jean is...
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Kathleen M. Erickson

March 31, 2019

Worcester-Kathleen M. (Elbag) Erickson, 59, of Worcester passed away Sunday, March 31 in UMASS Medical Center. She leaves her husband of 5 years, Richard G. Erickson; her mother, Theresa A. (Grady) Brodeur; a sister, Elizabeth A. Elbag of Worcester; two step-sons Rick Erickson and his wife Stephanie, Ryan Erickson, many nieces and nephews, and her beloved cats, Allie and Snowball....
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Janthony Robles

March 30, 2019

WORCESTER- Janthony Robles, 22, passed away suddenly on Satuday, March 30, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Worcester on August 30, 1996 a son of Johny Robles and Gloria (Mendez) Jose. Janthony graduated from Burncoat High School in 2015 where he joined the ROTC Program and also enjoyed singing in the chorus. and then began driving truck for Mia's Trucking and Martinez Trucking....
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John H. Dorenkamp III

February 16, 1959 - March 26, 2019

John Dorenkamp died March 26, 2019 after a sudden illness. He was a gentle man with a fierce spirit. The son of Angela and John Dorenkamp (both deceased), John attended the Mercy School in Worcester and worked for many years in a Seven Hills sheltered workshop. Those who attended Assumption College might also remember him as the "dishwasher who made the fire drill sound." John was a resident...
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William C. Clancey

March 25, 2019

Worcester- William Christopher Clancey, 63, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, March 25, 2019. Mr. Clancey leaves behind his children, Sean Clancey and his wife Laura, Joseph Clancey, and Jillian Moriarty and her husband Chris; four grandchildren, Addison, Teagan, Caleigh and Jack; his siblings, John, Thomas, Joseph, Mary, Margaret, Charles and David Clancey; as well as several nieces...
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Sandra L. McElroy

November 1, 1946 - March 25, 2019

AUBURN- Sandra Lee (Aubin Glasberg) McElroy, 72, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children on March 25, 2019 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was the wife of the late Francis P. McElroy, Sr., who passed away in 2016. She was born in Worcester on November 1, 1946 a daughter of the late Gloria and Edward Aubin. Sandra began working at Mr. Ed's Bar and also...
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Jacob Frankian

February 18, 1924 - March 23, 2019

WORCESTER-Jacob "Jake" Frankian, 95, of Overland Park, KS, formerly of Worcester passed away Saturday, March 23. His wife of 63 years, Elsie R. (Marsoobian) Frankian passed away in 2010. He leaves two children, Michael P. Frankian and his wife, Jody and Jean M. Frankian; two grandchildren, Brian Frankian and Ashley Davis and her husband Keaton; all of Overland Park; a brother, George Frankian...
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Carol Wright

July 15, 1943 - March 23, 2019

Worcester-Carol (Rochette) Wright, 75, died Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home after a brief illness. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Roger and Delima (Siroir) Rochette and graduated from Classical High School. Carol continued her education at Clark University and St. Joseph's College and later earned her Masters of Science at University of Connecticut School...
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Daniel J. Gubber

March 19, 2019

AUBURN-Daniel J. Gubber, 59, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, March 19 in Saint Vincent Hospital. Dan was a Senior Professional System Architect at DXC Technology and has worked in the technology industry for close to 40 years. A Worcester native and graduate of Doherty Memorial High School, Dan proudly served in the Massachusetts Air National Guard for 8 years. Dan loved spending time in...
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Rose-Marie A. Scott

October 26, 1933 - March 16, 2019

WORCESTER- Rose-Marie A. Scott, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of the late John P. "Skitchy" Scott, Jr. who passed away in 1994. She was born in Worcester on October 26, 1933 a daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Cantin) Desroches. Rose was raised in Worcester and attended local schools where she...
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Delphina "Fina" Saez

March 21, 1979 - March 14, 2019

Delphina Maria Saez, 39, lovingly known as "Fina", died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Fina was born in and raised in Worcester. She graduated from South High School and later earned a certificate as a Certified Nursing Aide. She worked for several years in the home healthcare field. One of Fina talents was in the kitchen. Everyone in her family enjoyed her cooking during...
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Paula Gallant-Kokocinski

April 3, 1957 - March 13, 2019

OXFORD/ PAXTON – Surrounded by her loving family, Paula Gallant-Kokocinski, 61, passed away on Wednesday, march 13, 2019, following a brief illness. Paula was born and raised in Worcester, a daughter of the late Ernest and Dorothy J. (Rogers) Gallant. She was also predeceased by her sister, Diane. Paula graduated from Burncoat High School. During her younger years, Paula was an accomplished...
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Peter A. Roy

June 19, 1968 - March 11, 2019

MANCHAUG – Peter A. Roy, 50, died peacefully on March 11, 2019 at Brookside Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Webster. He was born in Milford, a son of the late Richard and Doris I. (Menard) Roy and attended Project Coffee in Oxford. Peter worked as a pizza delivery driver and then as a laundry attendant at a local hotel for the past several years. He enjoyed spending time with his family...
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Gerald F. Coppola

June 24, 1952 - March 10, 2019

WORCESTER- Gerald F. Coppola, 66, passed away suddenly on March 10, 2019 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. He was born in Worcester on June 24, 1952 a son of the late Henry F. and Ann (Curran) Coppola. He attended local schools and graduated from St. Stephen High School where he played for the track team. From there Gerald attended Quinsigamond Community College and later received a...
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Antaurious Antonio "Nene" Guzman

August 14, 1999 - March 9, 2019

WORCESTER- Antaurious Antonio "Nene" Guzman, passed away unexpectedly on March 9, 2019. A young man of just 19 years of age, an aspiring, responsible, caring and compassionate individual that was looking forward to a bright future. He was born and raised in Worcester, a son of Jorge Luis Guzman and Irene Yesnia Diaz and attended local schools. He graduated from Doherty High School in...
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Charles Wage

March 9, 2019

Worcester-Charles "Whitey" Wage, 87 passed away Saturday, March 9 in UMASS Medical Center. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Lillian (Dionne) Wage; three children, Steve Wage of Worcester, Ken Wage of Holden and Linda Wage of Holden and two grandchildren, Nick Wage and Elizabeth Wage. A sister, Doris J. Wage predeceased him. He was born in Chicago, IL son of Edmond and Dorothy (Devlin) Wage. ...
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