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Eugenia "Nina" Tsantinis

June 27, 1959 - June 3, 2020

Eugenia "Nina" Tsantinis, 60, of Worcester died peacefully from breast cancer on Wednesday, June 3, surrounded by her loving family. She leaves behind her beloved daughter Elena Cordova, Elena's husband Max Fraser, and two grandchildren Sabina and Basil. She also leaves behind her devoted sister Barbara Tsantinis, and Barbara's husband Michael Murphy, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins,...
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Lowerre (Lolly) Harding Simsarian

February 11, 1929 - June 1, 2020

WORCESTER- Lowerre (Lolly) Harding Simsarian died at Rose Monahan Hospice Home on June 1, 2020, after a 20-year battle with multiple myeloma. She was 91. She was born in 1929 in Utica, New York, the daughter of LeRoy L. and May D. (Brinckerhoff) Harding, of Waterville, New York. She attended Waterville Central School and graduated from Foxhollow School, in Lenox, Massachusetts, and in 1951...
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Edward Courtney

April 4, 1950 - June 1, 2020

WORCESTER – Edward "Eddie" Courtney, 70, of Worcester died June 1 at St. Vincent's Hospital from the Covid-19 virus. He was the son of Edward and Arlene (Howard) Courtney, and was a lifelong resident of Worcester. Eddie leaves his sons, Gerald of Worcester and William and his wife Sara of Spencer, and their children Natalie and Nolan; his brother Eugene and his wife Mary Courtney of Auburn;...
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Susan M. O'Neill

January 13, 1940 - May 31, 2020

On Sunday, May 31, Susan M. (Fleming) O'Neill of Yarmouthport, loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, after a four-and-a-half-year courageous battle with Stage 4 lung cancer. Sue recently celebrated her 80th birthday on January 13th.  She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Fred M. and Helen (Gaier) Fleming.  Sue leaves behind her...
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Lydia E. Colon

May 30, 2020

Worcester-Lydia E. Colon, 68, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, at St. Vincent's Hospital. Lydia was known for her love of family and God. Lydia had a strong faith; she reminded those around her how important it is to have God in your life. Lydia lost her only child Elizabeth Bonilla to Lupus on April 29, 2019, and for the past year she struggled to keep her faith but never gave up. As...
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Lawrence E. Collins

November 19, 1938 - May 30, 2020

WORCESTER-Lawrence E. Collins, 81 of Worcester passed away Saturday, May 30 in UMASS Medical Center. Larry was born in Arlington, son of Edward J. and Marion (Flynn) Collins and graduated Commerce High School and attended Worcester State College. He proudly served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1967. Larry worked for Turf Products Inc. a division of the Toro Company for...
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Ignacio "Nacho" Zuniga

September 19, 1975 - May 28, 2020

WORCESTER-Ignacio Zuniga, 44, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after an illness. Nacho, as he was also known was born in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, son of Ignacio Zuniga and Maria del Carmen Garcia. He has lived in the United States for 28 years and has lived in California and Massachusetts. He worked as a landscaper for many years. Nacho had a...
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Hector O. Perez

September 14, 1972 - May 28, 2020

WORCESTER-Hector O. Perez, 47, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after being stricken ill. Hector was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico and graduated from the auto body technician program at Worcester Vocational High School. Working on cars was Hectors passion and he worked at various auto body shops including Sterling Auto Body and Worcester Foreign...
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George F. Wells, Jr.

October 12, 1951 - May 26, 2020

Worcester- George F. Wells Jr., 68, retired Worcester Police Sergeant, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at his daughter's home surrounded by family after a lengthy illness. He was born in Holden on October 12, 1951 a son of the late George F. Wells Sr., and Patricia Evelyn Bucci. He grew up in Oakham and attended local schools before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps...
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Bradford A. Ritchie

July 15, 1953 - May 24, 2020

SPENCER-Bradford A. Ritchie, 66, died Sunday, May 24, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Brad was born in Worcester, son of Robert and Catherine (O'Leary) Ritchie and graduated from Doherty High School. Brad worked for Sweetlife Foods in Northborough for 35 years and was a member of Teamsters Local 170. After retirement, he worked part time at HR Block. Brad enjoyed playing the guitar,...
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Rose I. (Ruggieri) Berkiel

June 6, 1935 - May 22, 2020

WORCESTER – Rose I. (Ruggieri) Berkiel, 84, died peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Care One, Millbury. Born and raised in Worcester, Rose was one of five children born to Dominic and Gladys (White) Ruggieri. She graduated from the former David Hale Fanning Girls Trade School where she studied hairdressing. Rose later worked for Brown Shoe and Sheppard Envelope, both in Worcester. Prior...
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William A. Morse

April 17, 1935 - May 21, 2020

AUBURN – William A. Morse, 85, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday evening, May 21, 2020, surrounded by his loving and heartbroken family. Bill was born in Worcester, a son of the late Charles E. and Irene R. (Fleurant) Morse. He moved to Auburn with his family in 1963. Bill earned his high school diploma from the former Commerce Evening High School in 1960. Bill proudly...
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Debra M. St.Germain

May 20, 2020

WORCESTER- Debra M. St.Germain, 63, passed away on May 20, 2020 at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Worcester after a brief illness. Debra was the second child born to "Grandma Rocket" also known as MaryAnn Brackett. Debra was predeceased by her brother, Louis Brackett, and in March of this year her brother, David Brackett. She was also predeceased by her eldest daughter,...
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Patricia "Patsy" Larson

August 11, 1939 - May 20, 2020

WORCESTER-Patricia "Patsy" (McCluskey) Larson, 80, lifelong resident of Vernon Hill, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 with her loving children by her side. She was born in Worcester on August 11, 1939, daughter of Bernard F. and Mary A. (Bolton) McCluskey and graduated from the David Hale Fanning Girls Trade School. Patsy stayed home to raise her children and she took...
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Nellie B. (Hart) Harris

September 19, 1922 - May 18, 2020

WORCESTER – Nellie B. (Hart) Harris, 97, died peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Lutheran Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Worcester. Nellie was born in Macon, GA, the second of four daughters to Boston and Gracie (King) Hart. Nellie and her family relocated to Philadelphia, PA at an early age and was raised there. She later moved to New York City, where she was raised by...
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Nellie Rose Lauria

June 17, 1920 - May 18, 2020

WORCESTER-Nellie R. (Laucis) Lauria, 99, passed away Monday, May 18 in UMASS Memorial Hopsital one month shy of her 100th Birthday. She was born in Cambridge, daughter of Simon and Amelia (Mazeika) Laucis. She worked many years ago for the College of the Holy Cross and for the former Robinson Thread Company. Her husband, Joseph F. Lauria, Sr. predeceased her. She leaves a son, Joseph F....
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Crusita Charles

May 3, 1940 - May 17, 2020

WORCESTER - Crusita Charles, 80, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 in her home with her loving family by her side. Crusita was born in the Dominican Republic in the city of Santo Domingo, daughter of Joseph Duclair and Charmantine Charles and lived in Haiti for many years prior to moving to the United States in February of 1994. While she lived in Haiti, Crusita raised her children and...
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Cecilia Carroll

November 3, 1924 - May 17, 2020

PAXTON-Cecilia (Bullan) Carroll, 95, of Paxton passed away Sunday, May 17 in the Holden Nursing Center. Cecilia was born in Ware, daughter of Thomas and Anna (Bakutis) Bullan and grew up in Gilbertville. She graduated from Hardwick High School and entered the Cadet Nurses Corp and went on to graduate from the Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing. She also attended Grinnell College in Iowa...
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Elsie Vangel

October 30, 1921 - May 16, 2020

Elsie Vangel passed away peacefully at home Saturday May 16,2020 at the age of 98 years young with her family members by her side. Elsie was born in Boston in 1921 to Marigo (Nicholas) and George Theodore, graduating from Chelsea High School and received her Associates Degree from The Fay School Beacon Hill Boston. Upon graduating Elsie worked in Boston at The New England Trust Company in the...
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Marcelle A. (Bouhour) Beaulieu

February 3, 1925 - May 16, 2020

Marcelle A. (Bouhour) Beaulieu, 95, died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the Jewish Healthcare Center. She was born in Gennevilliers, France on February 3, 1925 to Alexandre and Hortense (Blangenois) Bouhour. Marcelle met her husband Jean Paul during World War II in Paris, France. She came over to America on the first War Bride ship with her newborn son and settled with her husband in...
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Ruth Kaprelian

February 19, 1925 - May 13, 2020

Ruth Kaprelian, age 95, of Worcester, died at her home on May 13, 2020. A long time resident of Westboro, she was the daughter of the late Koren and Satenig (Tatarian) Kaprelian of Westboro. She is survived by her niece, Linda J. Poldoian and her husband, John R. Poldoian, of Boston MA, and her grandniece, Andrea H. Poldoian, of Chicago IL, and grandnephew, Jay K. Emirzian, of Anderson SC. ...
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Paul R. Fleming

June 2, 1953 - May 11, 2020

SUTTON- Paul R. Fleming, Sr., 66, of Sutton passed away Monday, May 11. With his passing, he is survived by his daughter Simone R. O'Dell and her husband, Jason of Worcester, his son Paul R. Fleming, Jr. of Shrewsbury and Jessica F. LaRoche of Raleigh, NC. As the beloved Grampy, he leaves three grandchildren, Ryan Muscatell and his partner, Kristin Kavorkian of Sturbridge, Kylie Fleming...
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Pauline Morkavage

March 30, 1945 - May 5, 2020

GARDNER-Pauline Morkavage, 75, died Tuesday, May 3, 2020 at Wachusett Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Paul O. and Eva E. (Markunes) Morkavage and graduated from Wachusett Regional High School in Holden. Paulina, as she was known to her family, enjoyed fishing in her younger years. She loved to sing, play Bingo and kept herself busy with word search puzzles and...
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Ronald J. Siravo, Sr.

May 14, 1940 - May 4, 2020

JOHNSTON, RI- Ronald J. Siravo, Sr., 79, passed away on May 4, 2020 at the Odd Fellows Home of Worcester after a lengthy illness. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island on May 14, 1940 a son of the late William and Jennie (DeStefano) Siravo. For many years Ron worked in advertising as a neon sign maker. He was a member of the Sign and Pictorial Painters and Decorators Union Local 729. Ronald...
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Russell F. Hauver

December 16, 1932 - May 4, 2020

Russell F. Hauver, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 4, 2020 at the Life Care Center of Auburn. He was born in Clinton, a son of the late Merrill W. and Doris F. (Cleveland) Hauver. Russ worked as a hammerman for Holbrook Drop Forge (now Komtek) for 42 years, retiring in 1997. He was a longtime member of the United Steelworkers Union in Worcester. He enjoyed listening to country music...
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Ronald Peter D'Eramo

May 4, 2020

Ronald Peter D'Eramo, 62, of Port Orange, Florida formerly of Worcester, MA passed away unexpectedly at his home on May 4, 2020. Ronnie was born in Worcester, MA the son of Francesco "Frank" & Stella (Lelis) D'Eramo. He graduated from North High School Worcester (1978) and attended Bentley & Assumption colleges. Ron retired from the United States Postal Service in 2018 after 30 plus years. ...
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Harris O. Gerard "Skip"

September 17, 1944 - May 4, 2020

WORCESTER-Harris O. Gerard, "Skip", 75, of Worcester died Monday, May 4, 2020. He was born and raised in Leominster, son of George J. and Maria G. (Rocca) Arsenault. Skip worked at Parker Metal Corporation as a machinist for many years and later at Cycles, Inc. in Sterling where he retired in 2017. He enjoyed fishing, ice fishing and camping with his family at their camp in Plymouth...
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Eleanor M. McFadden

June 13, 1956 - May 2, 2020

WORCESTER-Eleanor M. "Ellie" McFadden, 63, of Worcester passed away Saturday, May 2 at UMASS Medical Center, with loved ones at her side. Ellie was born in Worcester, one of seven children to John J. and Eleanor (McFarland) McFadden. She graduated from St. Peter's High School and Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing, and continued on to Worcester State University and obtained her BSN in...
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Paul D. Rantala

February 16, 1952 - April 30, 2020

Worcester-Paul Dennis Rantala, 68, of Worcester died Thursday, April 30, 2020. He was born in Worcester, son of Paul S. and Sylvia (Niemi) Rantala, graduated from Burncoat Senior High School and Nichols College where he graduated magna cum laude. Paul worked in Information Technology management for several companies throughout his career. Paul enjoyed music and was an accomplished guitar...
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Charles A. Hannan

August 23, 1931 - April 30, 2020

Charles A. Hannan, 88, died Thursday, April 30, 2020 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home. He was born in Worcester, the last surviving of ten children to Charles J. and Myrtle M. (Dolomont) Hannan and graduated from Worcester Boys Trade School. Charles was an Army Veteran and proudly served during the Korean War. As a teenager, Charlie worked for the Wonder Market / Big D prior to...
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Auston Gipson

April 29, 2020

WORCESTER- Auston Jon Gipson, 25, passed away suddenly on April 29, 2020 at UMass Medical Center. He was predeceased by his mother, Nekia I. Etuk who died on March 30, 2017. He was born in Worcester on October 11, 1994 and resided in the City all of his life. Auston was a member and musician of the New Horizon Church of God in Christ. Auston will be remembered for his smile, humor, and love...
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John E. Hodgson

March 3, 1938 - April 28, 2020

John Emery "Jay" Hodgson Needham – John Emery "Jay" Hodgson passed away peacefully at Wingate Health Care in Needham, MA surrounded by his loving sons. Jay was born in Worcester, MA on March 3, 1938. He graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon School in 1955. He graduated from Williams College in 1959, where he played lacrosse and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He later spent many...
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Ruby A. Draper

January 16, 1927 - April 26, 2020

WORCESTER-Ruby Aurora (Dahlstrom) Draper, 93, died Sunday, April 26, 2020. Ruby was born in Worcester, daughter of Swedish emigrants, Lewis R. and Elizabeth (Anderson) Dahlstrom, graduated from Commerce High School and attended Upsala College in New Jersey. Ruby worked as a medical assistant for many years. Ruby was a longtime and proud member of Emanuel Lutheran Church where she also...
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Ralph Gremo

November 26, 1935 - April 26, 2020

MILLBURY- Ralph Gremo Jr, passed away on April 26, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital from complications due to Covid-19. He was 84 years old. Ralph was born and raised in Worcester, son of the late Ralph Gremo Sr. and Carmella (Marindino) Gremo. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church and served on the Board of Trustees for many years. Mr. Gremo was a self-employed ceramic...
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Stanley J. Jarzinski,, Jr.

August 6, 1942 - April 25, 2020

AUBURN – Stanley J. "Stan" Jarzinski, Jr., 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital. Stan was born in Worcester, a son of the late Stanley J. and Anna (Westlund) Jarzinski. He was raised in Auburn. He graduated from Florida State University with a degree in psychology. Stan proudly served his country in the Army and Air Force Reserves. Stan...
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Marie A. Cherry

April 23, 2020

WORCESTER-Marie A. (Cotter) Cherry, 87, of Worcester passed away Thursday, April 23 at UMASS Medical Center. Marie was born in Worcester, daughter of Edward P. and Margaret M. (Curran) Cotter and graduated from South High School, Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing and attended Quinsigamond Community College. Marie had a long career as a register nurse at Hahnemann Hospital and Adcare...
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Samuel Dostourian

July 4, 1940 - April 22, 2020

WORCESTER – Samuel Dostourian, 79, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at St. Mary's Health Care Center, Worcester. Sam was born in Boston, a son of Vartan and Martha (Tahmazian) Dostourian and lived in Worcester for many years. Both of Sam's parents, Vartan and Martha, were survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Sam worked for several different Worcester area manufacturers and...
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Harold Adams

March 26, 1953 - April 21, 2020

Worcester- Harold N. Adams, 67, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2020 at UMass Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Gloria Ann (Lewis) Adams. He was born in Durham, North Carolina on March 26, 1953 a son of the late Lilly Grace Adams. For many years he worked in the maintenance department at the YMCA. Harold leaves behind his loving children,...
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Janet Laperle

April 20, 2020

Janet Ann Laperle, 66, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, April 20th, 2020. Janet was predeceased by her mother Ann R. (Hannan) Laperle and her sister Cheryl A. (Laperle) O'Sullivan, both in March of 1998, as well as her brother Robert J. Laperle in March of 2016. She was also predeceased by her brother James F. Laperle Jr. in Jan 2017, her father, James F. Laperle Sr. in Jan, 2019...
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Fausto Reyes

November 22, 1966 - April 20, 2020

Fausto Reyes Fallecido en la paz del señor el dia 20 de abril del 2020. A nuestro querido padre: Papi le damos gracias a Dios por habernos permitido ser tus hijos, fuiste un padre y esposo muy luchador y trabajador, siempre velaste por el bienestar de tu familia a la cual te entregaste en cuerpo y alma, rogamos al todopoderoso que cuando nos volvamos a encontrar, fueras nuestro...
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Edward Menzigian

September 12, 1927 - April 20, 2020

WORCESTER- Edward Menzigian, 92, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2020 at Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center from complications of Covid-19. He was born in Worcester on September 12, 1927 a son of the late Manoog and Yeraney (Anglian) Menzigian. Edward was raised in Worcester and attended local schools where he graduated from the former Commerce High School. He enlisted in...
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Katherine A. Torres

December 25, 1970 - April 19, 2020

WORCESTER – Katherine A. (Duncan) Torres, 49, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Katherine was born and raised in the Bronx, New York the daughter of the late Roger Duncan and Matilda Torres of Worcester. Katherine was the beloved wife of Giddel W. Torres. Together for 29 years and married for 19 wonderful years. Katherine worked as a property manager for the...
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Frank L. O'Leary

February 6, 1940 - April 15, 2020

Port St. Lucie, FL-Francis L. O'Leary, 80, formerly of Auburn and Worcester passed away Wednesday, April 15 in Florida. Frank was born in Worcester, son of Francis J. and Margaret M. (Leonard) O'Leary. He graduated from Saint Peter's High School and served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Frank owned and operated the family business for over 40 years, O'Leary and Sons Incorporated, a U...
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Lori Ann Koleshis

October 1, 1965 - April 11, 2020

Lori Ann Koleshis, 54, passed away suddenly on April 11, 2020 at her home. She was born in Worcester on October 1, 1965 a daughter of the late Robert W. Koleshis, Sr., and Erato Bakerlis. She worked for many years as a manager at both Bath and Body Works and Bed Bath and Beyond. Later, she worked as a server at El Basha Restaurant in Worcester. Lori enjoyed spending time at the beach with...
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Edith M. Gubber

January 10, 1932 - April 11, 2020

Edith M. Gubber, 88 of Auburn, Worcester went home to the Lord on April 11, 2020. Edith was born January 10, 1932 in Ware, MA to Charles and Mary (Shultz) Williams and lived in Warren, MA. During the depression the family moved to Worcester, MA where she met and married the love of her life Richard E. Gubber on October 24, 1951. They quickly started a family of six children. Richard started a...
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Janet Barlee

January 1, 1950 - April 10, 2020

WORCESTER – Janet Barlee, 70, died peacefully on April 10, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia, a daughter of the late Jackson and Emily Barlee. Janet relocated to Worcester in 2004 and settled here with her granddaughter, Jessica from Ivory Coast through the US Refugee Resettlement Program. Prior to the Liberian Civil War in the late 1980s, Janet...
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Edward P. Foresteire

February 1, 1927 - April 2, 2020

PRINCETON - Edward P. Foresteire, 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at his home surrounded by his devoted family. He was the loving husband of Priscilla R. (Jewett) Foresteire who passed away in 2011. Born in Boston on February 1, 1927 to the late Anthony and Mary (White) Foresteire. He was raised in Worcester and graduated from the former Commerce High School in 1945...
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Gloria C. Kelley

September 5, 1933 - April 1, 2020

Gloria C. (Guillotte) Kelley, 86, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital after an illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Kelley who died in 2001. Gloria was born in Auburn on September 5, 1933 a daughter to the late Wilfred and Agnes (Supernault) Guillotte and attended local schools. For many years she worked as a seamstress until her retirement. She...
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Regina D. Cullen

March 31, 2020

Mrs. Regina D. (Duffy) Cullen, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Yeadon, Pennsylvania, died Tuesday March 31, 2020 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester of complications from COVID-19. She was 81 years-old. Jean was born in Philadelphia on May 31, 1938 a daughter of the late Francis X. and Ann (Bonner) Duffy. She graduated from West Catholic High School for Girls. Jean earned her undergraduate...
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Daniel C. Shea, Jr

November 23, 1939 - March 28, 2020

Worcester- Daniel C. Shea Jr., 80, died on March 28, 2020 at Christopher House of Worcester after a period of declining health. He was born in Worcester on November 23, 1939 to the late Daniel C. and Catherine (Callahan) Shea. Daniel graduated from St. Peter's High School and Worcester Junior College. He was employed for 20 years at Melville Shoe Corp in Worcester until its closing. He...
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Adam Jay Buchinski

September 19, 1986 - March 27, 2020

WORCESTER – Adam J. Buchinski, 33, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, March 27, 2020. Adam was born in Boston, and raised in Bolton. He was a graduate of Nashoba Regional High School in 2005 and then earned a degree in criminal justice from Nichols College, Dudley in 2009. Adam worked in the security department of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College for several years, and then...
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Percival "Percy" Webster

August 26, 1926 - March 25, 2020

Percival "Percy" Anthony Webster a.k.a. "Papa," 93, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2020 in his home. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica on August 6, 1926. He is the son of the late Cecil and Edith (Henriques) Webster. For the majority of his life, Percy was employed as a carpenter at the Caribbean Construction Company, located in Harbor Head, Kingston, Jamaica, where he worked...
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Joan M. Garson

June 2, 1931 - March 24, 2020

Joan M. (Fernane) Garson, 88, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2020 at Holy Trinity Nursing Center. She was born in Worcester on June 2, 1931 a daughter of the late Edward and Bernice (Nantovitch) Fernane. She attended local schools and graduated from the former Commerce High School. She went on to begin her career in the Worcester City School System where she was employed as an...
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John F. Dowd

July 20, 1942 - March 24, 2020

WORCESTER-John F. Dowd, Sr., 77, retired Worcester Police Officer passed away Tuesday, March 24 at home. In the lobby of the Worcester Police Department hangs The Paul Campbell award. This award is presented to an officer who exemplifies longevity, resourcefulness and an unshakeable commitment to the department and community as a whole. John was the first recipient of this well-deserved award....
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Marybeth McGurl

August 24, 1960 - March 18, 2020

Marybeth McGurl, 59, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. Marybeth was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on August 24th, 1960 to Carole Shea McGurl and the late Eugene Buckley McGurl. At a young age, the family moved to Rumford, Rhode Is-land and then relocated to Cape Elizabeth, Maine where Marybeth attended Cape Elizabeth schools until her graduation in 1978 from Cape...
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Jean B. Abbott

March 15, 2020

AUBURN- Jean B. (Boyce) Abbott, 89, passed away Sunday, March 15 in the Oasis at Dodge Park. Her husband, Alden W. Abbott died in 2009. Her sister, Barbara R. Boyce died in 2012. She leaves many close friends. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Raymond and Marian (Sistare) Boyce and graduated from Worcester State Teachers College. Jean was a kindergarten Teacher for the Worcester Public...
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Michael R. Mickey Jigarjian

March 15, 2020

Michael R. "Mickey" Jigarjian, 69 passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Michael was born in Worcester, the son of the late Michael and Ruth Jigarjian (O'Connell). He leaves his sister Joyce Randell and her husband Paul of Paxton; nephews, Matthew Mysliwicz and his wife Jennifer of Providence, RI, Timothy Randell of Worcester, niece Molly Randell of Boston and great nieces Mavis and...
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John F. Collins

October 26, 1961 - March 15, 2020

Worcester- John F. Collins, 58, passed away suddenly on March 15, 2020 at his home. John was born in Worcester, a son of the late John H. and Irene D. (Turcotte) Collins. He grew up and lived in the Tatnuck Square area of Worcester. John worked for Shabo's Garage in Worcester and Paxton for many years. He was a longtime member of the Tatnuck American Legion Post 288. John was most proud of...
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Emily N. C. (Rondeau) Clemons

August 5, 1952 - March 13, 2020

WORCESTER-Emily Nancy Carol (Rondeau) Clemons, 67, died Friday, March 13, 2020 in her home surrounded by family. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Charles R. and Elizabeth E. (Lamothe) Rondeau. Emily worked at various businesses throughout her life, including the Youville House Family Shelter, the former Talbots fabric separators, Dunkin Donuts and most recently at David...
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Scott Tyrone Lewis

December 13, 1979 - March 12, 2020

MONSON/WORCESTER-Scott Tyrone Lewis, 40, died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Scott was born in Worcester, son of the late Willie Williams and Shirley (Harris) Lewis. Scott was such a "happy spirit" who always had a smile on his face. He enjoyed bowling, music and attending dances with his friends from the McCray House. Scott was also a big sports...
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Aida Perez Millan

September 17, 1959 - March 10, 2020

AUBURN-Aida Perez Millan, 60 passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester. She was born in Loiza, Puerto Rico, daughter of the late Santos Perez Ortiz and Maria L. Millan. Aida has lived most of her life in Puerto Rico where she worked as a pediatric nurse. Her faith was very important to her and she belonged to the Pentecostal Church. Aida was...
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Gerald Francis Falvey

June 30, 1948 - March 6, 2020

Gerald Francis Falvey, age 71, of Worcester, died at home on Friday, March 6, 2020. Born June 30, 1948, in Worcester, he was the son of the late Edmund F. and Nellie M. (Sabonaitis) Falvey. In 1966, Gerald graduated from Saint John's High School in Shrewsbury. Upon graduating high school, he both attended and graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, in 1970. Later, he would go on to...
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Thomas N Dzaugis

January 11, 1958 - March 3, 2020

WORCESTER-Thomas N. Dzaugis, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at home on Tuesday, March 3, at age 62. He was the beloved husband of Noel Stewart. Tom was born in Worcester, to Charles L. and Norma C. (Whited) Dzaugis. He graduated from Burncoat High School and received his degree in Forestry from UMASS, Amherst in 1980. Tom was devoted to sustainable and organic gardening. After college he...
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Johan Manuel Cabrera

April 7, 1974 - March 3, 2020

WORCESTER-Johan Manuel Cabrera 45, also known as "Bonaito" of Worcester, died Tuesday, March 3, 2020. He was born in Bonao, Dominican Republic and has lived in the United States for many years. Johan Manuel worked as a machinist at various companies in the Worcester area. Johan Manuel is survived by three beautiful children who he adored, his son, Johan, Jr, and daughters, Jazlynn and...
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John J. "Jay" Eager

August 1, 1953 - March 2, 2020

John J. "Jay" Eager, 66, of Worcester passed away Monday, March 2nd at UMASS Memorial Medical Center. Jay was born in Worcester, son of John F. and Paula F. (Lucason) Eager and graduated from Saint John's High School and Anna Maria College. Jay began his 36-year long career with the City of Worcester Police Department in 1978, working many years in the detective bureau before retiring...
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H. Hoover Garabedian, Esq.

November 5, 1928 - March 1, 2020

WORCESTER-H. Hoover Garabedian, Esq., 91, a longtime Worcester Attorney passed away Sunday, March 1 in UMASS Medical Center. He leaves his daughter, Dr. Dina Garabedian of Miami, FL; five cousins, Joseph D.K. Garabedian, Jr. of Whitinsville, Richard E. Garabedian of Hillsboro, CA, Dr. Charles Garabedian of Shrewsbury, Dr. Martha Ann Urbanowski of Southbridge and Varsenig Cotter of...
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Marie (McCart) Donahue

February 23, 2020

Marie (McCart) Donahue, 83, surrounded by her loving family, passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Marie was born in Boston on September 3, 1936 to James and Sarah (Ledford) McCart. After moving to Worcester at age 5, Marie attended Freeland Street School, St. Peter's Elementary and graduated from St. Peter's High School. After high school...
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Ana Maria Melendez

August 19, 1932 - February 23, 2020

WORCESTER - Ana Maria Melendez, 87, peacefully passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Ana was born On August 19, 1932 in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. She was the daughter of Ocasio Melendez and Altagracia Sanchez. Ana started working in the sugar and pineapple fields in addition to caring for her siblings when they lost their beloved mother at...
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Philip T. Karpowich

July 7, 1948 - February 21, 2020

WORCESTER-Philip T. Karpowich, 71, of Worcester passed away on Friday, February 21 at St. Vincent Hospital after a long battle with cancer with family by his side. Phil was born in Worcester, son of Francis and Vincenta (Zukowski) Karpowich and graduated from Burncoat High School. Phil worked as a machinist for 45 years at O.S. Walker, before retiring. He enjoyed bowling, playing darts,...
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Ruth Akua Adusei

April 24, 1974 - February 20, 2020

WORCESTER-Ruth Akua Adusei at the age of 45 passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Worcester, MA where she was a longtime resident. She was born April 24th, 1974 in Kumasi, Ghana and has lived in Worcester, MA since she was 13. Ruth earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from UMASS Amherst. She worked as a Registered Nurse at UMass Memorial and as Traveling Nurse. She was loved by all...
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Candido Carrasquillo

January 3, 1926 - February 20, 2020

WORCESTER-Candido A. Carrasquillo, 94, died Thursday, February 20, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born in Vieques, Puerto Rico, son of Eleuterio and Cecilia (Alvarez) Carrasquillo. Mr. Carrasquillo, aka Cano, lived in New York City for many years prior to moving to Worcester 11 years ago, where he was a resident at Greenhill Towers and most recently at the Lutheran Home. ...
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Myra Louise Brooks

July 1, 1958 - February 17, 2020

Myra Louise Brooks, 61, of Worcester, died Monday, February 17, 2020. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late John S. Brooks and Elmira (Suprenant) Gagnon. Myra was a longtime member of the former Holy Name of Jesus Church and now St. Peter's Church. She worked as a Nurse's Aide at the former City Hospital for many years. Myra also worked at the concession stand in Worcester...
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Robert S. Holloway III

May 30, 1942 - February 15, 2020

Dr. Robert S. Holloway III died peacefully at his home in North Grafton, MA on Saturday, February 15, 2020 with his only child, Matthew R. Holloway of New York, NY and his loving partner, Sharon Collins Jones by his side. He leaves behind his three siblings, Marie O'Neil of Somerset, NJ, Francis J. Holloway of Shrewsbury, MA and Paul M. Holloway and his wife, Margaret of Worcester, MA. He was...
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Donald J. Smith

June 6, 1935 - February 13, 2020

WORCESTER-Donald J. Smith, 84, died Thursday, February 13, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital after a period of declining health. He is now reunited with his beloved wife of 61 years, Sheila M. (Morrissey) Smith who died on November 25, 2019. He was born in Worcester, son of Roy H. and Helen G. (Bogle) Smith and graduated from Commerce High School and Worcester Junior College. He was an...
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Florence Eknoian

February 12, 2020

Florence (Marsoobian) Eknoian, 102 passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Meadows of Leicester. Her husband, Charles J. Eknoian died in 1967. She leaves a son, Peter G. Eknoian and his wife LuAnn of Shrewsbury; six grandchildren; nine-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A daughter, Charlene Millett and her husband Ronald, her siblings, Jack Marsoobian, Gladys Maghakian,...
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Anne M. Gaudette

February 2, 1947 - February 10, 2020

Worcester- Anne M. Gaudette, 73, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Worcester on February 2, 1947 a daughter of the late Rodolph J. Gaudette Sr., and Florence G. (Melanson) Gaudette. She worked for many years as a steel worker and in the test labs for Wyman Gordon Company. She leaves behind her children David...
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Daniel M. Hastings

February 10, 2020

Shrewsbury- Daniel M. Hastings, 77, died peacefully on Monday February 10, 2020 at his home in Shrewsbury, surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Haven, CT and raised in Auburn, Daniel was the oldest child born to the late Daniel J. and Dorothy M. (Petty) Hastings. Daniel attended St. John's High School on Temple Street in Worcester and Nichols College in Dudley. He met and married...
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Mary E. Shea

May 18, 1933 - February 5, 2020

Mary E. (Donahue) Shea, 86, of Worcester passed away Wednesday, February 5. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, February 21 at 11:00am in Our Lady of the Angels Church, 1222 Main St. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. Arrangements in the care of Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street.
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Kapriel Kaprielian

February 2, 2020

ASHLAND-Kapriel Kaprielian, 89, passed away Sunday, February 2 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Worcester, son of Armenian Genocide Survivors, Nishan and Zarouhi (Nordigian) Kaprealian and graduated from Classical High School and Northeastern University. He then proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War. Kap as he was called by his family and friends worked...
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Peter Richard DeLong

October 19, 1959 - January 30, 2020

STURBRIDGE-Peter Richard DeLong passed from this life on January 30, 2020 after a courageous fight with Colon Cancer. He passed quietly at St. Mary's Healthcare Center in Worcester with his wife of 34 years by his side. Peter grew up in Island Falls, Maine, the son of Richard and Claudette (Shields) DeLong. He spent many happy summers on Pleasant Pond with his sister Carol, and many friends...
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Angelina M. (Biscotti) Halley

June 20, 1932 - January 30, 2020

WORCESTER-Angelina Mary (Biscotti) Halley, 87, a lifelong resident of Worcester, died Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Christopher House of Worcester. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Italian emigrants, Pasquale and Antoinette (Marshi) Biscotti. She grew up in the family home on Mulberry Street where she resided for most of her life and graduated from Fanning Girls Trade School. ...
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J. Paul Durgin

March 11, 1948 - January 28, 2020

DUDLEY-J.Paul Durgin, 71, of Dudley, MA, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at home. Paul was born March 11, 1948 in Worcester MA to Ann Marie (Morrissey) Schold and R. Lloyd Durgin. Paul leaves behind his daughter and son in law, Jodi and Scott Peck, two beloved grandchildren who were his world-Spencer and Raegan Peck and his beloved dog, Cooper, all of Dudley. Paul also leaves...
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Gerald Henry Gervais

November 7, 1949 - January 27, 2020

Worcester- Gerald H. Gervais, 70, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital after being stricken ill at home. He was born in Worcester on November 7, 1949 the son of the late Marcel and Gladys Mae (Connor) Gervais. Gerry (Grampa) will be forever loved and missed by his wife and best friend, Jane (Nedoroscik) Gervais, with whom he would have celebrated 46 years of...
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Marguerite "Mary" Morrissey

November 12, 1929 - January 27, 2020

WORCESTER-Marguerite M. "Mary" (DiCarlo) Morrissey, 90, of Worcester passed away peacefully at Knollwood Nursing Center on Monday, January 27, 2020. Mary was born in Worcester, daughter of, Nicholas and Amelia (Mancini) DiCarlo. Her husband, John W. "Jack" Morrissey, passed away last year. She leaves behind her four sons; John P. Morrissey of Fort Myers Florida, Stephen J. Morrissey and his...
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Barbara Mary Shugrue

September 3, 1926 - January 23, 2020

WORCESTER-Barbara Mary Shugrue, 93, formerly of Shaffner Street, died Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Leo S. and Helen F. (Bush) Shugrue and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Fall River. Barbara continued her education at Emmanuel College where she graduated in 1949, and then completed her graduate studies at...
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Peter L. Teran

December 27, 1956 - January 21, 2020

Worcester-Peter L. Teran, 63, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. He leaves a daughter, Alexis (Teran) Hampton and her husband David of Florida, 2 grandchildren, Ayanna and Isaiah Hampton, a sister, Rowena Teran of Worcester and his nephew Joseph Teran Garbose. He was predeceased by his parents Gerald and Trudy(Breidler) Teran. Peter earned a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology from the...
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Nana Agyei Ntim

October 12, 1987 - January 19, 2020

OXFORD- Nana Agyei Ntim, 32, of Oxford, died Sunday, January 19, 2020 after a long illness. Mr. Ntim was born in Kumasi, Ghana son of Benjamin Ntim and Harriet Osae. He also leaves his beloved wife, Gertrude Ntim, two sons, Nicky Antwi and Corey Amoako Ntim, his daughter, Candace Afrah Ntim, and his brother-in-law, Kwabena Tweneboa and sisters-in-law, Exta Tweneboa and Pedel Oppong-Aberese;...
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Francis E. Bigwood

May 25, 1936 - January 19, 2020

Franklin - Francis E. Bigwood, 83, formerly of Worcester and Paxton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Blaire House of Milford. Francis was born in Worcester on May 25, 1936 the son of the late Edward E. Bigwood and Olive (Riopel) Bigwood. He was a graduate of South High School. He retired from Thermo-Electron (formerly Lodding Engineering) after a 35-year career....
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Bradford J. Scarborough

April 28, 1959 - January 17, 2020

OXFORD-Bradford J. Scarborough, 60, of Oxford, died Friday, January 17, 2020 unexpectedly, with his family by his side at UMass Medical Center. He was born in Worcester son of the late Herbert E. and Doris (Reardon) Scarborough. Brad served in the Air National Guard-212th Engineering Installation Squadron for 21 years. He has worked at National Grid for 31 years currently as a...
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Mary L. O'Brien

December 30, 1927 - January 16, 2020

Lenox - Mary L. (Williamson) O'Brien 92, died peacefully at Baystate Medical Center on January 16, 2020, with her daughters at her side. Born in Leicester, MA, Mary was the daughter of the late Arthur M. and Theresa M. (Cook) Williamson. She graduated from Leicester High School and Becker Junior College with an Associate's Degree. In 1951 Mary and her husband, Donald D. O'Brien of...
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David Barker

July 18, 1925 - January 15, 2020

WORCESTER-David Barker, 94, of Worcester passed away on January 15, 2020 with his son at his side and under the superb care of the staff at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home. David was born on July 8th, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Rose Barker, who passed in 2017, and his older brothers Ben and Adam. David is survived by his son Brad Barker and his wife...
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Frank Petrella, Jr., Ph. D.

August 29, 1930 - January 12, 2020

Frank Petrella, Jr, 89, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the College of the Holy Cross, died on January 12, 2020 at Saint Vincent's Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eleanor Jane (McGinley) Petrella, his brother John and his wife Mary Ann of Pittsburgh, PA; his son John of Worcester, and his wife Siobhan; his daughters, Bonnie of Auburn, MA, and her husband, Paul...
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Anne (Nancy) Murray Piersol Morgan

August 2, 1925 - January 11, 2020

DUXBURY, MA- With great sadness, the family of Anne (Nancy) Piersol Murray Morgan of Duxbury, Mass. announces her death on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at age 94. Born August 2, 1925 in Pennsylvania to Robinson Murray and Margaret Piersol Murray, she began her early years in Wynnewood, PA before moving at age 5 with her family to Paris, France. Five years later, in 1935, the Murrays returned to...
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Agnes (Bizdikian) Sahagian, 87

October 6, 1932 - January 10, 2020

WORCESTER-Agnes (Bizdikian) Sahagian, daughter of the late Nishan and Armenouhi (Kasparian) Bizdikian, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 surrounded by her children. She was 87 years old. Agnes was born in Rutland, Vermont on October 6, 1932. She was the wife of the late Stephen Robert Sahagian for 47 years and also of the late Sahag Sahagian for 5 years. Agnes leaves her...
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Ana Maria Colon

March 27, 1933 - January 8, 2020

WORCESTER-Ana Maria Colon, 86, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at UMass Memorial Hospital. She was born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, daughter of Emilia de Jesus. Ana is survived by six children; Nilda Moustakas, Mary A. Reyes, Luis A. Reyes, Juan C. Reyes, Antonio Perez, Carmen Brunelle. She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren and 23 Great Grandchildren. A Visiting Hour to honor Ana's...
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Konstantinos "Charles" Apostol

January 25, 1939 - January 7, 2020

WORCESTER-Konstantinos "Charles" Apostol, 80, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home surrounded by his family. Costel, as he was known, was born in Bucharest, Romania, and emigrated to the United States in 1962. He was the son of the late Fotios and Stamatia (Mazanitis) Apostolou. He married his wife of 47 years,...
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Philip Westerlind, Jr.

November 1, 1975 - January 7, 2020

WORCESTER-Philip Westerlind, Jr., 44, passed away Tuesday, January 7. Phylly, as he was known to his family and many friends, was the owner of B & P Painting in Worcester, previously he worked as a fire sprinkler journeyman for many years. He was the life of the party and had a great love for outdoor sports, especially boating, jet skis, motorcycles and four wheelers - anything with a motor...
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Alicja Rudnicka-MacGillivray

April 11, 1942 - January 5, 2020

Sutton – Doctor Alicja Rudnicka-MacGillivray, 77, of Sutton, Massachusetts, passed away on January 5, 2020 at home, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Alicja was born in Cracow, Poland on April 11, l942. In Poland, she graduated from Warsaw Medical Academy before emigrating to the United States in 1968. After moving to Massachusetts, she continued her medical...
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Mary (Headd) Shliapa

August 3, 1934 - January 4, 2020

Worcester- Mary Margaret (Headd) Shliapa, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Derrybrien, County Galway, Ireland, the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (McMahon) Headd. She emigrated to the United States in 1953, contributing to society by working hard, supporting her children and serving her community. A true...
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Michael S. Surabian

May 20, 1970 - January 3, 2020

Michael Solomon Surabian, 49, of Worcester passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 and joined his beloved wife, Kelly (Frybarger) Surabian in heaven. Michael loved his family beyond measure through thick and thin and will now watch over his sons, Joseph and Logan Surabian, his daughter ,Abella Surabian who he loved calling "Boo", his step-daughter, Paige Grey, and his daughter-in-law,...
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