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John W. Morrissey

January 15, 2019

WORCESTER – John W. "Jack" Morrissey, 89, of Worcester passed away peacefully at his son's home on Tuesday, January 15, surrounded by his loving family. Jack was born in Worcester, son of James T. and Olive (Raymond) Morrissey. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 65 years, Marguerite M. "Mary" (DiCarlo) Morrissey, four sons; John P. Morrissey of Fort Myers Florida, Stephen J....
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Jennifer DiPilato

January 5, 1961 - January 15, 2019

Northbridge- Jennifer DiPilato, 58, passed away suddenly on January 15, 2019 at Milford Regional Medical Center after a courageously fought battle with cancer. She was born in Leominster on January 5, 1961 a daughter of the late Gerard Richard and Carol Ann (Montagna) Monopoli. Jennifer was a simple but big-hearted woman who above all cherished time spent with her family. She was devout...
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Joyce A. Matteau

January 13, 2019

WORCESTER – Joyce A (Tetreault) Matteau, 70, a resident of Worcester Health Center and formerly of New London, CT passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at UMASS Memorial Healthcare after an illness. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 30 years, Frank J. (Matt) Matteau on February 13, 2014. She was born and raised in Southbridge, the daughter of the late Arthur N. and Althea L...
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Hazel E. Parker

May 25, 1929 - January 12, 2019

Hazel E. (Fahlstrom) Parker, 89, of Worcester passed away Saturday, January 12 in. St. Vincent Hospital. Hazel was a little petite lady with a big heart, who loved to sing and dance with her friends. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Arvid R. and Helen M. (Conley) Fahlstrom and graduated from Classical High School Class of 47'. She married Raymond K. Parker and lived in Germany,...
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Amalia Diaz

July 10, 1935 - January 11, 2019

WORCESTER-Amalia Diaz, 83, of Worcester passed away Friday, January 11 in UMASS Medical Center. She leaves her husband, Wilfredo Ruiz of Worcester; two daughters, Evelyn Cristiansen and her husband, Cesar of Webster and Lizette Perez and her husband, Jose of Worcester; a brother, Jose Diaz of Puerto Rico; four grandchildren, Erika, Jose, Rochelle, Kristen and their spouses and six great...
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Linda Mae Bostic

February 19, 1948 - January 9, 2019

WORCESTER- Linda Mae (Zibor) Bostic, 70, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at St. Mary's Healthcare after an illness. She was born in Passaic, NJ, daughter of Charles and Rose Zibor. Linda worked as a Nursing Assistant for many years in several nursing homes throughout Worcester county. She enjoyed spending time outdoors tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. Linda also enjoyed writing...
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Mary (Kotseas) Angelis

April 11, 1922 - January 5, 2019

Mary (Kotseas) Angelis of Sebring, FL and Worcester, MA passed away on January 5, 2019. Mary's beloved husband of 62 years, George A. Angelis passed away in 2011. She is survived by her loving and devoted son, Paul G. Angelis and his wife Karen, and her grandson, Matthew of Charlton; her former son-in-law, Roland Mason, granddaughter, Jennifer Mason-Blum and great-granddaughter, Olivia Mason...
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Gwendolyn M. (Markt) Gow

March 26, 1929 - January 4, 2019

WORCESTER – Gwendolyn "Gwen" (Markt) Gow, 89, died peacefully at home on January 4, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She will be missed by her children, Kevin Gow, Rodney Gow, Jimmy Gow, Sharron Darrah and Cheryl Chartier and their families, her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Rodney Gow and her sons, Donald Scott Gow. A memorial funeral Mass...
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Michael F. Falvey

September 13, 1942 - January 4, 2019

Michael F. Falvey, 76, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born in Worcester on September 13, 1942 a son of the late Edmund F. and Nellie (Sabonaitis) Falvey. He was raised in Worcester and attended St. John's High School where he graduated in 1960. From there he matriculated to Becker Junior College where he received a degree in 1963. For many years,...
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Linda M. (Batt) Malgieri

October 19, 1950 - January 3, 2019

WEST BOYLSTON- Linda M. (Batt) Malgieri, 68, of West Boylston and formerly of State College, PA died peacefully on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Worcester. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Robert "Bob" Malgieri. She is survived by her four sons; Scott M. Malgieri (Katherine) of Delran, NJ, Eric C. Malgieri (Erica) of Ellicott...
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Kathleen M. Foley

September 3, 1954 - January 1, 2019

Kathleen M. (Rushford) Foley, 64, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2019 at Knollwood Nursing Center after a lengthy illness. She was born in Worcester on September 3, 1954 a daughter of the late Howard E. and Rose M. (Melfi) Rushford. Katie enjoyed vacations on Cape Cod, an occasional trip to the casino and playing card games. She was full of laughter and above all loved her children,...
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Frank Captain O'Connor

January 1, 2019

CAPT. FRANK W. O'CONNOR, 71 Rochdale-Francis W. O'Connor, 71, of Rochdale passed away New Year's day at home. He was a technician for 30 years for NITCO in charge of fixing and maintaining forklifts. But his true passion was fishing. Captain Frank operated Fish Finders Charter for 30 years out of the Bridge Marina in Salisbury. He held a USCG Masters 100 Ton License and was a member of the...
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Bernadine J. Petty

December 31, 2018

WORCESTER-Bernadine J. (Ryan) Petty, 84, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 31, 2018. She was born in Worcester on October 28, 1934 a daughter of the late Patrick F. and Mary E. (Desmond) Ryan. She attended local schools and graduated from Ascension High School in 1952. In 1957 Bernie married the love of her life, Francis J. Petty, and they spent the next 61 years as role models of...
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Robert P. Lovely

December 30, 2018

MILLBURY-Robert P. Lovely, 61, of Millbury, passed away December 30, 2018 surrounded by his family. Rob leaves his beloved wife of 25 years, Jill M. (Kaminski) Lovely; his daughter, Sommerly L. Borbone and her husband Christopher; granddaughters Peyton and Sophie Borbone and Analyssa Cunningham; and stepdaughter Ashley Cunningham. He leaves his brothers Vincent M. Lovely, Jr., Michael H....
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Sara A. (Capstick) Ross

August 5, 1965 - December 29, 2018

WORCESTER-Sara A. (Capstick) Ross, 53, a lifelong Worcester Educator passed away Saturday, December 29 at home, surrounded by her family after a five year courageous battle with cancer. Sara began her 30 year career as a teacher at Chandler Elementary School and went on to become Assistant Principal at Chandler, City View and Roosevelt Elementary Schools. For the last two years she had...
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Barbara L. Durkan

October 6, 1931 - December 28, 2018

Barbara L. (Bebo) Durkan, 87, of Worcester passed away Friday, December 28 at home. Her husband of 57 years, William P. Durkan died in 2013. She leaves two children, Sharon Durkan and her companion, Tony Bonakdar and Brian Durkan and his companion, Lorna Dutcher of Worcester and many nieces and nephews. A sister, Margaret Manoogian predeceased her. She was born in Worcester, daughter of ...
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John R. Walker, Jr.

May 27, 1954 - December 26, 2018

WORCESTER – John R. "Junie" Walker, Jr., 64, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Born in Richmond, Virginia, John was a son of the late John R. Walker and Ollie E. (Maddox) Walker of Worcester. In addition to his mother, John is survived by his three children, Tyrone Harrington, John Walker, III and Christopher Walker; his brother, Larry E. Walker; his three sisters, Sheila...
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Jeanne Teresa Grady

December 24, 2018

Jeanne Teresa (Query) Grady,  80,  of Worcester, MA passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, 2018 at River Terrace Healthcare Center in Lancaster.     Born in Ware , she was the daughter of the late Edward and Beatrice (Cote) Query.  During her childhood years, the family moved to Worcester where Jeanne graduated from the former Commerce High School and St....
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Jan Donovan

December 23, 2018

Jan Donovan peacefully stepped out of this earthly home and into her eternal home on December 23rd, 2018 surrounded by all those she so dearly loved. She says goodbye to her first born son, Carl Washburn and his companion Maureen Breeds of Worcester, Michele Morrison and husband Paul of Worcester, her daughter Tina Boucher and husband Joseph of Oxford and last born son Michael Donovan and wife...
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Barbara E. Van Schermbeek

August 19, 1925 - December 22, 2018

HOLDEN-Barbara Elizabeth (Holmstrom) van Schermbeek passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 22 at the Knollwood Nursing Center. She was born on August 19, 1925 in Worcester. Although she spent some of her childhood years in England, she lived in the Worcester vicinity for most of her life going to Bancroft School, later enrolling at Bradford College and Yale School of Drama. She ...
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Thomas M. DiReda

December 22, 2018

Thomas M. DiReda, 92, peacefully passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. He was the husband of 65 years to the late Mary A. (Leo) DiReda who passed away in 2017. Tom was born in Worcester, July 28, 1926; a son of the late Salvatore and Grazia (Ricchuiti) DiReda. He graduated from Commerce High School in 1947. Mr. DiReda enlisted in the...
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Eileen Frances O'Connor

July 20, 1949 - December 17, 2018

WORCESTER – Eileen F. (Jackson) O'Connor, 69, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 17, 2018. She was born in Newark, NJ, a daughter of the late John and Christine (Flanders) Jackson. During her high school years, Eileen was a member of the high school Drum & Bugle Corps, as well as remaining active with the Girl Scouts, earning their highest award, The Gold Award. Eileen graduated...
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Guenter Ludwig Spanknebel

May 5, 1933 - December 15, 2018

STERLING-Dr. Guenter Ludwig Spanknebel, 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Sterling Massachusetts on December 15th surrounded by his family. Guenter was born May 5, 1933 in Stuttgart Germany, son of a fifth generation musician, Georg, and piano teacher, Clara (Weingaertner) Spanknebel. He became an accomplished pianist under the tutelage of a student of Franz Liszt, played violin and cello...
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Irene D. Lahair

November 2, 1929 - December 12, 2018

WORCESTER-Irene D. (Gregoire) Lahair, 89, of Worcester passed away Wednesday, December 12 at the Rose Monahan Hospice House, surrounded by her family. Her husband of 63 years, Raymond J. Lahair, Sr. passed away in 2014. She leaves; three sons, Raymond J. Lahair, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Shrewsbury, Robert S. Lahair and his wife Patricia of Millbury, and Gary P. Lahair of Worcester; three...
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Gail Anne Murphy

February 16, 1947 - December 10, 2018

AUBURN-Gail A. (Mason) Murphy, 71, of Auburn passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 in her home. She leaves her loving husband of 53 years, Denis J. Murphy; a daughter, Kim Kappler and her husband, Michael and their children, Christofer, Ryan and Kaitlyn of Broomfield, CO; a son, Tim Murphy and his daughter, Bryanna of Oakland, CA and a sister, Linda Smathers and her husband, Phil of Canton, NC...
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Marian D. (Cook) Lord

January 1, 1921 - December 9, 2018

Marian D. (Cook) Lord, 97, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, Northborough. Marian was born in Worcester, a daughter of the late Averill E. and Ada G. (Pross) Cook. She graduated from South High School and Becker Junior College. A lifelong resident of Worcester, Marian relocated to the Whitney Place community in...
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Perfecta V Colon Padilla

March 6, 1929 - December 6, 2018

WORCESTER – Perfecta V. Colon-Padilla, 89, died peacefully on Thursday, December 6, 2018 with her loving family by her bedside. She was born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, a daughter of the late Juan Padilla and Justina Rivera. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincente Colon, who died in 1998. Perfecta came to the the mainland from Puerto Rico with her family in the 1960's, first...
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Patricia E. Russo

January 23, 1928 - December 6, 2018

Worcester / West Palm Beach, FL- Patricia E. (Maus) Russo, 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home. She was predeceased by her loving husband, the late Louis F. Russo, Sr., who passed away on February 25, 2006. Pat was born on January 23, 1928 the daughter of the late Frederick and Gertrude (Aspenheimer) Maus. She was raised in Mt. Vernon, New...
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Therich A. Besong

September 29, 1979 - December 5, 2018

Holden-Therich A. Besong passed away Wednesday December 5. The Visiting Hours will be held Friday, December 28 from 8:30-10:00am in Liberty Church, 495 Hartford Turnpike (Rt.20) with a Funeral Service at 10:am in the church. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester. A reception for family and friends will follow in the church hall.
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Everett T. Harrington

January 11, 1927 - December 5, 2018

WORCESTER/WEST YARMOUTH – Everett T. "Ev" Harrington, 91, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Willows Health Center of Worcester, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Roy P. and Etta (Myers) Harrington. He graduated from Worcester Academy and attended Boston University. Everett proudly served in the US Army Air Corps during World War...
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Philip E. Brooks, Sr.

February 5, 1958 - December 3, 2018

Leicester - Philip E. Brooks, Sr., 60, died peacefully on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Residence, Worcester, surrounded by his loving family. Phil was born in Worcester, a son of the late Paul N. & Mary (Spadea) Brooks. A lifelong Leicester resident, he was raised in the Cherry Valley section of town. He graduated from Leicester High School. Phil worked as...
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Norman "Steve" Atterstrom

May 28, 1927 - December 2, 2018

WORCESTER – Norman E. "Steve" Atterstrom, 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Beaumont Rehabilitation & Care Center, Westborough, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in and raised in Worcester, a son of the late Walter J. and Lillian C. (Lupien) Atterstrom. He graduated from Commerce High School, Class of 1945 and was a graduate of the Worcester Art...
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Gerald I. Kheboian

November 17, 1930 - November 30, 2018

WORCESTER-Gerald I. Kheboian, 88, of Worcester passed away Friday, November 30 in St. Vincent Hospital. His wife of 48 years, Grace (Adjeleian) Kheboian died in 2002. He leaves two children, Paul G. Kheboian and his wife, Beth of Worcester and Ann Benton of Wadmalaw Island, SC; six grandchildren, Sara, Stephen, Daniel, Alison, Gregory and Alexandra; a son-in-law, David E. Howard of Concord,...
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Joan A. Conety

November 27, 2018

Joan A. Conety, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. Joan was born in Worcester on July 18, 1933 a daughter of the late Joseph M. and Anna I. (Daniels) Conety. She attended local schools and graduated from Girls Trade School. She then began working at UMass Memorial Medical Center where she was employed as a unit...
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Martha Ann Layte

November 27, 2018

PAXTON - Martha Ann (Merzigian) Layte, 64, of Paxton passed away at home surrounded by her family. She leaves her husband of 42 years, Richard S. Layte; two children, Rebecca Paonessa and her husband Michael of Paxton and Andrew Layte and his wife, Natalie of Paxton; five grandchildren, Charlie, John, Anna, Rosie and Leona; four siblings, John Merzigian, Michael Merzigian, Francis Merzigian,...
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Linda O. Herbert

March 22, 1949 - November 26, 2018

STERLING-Linda O. (Henchey) Herbert, 69, died Monday, November 26, 2018 in her home. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late George R. and Helene M. (Dixon) Henchey. Linda grew up in West Boylston and graduated from West Boylston High School. Linda was predeceased by her husband of 25 years Roy M. Hebert on August 15, 2007. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah J. Mattison and her...
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Bartholomew "Bart" O'Connell

November 25, 2018

SHREWSBURY- Bartholomew G. "Bart" O'Connell, 73, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018. Bart, born on September 23, 1945, in Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland, a son of the late Bartholomew and Bridget (Casey) O'Connell. He emigrated to the United States with his family in 1955 and settled in the Vernon Hill section of Worcester. He became a US citizen in 1960. He graduated from St....
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Ingeborg Kojalo

July 20, 1920 - November 25, 2018

HOLDEN-Ingeborg (Raid) Kojalo,98, formerly of Paugus Road passed away Sunday, November 25 at the Christopher House. She leaves her husband of 74 years, V. Walter Kojalo; two children, Jacob Kojalo and his wife, Anne of West Boylston and Irene Kitzrow and her husband, Christopher of Albany, NY; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Three siblings, Kaljo Raid, Mai...
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Nicolle M. Lockward-Valera

July 17, 2008 - November 24, 2018

WORCESTER - Nicolle Marie Lockward-Valera, 10, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at U-Mass Memorial Medical Center. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of Alberto Lockward and Aimee Maria Garcia Valera Lockward. She leaves her parents, a brother Alberto Jr., and sister Sabrina of Worcester as well as a large extended family from this area and the...
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Gladys (Benneyan) Krikorian

November 23, 2018

WORCESTER- Gladys (Benneyan) Krikorian, 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, ME. She was the wife of the late B. Paul Krikorian of Worcester. Mrs. Krikorian was born in Worcester on February 4, 1932, a daughter of Armenian immigrants, Garabed and Ovsanna (Sarkissian) Benneyan. She spent most of her life living in...
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Ira H. (Kuusik) Ehrenpreis

July 20, 1922 - November 20, 2018

Ira H. (Kuusik) Ehrenpreis, 96, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the Jewish Healthcare Center, Worcester. Ira was born in Tallinn, Estonia the daughter of the late Platon and Beate (Webber) Kuusik. After graduating from college, Ira worked in the insurance field as an actuary. She then became a homemaker, lovingly caring for her family. She was a former member of Trinity Lutheran...
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Paul Michael "Mickey" Bloomfield

November 20, 2018

Paul M. "Mickey" Bloomfield, 79, of Naples, FL and formerly of May Street Worcester, MA passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. He was born and raised in Worcester and attended public schools. A graduate of Worcester Academy and Wentworth College, Boston. Mick worked in the family business B. Bloomfield, Company until its closing in the late 80's. He then worked for Waste Management until he retired...
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Gloria A. Blunt

October 18, 1941 - November 20, 2018

Gloria A. (LaRocque) Blunt, 77, Auburn, formerly of Worcester and Rutland, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2018 with her family by her side after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Gloria graduated from Commerce High School and attended the Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing. On Halloween 1959, at the age of 18, she married Tom, her childhood sweetheart and roller-skating partner....
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Rose Marie Egan

November 17, 2018

SOUTHBRIDGE-Rose Marie (Smith) Egan, 68, passed away suddenly in her home on Saturday, November 17, 2018 just two days after her 68th birthday. She is predeceased by her parents Mary and George Smith and step father Walter Barbour.   Rose leaves behind her son, Michael P. Egan and her granddaughter, Katie of Sutton MA who was the joy of her life. Rose is also survived by her sisters, Judy...
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Shirley Arline O'Brien

November 15, 2018

Shirley Arline (Currier) O'Brien, 84, formerly of North Ashland St. Worcester, MA passed through the pearly gates of Heaven on Thursday, November 15, 2018 in the arms of her daughter at the Florida home they shared together. Her husband of 44 years, James S. O'Brien, Jr. passed away in 1999. She leaves five children, Donna-Marie O'Brien of Nokomis, FL with whom she lived, Michael S. O'Brien...
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George Leonard Trottier

November 15, 2018

George Leonard Trottier, 93, formerly of Paxton passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Crestfield Rehabilitation and Care Center, Manchester. George was born in Webster, a son of the late George E. and Lilian (Mauke) Trottier. George was one of the many young men of the greatest generation that volunteered to serve during World War II. A member of the 23rd Infantry,...
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Alexis F. Santiago

November 22, 1971 - November 15, 2018

WORCESTER-Alexis Felix Santiago, 46, was born to parents Felix and Maria (Vasquez) Santiago on November 22, 1971 in the Dominican Republic. On Thursday, November 15, 2018 he passed away at UMass Medical Center after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Denny Liz, a son, Alexis J. Santiago and three daughters, Alexandra, Sabrina and Alenny Santiago. Alexis also leaves...
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James W. Todd

February 21, 1962 - November 13, 2018

WORCESTER-James W. Todd, 56, died Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Saint Vincent Hospital after being stricken ill at home . Jimmy was born in Worcester, son of the late James J. and Eleanor (Rizzutti) Todd. He was a member of St. Peter's Church throughout his childhood. He worked at Giroux Brothers in Auburn for several years. Jimmy will be dearly missed by his life partner of over 20 years,...
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Joanne Daviau

July 17, 1940 - November 10, 2018

WORCESTER- Joanne Daviau, 78, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2018 at the Lutheran Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center. Joanne was born in Worcester on July 17, 1940 a daughter of the late Charles H. and Helen J. (Zuranski) Malonis. She was raised in Worcester, attended local schools, and for many years was employed as a home health aide caring for elderly patients. She is...
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Kathleen M. Gearin

June 9, 1940 - November 5, 2018

Worcester- Kathleen Gearin,78, died on November 5, 2018 surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous 52-day battle with lung cancer. Kathleen was born in Worcester on June 9, 1940, the daughter of the late Daniel Gearin and Catherine Powers. She worked her entire career at New England Telephone Company, now Verizon. Kathy was a member of Pioneers of America and a devoted...
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Helen E. Sullivan

November 3, 2018

WORCESTER-Helen E. Sullivan, daughter of John P. and Julia A. (Sullivan) Sullivan, who emigrated from County Kerry, Ireland died on Saturday, November 3. Helen was born in Worcester and resided here her entire life. She was predeceased by brothers, James P., Francis P. and John F. who died at six months, and her sister, Mary Ann who died at nine years of age. She leaves a niece, Patricia C....
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James P. Curran, Jr.

September 6, 1947 - October 27, 2018

James (Jim) Paul Curran Jr. of Worcester, MA passed away on October 27, 2018 at St. Vincent's Hospital after a brief battle with lung cancer. James was born on September 6, 1947 in Worcester, MA to James P. Curran, Sr. and Marjorie (Creamer) Curran. James was predeceased by both his parents, his brother, Patrick Joseph Curran Sr., and his step-mother, Denyse (Clark) Curran. He is...
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Anna S. Holmes

March 10, 1926 - October 24, 2018

WORCESTER-Anna S. (Chiancola) Holmes, 92, died Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Christopher House of Worcester. She was born in Boston, daughter of Italian immigrants, Salvatore and Mary J. (Gagliano) Chiancola. Anna was raised in Gloucester and moved to Worcester in 1953. Throughout the years, Anna worked for various local banks, the City of Worcester Assessors office and Jordan...
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Marion Hovenesian

September 4, 1924 - October 21, 2018

Marion Hovenesian, 94, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2018 at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. She was born in Worcester on September 4, 1924 a daughter of Armenian immigrants, Carnig and Lucy (Astorian) Alexanderian. She attended local schools and worked for her family's business Rite Dry Cleaners (corner of Park Ave. and Pleasant St.) for many years. Mrs....
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Joseph R. Battelle, Jr.

October 18, 2018

Joseph R. Battelle, Jr., 70, of Chelmsford passed away Thursday, October 18. He leaves two daughters, Jennifer Battelle of Chelmsford and Renee Gallagher and her husband, William of Reading; five grandchildren, Nora, Grace, Gabrielle, Owen and Brendan; his former wife, Mary (Hanley) Battelle of Reading; four sisters, Margaret M. Battelle of Provincetown, Catherine M. Gilbert of Columbia, CT,...
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Robert "Togo" Cicio

January 7, 1938 - October 16, 2018

Worcester – Robert F. Cicio, "Togo" as he was known to family and friends, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 following a period of declining health. He was born in Boston, a son of the late James and Frances (Pratt) Cicio. He has lived in Worcester for most of his life. Prior to his retirement, Bob was a warehouse supervisor for Imperial Distributors in Auburn for many...
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Jeannette L. Pennery

October 15, 2018

Jeanette L. (Trudeau) Pennery, 98, passed away peacefully in the presence of family members on October 15, 2018. Jeanette was predeceased by her husband of 27 years, Sidney E. Pennery, who died in 1978; her sister, Hazel L. Trudeau, for whom she cared for and lived with died in 2005; and six brothers including Korean War Corporal Norman F. Trudeau who went Missing in Action on December 15,...
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Francis J. Petty

October 26, 1929 - October 15, 2018

Worcester- Francis J. Petty, 88, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family, whom he loved so dearly, on Monday, October 15, 2018. He was born in Worcester on October 26, 1929 a son of Joseph and Johanna (O'Rourke) Petty who emigrated from County Clare, Ireland. Mr. Petty attended local schools and graduated from Worcester Boys Trade School where he excelled as an athlete on...
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Catherine "Kathleen" Gallivan

May 15, 1934 - October 15, 2018

WORCESTER-Catherine "Kathleen" E. (O'Malley) Gallivan passed away peacefully on Monday, October 15, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 15, 1934 to John and Mary (O'Toole) O'Malley on Inishturk Island, County Mayo, Ireland. Kathleen immigrated to Worcester, MA in 1952. She worked as a nanny, nurses aid and in 1974 she became a nurse. She worked at the Glavin...
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Alvin J. Blash, Sr.

May 7, 1946 - October 13, 2018

Alvin J. Blash Sr., 72 of Worcester Ma., A Navy Veteran, died Saturday, October 13, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital. He leaves his wife of 51 years, Marylou (Millette) Blash. Alvin was predeceased by his son Robert M Blash in 2003, his father Edward G Blash Sr., his mother Hazel B Blash, two brothers Michael Blash and John Blash Sr.. Alvin leaves behind his son Alvin J Blash Jr. and his wife Amy...
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Stanley J. "Butch" Gniadek, Jr.

March 11, 1947 - October 12, 2018

WORCESTER - In the evening hours on Friday, October 12th, Stanley J. Gniadek, Jr., or "Butch" as he was lovingly known by family and friends passed peacefully at home with his family at his bedside. He was 71. Butch is survived by, and will be forever loved and missed by his wife and high school sweetheart, Margaret (Lee), with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. He was predeceased by his...
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Russell Barnes

July 28, 1943 - October 7, 2018

SPENCER-Russell A. Barnes, 75, passed away Sunday , October 7th in Harrington Hospital. A long time resident of Spencer. He leaves his wife of 44 years, Helen (St. Pierre) Barnes; a sister and law Debra a d Steven Warmen of North Brookfield; three sisters, Barbara S. Hanson, Joan H. Peters and Carol A. Duhart and nieces and nephews. A brother, Robert E. Barnes predeceased him. He...
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Ernest Jantuah

March 2, 1949 - October 6, 2018

WORCESTER-Ernest Jantuah, 69, died Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Saint Vincent Hospital. Mr. Jantuah was born in Kumasi, Ghana, son of the late Kwabena Agyeman and Akua Attaah and moved to the United States in 1974. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 22 years, Deborah (Jones) Jantuah in 1997. He is survived by four children, Tristan Jantuah and Anitra Jantuah, both of Fitchburg,...
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Mary Hovsepian

October 29, 1917 - October 6, 2018

Mary (Bedeian) Hovsepian, 100, of Worcester passed away peacefully on October 6, at UMASS Medical University Hospital. Her loving family and adoring friends were at her side. Mary was three weeks shy of her 101st birthday. In 2017, at the celebration of her 100th Birthday, her family and friends gathered at the Old Mill in Westminster to celebrate her long, creative and loving life. It was...
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Bryan F. McGinn

January 2, 1975 - October 5, 2018

Bryan F "Ginny" McGinn, 43, of Port Tobacco, MD, previously of Spencer passed away October 5, 2018 after a work place accident in Bethesda, MD. Bryan is survived by his two sons, Bryan McGinn and his significant other, Shayna Fournier of East Brookfield and Dominick McGinn, Specialist 2-506 Infantry Battalion, 3rd Brigade stationed at Fort Campbell, KY. He is also survived by his mother,...
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Daniela Gatej

July 9, 1950 - October 5, 2018

WORCESTER-Dr. Daniela (Munteanu) Gatej, 68, a longtime and accomplished Worcester dentist, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018 at UMass Medical Center. She was born in Bucharest, Romania on July 9, 1950, daughter of the late Moses and Maria (Nicula) Munteanu. She was raised and educated in Romania and emigrated to the United States in 1978. She continued dental school here and...
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Enrique Ortiz

April 3, 1946 - October 3, 2018

WORCESTER-Enrique Ortiz, 72, died Wednesday, October 3, 2018. He was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico, son of Evaristo and Carmen (Quintana) Ortiz. He is survived by five siblings, Evarista Ortiz Lopez, Carmen Ortiz Figueroa, Ana Ortiz, Maria Ortiz and Diego Ortiz and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by seven siblings, Juan, Paula, Lydia, Luz, Miguel, Jose and Susana. Enrique enjoyed...
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Wanda Liz Gonzalez Rodriguez

April 12, 1978 - September 28, 2018

WORCESTER- Wanda Liz Gonzalez Rodriguez, 40, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital after a courageously fought battle with cancer. She was born on April 12, 1978 in Ponce, Puerto Rico a daughter of Evelyn Rodriguez and Domingo Gonzalez. Wanda enjoyed music and helping others but her family was most important to her and they will forever miss her. ...
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Jean A. Konneh

May 16, 1936 - September 27, 2018

WORCESTER — Jean A. Konneh, 82 of Worcester, MA passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018. She leaves many to mourn her loss including her children, Francis J. Konneh, Hawa E. Konneh, Festus M. Konneh, Christopher F. Konneh, Christine M. Budy, Abraham S. Konneh, Robert K. Konneh, Emma Konneh and Esther H. Konneh. She also leaves her brother, William A. Kollie of Liberia and two sisters,...
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Marie A. Suchocki

August 15, 1923 - September 27, 2018

WORCESTER - Marie A. (Fappiano) Suchocki, 95 passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Life Care Center of Auburn. She was born and raised in Waterbury, CT, a daughter of the late Cristofaro and Emanuela (Ruggierio) Fappiano. Marie attended local schools in Waterbury and as a young woman growing up in the difficult years following the depression and during the war, she...
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John R. Finn

June 22, 1948 - September 26, 2018

John R. Finn, 70, passed away Thursday, September 27 in the Holden Nursing Center. He leaves two daughters, Elizabeth L. Stewart and her husband, Jason of South Grafton and Caroline A. Williams and her husband, Ryan of West Boylston; five grandchildren, Chloe and Sean Stewart and Daniel, Aiden and Finn Williams; his former wife, Donna J. (Lawson) Finn and his sister, Marguerite M. Finn of...
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Jeanette Verzillo

September 26, 2018

MILLBURY-Jeanette K. (Spirkowyc) Verzillo, 80, a longtime resident of Millbury passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 26 at Saint Vincent Hospital. Her husband, Ralph J. Verzillo, Sr. passed away in 1995. She leaves behind three sons, Ralph Verzillo, Jr. of Millbury, Raymond Verzillo and his wife, Barbara of Worcester and Randy Verzillo and his wife, Terrie of Attleboro and three...
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Margaret E. O'Brien

May 30, 1935 - September 20, 2018

WORCESTER-Margaret "Peggy" Edith (Bumbarger) O'Brien, 83, of Worcester, MA passed away on September 20, 2018 at UMass University Campus surrounded by loving family. Peg was born and baptized in Clearfield, PA; the family moved and Peg grew up in Rochester NY and attended St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Rochester, NY. She worked third shift for most of her nursing career, working at...
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Guy P. Hendrickson

December 22, 1958 - September 19, 2018

Guy Phillip Hendrickson December 22, 1958 – September 19, 2018 Guy returned to god on September 19, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Worcester and graduated from Worcester Boys Trade High School. Guy worked as a General Contractor until his retirement. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, restoring antique cars and spending time with his family. He leaves his...
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Helen Soter

September 13, 2018

WORCESTER-Helen (Pouris) Soter, formerly of Longfellow Road, Worcester passed away Thursday, September 13 in Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Her husband of 36 years, Ernest Soter, predeceased her. She leaves two children, Marlene Soter-Tucker and her husband, David of Worcester and Robert Soter and his wife, Sandra of Spencer; five grandchildren, Ashley, Jenna, Evans, Nicholas...
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Grace M. McDonough

September 11, 2018

Grace M. McDonough, 76, of Worcester passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Worcester, the daughter of Thomas and Florence (Hargadon) McDonough. From the age of 22, Grace attended programs at the Seven Hills Foundation, in the sheltered worship program when she was young and later in the adult day program. She loved going there. Her...
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Edward G. Trudell, Sr.

September 12, 1937 - September 9, 2018

Edward G. Trudell, Sr., 80, passed away Sunday, September 9 in Worcester Health Center. His wife of 35 years, Joan E. (Weldon) Trudell passed away in 2011. He leaves his son, Edward G. Trudell, Jr. of Worcester; a step-daughter, Cindy Stanley; a step-grandson, David Shays; a sister, Charlotte LaBelle; two brothers, James and Charles Trudell and several nieces and nephew, among them, Theresa and...
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Patricia A. Daly

May 2, 1946 - September 8, 2018

WORCESTER/WINCHENDON Patricia A. (Rice) Daly, 72, died Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Saint Vincent Hospital. Patricia was born in Worcester, daughter of Ernest M. and Adella M. (Mikenas) Rice and graduated from David Hale Fanning Trade High School. Pat lived in Worcester for most of her life until recently moving to Winchendon to live with her daughter. She worked at St. Francis Home and...
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Manuel David Matos Diaz

September 17, 1981 - September 7, 2018

Manuel David Matos Díaz, 36, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital after a sudden illness. He was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and migrated with his parents and brother and his sister to New York City where he completed middle school. He then moved to Clinton, MA where he completed his High School Degree. He obtained his...
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Patricia Snowberger

September 7, 2018

WORCESTER- Patricia (Hess) Snowberger, 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Rose Monahan Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Russell Snowberger. Patricia was born in Worcester on October 18, 1950 a daughter of the late Gustave Leon and Florence (Painchaud) Hess. After graduating from high school, she worked for many years as a...
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P. Gordon Creamer

December 30, 1920 - September 5, 2018

WORCESTER-P. Gordon Creamer, 97, passed away on September 5th, following a period of declining health. Born in Sunapee, NH, Gordon lived most of his adult life in the Worcester area. A chef by profession, he spent many years managing local eating establishments. Most satisfying for him were the years he spent teaching cooking skills to at risk teens. Gordon loved cooking but his real passion...
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Robert E. Lucier, Jr.

September 19, 1967 - September 3, 2018

HOLDEN-Robert E. "Lue" Lucier, Jr., 50, passed away Monday, September 3. He leaves his wife, 37 years, Kellyann M. (Lindner) Lucier; his mother, Marie L. (Simonson) Lucier of Holden: a son Robert E. Lucier, III of Holden; a grandson, Logan Lucier; a goddaughter, Alyssa; a brother, William J. Rawlston, Jr. of Worcester and nieces and nephews. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Robert E....
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Janet Rondon

September 18, 1955 - September 3, 2018

WORCESTER- Janet (Irene) Rondon, 62, of Worcester, died Monday, September 3, 2018. Janet was full of life and loved to be surrounded by family and friends. She loved dancing to Salsa and cooking and entertaining. She leaves behind two children, Wanda Cruz and her husband, George Rondeau and Francisco Rondon, Jr. and his wife, Angelica; five grandchildren, Xavier, George,...
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Mary Frances Moran

September 2, 2018

Shrewsbury-Mary Frances Moran, 87 of Shrewsbury passed away September 2, 2018 of an acute illness at UMass Memorial Hospital In Worcester. She was born on January 26, 1931 to Frances H. McCaffrey of Ontario and John J. Penny of Nova Scotia Canada. Mary Frances attended St Anne's Academy and Marycliff Academy in Arlington Ma. She received her BA from the College of the Sacred Heart in...
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Shirley (Dobson) Parsons

April 17, 1932 - September 1, 2018

WORCESTER – Shirley (Dobson) Parsons, 86, died peacefully on Saturday, September 1, 2018. She was born and raised in Worcester, a daughter of the late Reuben and Mary (Currie) Dobson. Shirley graduated from David Hale Fanning Girls Trade School in Worcester. She worked for several years before dedicating her life to raising her five children. When the children were all old...
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Clarence "Hank" Niles

October 8, 1937 - August 31, 2018

WORCESTER-Clarence H. "Hank" Niles, 80, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. Clarence was born in Gainesville, GA, son of Colie and Nena Mae (Watson) Niles. Hank worked in maintenance at the Wellington Street Building Community for many years before retirement. Hank was predeceased by his beloved wife Evelyn M. Padgett-Niles on June 6th of...
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Richard Thomas Wilder

January 15, 1936 - August 25, 2018

Richard T. Wilder "Dick", age 82, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2018 after a brief illness, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on January 15, 1936 and grew up in Worcester. He was a lifelong resident of Grafton Hill where he spent his life raising his family and working. He graduated from Commerce High School in Worcester and married Joan...
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Paul M. Kearns

July 13, 1929 - August 24, 2018

WORCESTER-Paul Michael Kearns, 89, a lifelong resident of the Webster Square area of Worcester passed away Friday, August 24 at Beaumont Nursing Center in Westborough. He was born in Worcester son of Irish immigrants, Katherine (Dolan) and James Kearns. He leaves his two daughters Ann Bartosiewicz, and her husband Michael and their three children, Elizabeth, Daniel and Patrick of North...
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Patricia "Shirley" Molloy

December 7, 1934 - August 23, 2018

WORCESTER-Patricia "Shirley" (Blanchette) Molloy, 83, died Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Beaumont Nursing Center with her loving family by her side. Shirley was born in Tewksbury, daughter of Walter and Katherine (Madden) Blanchette and graduated from Northbridge High School. Shirley worked at the former Big D Grocery Stores on Pleasant and Lincoln Streets for several years....
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Kevin J. Daley

January 20, 1936 - August 20, 2018

WORCESTER – Kevin J. Daley, 82, a lifelong Worcester resident died peacefully on Monday, August 20, 2018. He was born in Worcester, a son of the late Thomas and Ellen (Buckley) Daley. Kevin graduated from Saint Peter High School. During his adult working years, Kevin only held two jobs. He worked as a forklift operator in the distribution center for the former Thom McAn Shoe in Worcester for...
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Thomas L. Thomasino

August 19, 2018

Enterprise, AL - 1st Sgt. (Ret) Thomas L. Thomasino, 59, of Enterprise, AL passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018. He was born on June 15, 1959, to the late Thomas Michael and Mary Theresa Thomasino of Worcester, MA. Tom is an Army Veteran who had a very successful military career and retired in 1999 after 22 years of service. He was a highly-decorated veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He...
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Carol Ann Jones

August 18, 2018

Carol (Lavallie) Jones, passed away August 18, 2018 in her Hampton Beach, NH residence surrounded by her family. Carol was born and raised in Worcester, a daughter of the late Robert and Blanche Lavallie. She lived many years in Rutland, prior to spending her summers in Hampton Beach and winters in Delray Beach, FL. She graduated from Commerce High School. Carol devoted her life to raising...
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George Vangel

August 17, 2018

George Vangel passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 17,2018 at the age of 101, with his wife, Elsie Vangel and immediate family members at his side. He was born in Worcester in 1916, one of seven children to Victoria (Soter) and Ligor Vangel and married Elsie Theodore in 1946. George graduated from South High School in 1934 Becker College Class of 1937. He worked at National Standard...
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Marjory S. Dick

August 17, 2018

Marjory S. Dick of Worcester, Massachusetts died peacefully on August 17, 2018 with her family by her side. Having spent her childhood in New Jersey, Marjory came to Massachusetts for college (Wellesley, class of '49) and stayed for marriage. She and her husband of 61 years, Daniel E. Dick, raised 9 children together, all the while remaining active in social justice causes and civic endeavors...
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Martin T. Thornton

August 11, 1943 - August 15, 2018

WORCESTER-Martin Thomas Thornton, 75, of Worcester, died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a brief illness. Martin was born in Cambridge, son of the late Martin E. and Lucy (Basteri) Thornton. He graduated from Boston College High School and earned his Bachelor's degree at Boston College. Martin worked at the NSA for several years after college, and...
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Russell A. Giroux

April 4, 1939 - August 14, 2018

WORCESTER-Russell A. Giroux, 79, died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after being stricken ill at home. He was born in Southbridge, the eldest son of the late Alfred and Stella (Bachand) Giroux and graduated from Cole Trade High School in Southbridge in 1957 as Valedictorian with honors in math. Russ worked as an electrician for I.B.E.W. Local 96 for many years....
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George J. Smalanskas

August 14, 2018

George J. Smalanskas, 87, of Worcester passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in UMASS Memorial Hospital. His wife, Estelle G. (Larkham) Smalanskas passed away in 1997. He leaves six children, Cathi A. Bartolini and her companion, Robert Parente of Southborough, James G. Smalanskas and his wife, Miriam of Wayland, George J. Smalanskas and his wife, Debra of Holden, John F. Smalanskas and his...
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Anthony "Tony" Durkin

May 31, 1942 - August 13, 2018

Anthony M. "Tony" Durkin, 76, formerly of Worcester, passed away peacefully, with his family at his bedside on Monday, August 13, 2018. He was born and raised in Worcester, a son of the late Anthony and Mary L. (Guilfoil) Durkin. Tony, as family and friends knew him, was a graduate of Commerce High School and Quinsigamond College, both in Worcester. Tony spent several years as a proud member...
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Todd Lee Campbell

August 12, 2018

Worcester- Todd Lee Campbell, 65, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Worcester Health Center following a lengthy illness. Todd was born in Mineola, New York on December 14, 1952 a son of the late James E. and Mary (Cheshire) Campbell. He graduated from Ithica College and worked in communications for many years at various radio stations in New York and Massachusetts. He...
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Margaret "Margie" Kazarian

August 12, 2018

Margaret "Margie" Kazarian, 86, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2018 at Holden Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a lengthy illness. Margaret was born in Providence, Rhode Island on May 22, 1932 a daughter of the late Nishan and Elmas (Bohigian) Jamgochian. She was raised in Providence and graduated from Central High School Class of 1950. For many years she worked in the...
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