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Preston W. "Skip" Hall

September 14, 1932 - November 15, 2020

WORCESTER – Preston W. "Skip" Hall, 88, of Worcester, formerly of West Boylston and Lancaster, passed away Sunday, November 15, in St. Vincent Hospital. His loving wife of 65 years, Rosemary (Carlin) Hall passed away last year. He is survived by their five children, Deborah and husband Jeffrey Heller of Needham, MA, Preston "Pete" and wife Dawn Hall of North Andover, MA, James and wife...
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Nina Clough Andersen

March 4, 1954 - November 13, 2020

HARDWICK-Nina (Clough) Andersen, 66, of Hardwick, formerly of Charlton passed to the spirit world Friday, November 13 in UMASS Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. She leaves her husband of 41 years, Peter C. Andersen; a daughter, Cassandra B. Andersen of Worcester and her extended family Sally Plante, Nancy Dugas, Linda Healey of Charlton and Bobby Davis of Springfield. She grew up in...
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Dennis McCarthy

December 19, 1962 - November 4, 2020

WORCESTER-Dennis McCarthy, 57, died Wednesday, November 4, 2020. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Daniel J. and Joanne (Wojcik) McCarthy and attended South High School. Dennis worked in construction throughout Worcester. Dennis is survived by his five siblings; Eileen McDevitt, David McCarthy, Maureen Bates, Deneen Tucker and Donald McCarthy; and many nephews, nieces, great nephews...
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Patricia J. Downe

November 1, 2020

Worcester-Patricia J. (Neville) Downe, 79, died on Sunday, Nov. 1 at U-Mass Memorial Lake Ave. She leaves 2 daughters, Kathi Downe of Worcester, Lynne Turer and her husband Spencer of Burlington, Vt., and 5 grandchildren, Zachary, Nicole and Marissa Gallant and Sydney and Sophia Turer. Born in Detroit , Michigan, she was the daughter of Albert H. and Mary Jane (Bragg) Neville Jr. She worked...
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Patricia Cushman Ton

May 30, 1929 - October 29, 2020

Patricia Cushman Ton passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Patricia was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 30, 1929 to Gladys M. Waller and Henry A. Cushman. She grew up in Winthrop and later moved to Worcester, graduated from North High, attended Salter School and Lee Institute School of Real Estate. She lived in Shrewsbury and raised her family there before moving to Boylston in...
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Gerard L. Vigeant

April 11, 1964 - October 29, 2020

WORCESTER-Gerard L. "Gerry" Vigeant, 56, died Thursday, October 29, 2020 at UMass Memorial Hospital. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Elie J. and Jeannette R. (Guerin) Vigeant. Gerry was a member of the Seven Hills Aspire Program where he participated in the Therapeutic Work Options and Embrace the Day programs. He was a participant in the Special Olympics for several years. ...
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Robert "Joey" Fortin

February 5, 1978 - October 26, 2020

Worcester-Robert "Joey" Fortin, Jr., 42, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 in his home. He was born on February 5, 1978 son of the late Adele (Newbold) and Robert Fortin, Sr. He is survived by his sister, Katrina Fortin of Auburn. Joey spent all his life in the Worcester area. For the last fifteen years, Joey had been working for several area Price Choppers. Previously he was...
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Kathleen McCarthy

January 12, 1958 - October 26, 2020

WORCESTER-Kathleen McCarthy, 62, died Monday, October 26, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Daniel J. and Joanne (Wojcik) McCarthy and graduated from South High School. Kathleen worked as a Nurse's Aide at various nursing homes in Worcester before retiring due to an illness. Kathleen is survived by her six siblings; Eileen McDevitt,...
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Gene A. Bottoni, Jr.

March 12, 1951 - October 21, 2020

SHREWSBURY-Gene A. Bottoni, Jr., 69, formerly of Washington, D.C. and Punta Gorda, FL passed away Wednesday, October 21 in the Benchmark Assisted Living Center. He leaves his sister, Mary E. Goldschmidt of Worcester; a brother, Jon W. Bottoni of Westfield; six nieces and nephews, Elizabeth, William, Eric, Jennifer, Jacqueline and Jon, Jr. and his beloved cat, Peggy. A brother, Peter E. Beatty...
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Jean Guy Gauthier

September 19, 1934 - October 20, 2020

WORCESTER/AUBURN-Jean Guy Gauthier, "John", 86, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at home surrounded by his children and loving companion. He was born in Montreal, Canada son of Uldric and Rose M. (Cloutier) Gauthier. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. Jean worked at General Motors in Framingham for 27 years, retiring in 1988 and following retirement, he was a school bus driver for...
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Rita G. Perry

April 6, 1936 - October 19, 2020

WORCESTER-Rita G. (Hayes) Perry, 84, formerly of Wrentham Road passed away surrounded by her family at her son's home on Monday, October 19. Her husband, Paul S. Perry passed away in 2002. She leaves seven children, Paul "Sid" Perry, II of Worcester, Deborah C. Perry of Kennebunk, ME, April Bodinizzo and her husband, Vincent of Holden, Christine St. Germain of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Linda...
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Barbara J. Lane

October 18, 2020

WORCESTER- Barbara J. Lane, 83, passed away suddenly on October 18, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born in Worcester a daughter of the late Albert J. and Anna (Shilinsky) Belanger. Barbara leaves behind her husband, Thomas D. Lane; three children, Brian E. Chenery, Deborah Finnegan and Patricia A. Shine; two step children, Sharon A. Jones and Thomas D. Lane, Jr. and their families;...
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Charles Nickerson

December 4, 1934 - October 16, 2020

WORCESTER-Charles "Chic" Nickerson died October 16, surrounded by his loving family. Chic leaves his wife of 60 years, Anne, and his children Lynn Hood and her husband Keith of Wales, MA, Stephen Nickerson and his wife Diana of East Brookfield, MA, Karen Nideur of Worcester, MA and Edward Nickerson and his wife Marilyn, of Reading, MA. Chic also leaves ten grandchildren and nine great...
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Leo Mullany

October 28, 1932 - October 15, 2020

WORCESTER-Leo Mullany, 87, passed away Thursday, October 15. He leaves several cousins in Worcester and in Ireland. His brother, Martin Mullany passed away in 2011. He was born in County Roscommon, Ireland son of Michael and Molly (O'Connor) Mullany. Leo was the head mechanic for 35 years for Saint John's Cemetery, prior to that he worked as a printer. A Graveside Service will be held...
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Sharon P. McManus

July 21, 1950 - October 4, 2020

Charlton-Sharon P. (Hickey) McManus, 70 of Charlton, formerly of Worcester passed away Sunday, October 4 in the Overlook Masonic Home. She leaves three children, Jody A. O'Brien of Charlton, Paul J. McManus, Jr. and his wife, Lisa of Charlton, and Kate F. Mercier and her husband, Joseph of Spencer; six siblings, Francis R. Hickey, Jr. and his wife, Patricia of Auburn, Robert P. Hickey...
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Virginia L. Vanasse

October 3, 2020

Virginia L. Vanasse (Grover), 89, of Rutland, died October 3, 2020 at Life Care Center of Leominster, MA. She was the companion of Robert Keough, died 2008, and the wife of Vernon Vanasse, died in 1979. Her only sibling, Judith Grover Stimson, died in 1970. She leaves behind her Aunt Harriet Huzbacz of North Brookfied, MA and nieces, nephews, many cousins, grand-nieces and nephews. Virginia,...
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John M. Jones

March 29, 1952 - October 2, 2020

John M. Jones, 68, of Worcester passed away peacefully from Pancreatic Cancer, Friday, October 2, 2020 in St. Vincent Hospital, with his wife by his side. One of the many Vince Lombardi quotes was "The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have". John was a very proud and humble man, who never complained and was a friend to many. He was born in Worcester, son of James M. and...
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Patricia A. Redmond

July 26, 1957 - October 2, 2020

WORCESTER-Patricia A. Redmond, 63, of Worcester passed away Friday, October 2. She leaves two children, Derek Redmond and his wife, Leeann of Dudley and Kaylan Redmond of Oxford; two grandchildren, Derek and Sarah; four brothers, George "Spike" Redmond and his wife Elaine of Florida, Clarence "Butch" and his wife, Linda of Charlton, Timothy and his wife Dawn of Worcester and Daniel Redmond of...
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Donald L. Savoie

May 24, 1936 - September 27, 2020

MILLBURY-Donald L. Savoie, 84, of Millbury passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 in the Christopher House. His wife of 54 years, Beverly A. (Toussaint) Savoie died in 2018. He leaves four children, Sandra J. Savoie, Karen Barney, Dorothy M. Soutra and her husband, Walter R. Soutra, and David A. Savoie; five grandchildren, Donald, Daniel, Nicole, Keith and Joseph; four great-grandchildren,...
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Anna T. Thompson

January 2, 1945 - September 18, 2020

Anna T. Thompson, 75, of Worcester passed away Friday, September 18, 2020. She was born in Boston, daughter of Harry and Anna (Eifler) Thompson and lived in Worcester for many years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September 25 at 9:30am in the Cathedral of Saint Paul, 15 Chatham St. Arrangements in the care of Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home.
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Sharon Mary Boucher

December 14, 1947 - September 13, 2020

WORCESTER-Sharon Mary (Brooks) Boucher, 72, passed at home surrounded by her heartbroken family. Sadly Sharon has moved on to a peaceful place where everything is happy and serene. She was born to Elmira (Suprenaunt) Gagnon and John Brooks in 1947. She was joined by nine brothers and sisters in Worcester. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Quinsigamond College. Sharon leaves her three...
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Shirley M. Nelson

December 25, 1925 - September 11, 2020

SUTTON- Shirley M. Nelson, 94, died peacefully on September 11, 2020 at her home. She was born in Worcester on December 25, 1925 the only child of Richard E. and Anna L. (Bergman) Nelson. Shirley graduated from Rogers High School in Newport, Rhode Island in 1943. While living in Newport she worked for the US Naval Torpedo Station. After moving to Worcester, she began working for the...
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Anita M Derosier

August 19, 1938 - September 10, 2020

Worcester-Anita M. (Lorion) Derosier, 82, went home to be with the Lord and her loving husband on Thursday, September 10, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Worcester on August 19, 1938 daughter to the late Edmond W. and Lena M. (Eaton) Lorion. Anita graduated from Commerce High School and worked for Jordan Marsh as a salesperson as well as, Burncoat Jr/Sr High School as a...
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John Tateosian

July 30, 1933 - September 7, 2020

WORCESTER- John Tateosian, 87, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2020 at Rose Monahan Hospice House after a brief illness. He was born in Worcester on July 30, 1933, son of the late Satrag and Doris (Bohigian) Tateosian. John attended local schools and graduated from Clark University in 1955 with a degree in Mathematics. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army...
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Elba Herrera

October 8, 1931 - September 6, 2020

Worcester- Elba Herrera, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Umass Hospital in Worcester. She was born October 8, 1931 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba daughter to Carmen (Reyes Cabrera) and Jose A. Rosabal Rosabal. Elba spent her life raising her own four children along with providing a loving, caring and nurturing daycare in her own home. She offered care and love for her...
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Juan "Pito" Hernandez

October 9, 1969 - September 3, 2020

Worcester- Juan "Pito" E. Hernandez, 50, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Saint Vincent Hospital. Juan was born October 9, 1969 a son of Alejandrina Hernandez Roldan and Juan Esteban Hernandez Ortiz. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Most recently Juan was employed by Clark University in the housekeeping department and had...
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Frances "Taffy" M Brown

April 25, 1944 - September 2, 2020

Westborough - Frances "Taffy" Marie Brown, 76, died Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Umass Memorial Hospital in Worcester. She was born in Marlborough on April 25, 1944 a daughter of the late Richard and Theresa (Hatch) Brown. She grew up in Hudson, Ma and lived in the greater Worcester area most of her life. Taffy had, most recently, been a resident at Beaumont in Westborough since 2018. ...
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Bernard F. Burke

August 13, 1942 - September 2, 2020

WORCESTER-Bernard F. Burke, 78, of Worcester passed away Wednesday, September 2 in St. Vincent Hospital. His wife of 50 years, Carolyn (Stevens) Burke died on June 25. He leaves many cousins in the Benison, Riordan, Trainor, Cannon and D'Arcy families, among them, his three god-children, Betsy (Riordan) O'Rourke of Worcester, Erin (Benison) Corso of Attleboro and Brian Benison, Sr. of...
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John W. Curran, Jr

February 1, 1947 - August 28, 2020

John W. Curran, Jr., 73, passed away unexpectedly on August 28, 2020 at his home. He was born in Worcester on February 1, 1947 and attended local schools before enlisting in the United States Army to proudly serve his country during the Vietnam War. John worked for over 30 years as a steam fitter in the City of Worcester and in his free time he enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting. He...
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Barbara L. Carrigan

November 23, 1927 - August 28, 2020

WORCESTER-Barbara L. (Martin) Carrigan, 92, died Friday, August 28, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Arthur and Jennie (Divoll) Martin. Barbara worked in Worcester all of her life starting at the lunch counter at Woolworths and ending at Jordan Marsh after 20 years of service. She enjoyed traveling with her husband John, making many trips to...
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Stephen Killoran

August 28, 2020

Stephen T. Killoran, 59, of Brookfield (formerly of Auburn) passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020. He leaves behind his fiancée and partner of many years, Lisa M. Robinson with whom he made his home, and her son, Jacob Robinson. Stephen was born in Worcester, the son of the late John J. Killoran and Arlene M. (Burbank) Killoran. Two brothers, John F. and Robert M. Killoran predeceased him....
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Manuel "Manny" Centeno

December 28, 1988 - August 25, 2020

WORCESTER- Manuel "Manny" Centeno Jr, 31, passed away unexpectedly on August 25, 2020. He was born in Worcester on December 28, 1988 a son of Manuel and Chantale (Joseph) Centeno and was raised in the city. He attended local schools and graduated from Doherty High School in 2007. Manny worked for many years as an assembler for Affordable Interior Systems in Leominster. Manny cherished time...
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Everett M. Stidsen

December 12, 1934 - August 25, 2020

WORCESTER- Everett M. Stidsen, 85, passed away at home on August 25, 2020. 
A son of Everett and Julia (Nelson) he was born on December 12, 1934. He graduated from the former Commerce High School and retired after 35 years of service from Norton/Saint-Gobain Company, as a Supervisor in the Fines Department, Materials Division. From 1954 until 1958, Everett proudly served his country in...
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Rogelio Torres, Jr.

December 28, 1989 - August 22, 2020

WORCESTER-Rogelio Torres, Jr. 30, passed away Saturday, August 22. Visiting Hours are Thursday, September 3 from 10-11:30am followed by a Prayer Service at 11:30am in Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle St. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery. The family will be accepting flowers and they can be delivered to the funeral home.
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Margaret C. Durgin

July 22, 1946 - August 22, 2020

Margaret (Marshall) Durgin,74, of Webster passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 22nd surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born July 22, 1946 in Kilwinning Ayrshire, Scotland to the late Andrew and Jessie Marshall. She leaves her daughter and son in law Jodi and Scott Peck and her two grandchildren who were her pride and joy-Spencer and Raegan Peck all of Dudley. She also...
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Mary Burrell

April 3, 1927 - August 16, 2020

Mary(Adams) Burrell, 93 of Worcester, Massachusetts died of natural causes on August 16, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 3, 1927 in Bourbon, Mississippi to the late Hosier Adams and Gertrude (Mathis) Dickerson. She was later raised and cared for by her stepmother Addie Lee (McKinney) Adams. Mary had many different jobs in the city of Worcester. Her most recent...
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James Rice McCorison

December 29, 1961 - August 7, 2020

James Rice McCorison, 58, died on August 7th at Massachusetts General Hospital in the presence of family, prayers, and love. He was born in Worcester on Dec. 29, 1961, a late Christmas present to his parents, Marcus and Janet McCorison, and his older siblings, Marc, Judy, Andy and Mary. A few years later, Peter was born and that rounded out the McC tribe to eight. James grew up on Laconia...
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Jane Wilson

February 2, 1935 - August 5, 2020

Worcester-Jane Wilson, 85, died Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Worcester. She was born in Akumfi Adansi, Ghana daughter of the late Mr. Kwesi Krampah and Madam Esi Yamoaba. Mrs. Wilson worked in agriculture while living in Ghana. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Cherry Valley. Mrs. Wilson was predeceased by...
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Gertrude E. Benoit

July 21, 1922 - August 5, 2020

WORCESTER- Gertrude E. (Mahoney) Benoit, 98, of Worcester passed away Wednesday, August 5 at home. Her husband, Robert O. Benoit died in 1991. She leaves, six children, Robert Benoit of Worcester, Suzanne Light of Webster, Patricia Sharry and her husband, Beau of Holden, Barbara Bolack and her husband, John of Worcester, Ann Ovian and her husband, Robert of North Ft. Myers, FL and Richard...
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Shalom Moriah McCord

June 30, 1980 - August 3, 2020

BERLIN – Shalom Moriah McCord, 40 passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020 after a long battle with pneumonia. She went home to be with the Lord at St. Vincent's hospital in Worcester. She was born on June 30, 1980 daughter of Chester M. McCord, of Charlton, and Patricia T. (Murphy) McCord, of Berlin. Besides her parents, Shalom leaves behind a brother, Mitchell Lone McCord. She was...
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Aris A. Rivera

April 11, 1951 - August 3, 2020

WORCESTER-Aris A. Rivera, 69, of Worcester, died Monday, August 3, 2020 at home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, son of the late Antonio Rivera and Maria (Perez) Rivera and moved to New York City at the age of 17. Aris worked at Lutco Manufacturing for many years, retiring in 2014. He is survived by his longtime companion Carmen Rivera and...
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Mesack Harry Sagerian

November 30, 1926 - August 3, 2020

Mesack Harry (Mickey) Sagerian of Northborough passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 3rd, 2020 at the age of 93. He is survived by his devoted wife of 70 years Agnes (Arslanian), his children Diane, Jean (Sturbridge, MA), Robert and his wife Jennifer (North Grafton, MA) and his loved and adored grandchildren Andrew and Benjamin (North Grafton, MA). He is also survived...
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Helen L. Gleason

August 2, 2020

WORCESTER-Helen L. (Earley) Gleason, 96, of Worcester passed away in Knollwood Nursing Center. Her husband of 63 years, Donald F. Gleason passed away in 2011. She leaves two sons, Neil Gleason of Florida and Brian Gleason of Colorado; three grandchildren, Michael Gleason, Amy (Gleason) Braun and Deana (Gleason) Tata; five great-grandchildren, Ryan Gleason, Olivia Tata, Gianna Tata, Ilona Braun...
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Kevin Michael Harvey

January 24, 1948 - July 31, 2020

Kevin Michael Harvey of Worcester, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, July 31st, after a lengthy battle with lymphoma. He was 72 years old. Kevin is survived by his beloved wife of twenty-four years, Christine Fallstrom; his daughter, Kate Harvey, her husband, Jason Carter, and their children, Liam and Grace Carter, all of Hillsboro, NH;...
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Delores A. Lyons

September 1, 1937 - July 30, 2020

Princeton-Delores A. ( Austin) Lyons, 82, died peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2020 at U-Mass Memorial, Lake Ave. campus. She leaves 4 children, the youngest of which, Glenn S. Lyons, followed in her footsteps also selflessly serving the town of Princeton for many years on the Highway Dept. She also leaves 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The eldest grandchild, Joshua H. Mason of...
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Joseph Louis LeFrancois

March 19, 1966 - July 30, 2020

WORCESTER-Joseph Louis LeFrancois, 54, died Thursday, July 30, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Milford, son of the late Alde J. and Joan T. (Lyons) LeFrancois and graduated from South High School. Joe owned and operated YardWorks Landscape Service for many years and most recently, he worked at St. Pierre Manufacturing. Joe enjoyed tinkering, whether it...
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Eleanor "Jane" Petrella

April 20, 1933 - July 30, 2020

WORCESTER-Eleanor "Jane" (McGinley) Petrella, 87, a longtime community activist and leader, died on July 30, 2020 at CareOne in Millbury, MA. She is survived by her son John of Worcester and his wife Siobhan; her daughters Bonnie of Auburn, MA, and her husband Paul Croteau; Teresa of Auburn and her husband Walter Wheeler, and Karen of Frankfurt, Germany and her husband, Raimund Vogelsberger...
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James Thomas Toohil

August 26, 1965 - July 27, 2020

WORCESTER- James Thomas Toohil, 54, passed away suddenly on July 27, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Jay "Birdlegs" was born in Worcester on August 26, 1965, the eldest son of James Vincent Toohil and the late Judith Shea Fogarty. He grew up working at his father's oil company and graduated from Worcester Technical High School where he studied machinery....
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Barry A. Aslanian

November 16, 1960 - July 26, 2020

LEOMINSTER-Barry A. Aslanian, 59, of Leominster passed away Sunday, July 26 in UMASS Medical Center. His life-partner of 30 years, Katherine A. (O'Donoghue) Asmar passed away March 26. He leaves his mother, Linda J. Jackson and her partner, Russell E. Swallow of Shrewsbury; his father, Richard E. Aslanian and his wife, Joan of Worcester; a son, Barry A. Aslanian, Jr. of Shrewsbury; a step...
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Marjorie C. Doyle

March 12, 1921 - July 23, 2020

Marjorie C. (Wall) Doyle, 99, passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 23, at The Charlton Manor. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Thomas and Etta (Kelley) Wall. Marjorie graduated from North High School. A woman, ahead of her time, she commuted by bus to Boston and graduated from the former Boston School of Pharmacy during World War II. She went on to become one of the first female...
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John Francis Racine

July 3, 1967 - July 22, 2020

AUBURN- John Francis Racine, 53, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Saint Vincent Hospital. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Joseph L. Racine, Jr. and Patricia A. (Buckley) Racine and graduated from South High School. John worked as a carpenter by trade and once worked for Paul Flury Builders. John was a die-hard Miami Dolphins fan and in earlier years he enjoyed fishing. He most...
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Beverly A. Beauvais

April 28, 1935 - July 17, 2020

WORCESTER – Beverly Anne (Derby) Beauvais, 85 of Worcester passed away peacefully Thursday, July 17, 2020. Angels assisted Beverly in attaining her salvation mercifully ending her battle with heart disease at Saint Vincent hospital. Beverly's family was so grateful that she was not affected by Covid 19. She was the cherished wife of the late Robert D. Beauvais to whom she was married to for...
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John A. Gilmartin

July 14, 2020

WORCESTER- John A. Gilmartin, 95, of Worcester and Narragansett, RI., a retired Telephone Company employee and a World War II Navy Vereran, died of natural causes on July 14, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He leaves his beloved wife of 64 years, Frances H. (Murzycki) Gilmartin. John was born in Worcester in 1925, son of Bernard F. and Louise (Holmquist) Gilmartin and attended...
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Enrique Martinez

June 16, 1960 - July 12, 2020

WORCESTER- Enrique Martinez, 60, passed away suddenly on Sunday July 12, 2020 at UMass Medical Center. He was born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico on June 16, 1960 a son of Carlos Martinez and Leonarda Vicente. He was raised and educated in Puerto Rico before leaving in his teens to settle in Massachusetts. Enrique, who also went by the name of Coldi, loved being a family man. He took pride...
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Dorothy L. Gniadek

May 22, 1928 - July 9, 2020

UPDATE: To view Dorothy's visiting hour live from 9:30 am until 10:30 am, please visit WORCESTER- Dorothy L. (Sweet) Gniadek, 92, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Athol, Massachusetts on May 22, 1928, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Pauline (Durling) Sweet....
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Ellen Frances Thibaud

August 11, 1940 - July 7, 2020

WORCESTER-Ellen F. (Johnson) Thibaud, 79, died Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Dover, NH, daughter of James W. and Lillie M. (Nantelle) Johnson and graduated from Commerce High School. Ellen proudly served in the US Navy as a Radioman during the Vietnam War. Ellen worked at Berger's Army-Navy Surplus Store in Worcester for many years and for the past 15...
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Anne M. (McKeon) Canavan

December 27, 1940 - July 6, 2020

Anne M. (McKeon) Canavan, 79, died Monday, July 6, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center with her loving family by her side. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late George A. and Julia A. (Kapulka) McKeon and graduated from South High School. Anne married Francis J. Canavan in 1956 and together they raised six children. She was the heart of Ace Pest Control since she and Fran...
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William E. Nuttall

September 18, 1940 - July 6, 2020

CHERRY VALLEY - William E. Nuttall, 79, of Cherry Valley, died Monday, July 6, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Worcester, son of the late William and Margaret (Flynn) Nuttall and graduated from North High School and Quinsigamond Community College. Bill proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for the City of Worcester Department of Public...
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Judith A. Chapman

February 21, 1948 - July 5, 2020

Judith A. (Nichols) Chapman, 72, passed away Sunday July 5 while on vacation. She leaves her husband of 52 years, Bruce E. Chapman, Sr.; two daughters, Pamela Jobes and her husband, Steven of Northborough and Susan Chapman-Bonofiglio and her husband, Joseph of Douglas; four grandchildren, Timothy, Sean and Dylan Chapman and Travis Jobes; two sisters-in-law, Denise Mura and her husband, Ron...
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Priscilla Hope Bourassa

November 28, 1955 - June 30, 2020

WORCESTER-Priscilla Hope (Skoglund) Bourassa, 64, died Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Earl W. and Doris J. (Erickson) Skoglund. Priscilla was a 1973 graduate of Burncoat High School and started working at U.S. Steel with her father. Priscilla was a lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church and from a very...
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Gracie Evelyn-Marie Bulger

July 15, 2009 - June 29, 2020

AUBURN- Gracie Evelyn-Marie Bulger, passed away unexpectedly on June 29, 2020. She was 10 years old. Gracie was born in Worcester on July 15, 2009 a daughter to Athena Lee (Valerio) and Thomas Michael Bulger. She was a fifth-grade student at Swanson Road Intermediate School in Auburn and was looking forward to transitioning into the Auburn Middle School. Gracie had a love for music and...
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Pamela A. Simmons

June 10, 1962 - June 28, 2020

WORCESTER-Pamela Anne (Hanlan) Simmons, 58, of Worcester passed away Sunday, June 28 in the Reservoir Center for Health in Marlborough. She leaves her sister, Robin Pellegrino and her husband, Raymond of Worcester; a brother, Steven Hanlan and his girlfriend Kathleen Richards of Auburn; a niece, Julie Hanlan DeLarco of Orlando, FL; a nephew, Thaddeus Johnson of North Hollywood, CA and many...
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Carolyn Burke

May 2, 1943 - June 25, 2020

WORCESTER-Carolyn (Stevens) Burke, 77, of Worcester died Thursday, June 25 at home. She leaves her husband of 50 years, Bernard F. Burke; her sister, Andrea Chavoor of Springfield; her cousins, Efi and her husband Bekim Dukaj, Irena and her husband, Arthur Manxhari and Kirstofer and his wife, Fabiola Pistola; many nieces and nephews among them the Benison, Riordan, Trainor, Cannon and D'Arcy...
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Sable L. Palacios

January 13, 1989 - June 22, 2020

WORCESTER-Sable L. (Zmijewski) Palacios, 31, died Monday, June 22, 2020. She was born in Nashua, NH and grew up in Townsend, MA. Sable was predeceased by her father, Richard Zmijewski. She is survived by her mother, Darlene Zmijewski of Barre, her sister, Alexis Zmijewski of Oxford and her brother, Drake Zmijewski of Barre. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Sable's life on...
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Henry J. "Hiney" Prince, Jr.

May 27, 1955 - June 22, 2020

Henry J Prince (Hiney) passed away suddenly on June, 22 2020 at Saint Vincent's Hospital. He was born in Worcester MA on May 27, 1955 and served in the Army in 1977. Henry worked for Wright Line and Wyman-Gordon. Henry, known as Hiney to his friends and family, was known for telling many stories about his life and loved making people laugh. He enjoyed spending time with, and spoiling...
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Isaac Sanchez

May 2, 1950 - June 22, 2020

AUBURN- Isaac Sanchez, 70, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2020 at his home, surrounded by loving family, after a courageously fought battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born in Canovanas, Puerto Rico on May 2, 1950 a son of the late Pastor Sanchez and Luz Delia Masa. Mr. Sanchez proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a local minister for many...
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Robert H. Peloquin, Jr.

February 2, 1959 - June 22, 2020

WORCESTER-Robert H. Peloquin, Jr., 61, of Worcester passed away Monday, June 22 at home. He was born in Worcester, son of Robert H. and Claire G. (Auger) Peloquin and graduated from Doherty High School and Worcester Industrial Technology School. Bob owned and operated RHP Environmental Company in Worcester. He was a longtime member of the Aldrich Astronomy Society. He was an avid glider pilot...
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Stephen A. O'Shea

May 3, 1933 - June 17, 2020

Stephen A. O'Shea, 87, of Worcester passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 17th, surrounded by his loving family. Stephen was born May 3, 1933, the son of Bennett and Anne O'Shea in Worcester. He graduated from St. John's High School, then earned a bachelor's degree from College of the Holy Cross and Masters of Education from Worcester State College. Stephen worked as a teacher at Ware...
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James M. Daviau

August 15, 1962 - June 15, 2020

James M. Daviau, 57, of Worcester died Monday, June 15, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Richard T. and Joanne (Malonis) Daviau and graduated from Doherty Memorial High School. Jim worked for various companies in Worcester, most recently at Martin Wallpaper. He is survived by two brothers, Richard and Thomas Daviau both of Worcester. A...
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Barbara Anne Williams

November 22, 1974 - June 12, 2020

WORCESTER- Barbara Anne Williams, 45, passed away suddenly on June 12, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after being stricken ill. She was born in Worcester on November 22, 1974 a daughter of Michael Williams, Sr., and Donna Marie Pickens. She attended local schools and graduated from Worcester Vocational High School before attending Salter College where she earned her Associates degree...
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Patricia (Brennan) Peterson

November 10, 1931 - June 10, 2020

Patricia B. Peterson 88 Princeton— Patricia B.Peterson passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday June 10, 2020 at home following a period of declining health. She leaves her husband of 66 years John W. Peterson, three children, Jack of Worcester, Alan and his wife Lori of Reading and Sandra of Grafton and five grandchildren Emma, Noah, Celia, Nicole and Gabrielle. Pat was born in...
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Brenda Lee Adkins

December 2, 1970 - June 9, 2020

WORCESTER-Brenda Lee Adkins, 49, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 9, 2020. She was born in Worcester, daughter of James E. and Ruth A.L. (Cote) Adkins. Brenda worked as a unit secretary at UMass Memorial Medical Center for many years. Brenda was always the life of the party even if it was a child's birthday party. She loved all her nieces and nephews deeply, and loved spending time with her...
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Margaret "Peggy" Galvin Phillips

February 27, 1938 - June 8, 2020

AUBURN - Margaret M. "Peggy" (Galvin) Phillips, 82, passed away on June 8, 2020. She was born in Worcester, a daughter of the late John F. and Mary T. "Jessie" (Danahy) Galvin. Peggy went to St. Stephen's School with her sisters, Marilyn and Frances. She commuted daily to Emmanuel College with her "Station Wagon Gang", who remained her life-long friends. She earned a degree in Sociology;...
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Janet Gaden Shand Jones

March 4, 1929 - June 8, 2020

Janet Gaden Shand Jones, a resident of The Briarwood Community in Worcester, died on June 8, 2020 at the age of 91 following a brief illness. Born in Philadelphia on March 4, 1929 to the late Alexander Capie Shand and Nancy Tripp Shand she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1951. She married Arthur E. Jones in 1954, who preceded her in death after 58 years of marriage. The...
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Carol Marie Cote

May 19, 1940 - June 7, 2020

WORCESTER- Carol M. (Dumphy) Cote, 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, June 7, 2020. She was born in Worcester on May 19, 1940 a daughter of the late Thomas and Ora (Burpee) Dumphy. Carol was raised in the city and graduated from Classical High School. She met and married the late Robert Cote and together they were blessed with 8 beautiful and loving children...
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Charles R. Favreault, Jr.

May 29, 1934 - June 7, 2020

To view a recording of the funeral Mass please click the link below: Charles R. Favreault Jr., 86, of Worcester, Massachusetts died peacefully on Sunday, June 7th, 2020. Charles, a life-long Worcester resident, son of the late Helen (Sullivan) and Charles R. Favreault, Sr. He leaves his wife Lorraine J. (Guertin) Favreault, with...
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Glenn Alexander Briand

June 14, 1966 - June 6, 2020

Worcester - Glenn Alexander Briand, died in his home on June 6th, after a brief battle with a rare form of liver cancer. He was 53. Glenn was born in 1966 in Worcester, MA. He graduated from Worcester Vocational Technical High School in 1984 training as an electrician. After traveling the country for his first trade job, he turned to working for local companies to have more time with his...
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Lillian M. Healy

June 19, 1951 - June 5, 2020

BOLTON – Lillian M. Healy, 68, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 5, 2020 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home, Worcester, surrounded by her loving children. She was born in Englewood, NJ, daughter of the late George and Lillian (DeCosimo) Healy. Lillian will be lovingly missed by her two children, Melissa Conchieri of West Boylston and Jonathan Stauffer of Truckee, CA; her two...
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Mary Ann (O'Halloran) Niedzialkoski

July 11, 1932 - June 4, 2020

WORCESTER-Mary Ann "Maureen" (O'Halloran) Niedzialkoski, 87, died Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the Lutheran Home. She was born and raised in County Clare, Ireland, daughter of John and Ann (Carney) O'Halloran and came to the United States in 1954. Mary Ann was a member of St. John's Church and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 30 years,...
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Bobbie J. Ball

June 3, 2020

WORCESTER- Bobbie J. Ball, 75, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2020 at Westborough Healthcare. Family and friends will celebrate her life on Wednesday, June 10th with visitation from 10-11am and a funeral service to follow at the Second Baptist Church, 14 Hammond St., Worcester. Burial will follow at Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Arrangements are in the care of the Callahan, Fay &...
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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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Lynn Marie Gremo

May 11, 1962 - May 31, 2020

PAXTON – Lynn Marie (Adubato) Gremo, 58, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Milford Regional Medical Center, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Worcester, a daughter of the late Lillian Colangelo. Following the sudden death of her mother at a young age, Lynn was cared for by her Aunt, the late Mary Dinino and Marlene Dinino. She spent many years in...
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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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Grady Jefferson

February 25, 1952 - May 29, 2020

Grady Jefferson, 68, passed away Friday, May 29,2020 at UMass Memorial in Worcester Mass. He was born March 25,1952 in Tuscaloosa AL to Johnnie Mae Burroughs Jefferson and Willie Jefferson. At the age 5 Grady lost his mother and went to live with his grandmother, Frances Sumlin Burroughs and aunts, Dorothy Jefferson and Doris Richey. He graduated from Boleter High School. Grady moved to...
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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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Winifred (Spencer) McIlwaine

August 17, 1933 - May 22, 2020

WORCESTER – Winifred (Spencer) McIlwaine, 86, died peacefully at home on Friday, May 22, 2020. She was born in Stockport, England, a daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Houston) Spencer. Winifred was predeceased by her beloved husband. Thomas N. McIlwaine in 2008. She leaves her three children, Amy Pettingell of Worcester, Bruce McIlwaine and Heather McIlwaine, both of Cape Cod; as...
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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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Mary Enyonam Xatse

April 30, 1955 - May 21, 2020

Mary Enoyonam Xatse, 64, died Thursday, May 21, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Visiting Hours will be held Friday, August 7th from 6:00 until 9:00 pm at Blessed Sacrament Church, 551 Pleasant Street, Worcester with a Wake Service at 8:00 pm. Mary's Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 8th at 9:00 am at The Cathedral of St. Paul, 19 Chatham Street. A Celebration of...
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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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Frank M. Back

May 19, 2020

WORCESTER – Frank M. Back, 80, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with COVID-19 at UMASS Medical Center on May 19, 2020. Frank was born in Woodstock, CT, on March 11, 1940. He grew up in Southern Worcester County, was schooled in Dudley, and worked at Cranston Print Works in Webster. Frank found meaning and purpose when he moved to Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled...
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John F. Bickford

February 5, 1949 - May 19, 2020

LAS VEGAS- John F. Bickford, 71, formerly Worcester, MA Fullerton, CA and S. Yarmouth, MA passed away unexpectedly on May 19, 2020 at Sunrise Medical Center. He was born in Worcester on February 5, 1949 a son of the late Elizabeth Irene (Nagle) Bergstrom and his step father, William J. Bergstrom. Following High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he proudly served his...
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