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Daniel C. Shea, Jr

November 23, 1939 - March 28, 2020

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

June 2, 1931 - March 24, 2020

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

July 20, 1942 - March 24, 2020

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

August 24, 1960 - March 18, 2020

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

March 15, 2020

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

March 15, 2020

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

October 26, 1961 - March 15, 2020

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

August 5, 1952 - March 13, 2020

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

December 13, 1979 - March 12, 2020

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

September 17, 1959 - March 10, 2020

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

June 30, 1948 - March 6, 2020

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

January 11, 1958 - March 3, 2020

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

April 7, 1974 - March 3, 2020

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

August 1, 1953 - March 2, 2020

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

November 5, 1928 - March 1, 2020

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

February 23, 2020

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

August 19, 1932 - February 23, 2020

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

July 7, 1948 - February 21, 2020

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

April 24, 1974 - February 20, 2020

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

January 3, 1926 - February 20, 2020

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

July 1, 1958 - February 17, 2020

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

May 30, 1942 - February 15, 2020

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

June 6, 1935 - February 13, 2020

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

February 12, 2020

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

February 2, 1947 - February 10, 2020

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

February 10, 2020

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

May 18, 1933 - February 5, 2020

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

February 2, 2020

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

October 19, 1959 - January 30, 2020

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

June 20, 1932 - January 30, 2020

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

March 11, 1948 - January 28, 2020

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

November 7, 1949 - January 27, 2020

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

November 12, 1929 - January 27, 2020

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

September 3, 1926 - January 23, 2020

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

December 27, 1956 - January 21, 2020

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

October 12, 1987 - January 19, 2020

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

May 25, 1936 - January 19, 2020

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

April 28, 1959 - January 17, 2020

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

December 30, 1927 - January 16, 2020

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

July 18, 1925 - January 15, 2020

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

August 29, 1930 - January 12, 2020

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

August 2, 1925 - January 11, 2020

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

October 6, 1932 - January 10, 2020

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

March 27, 1933 - January 8, 2020

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

January 25, 1939 - January 7, 2020

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

November 1, 1975 - January 7, 2020

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

April 11, 1942 - January 5, 2020

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

August 3, 1934 - January 4, 2020

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

May 20, 1970 - January 3, 2020

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

March 1, 1948 - January 2, 2020

WORCESTER - Arthur F. Falcon, 71, completed his life's journey on January 2, 2020, at St. Vincent's Hospital, Worcester, MA, with the love of his life, Mickie, and his daughter, Jenn by his side. He was born on March 1, 1948, in Lawrence, MA, the son of the late Arthur S. and Grace (Sousa) Falcon. He was a first-generation Portuguese-American, with both sides of his family having come...
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Anne M. Trainor

October 10, 1969 - January 1, 2020

Natick-Anne Marie Trainor, 50 years of age, passed away on Wednesday January 1, 2020 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester. Throughout her nine month battle with cancer, and in her final days, she was showered with love and support from her family and friends. Anne was born on October 10, 1969 in Worcester, Massachusetts to the late Madeleine and George Healy. She was the youngest of...
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Coralie May O'Connor

May 1, 1934 - December 31, 2019

WORCESTER-Coralie M. O'Connor, 85, Olympic Swimmer and Life-long City Educator passed away Tuesday, December 31. Coralie's desire to become a world-class swimmer surfaced early and drove her to practice no matter what the obstacles. She began her training at the Lincoln Square Boys Club, during a time when woman were not allowed in the Club. As a recent graduate of Classical High School, she...
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Joseph P. Hennigan

July 23, 1934 - December 26, 2019

Joseph P. Hennigan, loving father, grandfather, father-in-law, uncle and friend died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 26, 2019. He was predeceased by his best friend and beloved wife of 56 years, Carol A. (Angell) Hennigan on February 1, 2016. Joseph is survived by two daughters, Katherine A. Hennigan of Healy, Alaska, Sharon M. Hennigan of Worcester; two sons, Michael J. Hennigan...
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Martin A. Shannon

December 26, 2019

WORCESTER-Martin A. Shannon, 79, beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather died Thursday, December 26 after spending Christmas surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Doolin, County Clare, Ireland, son of Martin and Norah (Droney) Shannon. He was educated in Doolin and emigrated to America on October 27, 1962. Martin worked as a mason and joined Local 3, Bricklayers and Allied...
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Stephen M. Barry

October 24, 1957 - December 26, 2019

WORCESTER-Stephen Michael Barry, 62, died Thursday, December 26, 2019 after a long illness. He was born in Boston, son of John J. and Bernice M. (Nanatovitch) Barry. Stephen proudly served in the US Navy on the USS San Diego and later in the Naval Reserves. He was employed by The Community Builders as property manager for many years retiring in 2018. He was a big fan of the Patriots...
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Manuel Benitez

February 19, 1964 - December 25, 2019

Worcester-Manuel Benitez, 55, passed Wednesday, December 25 in Saint Vincent Hospital. His Visiting Hours will be held Monday, December 30 from 9:00 to 12:00pm followed by a Funeral Service starting at 12:00pm in Inglesia de Dios de Profecia, 97 Webster Street, Worcester. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery.
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Dhimiter Adami

September 14, 1926 - December 25, 2019

Dhimiter Adami, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Christmas Day, December 25, 2019. He will be reunited once again with his beloved wife of 60 years Vita Adami. He is survived by his son Fatos Adami and his wife, Mimoza of Indian Trail, NC; daughter Mila Bajraktari and her husband Bashkim of Worcester, MA;...
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Bruce E. Stanley

December 24, 2019

Bruce E. Stanley, Sr., 65, of Worcester passed away, Tuesday, December 24 at home. Bruce leaves two children, Tara L. Stanley and Joey L. Stanley; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Susan Gosselin and Sandra Provencal; a brother, Henry Stanley and nieces and nephews. A son, Bruce Stanley, Jr.; a granddaughter, Bella Stanley; and a brother, Brian Stanley predeceased him. He was born in Worcester...
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Katherine Sullivan Houde

December 8, 1931 - December 24, 2019

WORCESTER-Katherine (Sullivan) Houde, 88, a lifelong resident of Worcester, died Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the Oakdale Skilled Nursing Center. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Irish immigrants, Michael and Helen (Moynihan) Sullivan and graduated from St. Peter's High School. Prior to staying home to raise her sons, Katherine worked as a switchboard operator for New England Telephone...
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Maryellen "Mae" Scavone

March 26, 1955 - December 24, 2019

Maryellen "Mae" Scavone, 64, of Worcester MA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 after a lifelong battle with lung disease. Mae was born in Worcester to Paul J and Lillian T. Scavone (nee McMahon). She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Worcester and earned her bachelors and master's degrees from Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA. Maryellen worked for years as a...
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Jose Luis Montalvo

July 2, 1954 - December 23, 2019

Jose Luis Montalvo, 65, passed away suddenly on December 23, 2019 at UMass Medical Center. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life on Saturday, January 4th with visitation from 10:00am until 11:30am and a service from 11:30am until 2:00pm in the Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle St., Worcester. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery, 260 Cambridge St.,...
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Helen T. Foley

December 21, 2019

Helen T. (O'Sullivan) Foley, 76, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of 51 years of Paul V. Foley. Born in County Offaly, Ireland, daughter of Patrick and Ellen (Cronin) O'Sullivan, Helen was, first and foremost, the love of her husband's life, a nana, and the mother of six children, who adored her. In her spare...
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Frank Catalfano

December 18, 2019

Our dad, Frank Catalfano (no middle name) of Worcester, Massachusetts, left this life Wednesday December 18th, 2019. He was taking mom, Elaine, his loving wife of 44 years, to Walgreens when suddenly while driving he passed away. Mom is recovering from the accident at home and is doing well thanks to the love of family and friends. She is an amazing woman and a sweetheart. Frank was born...
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Janice Desmarais

December 16, 2019

AUBURN- Janice Ellen Desmarais, 71, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on December 16, 2019 at St. Vincent Medical Center, after a long illness. She was born in Worcester on April 2, 1948, the daughter of the late George R. and Martha J. (Hippert) Desmarais and attended South High School, Worcester. Janice worked many years in retail. Janice loved the outdoors and spending...
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John Francis Trainor

May 17, 1961 - December 10, 2019

WORCESTER-John Francis Trainor, 58, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home after a courageous battle with cancer. John was born in Worcester, son of Francis J. and Mary Jane (Grady) Trainor and graduated from St. Peter-Marian CCHS. He then graduated from New England School of Accounting and Worcester State College. John worked for the...
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Marilyn "Mal" Lynch

June 26, 1952 - December 5, 2019

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

April 19, 1943 - December 5, 2019

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

November 18, 1917 - December 2, 2019

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

January 16, 1957 - December 1, 2019

Worcester-Jeffrey Mensah, 62, of Ledgecrest Drive Worcester, passed away, Sunday, December 1 in Saint Vincent Hospital. He leaves his wife, Esther (Smith) Mensah. He was born in Accra, Ghana son of Alfred Dickson Mensah and Janet Baabo and came to Worcester several years ago. He worked as a caregiver in human services through-out the Worcester area. His funeral will be held Saturday, January 25...
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Donald H. Patnod

September 10, 1931 - November 30, 2019

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

October 28, 1946 - November 28, 2019

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

January 10, 1946 - November 26, 2019

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

April 22, 1931 - November 25, 2019

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

September 7, 1936 - November 25, 2019

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

December 17, 1940 - November 23, 2019

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

January 31, 1928 - November 22, 2019

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

July 23, 1932 - November 22, 2019

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

July 16, 1938 - November 18, 2019

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

October 18, 1924 - November 17, 2019

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

November 1, 1951 - November 14, 2019

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

September 30, 1947 - November 11, 2019

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

February 22, 1965 - November 7, 2019

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

December 23, 1958 - November 7, 2019

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

November 11, 1929 - November 5, 2019

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

December 20, 1983 - November 2, 2019

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

January 27, 1929 - October 30, 2019

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

June 26, 1957 - October 29, 2019

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

March 22, 1972 - October 28, 2019

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

September 23, 1957 - October 23, 2019

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

October 23, 2019

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

September 9, 1939 - October 20, 2019

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

January 18, 1946 - October 16, 2019

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

December 23, 1931 - October 9, 2019

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

October 3, 2019

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

September 30, 1938 - October 3, 2019

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

September 5, 1918 - October 2, 2019

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

January 14, 1945 - September 28, 2019

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

March 6, 1925 - September 23, 2019

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

September 20, 2019

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

May 27, 1925 - September 20, 2019

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