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Michael S. Reed

November 29, 1989 - October 24, 2021

Michael Steven Reed, 31, of Worcester, MA died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, October 24th, 2021. Michael is survived by his daughter Sophia Mae Reed and Sophia's mom Brianna Liu, his parents Michael J. Reed and Judith E. Reed (Poisant) of Worcester, his sister Danielle Jodrey (Reed) and Brother in law Matthew Jodrey of Holden, his sister Michaela Reed of Worcester, his nieces and nephew,...
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Allison Hill

March 9, 1954 - October 23, 2021

Worcester- Allison Hill, 67, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Oasis at Dodge Park, Worcester. She was born March 9, 1954 to the late Janet L. (Firestone) and William J. Hill. Allison was also predeceased by her brother, Richard. Miss. Hill was a member of the First Baptist Church, Worcester. Arrangements are private and are in the care of the Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life...
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Vincent A. Lapomarda

October 23, 2021

Rev. Vincent A. Lapomarda, S.J. of Weston on October 23, 2021. Beloved son of the late Pasquale Lapomarda, Sr. and Mary (Bartholomew) Lapomarda. Brother of that late Concetta Ethier, Josephine Sgroi, and Pasquale Lapomarda, Jr. and uncle of the late Richard Minchillo. Survived by his sister, Virginia Lapomarda of Portland, ME and by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews as...
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George L. Goodrich

April 9, 1951 - October 16, 2021

Worcester- George L. Goodrich, 70, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021 peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife, Elizabeth Rose (Blois), after 38years of marriage. George was born April 9, 1951 a son of Dawn G. (Hadley) and George W. Goodrich. He was born and raised in Worcester where he graduated from South High School in 1970. ...
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Fatbardha Hysi

July 29, 1931 - October 16, 2021

Fatbardha (Bedo) Hysi, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 16 surrounded by family and loved ones. Her husband, Myfit Hysi predeceased her. She leaves two children, Mirela Sekuj and her husband, Gjergj of Worcester and Artan Hysi and his wife, Bendis of Spata, Greece; and two granddaughters, Virna Sekuj of New York, NY and Denise Hysi of Vienna, Austria. She was born in...
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Edward J. "Ted" Robbins

November 19, 1937 - October 15, 2021

JEFFERSON- Edward Johnson Coles "Ted" Robbins passed away October 15, 2021. He is survived by his best First Mate and wife of 61 years Linda (Baily) Robbins, children Virginia L., Elliott C., (Rebecca), E. West., and grandchildren Vanessa, Aiden, and Langdon. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy (1955), Princeton University (1959), and University of Pennsylvania-Wharton School of...
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Catherine E. Smalley

October 13, 2021

WORCESTER-Catherine E. (Fortune) Smalley, 98, died Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the Jewish Healthcare Center. Catherine's family would like to thank the staff for the wonderful care they provided. She was born in Shelton, CT, daughter of William and Helen (Hogan) Fortune where she lived until moving to Worcester at the age of eight. Catherine graduated from North High School and...
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Laam Pak

October 7, 2021

WORCESTER-Laam Pak 38, died Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Saint Vincent Hospital. She was born in Guangzhou, China, daughter of Chi Yin Pak and Sui Fong Hui. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Dehong Zhang. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 20th at Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle Street, beginning with a Service at 9:00 am,...
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Gloria J. "Glo" Laythe

June 22, 1956 - October 6, 2021

WORCESTER-Gloria J. "Glo" Laythe, 65, died Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after an illness. She was born in Worcester, one of 18 children to William and Jean (Narvie) Worster. Glo was a cook at the Webster Square Day Care for 30 years and a dietary aide at Donna Kay Rest Home and St. Mary's Healthcare for several years. Glo loved to shop, always keeping an...
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Robert Gary Thunberg

October 16, 1941 - October 5, 2021

RUTLAND-Robert Gary Thunberg, 79, of Rutland died Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after an illness. He was born in Worcester, son of Ralph H. and Emma C. (Clarke) Thunberg and graduated from South High School. Bob worked for New England Telephone Company for many years. Bob loved to play golf and played in the Wednesday league at Quail Hollow, where he also worked...
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Anthony L. Sereti

January 23, 1939 - September 30, 2021

WORCESTER- Anthony L. Sereti, 82, passed away Thursday, September 30. Tony was born in Worcester, son of Antonio and Mildred (LaBombard) Sereti and attended Worcester Boys Trade School. He grew up on Coes Pond from the age of 2, where his family owned a boat and tackle shop and it was truly a blessing and fitting that he passed away in the Rose Monahan Hospice House on Coes Pond,...
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Gail Thelma Saucier

September 29, 2021

Gail Thelma (Myers) Saucier, 79, of Worcester, died Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in the Rose Monahan Hospice Residence, with her loving family by her side, after a period of declining health. Gail leaves her husband of 56 years, Edward A. Saucier of Worcester, their three adoring children; Michele (Saucier) Coakley and her husband Paul Coakley of Millbury, Edward T. Saucier, and his wife...
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M. Gwyneth Bombard

July 8, 1928 - September 28, 2021

WORCESTER - M. Gwyneth Bombard, 93, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2021, at The Hermitage Healthcare. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Bombard, Jr., who passed away in 2008. She leaves behind her children James F. Bombard and his wife, Karyl of Spencer, MA, Mark B. Bombard and his wife, Diana of Hardwick, MA, Robert E. Bombard, III, of New Bedford, MA, Matthew C. Bombard and...
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Susan L. Martel

September 27, 2021

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Elizabeth Alice Pitula

April 15, 1966 - September 27, 2021

WORCESTER-Elizabeth Alice Pitula, 55, died Monday, September 27, 2021. She was born in Worcester, graduated from Doherty Memorial High School and Worcester State University. Elizabeth proudly served in the US Air Force from 1993 until 1997. She worked for Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston for several years, and most recently IRS/Office of Chief Counsel. Elizabeth enjoyed exercising and running....
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Nancy A. Masterson

September 27, 2021

WORCESTER-Nancy A. (Barbour) Masterson, 81, passed away Monday, September 27 in the Beaumont Nursing Center, Westborough, after a short illness. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Joseph and Doris (Collins) Barbour and graduated from St. Peter's High School and Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing. Nancy was a caring and compassionate registered nurse for over 50 years, retiring...
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James W. Creelman

June 1, 1952 - September 27, 2021

James W. Creelman, 69, passed away September 27, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center with his loving wife by his side. He will now be sharing a heavenly birthday with his granddaughter, Katherine McCrillis. James was born on June 1, 1952 son of Donna (White) and Warren Creelman in Worcester. He was a lifelong resident of Auburn, MA. After attending...
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Alexander Tsouvalos

March 17, 1944 - September 23, 2021

WORCESTER-Alexander Tsouvalos, 77, of Worcester passed away Thursday, September 23 in his home, with his children by his side. His wife, Agnes (Johnson) Tsouvalos died in 2003. He leaves three children, Corinne Tsouvalos of Webster, William Tsouvalos and his wife, Patricia of Woonsocket, RI and Kathleen Cronin of Worcester; two sisters, Fedarike Pantos of Worcester and Alexandra Anthanasiou...
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Gloria E. Poti

July 12, 1925 - September 20, 2021

WORCESTER - Gloria E. (Zannotti) Poti, 96, of Worcester passed away Monday, September 20, 2021 in the Beaumont Nursing Center, Westborough. Her husband, Emilio L. Poti passed away in 1981. She leaves four children, her son Emil Poti and his wife, Maureen, her daughter Eleanor Poti, her twins Anthony Poti "her favorite" and his wife, Deborah and Elizabeth Vecchio and her husband, Joe; seven...
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Juan David Osorio Burgos Perez

October 7, 1944 - September 10, 2021

WORCESTER-Juan David Osorio Burgos Perez died Friday, September 10, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. David was born October 7, 1944 in Puerto Rico, son of Evangelista Osorio Perez and Marta Burgos. He was predeceased by his five siblings, Heriberto, Ruben, Eliezer, Luz D. Perez and Maria L. Mendoza. Many years ago, he owned and operated David's Garage....
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John F. Corbett, Jr

November 26, 1945 - September 9, 2021

WORCESTER- John Francis Corbett, Jr., 75, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2021 surrounded by his loving family, at UMass Medical Center. He was the husband of 45 years to the late Lucielle "Sue" (Habib) Corbett who passed away in 2010. He was born in Worcester on November 26, 1945 a son of the late John Francis Corbett Sr., and Ethel (Belk) Corbett. John attended local schools...
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Carol A. Banfill

September 27, 1938 - September 9, 2021

WORCESTER-Carol A. (Marston) White Banfill, 82, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021 in the Rose Monahan Hospice House. She leaves her husband of 52 years, Russell F. Banfill; five children, David A. White and his wife, Joan of Worcester, Alexander B. "Lex" White, Jr. and his wife, Donna of Millbury, Keith A. Banfill and his wife, Kerridan of Oxford, Elizabeth A. Daviau and her husband, Jim...
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Isaac Nee Afutu

April 29, 1947 - August 31, 2021

WORCESTER-Isaac Nee Afutu, 74, died Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, after a long illness. He was born in Accra, Ghana on April 29, 1947, son of the late Robert Sunkwa Afutu and Rebecca Ayima Clottey. Isaac worked for Spectrum Health Services for several years prior to his illness. Isaac is survived by two children; Isaac Ayite Afutu, Jr. and Rebecca A. Afutu,...
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Dominic J. Nompleggi, MD, PhD

May 1, 1950 - August 27, 2021

Dominic J. Nompleggi, MD, PhD 1950-2021 Dominic, "Dom," always quiet and deliberate in action, left this earth in the same manner. He fought the good fight for nearly five years and he died peacefully at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, on August 27, 2021 surrounded by his loving wife and children. Dominic J. Nompleggi was born in Boston on May 1, 1950 to Dominic and Concetta ...
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Geraldine L. Stone

January 9, 1924 - August 26, 2021

WORCESTER-Geraldine L. (Lynch) Stone, 97, passed away Thursday, August 26 in the Alliance Health Center in Baldwinville. She was born on January 9, 1924 in Worcester, daughter of George F. and Helen B. (Martin) Lynch and lived many years on Institute and Westbrook Road. After graduating from Commerce High School and the Salter Secretarial School, Geraldine finished her education at Becker...
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Mary A. (Conway) Peltier

February 22, 1960 - August 24, 2021

WORCESTER-Mary A. (Conway) Peltier, 61, died Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Mary was born in Worcester, daughter of John J. and Lillian D. (Goodick) Conway. She graduated from South High School, and continued her education at Wellesley College where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. At the age of 50, Mary went back to school to fulfill her dream to become a nurse, and earned...
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Shirley M. Mandella

May 20, 1952 - August 23, 2021

WORCESTER- Shirley M. (Spencer) Mandella, 69, died Monday, August 23, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Robert O. and Marguerite (Mullaney) Spencer and graduated from South High School. Shirley was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of the Angels Church where she was also married to Thomas Mandella on October 27, 1973...
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Richard E. Shaw

August 16, 2021

PAXTON-Richard E. Shaw passed away on Monday, August 16 peacefully in his home. His wife of 40 years, Aline S. (Kazarian) Shaw passed away in 2009. He leaves his sister-in-law, Monique A. (Kazarian) Parnagian and her husband Leo of Paxton and his beloved niece, Aline E. Parnagian of Paxton. A sister, Ann Bacon, predeceased him. He was born in Worcester, son of Everett W. and Edna M. (Belair)...
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Emilio E. Campos

August 15, 2021

WORCESTER - Emilio Esteban Campos, 30, passed away Sunday, August 15. He leaves his daughter, Emily Rosa Campos of Worcester; his mother and step-father, Rosa M. Hernandez and Ernesto M. Cortez-Leiva of Worcester; his maternal grandmother, Maria L. Hernandez of Worcester; his maternal grandfather, Jose F. Hernandez, who predeceased him; two half-brothers, Marcelo Jose Cortez of Worcester...
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Miriam Cotto

October 28, 1965 - August 10, 2021

WORCESTER- Miriam Cotto, 55, formerly of Miami, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at her home. She was born in Comerío, Puerto Rico on October 28, 1965 the daughter to the late Filiberto Cotto, Sr., and Aida L. Berrios. Miriam was raised in Worcester, graduated from Fanning Trade School in 1983 and went on to earn her certificate as a certified nursing assistant. She worked for...
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Theresa Asafo-Adjei

July 24, 1969 - August 7, 2021

WORCESTER-Theresa Asafo-Adjei, 52, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021 at UMass Memorial Hospital. Theresa is survived by her beloved husband of 25 years, Ken Asafo-Adjei, a son, Andrew Asafo-Adjei, two brothers, K Badu and Yaw Baah and four sisters, Victoria Owusu, Lydia Frauster, Gladys Serwaa and Abena Mansah. She was born in Kumasi, Ghana on July 24, 1969 daughter of the late...
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Eric Owusu Ansah

June 6, 1966 - August 6, 2021

Worcester-Eric Owusu Ansah, 55, passed away on Friday August 6th, 2021. Eric was born on June 6, 1966 to Mary Boateng and Seth Anthony Addai in Kumasi, Ghana. He was the first son born to the couple. After graduating from State Boys High School and Pentecost College, he joined his father's flat fixed and Autobody workshop for sometime before migrating to United States in 1998, where he became...
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Joseph F. Trudell, Jr.

February 17, 1962 - August 6, 2021

HYANNIS- Joseph F. Trudell, Jr., 59, passed away peacefully with his sisters Norma Jean and Debra by his side, on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Pavillion Rehabilitaion and Nursing Center. He was born in Worcester on February 17, 1962 a son of Joseph F. Trudell, Sr., and Elizabeth L. "Betty" Jackson. Joey was raised in Worcester and was a graduate of South High School Class of 1982 and was...
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Margaret A. (McDermott) McGuigan

February 29, 1932 - August 6, 2021

WORCESTER-Margaret A. (McDermott) McGuigan, 89, formerly of Worcester and Webster passed away Friday, August 6 in the Genesis Nursing Center, North Kingstown, RI. Her husband, John McGuigan, MD passed away in 2010. She leaves three sons, Robert E. Cashmon and his wife, Deborah of Wakefield, RI, Stephen V. Cashmon and his wife, Carol Lee of South Daytona Beach, FL, Kevin T. Cashmon and...
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James Watson Njogu

January 13, 1972 - August 4, 2021

"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us." - Helen Keller. On August 4, 2021, James "Jimmy" Watson Njogu passed on at Umass Hospital in Worcester, MA at the age of 49 years. A memorial service for Jimmy is scheduled for August 15, 2021 at P.C.E.A Neema Worcester. The wake will be at Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home on...
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Patricia A. Garvey

June 29, 1957 - July 30, 2021

Worcester – Patricia A. Garvey, 64, passed away July 30, 2021, with those she loved beside her, at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home. A dedicated nurse, Pat's love for her profession was superseded only by her love for family and her faith. She leaves her sister and best friend Maryellen O'Brien and husband William of Worcester, and her sister Maureen Olesen and husband George of Andover, MA....
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Stephen Kelley

July 26, 1952 - July 29, 2021

Pinellas Park, FL / Worcester- Stephen Kelley, 69, passed away unexpectedly at his home. He is predeceased by his wife of 27 years, Mary C. (LaForest) Kelley and his stepdaughter, Christine Powers. He is survived by his stepchildren who he raised as his own kids, David Powers and his wife, Selena of Attleboro and Deborah Powers and her fiancé Duane Burke of Millbury; six...
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Samuel J. Poston

July 29, 2021

Samuel James Poston, Sr. was born in Worcester, MA on July 30, 1978 to Eugene and Sharilyn Poston, being the youngest of four. He came into this world fighting, as he kicked the nurse's hand coming out of the womb during delivery. He left this world the same way he came in, fighting an illness that finally overtook him on November 1, 2020 at the age of 42. Sam is survived by his parents, his...
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Very Reverend Archpriest Vazken G. Bekiarian

May 4, 1929 - July 27, 2021

Very Reverend Archpriest Vazken G. Bekiarian, 92, went home to be with the Lord on July 27, 2021. He was born in Cyprus on May 4, 1929, to survivors of the Armenian Genocide, Garabed and Rosa (Ebrekjian) Bekiarian. At the age of seven, he began serving his church and it was during this time he felt a calling to God. As he aged, he began working as a textile merchant before studying at Terra...
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Sergio Melara Alfaro

June 7, 1977 - July 26, 2021

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Charles Brooks Stimson

July 26, 2021

Princeton-Charles Brooks Stimson, 85, of Princeton, MA passed away on July 26, 2021 at his home. Charlie survived his first wife, Judith Grover and mother of their four boys, and his second wife Joan Reynolds. He also survived his twin sons, Christopher and Craig, his granddaughter, Lizzie, and his sister Elaine from Scarborough, Maine. He leaves his son Stephen and wife Lauren of Princeton, his...
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Ann "June" (Cutting) Clark

July 26, 2021

WORCESTER-Ann June (Cutting) Clark, 91, died Monday, July 26, 2021 at Saint Vincent Hospital. She was born in Auburn, daughter of the late Frank E. and Laura (Provo) Cutting, and graduated from St. Peter's High School. June was a devout Catholic and a longtime parishioner of both St. John's Church and the Cathedral of St. Paul. June spent her whole life giving to others. First and...
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Mary Ann Broggi

July 22, 2021

Mary Ann (Sweeney) Broggi, 93, of Worcester passed away on July 22, 2021, in her home in Worcester. Mary Ann was born in August of 1927, the younger of the identical twin daughters of Patrick and Mary Ellen (Burke) Sweeney. She was born in Boston and grew up in Arlington Heights, Massachusetts. Mary Ann's parents immigrated to the United States from Ireland, met in Boston, and married in...
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Michael T. Roach

March 5, 1956 - July 22, 2021

WORCESTER-Michael T. Roach, 65 of 155 College St died suddenly at UMASS Medical Center on Thursday, July 22. Michael was born in Worcester and graduated from North High School. Michael worked in a variety of jobs, retiring several years ago due to health issues. Michael leaves behind his brothers, Rev. Francis J., Robert A., James M. all of Worcester and Patrick J. of Sanford, ME; several...
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Ann A. Wagher

May 4, 1941 - July 21, 2021

Ann A. (Berg) Wagher, 80, passed away Wednesday, July 21. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Walfred R. and Bessie (Edison) Berg. Burial was private in All Faith Cemetery. Arrangements in the care of Callahan Fay Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle St.
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Eugene Richard Pouliot

January 17, 1938 - July 20, 2021

WORCESTER-Eugene Richard Pouliot, 83, of Worcester died Tuesday, July 20, 2021. He was born and raised in Leicester, son of the late Aime and Eva (Beaudoian) Pouliot. Eugene is survived by his brother, Aime Pouliot of Worcester and his sister, Clarenda "Claire" Pouliot of Auburn. In his younger years, Eugene helped on his family farm in Leicester and once worked at the Spencer Mill....
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Carmelo Diaz Rivera

November 10, 1954 - July 16, 2021

Webster - Carmelo Diaz Rivera, 66, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA. He will be deeply missed. Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Wednesday, July 21st from 4:00 until 7:00PM in the Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle St., Worcester. An additional visiting hour at the funeral home will be on Thursday,...
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Joseph P. Carlson

December 9, 1931 - July 15, 2021

HOLDEN-Joseph P. Carlson, 89, of Holden, died Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Rose Monahan Hospice, after a brief illness. He was born in Worcester, son of Frederick Carlson and Josephine (Donahue) Carlson. He attended Saint John's Grammar School and graduated from Saints John's High School on Temple Street in 1949. He also attended Worcester Junior College. Joe proudly served his country...
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Warren C. "Bud" Lane, Jr.

August 9, 1923 - July 14, 2021

Warren C. ("Bud") Lane, Jr., 97, a long time Worcester lawyer and civic leader, who successfully litigated creation of the first NOW account, passed away on Wednesday, July 14th, after a period of declining health. He is survived by his son Corbin B. Lane, of Sterling, Massachusetts, and his grandson Joshua M. Lane and spouse Emily, of Cumberland Center, Maine. Bud was predeceased by his...
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Van Mihrean Aroian

June 5, 1927 - July 14, 2021

Van Mihrean Aroian passed away peacefully in Worcester, MA, on July 14, 2021. Born in Boston in 1927, Van was the middle child of Mihran and Satenig Aroian, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, and had two sisters, Alice (Roat) and Myra (Ellis). Van grew up in Boston's South End and Jamaica Plain, working family farms around Sterling in summers. Van was energetic, gregarious, generous, and...
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Melanie B. Garboski

February 20, 1993 - July 10, 2021

WORCESTER-Melanie B. Garboski, 28, died Saturday, July 10, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Worcester on February 20, 1993 and attended Burncoat High School. She enjoyed nature walks, music, and especially, spending time with her younger brother. Melanie leaves behind her mother, Diana Montalvo and father, David H. Bogosian, Sr., of Worcester; her siblings,...
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Marion F. St. Amand

July 9, 2021

Auburn- Marion F. (Primeau) St. Amand, 84, passed away on July 9, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Marion was born in Worcester, the daughter of the late Nelson and Gladys (Standring) Primeau. She leaves her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, Edward H. St. Amand; two children, Donna Madadian and her husband, Brad and Jeffrey St. Amand; two granddaughters,...
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Christine M. Alcorn

May 21, 1928 - July 9, 2021

AUBURN- Christine M. (Fortier) Alcorn, 93, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 9, 2021 at Care One Millbury. She was the wife of 63 years to the late Samuel Alcorn who died in 2012. Mrs. Alcorn was born in Sharon, Connecticut on May 21, 1928 daughter of the late Ulysses and Gladys (Way) Fortier. She began her career working at the former State Mutual Insurance Company and...
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James "Jamie" Phelan

September 26, 1963 - July 6, 2021

James (Jamie) Phelan, 57, of Worcester, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly on July 6, 2021. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, Jamie was the son of the late Edmund L. and Fay J. (Nichols) Phelan. He attended all secondary schools in Saugus, after which, he graduated from UMass Amherst in 1985 with a degree in Psychology. Jamie went on to further his education by earning a Master's...
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Gregory Smyth, Sr.

May 9, 1927 - July 5, 2021

Gregory Smyth Sr., 94, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2021, at Homestead Hall surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of the late Bette J. (Speakman) Smyth who passed away in 2003 after 54 years of marriage. Born in Springfield, MA, Greg was the only child of Agnes Smyth and was raised in Grafton and Worcester where he attended St. John's High School. Following high...
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Charles H. "Chick" Simon

June 28, 2021

Charles "Chick" H. Simon, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, local businessman and generous philanthropist passed away June 28th 2021. He was born in Worcester, son of Norman and Sadie (Chavoor) Simon. He grew up in the Main South neighborhood of Worcester and graduated from South High School in 1952. He then went on to attend Worcester State College and after 51 years, received his bachelor's...
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Nancy E. Hogan

April 29, 1927 - June 27, 2021

WORCESTER-Nancy E. (Simmons) Hogan, 94, of Worcester went home Sunday, June 27. Her husband of 59 years, William L. Hogan died in 2012. She leaves five children, William L. Hogan, Jr. of Barre, Bruce E. Hogan of Kansas City, MO, Nancy D. Mayou and her husband, James of Mashpee, Rebecca A. Sullivan of Worcester and Shirley A. Berkiel and her husband, Francis of Worcester; fourteen...
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Thomas Daviau

January 19, 1960 - June 26, 2021

WORCESTER- Thomas Daviau, 61, passed away unexpectedly on June 26, 2021, at home. He was born in Worcester on January 19, 1960, a son of the late Richard T. and Joanne (Malonis) Daviau. After graduation Tommy worked for various places including a floor manufacturing company, Worcester County Club where he was a caddie, and Clark University where he worked as a maintenance man. Tommy was a...
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Jimmy Iglesias

March 3, 1991 - June 25, 2021

Worcester- Jimmy Iglesias, 30, passed away after a long battle with liver disease on Friday, June 25, 2021 at St Vincent Hospital, Worcester. He was born March 3, 1991 son to Sandra (Artiga) Ruiz and Cecilio Iglesias in Los Angeles, California. After attending Central Mass Academy in Worcester, he pursued his talent and love of drawing by designing tattoos. Jimmy was a walking...
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Theresa Blair

March 7, 1934 - June 16, 2021

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of the beloved matriarch of our family, Theresa, on June 16, 2021 after a short illness. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all the lives she touched. She leaves behind her devoted husband of 66 years of marriage, the love of her life, Richard Blair of Worcester. Her children, Dennis Blair of Shrewsbury,...
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Anna M. Babinski

June 15, 2021

WORCESTER-Anna M. (Weber) Babinski, 88, of Worcester passed away Tuesday, June 15 at Saint Vincent Hospital. She leaves her husband of 63 years, Chester J. Babinski; three children, Robert Babinski of Worcester, Edward Babinski and his wife, Marilyn of Middletown, RI and Joan Babinski of Denver, CO; a brother, Joseph Weber and his wife, Joyce of West Palm Beach, FL. A sister, Helen Ferguson,...
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Kevin J. McGrath

April 25, 1947 - June 14, 2021

WORCESTER- Kevin J. McGrath, 74, died Monday, June 14, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born in Worcester, son of the late James and Irene (McGelligot) McGrath and graduated from Worcester Boys Trade High School. Kevin was an iron worker for many years and a member of the Iron Workers Union. Kevin is survived by eight children; Michael, Bridget, Kevin, Kerry, Kelly, Colleen, Patrick...
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Evelyn R. Jordan

June 14, 2021

West Boylston- Evelyn R. Jordan, 89, passed away peacefully on June 14th at the Knollwood Nursing Center after a period of declining health. Born in Worcester MA, she was the daughter of the late Sarah Brown and Ambrose Brown. Evelyn was predeceased recently by her husband of 67 years, Gilbert A. Jordan. She is survived by her two daughters: Pamela Fuess of Green Acres FL, Patricia Smith...
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John B. Peterson

June 16, 1955 - June 10, 2021

John B. "Jack" Peterson 65 Worcester-Jack Peterson passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Tatnuck Park at Worcester after a several years struggle with cancer. Jack is survived by his father John W. Peterson of Princeton, his sister Sandra of Grafton, his brother Alan and his wife Lori of Reading. He also leaves behind his nephew Noah and nieces Nicole, Emma, Gabrielle, and Celia. His...
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Lewis J. Hazard

June 2, 1961 - June 6, 2021

WORCESTER- Lewis James Hazard, 60, passed away suddenly on June 6, 2021, at UMass Medical Center after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Worcester on June 2, 1961, a son of the late Lewis J. Hazard and Ruth (Walley) Hazard. Lewis was raised in the city and graduated from North High School. He was employed as a moving specialist with the Hall Moving Company...
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Chester J. Jankowski, Jr.

July 30, 1943 - June 6, 2021

Chester "Chet" Jankowski, 77, of Worester, MA passed away peacefully on June 6, in his home, after a period of declining health, with his loving family by his side. Chet was born in Worcester, to the late Chester J Jankowski, Sr and Sophie (Modzelewski) Jankowski. He was a member of Saint Stephen's Parish in Worcester. Chet was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School in Worcester, MA....
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Mary (Der Bagdasarian) Mooshagian

September 12, 1931 - June 3, 2021

WORCESTER- Mary (Der Bagdasarian) Mooshagian, 89, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 12, 1931 a daughter of the late Richard Der Bagdasarian and Elizabeth Garabedian. Her family resided in Pennsylvania until she was three years of age when they relocated to Connecticut. Following her graduation from...
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Paul W. Collette

June 2, 2021

WORCESTER-Paul W. "PI" Collette, aged 70 of Worcester, passed away in Daytona Beach, Florida on June 2nd, 2021, after a very long and courageous battle with CIPD and multiple cancers attributable to his service in the U.S Air Force during the Vietnam Era. Born in Worcester, Paul was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Paul retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Worcester as a letter carrier in 2010 due to...
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Sylvia J. (Vasselin) Caswell

June 2, 2021

WORCESTER/HOLDEN - Sylvia J. (Vasselin) Caswell, 89, died peacefully at UMass Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Chester F. Caswell Jr. in 2012. She leaves behind four children, Chester F. Caswell III of Brewster, Jennifer B. Caswell of Princeton, Heather C. Mauke and her husband William W. Mauke II, of East Orleans and Curtis F. Caswell...
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Martha J. Knowlton

August 16, 1924 - June 1, 2021

WORCESTER-Martha J. (Robbins) Knowlton, 96, passed away Tuesday, June 1 at home. Her husband, Leland Prentice Knowlton, a US Marine who served in the South Pacific during WWII, died in 1999. She leaves two sons, Kirk A. and his wife, Cheryl A. Knowlton of Worcester and Leland "Prent" P. Knowlton, Jr. of Worcester; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren....
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Mary E. (O'Gara) Mahan

September 10, 1929 - May 31, 2021

WORCESTER- Mary E. (O'Gara) Mahan, 91, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 31, 2021 at UMass Medical Center. She was born in Worcester on September 10, 1929 a daughter of the late Thomas Gleeson O'Gara and Ethel Florence Holt. She was raised in Worcester and was a graduate of South High School class of 1947. She went on to earn her diploma from the former Worcester City Hospital School of...
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Robert Anthony Monk, Sr.

May 27, 2021

MEMORIAL SERVICES Memorial Services to celebrate Bob's life will be held Saturday, June 12th at Fay Brothers Life Celebration Home, 1 West Boylston Street, West Boylston. Visiting Hours are from 9:00am until 11:00am immediately followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00am. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. To view Bob's Visiting Hours from 9:00am until...
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Myrna L. Plant

August 23, 1946 - May 24, 2021

WORCESTER- Myrna L. Plant, 74, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2021 at the Odd Fellows Home of Worcester. She was born in Harrington, Maine on August 23, 1946 a daughter of the late Oscar W. Garnett and Helen S. Prouty. Myrna attended local schools and worked for many years at the former Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing. She enjoyed knitting and spending time with her grandchildren...
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Jason E. Garry

June 25, 1978 - May 21, 2021

Jason "Jay" Ernest Garry, 42, passed away after a brief illness on May 21, 2021 at UMass Medical Center. Jason was born in the Philippines on June 25, 1978, a son of John E. Garry, a retired Master Sergeant in the Air Force, and Susan (Aguido) Lewis. He was raised in Woodbridge, Virginia and graduated from Potomac High School before attending Worcester State College where he earned a...
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Lucille A. Smith

May 20, 2021

GRAVESIDE SERVICE- Lucille's Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, May 25th at 11:00 am at Pine Grove Cemetery in West Brookfield. WEST BOYLSTON- Lucille A. (Cook) Smith, 90, died peacefully on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Oakdale Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. She leaves two daughters, Sandra Silverman (Steven) and Shelley Smith, four grandchildren, Jessica, Matthew, Dakota...
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Oscar Surabian

May 15, 1931 - May 19, 2021

Northborough-Oscar Surabian, 90, passed away Wednesday, May 19th at home surrounded by his family. Oscar was born in Worcester, the son of Mitchell and Araxie (Manoogian) Surabian. His three siblings, Alice, Albert and Nora had predeceased him. He leaves his wife of 51 years, Joanne M. (DeSavage) Surabian; his daughter, Lisa (Surabian) Sweet and two grandsons, Evan and Avery Sweet. Oscar...
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Donald J. Griffin, Jr.

May 5, 1946 - May 18, 2021

Paxton – Donald J. Griffin, Jr. of Paxton passed away on May 18, 2021 after a long period of declining health. Don was born in Worcester on May 5, 1946 to Donald J. Griffin, Sr. and Barbara (Malia) Griffin. He grew up in the Lincoln Street neighborhood of Worcester and graduated from North High School in 1964. After high school, he volunteered for the Army National Guard Reserve. In 1967, he...
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George A. Fox III

July 11, 1955 - May 13, 2021

WORCESTER-George A. Fox, III. of Worcester, MA, passed away May 13, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, after a chronic illness. He was 65. George was born in Holden, MA, the youngest child of George A. Fox, Jr. and Frances (Noonan) Fox. He attended Worcester and Holden public schools. When he was young he was able to take radios and televisions apart and put them back...
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Francis A. Najarian

July 20, 1940 - May 10, 2021

WORCESTER-Francis Najarian, age 80, passed away in Worcester, MA on May 10, 2021. Francis, also known by family and friends as Frank or Fran was born in Worcester Massachusetts on July 20, 1940 to Phyllis and Aaron. He attended North High School in Worcester MA. He was the first of 5 family members, over 3 generations, to graduate from The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. ...
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Gregory Charles Andonian

June 27, 1931 - May 9, 2021

Gregory Charles Andonian, age 89, passed away in Bedford, NH on May 9, 2021. Greg, also known by family and friends as "Teko" was born in Worcester Massachusetts on June 27, 1931 to Mariam and Serab Andonian, first generation Armenian immigrants. He attended Trade High School in Worcester MA where he enjoyed being a member of the City Champion Football team. In the early part of his...
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Doris M. Laporte

March 14, 1933 - May 7, 2021

WORCESTER-Doris M. Laporte, 88, died Friday, May 7, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She leaves two nephews, Kevin and Keith Simpson, both of Worcester. Doris was predeceased by her sister Edna A. Simpson and three brothers, Almorse, Jr., Donald and Robert Laporte. Doris was born in Worcester, daughter of Almorse J. Sr. and Mae (Fontaine) Laporte. Doris worked at L. Farber...
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Jane Mugure Wanjau

April 24, 2021

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our loving mother and wife - Jane Mugure Wanjau, 62. Mum passed peacefully to be with her maker with her family by her side on Saturday April 24th, 2021. She leaves behind her husband Eng. Dionysius Wanjau Maina and children: Francis Maina Wanjau and his wife Joselyn Adina Wanjau of Worcester; Festus Gathecha Wanjau and his...
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Irene Naa-Okaile Amevor

December 15, 1955 - April 20, 2021

Irene Naa-Okaile Amevor, 65, passed away on February 11, 2021 in Ghana. She leaves her beloved husband, Solomon Amevor; two children, Denzel and Justin Amevor; many extended family members and friends. She worked as an Licensed Practical Nurse, most recently with Adcare Hospital. Funeral services will begin at 8:00am on Saturday, April 24th at the Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life...
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Azariah Brice Ndagijimana

July 13, 1996 - April 19, 2021

Azariah Brice Ndagijimana (Known as AZ) was born in Lusaka, Zambia on July 13th, 1996. At age 4, Azariah immigrated to the United States in Worcester, Massachusetts with his two brothers and parents in September 2000. Azariah attended Doherty High School in Worcester, Massachusetts and graduated in May 20th, 2016. As a young man, Azariah had passion for skateboarding as his favorite sport. He...
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Jane L. Murdock

April 17, 2021

Laconia, NH- Jane L. (Larson) Murdock, 89, formerly of Sutton, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 17, at Taylor Community in Laconia, NH. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur C. Murdock and her son Dana W. Murdock. She was born a daughter to the late Axel W. and Ingrid (Johnson) Larson on May 29, 1931 in Worcester, MA. She earned her Master of Arts at Clark University in 1955 and...
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Hegina Tirpan

April 14, 2021

LUNENBURG-On April 14, 2021, Hegina (Setoyan) Tirpan, passed away at 83 years of age. Hegina, known to most as simply "Yaya", was born on May 5, 1937 in a village in Turkey named Kangal. She was one of six children, and in her youth enjoyed singing and dancing with her mother and siblings in their small home, where she learned to sew and knit, a skill she mastered beautifully throughout her...
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Lucille Huston

September 19, 1946 - April 12, 2021

GILBERTVILLE- Lucille Huston, 74, passed away unexpectedly on April 12, 2021 at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield. She was born in Taunton on September 19, 1946 a daughter of Ralph Wilson Huston and Ruth Wentworth Huston. For many years Lucille was employed as a lab technician and phlebotomist in the medical industry. In later years she co-owned and operated the Country Kitchen in...
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Abdulbabatunde "AB" Pearson

September 30, 1947 - April 9, 2021

WORCESTER- Abdulbabatunde "AB" Pearson, 73, passed away on April 9, 2021 at UMass Medical Center. He was born in Manhattan, New York on September 30, 1947 a son of Marvin and Laura (Wilson) Pearson. He was raised in Worcester and attended local schools before enlisting in the United States Navy to proudly serve his country. Upon his discharge he began a career in Fire Service. He was employed...
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Ramonita Caez-Hernandez

September 8, 1957 - April 7, 2021

Worcester- Ramonita Caez-Hernandez, 63, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on September 8, 1957, a daughter of Luz Maria Hernandez Aponte and Pascual Caez Pérez. She attended Escuela Intermedia Luis Ramos González Middle School in Caguas, Puerto Rico. She began working at Topeka in Caguas,...
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Ty Van Hoang

December 20, 1930 - April 7, 2021

WORCESTER-Ty Van Hoang, 90, a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at home, surrounded by his family. Mr. Hoang was predeceased by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Lien Thi (Vu) Hoang on March 19, 2012. He is survived by eight children: Ly Hoang Tran, and husband Chi Tran, Bich Ngoc Hoang Vu and husband Hung Vu,...
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Paul A. Voellings

April 3, 2021

Paul A. Voellings, 86, of 1102 Forest Park Drive passed away April 3rd at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Inge (Rupp) Voellings who died in 2003. He leaves two sons, Conrad C. Voellings and his wife Lisa of Grafton, Eric E. Voellings and his wife Nicolle of Northbridge; a daughter Melanie M. Bellino and her husband Joseph Bellino of Charlton; his...
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Jerry Chakarian

April 2, 2021

Jerry Chakarian, 90, died peacefully on Good Friday, April 2nd, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA. He was surrounded by his loving family before his passing. Jerry was the son of Krikor Chakarian, who came to the US, having escaped the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and Arousiag (Mouradkanian) Chakarian. He is predeceased by his oldest sister Dorothy Asadoorian and brother-in-law...
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Anna M. Bergstrom

March 30, 2021

LEICESTER: Anna M. Bergstrom, 55 of Charleston, ME died peacefully on March 30th in her home surrounded by family after a long battle of cancer. She leaves her long-time domestic partner of 23 years, Scott Johnson, her daughter, Amanda Russell and her husband Tucker Russell, her son, Jeffery Cameron and his wife Taylor Steadman, three grandchildren, Madison Russell, William Cameron and...
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Karen A. Hippert

March 30, 2021

Karen A. Hippert, 68, of Webster was called home to God on March 30, 2021. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 26 of 1952 to Donald and Wanda Hippert. She graduated from Becker College with her Associates Degree in Science. She retired from the Worcester Public School Department in 2013, where she worked as an administrative assistant in the Durkin Administration...
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Gilbert A. Jordan

May 18, 1931 - March 29, 2021

Auburn- Gilbert A. Jordan, 89, of Auburn, formerly of Worcester, MA, passed away peacefully on March 29th at the Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center after a period of declining health. Born in Pittsfield MA, he was the son of the late Willard and Winifred Jordan. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 67 years, Evelyn Jordan. He is survived by his two daughters: Pamela Fuess of...
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Kathleen Theresa (Donohue) Shugrue

August 31, 1928 - March 27, 2021

Kathleen T. Shugrue Our mother, Kathleen T. Shugrue, 92, was called home to heaven on March 27, 2021. Mom passed peacefully while in her own home with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, James M. Shugrue, and her youngest daughter Mary E. Shugrue. She leaves her four remaining children: Catherine E. Shugrue, Margaret M. Shugrue, and her husband...
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John Martella, Jr.

March 13, 1933 - March 24, 2021

WORCESTER-John Martella, Jr., 88, died Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Saint Vincent Hospital. He was born in Worcester, son of Italian immigrants John and Mary (Carrera) Martella. John proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of St. George Catholic Parish. John was employed at Morgan Construction Company for 39 years. Golf was John's passion, and he played in...
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Karen Marie Pardee

July 1, 1964 - March 21, 2021

WORCESTER-Karen Marie (Hanley) Pardee, 56, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2021 at UMass Medical Center surrounded by her family. The beloved daughter of Jane B. (Bevan) Hanley and the late Joseph R. Hanley, she leaves behind her husband of 18 years, Lenny G. Bergstrom and her daughter, Sarah Pardee of Worcester. She also leaves behind Lenny's daughter Jamie Dickinson of Oxford; two...
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Margarette Zenon

June 13, 1956 - March 13, 2021

Margarette Zenon, 64, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 13, 2021. She was born June 13, 1956 a daughter to the late Andrea Bordeau and Charitable Zenon in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. While in Haiti, Margarette grew up with so many siblings. She was blessed with a large and loving family. Moreover, she was immersed in the Christian community that would be...
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Stephen Green

April 4, 1965 - March 13, 2021

West Boylston – Stephen C. Green, 55, passed away after a short illness on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at UMass hospital. Stephen was born April 4, 1965 son to Constance E. Green and Redio Bartolinni. Stephen was a proud Navy veteran, father, husband and employee. Steve worked for over thirty years in the maintenance department of Worcester State Hospital where he had endless exciting...
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