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Branislawa"Blanche" (Grybos) Zakrzewski

August 31, 1925 - October 21, 2017

Branislawa "Blanche" (Grybos) Zakrzewski, 92, of Marlborough, MA, formerly of North Falmouth and Newton Lower Falls, died Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Marlborough. Born in Wellesley and raised in Newton Lower Falls, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Sopala) Grybos Maksymciuk and the wife of Chester W. Zakrzewski of Marlborough. A bookkeeper by profession, Blanche had been...
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Ida M. Perry,, S.S.Ch.

October 9, 2017

Sister Ida M. Perry, S.S.Ch., (Sr. Marie Armand), died Monday, October 9, 2017 at Bethany Health Care Center, Framingham, MA. Born in Rumford, ME, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Perry and Margaret (Arsenault) Perry. She was one of the youngest of a large happy faith-filled family. Survived by her sister Lorraine Nadeau, she was the sister of the late William, Auburn, Armand, Rita,...
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Gertrude Girardin , SSCh

October 5, 2017

Sister Gertrude Girardin, SSCh (Sr. Marie Donat), died Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Marie Esther Health Center, Marlborough, MA. Born in Rumford, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Donat and Victoria (Leblond) Girardin. She attended the Juniorate for high school at St. Chretienne Academy in Salem, MA. She entered the novitiate and pronounced her first vows as a Sr. of St. Chretienne on...
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John P. Roberts

November 14, 1957 - September 22, 2017

John P. Roberts, 59, of Marlborough, MA, died Friday, September 22, 2017 at Marlborough Hills Healthcare, Marlborough, MA. He was the husband of Donna (Jusseaume) Roberts of Marlborough to whom he had been married since 2016. Born in Marlborough, he was the son of Jessie (McPhail) Roberts Chesborough of Marlborough and the late Joseph Roberts. He was also the step-son of the late Phillip...
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John B. Lincoln

April 26, 1952 - September 19, 2017

On September 19, 2017, at the age of 65, John Barry Lincoln died at his home in Marlborough MA with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer. John was born to Walter and Ida (Houle)Lincoln on April 26, 1952 in Boston, MA. John worked in shipping and receiving for many years. He spent most of his free time fishing on Lake Winnipesauke, bowling, and cheering on the Red Sox. He also...
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Richard L. Reardon

September 15, 1942 - September 12, 2017

Richard L. Reardon, 74, of Beverly Hills, CA, formerly of Brookline and Wellesley, MA, died September 12, 2017. He was the son of the late Francis J. and Irene(Williams) Reardon and the husband of Susan (Long) Reardon of Beverly Hills, CA. Richard graduated from Northeastern University in Boston earning a BA in Business Management and an MBA from Babson College. He was a longtime business owner...
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Claire L. (Cadieux) Brodeur

October 18, 1934 - August 31, 2017

Claire Lillian (Cadieux) Brodeur, 82, of Marlborough, MA, died peacefully on Thursday, August 31, 2017. She had been lovingly cared for by her family and MetroWest Hospice throughout her lengthy illness. Born in Marlborough she was the daughter of the late Fabiola Felicity Boutin Cadieux and was a graduate of Marlborough High School, Class of 1952. Claire had been employed for many years by...
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Annette I. (Lesieur) Alera

December 23, 1923 - August 29, 2017

Annette I. (Lesieur) Alera, 93, a lifelong resident of Marlborough, MA, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Raoul and Anna (Lanoue) Lesieur and the wife of the late Frank Alera who died in 1997. Annette had formerly been employed as a clerical worker for several local shoe manufacturing companies. She had been a member of the former St. Mary's Parish and Our Lady of...
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Elaine M. (Tanguay) Davis

December 31, 1944 - August 26, 2017

Elaine M. (Tanguay) Davis, 72, of Marlborough, MA, died suddenly on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at her home. Born in Peabody, MA, she was the daughter of the late Albert A. and Doris M. (Chapman) Tanguay.She was the wife of William T. Davis of Marlborough, whom she married in 1982. She was a graduate of San Diego State University and earned an MBA from Golden Gate University. Elaine had been self...
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Steven M. Priddy

December 2, 1957 - August 23, 2017

Steven M. Priddy, 59, of Marlborough, MA, died Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham, MA. Born in Melrose, MA. He was the son of the late James C. and Dorothy May (Gentile) Priddy, and the life partner of Delia Chaves of Marlborough, MA. Steven was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1979. Since 1986 he had been the owner of Nova Industries in Marlborough. He...
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Donald W. Lynch, Jr.

November 16, 1951 - August 18, 2017

Donald W. Lynch, Jr., 65 of Marlborough, MA, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at Rose Monahan Hospice, Worcester, MA, with his family at his side. Born and raised in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Donald W. Lynch, Sr. and Aline G.(Dupuis) Lynch. He was the husband of Marina (Hopf) Glennon Lynch of Marlborough. He was a graduate of Marlborough Vocational High School. Until his recent...
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Jane E. (Randall) Cromarty

May 21, 1946 - August 15, 2017

Jane E. (Randall) Cromarty, of Marlborough, MA, died August 15, 2017 following a long battle with gastrointestinal disease. Born in the Bronx, NY, on May 21, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Dorothea (Findlay) Randall. Jane was the wife of Bruce Cromarty of Marlborough, whom she married in December 1965. They had been residents of Marlborough, living on Fort Meadow Reservoir,...
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Anita (Dupuis) Cain

January 28, 1935 - August 8, 2017

Anita (Dupuis) Cain, 82, of Daytona Beach, Florida, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Born in Marlborough she was the daughter of the late Emile and Angeline (Courville) Dupuis and the wife of David Cain of Daytona Beach. Mr. and Mrs. Cain celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in July. Mrs. Cain was a graduate of St. Anne's Academy and a Marlborough resident for many years before moving to...
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Meghan E. Farrell

July 27, 1992 - August 5, 2017

Meghan E. Farrell, 25, of Marlborough, MA, died suddenly on Saturday, August 5, 2017 as a result of an automobile accident. Meghan was the daughter of Troy and Wendy (Shorrock) Farrell, both of Marlborough. She was a graduate of Bryant University, Class of 2014, where she studied and earned her degree in Business Finance. Prior to that, Meghan graduated from Marian High School, Framingham,...
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Laura L. "Lolly" Stan

July 29, 2017

Laura "Lolly" L. (Revoir) Stan, 95, of Marlborough passed away peacefully Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Life Care Center in Attleboro, MA. Born in Bemidji, Minnesota, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Bonnie (Malone) Revoir, the wife of the late John Stan, Jr. and the sister of the late Harry Revoir, Emily McNamara, Bonita Ohlfs and Kathleen Searles. After graduating from Bemidji High...
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William F. Seymour, Sr.

January 31, 1926 - July 8, 2017

William F. Seymour, Sr., 91, of Marlborough, MA, died Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Marlborough Hospital. Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Mary (Surdam) Seymour. He was the husband of Concetta "Tina" (Grasso) Seymour for the past 70 years. Mr. Seymour attended Worcester Trade School and had been employed for over 25 years as a Groundskeeper and Facilities Manager at Fay...
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Liolia "Lee" (Downey) Schipper

June 16, 1933 - June 29, 2017

Liolia J. "Lee" (Downey) Schipper, 84, of Southborough, MA, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at UMass Medical Center, Worcester, MA. Born in Boston, MA, and raised in Dedham, she was the daughter of the late Radcliffe and Gertrude (Culverwell) Downey. She was the wife of the late John M. Schipper who died in 2013. Liolia and John met by chance at Moseley's on the Charles in 1962. After a whirlwind...
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James R. Burke,, Sr.

April 24, 1937 - June 26, 2017

James R. Burke, Sr., 80, of Webster, MA, died Monday, June 26, 2017 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late John and Viola (Lacey) Burke and the husband of Jean (Voutas) Burke of Webster. He had also been the husband of the late Marjorie (Fontaine). Jim had been employed as a machinist at Wyman-Gordon in Grafton until retiring in 1999. ...
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Rose V. (Gorbosky) Morsewich

September 8, 1924 - June 23, 2017

Rose V. (Gorbosky) Morsewich, 92, of Marlborough, MA, died Friday, June 23, 2017. Born in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Zygmont and Catherine (Kuc) Gorbosky and the wife of the late Alex Morsewich. Rose had been employed as an administrative assistant at the Raytheon Corporation for many years before her retirement in the early 1990's. She was a devoted and loving mother to her...
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Nancy D. (Lee) Bradford

February 19, 1939 - June 23, 2017

Nancy D. (Lee) Bradford, 78, of Marlborough, MA, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at her home. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Donalda (Robert) Lee. She was the wife of Robert "Brad" Bradford, of Marlborough, to whom she had been married for the past 58 years. A graduate of St. Anne's Academy, Marlborough, Class of 1957, Nancy worked several years as a secretary at...
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Carson L "Woody" Woodworth,, Sr.

August 19, 1925 - June 22, 2017

Carson LeRoy Woodworth, Jr.,"Woody", 91, of Marlborough, MA, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at his home. Born and raised in Marlborough, the oldest of 9 children, he was the son of the late Carson LeRoy Woodworth, Sr. and Marguerite (King) Woodworth. In 1947 he met the 'love of his life", Gloria (Boule), while at the roller rink, swept her off her feet and were happily married for the past 68...
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David A. Heim

July 14, 1961 - June 20, 2017

David A. Heim, 55, of Marlborough, died peacefully, June 20,2017, with his family by his side at Rose Monehan Hospice in Worcester. Born in Waltham, he was the son of Frederick K. and Rachel (Wheelock) Heim of Marlborough. In 1998, David recognized the need of the mobility impaired for wheelchairs that were affordable and available in a timely manner. He founded the Wheelchair Recycler, Inc. in...
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Jeannette Perreault

June 18, 2017

Sister Jeannette Perreault, SSCh, (Sr. Marie -Louise), died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Marie Esther Health Center, Marlborough, MA. Born in Amesbury, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Marie Louise(Sevigny) Perreault. With her sister Lucienne, Sr. Jeannette devoted herself from an early age to help their mother care for their growing family. This included cooking, cleaning and many chores...
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Arlene F. (Mordsfeld) Calder

March 24, 1938 - June 13, 2017

Arlene F. (Mordsfeld) Calder, 79, of Marlborough, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Coleman House Skilled Nursing Facility, Northborough, MA. Born in Schenectady, NY, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ethel (Wolfe) Mordsfeld and the wife of the late James R. Calder, who died in 2002. A graduate of Colonie High School, Colonie, NY, Arlene been employed for many years at the Center for...
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Mary Jane "Jane" Neville

June 27, 1940 - May 30, 2017

Mary Jane Neville, 76, passed away on May 30th, after a brief illness, while surrounded by her children at her home in Marlboro. Jane was the daughter of John Dunphy Neville and Helen Halloran Neville of Waltham, MA. Jane was raised in Waltham, MA with three sisters; the late Margaret Landry of Queens, NY, Constance Vautour of Waterboro, ME, Geri Gracey of Marlboro, MA and a brother, Tom Neville...
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Jessica B. (Weerd) vanLingen

March 9, 1949 - May 23, 2017

Jessica Barbara ( (Weerd) van Lingen, of Marlborough, MA, beloved wife, mother and Oma passed away quietly and peacefully in the early morning hours of May 23, 2017. She is survived by her husband Frits L van Lingen, three children Kimberly Salvi and her husband Marc R. Salvi, Hans P. van Lingen and his wife Erika A. van Lingen and Rhea S. Snyder and her husband D. Casey Snyder and three...
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Richard P. Boule

March 22, 1942 - May 18, 2017

Richard P. Boule, 75, of Marlborough, MA, died suddenly on Thursday May 18, 2017. Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Paul and Shirley (McGuire) Boule. A graduate of Marlborough High School, he served in the US Air Force during peacetime. Dick had been employed for many years as an insurance agent for Downey Insurance Company, Marlborough, MA. He had been an active member of the...
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Jayne H. Bilancieri Dudley

June 12, 1956 - May 17, 2017

Jayne H. (Bilancieri)Dudley, 60, of Marlborough, MA, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Marlborough Hospital with her family by her side. Born and raised in Marlborough, she was the daughter of Natalie (DesRochers) Bilancieri of Marlborough and the late Robert R. Bilancieri. Jayne, a graduate of Marlborough High School, Class of 1974, continued her education at Assabet Valley Regional High School...
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Shirley Anne (Realff) Ossing

March 7, 1930 - May 14, 2017

Shirley Anne ( Realff) Ossing, 87, passed away peacefully on Mother's Day May 14, 2017. Shirley was from Milford, Connecticut and the only daughter of the late Alfred and Anna (Donaghey) Realff. A graduate of Lauralton Hall in Milford, Connecticut and St. Vincent's College School of Nursing, Bridgeport, Connecticut, she was a practicing Registered Nurse when she put her career on hold to...
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Joan Kass Gouveia

October 28, 1931 - May 8, 2017

Joan Kass Gouveia, a resident of New Horizons, Marlborough and formerly of Framingham, MA, passed away peacefully May 8th, at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Joan was born in New York City on October 28, 1931. She loved learning and had a passion for making the world a better place for all humankind. She earned a B.A., an M.Ed., and a CAGS degree. Joan brought her zest for living and...
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Louise R Sbona

May 2, 2017

Louise R. (Flagg) Sbona, 88, of Hudson, MA, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at The Reservoir Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Marlborough, MA. Born in Marlborough, MA, she was the daughter of the late George and Louise (Hayes) Flagg and the wife of the late Samuel Sbona. She is survived by her sons, Philipe and George Risi of Hudson, her step-son Gerald Sbona of Wilton, NH and her step...
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Alma J. (Monroe) Headberg

March 30, 1925 - April 18, 2017

Alma J. (Monroe) Headberg, 92, of Marlborough, MA, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center, Marlborough. Born in Clinton, MA, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Ada (Ellison) Monroe and the wife of 65 yrs. of Carl E. Headberg, who died in 2014. Alma, a graduate of Hudson High School in 1945, was employed at the former Design Pak as an assembler until her...
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Elaine Coyne- Greenleaf

July 15, 1933 - April 17, 2017

Elaine Coyne-Greenleaf, of Marlborough, MA, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Westborough, MA at the age of 83. She was born in Hudson, MA on July 15, 1933, the daughter of the late Arthur E. and Frances R. (Bekauski) Coyne. She had been the wife of the late Dr. Kenneth Greenleaf for 27 years at the time of his death on July 22, 2009.She graduated...
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Paul F. McAllister

October 17, 1930 - April 14, 2017

Paul F. McAllister, 86, of Marlborough, MA, died Friday, April 14, 2017 at Marlborough Hospital. He was the husband of Marie (Smith) Shea McAllister of Marlborough, to whom he had been married for the past 38 years and the son of the late Percy and Eleanor (Belotti) McAllister. He had also been the husband of the late Anna (Glodenis) McAllister. Born in Hudson, MA, he was raised by his...
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Vincent "Vinny" D. Marchitelli

September 5, 1922 - April 9, 2017

Vincent " Vinny" Domenic D. Marchitelli, 94, of Marlborough, MA, died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Coleman House, Northborough, MA. Born in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late Gaetano and Elena (DiRenzo) Marchitelli and the husband of the late Rosamond (Edwards) Marchitelli. A graduate of Somerville High School, Vincent enlisted in the US Army, where he served throughout Central Europe,...
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Dorothy E. (Neal) Hynes

April 21, 1923 - March 18, 2017

Dorothy E. (Neal) Hynes, 93 of Marlborough, formally of Cambridge and Arlington, died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Northborough, MA. Born and raised in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Jessie Neal, and the wife of the late Edward Hynes who died in July 1999. She is survived by her son, Ronald E. Hynes and wife Janice...
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Robert W. Downey

February 1, 1930 - March 15, 2017

Robert W. Downey, 87 of Marlborough, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 after being stricken at his home. Born in Marlborough and a lifelong resident, he was the son of the late Leo and Louise (Dupuis) Downey. He was the husband of Virginia (Berthiaume) Downey, to whom he had been married for the past 66 years. A graduate of Assumption High School, Bob had been employed as a service manager,...
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Robert V. Ferro, Sr.

October 23, 1937 - March 13, 2017

Robert V. Ferro, Sr., 79, of Marlborough, MA, died Monday, March 13, 2017 at Marlborough Hospital. Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Vincent and Marian (Cunningham) Ferro and the husband of Leslie (Kaplan) Ferro, of Marlborough, to whom he had been married for the past 24 years. A machinist by trade Bob had been employed at Lapointe Hudson Broach for many years. Following his...
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John D. Castor, Sr.

July 10, 1926 - March 10, 2017

John David Castor, Sr., 90, died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Marlborough Hospital. Born and raised in Concord, MA, he was the son of the late Carl and Mary (Hayes) Castor. He had been married to his late wife Paula (Cahill) Castor for 50 years at the time of her death in 2001. Following his graduation from Concord High School, where he was known as "Bandy", he served in the US Army CO 1 391st...
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Catherine (Misener) Kane

October 23, 1915 - March 7, 2017

Catherine (Misener) Kane, 101, of Marlborough, MA, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Marlborough Hills HealthCare, Marlborough, MA. Born and raised in Southborough and lived her adult life as a Marlborough resident, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary (Ramsey) Misener and the wife of the late John Vincent "Vinnie" Kane, who died in 1978. Known as the "Voice of Marlborough Hospital",...
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Lorraine Michaud, SSCh

February 28, 2017

Sister Lorraine Michaud, SSCh (Sr. Marie Aime), died Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Marie Esther Health,720 Boston Post Rd., Marlborough, MA. Born in Amesbury, MA, she was the daughter of the late Aime and Clarinda(Joyal) Michaud. She began teaching in Ipswich and Rumford, Maine parochial schools. She had a great desire to go to the missions. In 1964,she was missioned to teach the children of...
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Margaret Ebacher, SSCh

February 23, 2017

Sister Margaret Ebacher, SSCh, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Marie Esther Health Center, 720 Boston Post Rd., Marlborough, MA. Sr. Margaret was born in Amesbury, MA, the daughter of the late Philias and Rose (Pinault) Ebacher. An educator throughout her religious life, she earned a Master Degree in Education as well as in Theology. She began her teaching career in Pawtucket, RI. After...
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Anne C. (Harpin) Vigeant

August 12, 1937 - February 23, 2017

Anne C. (Harpin) Vigeant, 79, of Marlborough, MA, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her home. A lifelong Marlborough resident she was the daughter of the late George L and Kathleen (Werner) Harpin and the wife of the late Arthur H. Vigeant, who died in 2010. She was a graduate of St. Anne's Academy, Marlborough, Class of 1955. Anne had been employed as an administrative assistant at the...
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Susan (Bill) Brodeur

February 16, 1951 - February 23, 2017

Susan (Bill) Brodeur, 66, of Marlborough, passed away February 23, 2017 surrounded by her loving family after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late Pauline (McMaster) Bill and George Bill and the wife of Alan Brodeur, of Marlborough with whom she shared 46 wonderful years of marriage. Susan graduated from Marlborough High School in 1968. Sue met Al in her sophomore year of...
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Mary (Camacho) Burgio

December 29, 1918 - February 16, 2017

Mary (Camacho) Burgio, 98, of Marlborough, MA, formerly of Hudson, died Thursday, February 16, 2017. Born in Woburn, MA, she was the daughter of the late Jacinto and Romana (Correia) Camacho and the wife of the late Antonio Burgio. She had been employed at Data General as an assembler for many years before retiring. She had previously worked for the former Thomas Taylor Company in Hudson as a...
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Rita S. (Seymour) Nugent

July 4, 1922 - February 15, 2017

Rita S. (Seymour) Nugent, 94, of Hudson, MA, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 surrounded by her family following a brief illness. She was well known throughout Hudson and Marlborough and liked by all who were privileged to meet her. Her great love in life was her family, friends and the people she met every day. Rita spent over 30 years as an associate engineer at the Raytheon...
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Sylvio R. Blais

May 5, 1946 - February 10, 2017

Sylvio R. Blais, 70, 0f Marlborough, MA, passed into eternal rest on Friday, February 10, 2017 at UMass Medical Center, Worcester, MA. Born May 5, 1946 in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Elphege and Angeline (Pomerleau) Blais and the husband of 52 years to Mary Ellen (Cafarella) Blais. Sylvio was employed at General Motors Corporation for 30 years as an assembly worker in Framingham,...
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Peter K. Stott

July 29, 1935 - February 8, 2017

Peter K. Stott, 81, of Hudson, MA, formerly of Marlborough, died peacefully, February 8, 2017, with his family by his side. Peter was born in Sheffield, England on July 29, 1935 to Arthur and Lena (Riding) Stott. He lived in England until the age of twelve when his family relocated to Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He graduated from Lachine High School in Lachine and later McGill University, in...
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Sylvia L. (St. Jean) Arsenault

September 9, 1924 - February 2, 2017

Sylvia L.(St. Jean) Arsenault, 92, of Marlborough, MA, died Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Life Care Center of Leominster, following a period of declining health. A lifelong Marlborough resident, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lucy (Blanchard) St. Jean and the wife of the late Eugene Arsenault. Mrs. Arsenault had been employed at International Paper, retiring in 1989. She had been...
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Hildegard M. "Grusdat" Ailarow

October 21, 1923 - January 28, 2017

Hildegard M. (Grusdat) Ailarow, 93, of Marlborough, MA, formerly of Falmouth, died Saturday, January 28, 2017. Born in Wernesgrun, Germany, the youngest of nine children, she was the daughter of the late Wilhelm and Elisabeth (Grusdat) Ailarow. Mrs. Ailarow and her late husband, Alexander Ailarow, who died February 14, 1997,emigrated to the United States arriving in New York on February 14,...
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Leopold R. "Paul" Messier

October 10, 1934 - January 22, 2017

Leopold R."Paul" Messier, 82, of Marlborough, MA, died Sunday, January 22, 2017 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, after a period of failing health. Born in Moretown, Vermont, he was the son of the late Leonard and Yvonne (Audy) Messier and the husband of the late Maxine (Warren) Messier. Paul, owner of L.R.Messier Plumbing for many years, was well known throughout the area. He was...
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Marie-Claire (Plourde) Courchaine

July 14, 1926 - January 13, 2017

Marie-Claire (Plourde) Courchaine, 90, of Marlborough, MA, died Friday, January 13, 2017. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, she was the daughter of the late Omer J. and Mathilde (Janelle) Plourde and the wife of the late Roger Courchaine, who died in 2012. Claire led her life just as she faced the challenges of Huntington's Chorea, with dignity and without complaint. She loved raising her...
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Rosalie E. (Padula) Minehan

September 22, 1927 - January 12, 2017

Rosalie E. (Padula) Minehan, 89, formerly of Marlborough, MA, died peacefully, with her family by her side, on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Sippican Health Care Center, Marion, MA. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Lillian (LaBossiere) Padula. She had been married to the late Paul J. Minehan for 69 years at the time of his death on September 28, 2016 and was the...
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Garey R. Preston

February 7, 1944 - January 3, 2017

Garey R. Preston, 72 of Marlborough, MA, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Marlborough Hospital. Born in Lincoln, Maine, he was the son of the late Owen Bickford and Norma (Matthews) Preston and the husband of Lucille (LeBlanc) Preston of Marlborough. He had been employed as a truck driver working for various moving companies, including P.E.Burke United Moving Lines. He had been an active...
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Linda Mae Gustafson Sproul

January 21, 1943 - January 1, 2017

Linda M. Gustafson-Sproul, went to be with the Lord on January 1, 2017.Linda was the daughter of the late Henry and Minneolla (Peel) Gustafson. She was a lifetime resident of Hudson, MA and member of the First Federated Church. Along with her sister, Joanne, she operated the Colonial Flower Shop in Hudson for 45 years. She is survived by her daughter, Jodi Moore and her husband Bobby , four...
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William "Bill" Brailey

December 27, 2016

William "Bill" Brailey, former resident of Northborough, MA, passed away on December 27, 2016, at his home in Boynton Beach, FL. He leaves behind the love of his life, his wife of 37 years, Janice R. (Lumsden). He is survived by his son Michael Brailey and his wife, Tammy; his daughter Amber McShane and her husband, Martin; his stepson Glenn Davis and his wife, Wendy; his stepson Keith Davis; his...
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Rose R. Nevins

March 15, 1921 - December 24, 2016

Rose Nevins, 95, formerly of Marlborough, MA, December 24, 2016 at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, Worcester,MA. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late James and Sara (Rogers) Nevins. A graduate of St. Anne's Academy, Marlborough,Rose had been employed as an executive secretary at the former Jordan Marsh Company in Framingham as well as Boston. She was a member of the...
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Aspasia "Bessie (Hassapes) Korandanis

May 12, 1923 - December 19, 2016

Aspasia "Bessie" (Hassapes) Korandanis, 93, of Marlborough, MA, died Monday, December 19, 2016. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Hresoula (Jokaris)Hassapes and the wife of the late Arthur "Swede" Korandanis, who died in 2003. A lifelong resident of Marlborough, Bessie graduated from Marlborough High School, Class of 1940. She worked in family businesses...
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Mary A. (Taft) Marinelli

March 2, 1919 - December 2, 2016

Mary A. (Taft) Marinelli, 97, of Marlborough, MA, died Friday, December 2, 2016 at Marie Esther Health Center, Marlborough. Born in Marlborough, the daughter of the late Lena (Taft) Brown, Mrs. Marinelli was the wife of the late James V. Marinelli, to whom she had been married for 69 years at the time his death in 2008. A graduate of Marlborough High School, Class of 1936, she had been...
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Gilbert T. Durand

August 25, 1923 - December 1, 2016

Gilbert T. Durand, 93, of Marlborough, MA, died Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Reservoir, Marlborough. Born in Brockton, MA, he was the son of the late Placide F. and Irene A. (Gilbert) Durand and the husband of the late Antoinette (Trotta) Durand. Mr. Durand had been employed at the former General Motors Company, Framingham in the parts distribution department. He retired in 1985 after 38...
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Ronald A. Yarush

February 27, 1947 - November 28, 2016

Ronald A. Yarush, 69, of Marlborough, MA, died Monday, November 27, 2016 after a period of declining health. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Albert C and Shirley (Smith) Yarush Martin. A graduate of Marlborough High School, Class of 1966, Ronald enlisted in the US Army in April, 1967, serving in Vietnam. He had been employed as an auto mechanic, specializing in Jaguar repair,...
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Mary (Talty )Geagan Lombardo

November 16, 1924 - November 27, 2016

Mary (Talty) Geagan Lombardo, 92, of Marlborough, MA, died Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Coleman House, Northborough, MA. Born and raised in County Clare, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Talty) Talty, and the wife of the late Nicholas Lombardo, who died in 2005. Mary emigrated to the United States from England in 1950, where she met her first husband, the late...
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Richard R. "Gus" Thompson

May 18, 1933 - November 26, 2016

Richard R. (Gus) Thompson, 83, of Marlborough, MA, died Saturday, November 26, 2016. Following his graduation from Westborough High School, Gus enlisted in the US Army, serving during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He had been employed by the City of Marlborough in both the Street Department and later the Cemetery Department before retiring in 1980.He then spent his free...
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Annette C. Simoneau Boule

July 14, 1928 - November 22, 2016

Annette C. (Simoneau) Boule, 88, formerly of Marlborough, MA died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Abbott House, Lynn, MA where she received outstanding and compassionate care. Born and raised in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Lumina (Peron) Simoneau and the wife of the late Francis D. Boule. She had been employed as a manager at Raytheon Corporation in addition to Ivy...
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Adele E. Gaudette Marshall

July 8, 1930 - November 17, 2016

Adele (Gaudette) Marshall, 86, of Marlborough, MA, died Thursday, November 17, 2016. Born in Marlborough on July 8, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Marion (Beaudreau) Gaudette and Henry Gaudette. She was the wife of Lester Marshall of Marlborough. The Marshalls would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in January. She is survived by her children, Ellen Bousquet and her...
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Joan E. Hoey Kilman

February 13, 1928 - November 10, 2016

Joan (Hoey) Kilman, of Medway and West Yarmouth, MA, formerly of Holliston, MA, died Thursday, November 10, 2016. She was born in Framingham on February 13, 1928, the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Grace M. (Moynihan) Hoey of Holliston. She was the widow of George R. Kilman, Jr., who died in 1987. Mrs. Kilman was a graduate of Holliston High School and Fannie Farmer School of Cookery in...
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Shirley M. Ordway Elder

November 4, 2016

Shirley M. (Ordway) Elder, 87, of Marlborough, MA departed this earth in the presence of family and went home to god on Friday, November 4, 2016. A lifelong resident of Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Perley L. and Annette (Leduc) Ordway, and the wife of the late James A. Elder, Sr., who departed this earth too soon in 1996. A member of St. Anne's Parish in Marlborough, Shirley...
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Rose M. Bilancieri Avey

December 8, 1932 - October 30, 2016

Rose M. (Bilancieri) Avey, 83, of Marlborough, MA, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on October 30, 2016, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jane (Auricchio) Bilancieri of Campania, Italy and was predeceased by her brothers, Victor and Robert Bilancieri. Rose was born in Marlborough on December 8, 1932 and graduated from Marlborough High School...
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Marie J. Charbonneau Sheehan

August 12, 1935 - October 27, 2016

Marie J. (Charbonneau) Sheehan, 81, of Marlborough, MA, died Thursday, October 27, 2016 at her home. Born and raised in Waltham, MA, she was the daughter of the late Arthur N. and Bridget (Martyn) Charbonneau and the wife of the late Paul Sheehan. She was a graduate of Waltham High School, Class of 1953. She began working at Longfellow's Wayside Inn as a waitress in 1960. Throughout the next...
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Alan P. Roberts

September 14, 1953 - October 25, 2016

Alan P. Roberts, 63, of Raymond, NH, formerly of Marlborough, died Tuesday October 25,2016 after being stricken ill at his home. Born in Marlborough, he was son of the late William J. and Gloria H. (Lizotte) Roberts and the husband of Darlene (Beausoleil) Roberts of Raymond, NH. Alan graduated from Marlborough High School, Class of 1971. He was employed as a systems engineer for the General...
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Carol M. McCarthy

February 18, 1946 - October 17, 2016

Carol M. (Koukourlis) McCarthy, 70, of Marlborough, MA, died Monday, October 17, 2016 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Center, Cambridge, MA. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Francis E. and Rita (Koukourlis) McCarthy. A lifelong Marlborough resident, she had been employed for many years as an IT specialist for TJX, retiring in 2011. Carol loved to travel,visiting Aruba and...
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Angelina G. Custodio Combes

September 29, 2016 - October 11, 2016

Angelina (Custodio) Combes, 87, of Marlborough, MA, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Marlborough Hospital after a period of declining health. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Aguinel Custodio and Anna (Francione) Custodio Forcier and the wife of the late Edward L. Combes, who died in 2009. She had been employed as a laminator at Atkins and Merrill for many years, prior to...
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Frances C. (Gorman) Lacroix Martel

January 28, 1931 - October 7, 2016

Frances C. (Gorman) Lacroix Martel, 85 of Marlborough, MA, died Friday, October 7, 2016. Born in Montreal Canada, she was the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Lauretta (Goulet) Gorman and the wife of Normand G. Martel, to whom she had been married for the past 23 years. She had also been the wife of the late Richard Lacroix, who died in 1990. A graduate of St. Anne's Academy, Class of 1948...
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John H. deBairos

June 16, 1932 - October 4, 2016

John Henry deBairos, 84, of Marlborough, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in the company of his devoted friends, Izzmar Roche and Ali Hosseini. Born in Cambridge, MA, he was the son of the late Henry A. and Antoinette (Morel) deBairos . Proud of having always lived within a mile of City Hall, John graduated from Marlborough High School as class president and captain of the baseball...
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Paul J. Minehan

October 8, 1924 - September 28, 2016

Paul J. Minehan, 91, formerly of Marlborough, MA, died Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford, MA. Born in Waterbury, CT, he was the son of the late Frank and Inez (Cotter) Minehan and the husband of Rosalie (Padula) Minehan. Following his graduation from Marlborough High School, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps. He participated in action with the 4th Marine...
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Charlotte L. Gates Belliveau

March 13, 1924 - September 12, 2016

Charlotte L. Belliveau, 92, formerly of Worcester, MA, died Monday, September 12, 2016, in Jacksonville, FL, where she had been a resident for many years. Born in Holden, MA, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Marion L. (Bryant) Gates. Wife of the late Eugene Belliveau, Charlotte had been employed for 18 years as a machine operator at U.S. Envelope Company, Worcester, MA. She is...
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David M. Deffely

December 9, 1958 - September 12, 2016

David M. Deffely, 57, of Westborough, MA, died Monday, September 12, 2016 at UMass Medical Center, Lake Ave., Worcester, MA. Born in Waltham, MA, he was the son of the late James A and Eleanor M. (Hyde) Deffely. David attended MA College of Pharmacy, prior to enlisting in the USAF. During his military service he was assigned to duty as a meteorologist at Cape Canaveral, FL, as well as...
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Joyce E. Vickery Cross

May 24, 1921 - September 11, 2016

Joyce Eileen (Vickery) Cross, 95, of Hudson, MA, formerly of Southborough, MA, died Sunday, September 11, 2016 at her home. Born May 24, 1921 in Kenilworth, England, she was the daughter of the late John and Rosina (Lockwood) Vickery and the wife of the late Norman C. Cross. In 1954, following WW II, Mr. and Mrs.Cross emigrated to the US and eventually settled in Southborough. She was a...
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Frederick W. Cox, Sr.

January 15, 1926 - September 3, 2016

Frederick W. Cox, Sr., 90, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2016. Fred was born on January 15, 1926. Fred served for 16 years in the US Army, retiring from the Us Air Force and was the proud recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia, 6 daughters and 12 grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, September 8, from 10:00-11:00...
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Eunice M. Davis Allen

September 16, 1928 - August 31, 2016

Eunice M. (Davis) Allen, 87, formerly of Bolton, MA, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the home of her daughter in Marlborough. Born in Hudson, MA, later residing in Hopedale, MA and Thornton, NH, she was the daughter of the late Vernal and Gertrude (Darling) Davis and the wife of the late Frank L. Allen, who died in 1982. Eunice had been employed for several years at the former...
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Christopher J. Stegman

October 15, 1952 - August 25, 2016

Christopher J. Stegman, 63, of West Acton, MA, beloved husband of Janice Rosenblum, passed away on August 25, 2016 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland, MA after a lengthy illness. Born in Jamaica, NY and raised in Garden City South on Long Island, NY, Chris was the son of the late Veronica and George Stegman. Chris is survived by his wife and soulmate Janice and 6 brothers...
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Margaret C. Duffy Gorman

January 17, 1938 - August 22, 2016

Margaret Cecilia (Duffy) Gorman, of Marlborough, formerly of Albany, NY, died Monday, August 22, 2016. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. A devout Catholic, she attended high school at Fontbonne Hall Academy and studied education at St. Joseph's College. A lifelong teacher, Margaret started her teaching career in the Red Hook public schools. Margaret married Donald Gorman, also of...
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Dorothy K. (McPherson) Vinal

July 18, 1925 - August 19, 2016

Dorothy K. (McPherson) Vinal, 91, of Marlborough, MA, died Friday,August 19, 2016. Born in Stoughton, MA, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Clara (Kempf) McPherson and the wife of the late Alden Charles Reynolds who died in 2010. She had also been the wife of the late Stephen Henry Vinal, who died in 1973. She was the devoted mother of Marcia J. Gannon and her partner Fred Haskell of...
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Ronald M. LaFreniere

March 1, 1953 - August 14, 2016

Ronald M. LaFreniere, 63, of Marlborough passed away after a long, courageous battle with leukemia on Sunday August 14, 2016 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was surrounded in his final days by his loving family. He is survived by his father Ronald E. LaFreniere and mother Jeanne (Casey) LaFreniere of Marlborough, his sister Janice Reid and her husband Andre of Grafton, and his...
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Eleanor V. Nicholas Bernier

May 11, 1925 - August 14, 2016

Eleanor V. (Nicholas) Bernier, 91, of Marlborough, MA, died Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Marlborough Hospital. Born in Hudson, MA, she was the daughter of the late James and Rose Anna (Renaud) Nicholas and the wife of the late Gilbert U. Bernier, who died in 2006. She had been employed for many years at the former Rich's Department Store, Marlborough. She later worked at the Learning Center in...
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Therese F. Blais Gaynor

May 20, 1933 - August 9, 2016

Therese F. (Blais) Gaynor, 83, of Marlborough MA, died Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Born in Holland, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late Elphege and Angeline (Pomerleau) Blais and the wife of John J. "Jack" Gaynor of Marlborough. A licensed hairdresser for many years, she was the owner of Terry Gaynor's Beauty Shoppe in Marlborough. After working for Kenneth's and Mr. John's in Marlborough,...
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James Naumes

June 20, 1939 - July 22, 2016

Dr. James Naumes, 77, formerly of Marlborough, died Friday, July 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Born June 20, 1939 in Brookline, MA, and raised in Marlborough, MA, he was the son of the late O.J. and Anna (Pappas) Naumes, and the husband of Connie (Davis) Naumes of Las Vegas. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Gerritsen and her husband Roland and their children,...
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Greg C. Wheeler

January 12, 1971 - July 22, 2016

Greg C. Wheeler, 45 of Northborough, MA, died suddenly on Friday, July 22, 2016 after being stricken at his home. Born in Marlborough, MA, he was the son of the late Clifford G. and Anita (Blanchette) Wheeler. He was the fiancée of Dorothy J. Henderson of Northborough. A graduate of Assabet Valley Regional High School, Greg had been self employed for the past 25 years as a tree climber, a...
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Mary J. Brita

March 19, 1918 - July 18, 2016

Mary J. (Lettieri) Brita, 98, of Marlborough, MA, died Monday, July 18, 2016 at her home. Born in Northborough, MA, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Veno) Lettieri and the wife of the late Joseph Brita, who died in 1999. She had been employed at the Marlborough Enterprise, from which she retired, as an accounts receivable clerk. She had also been employed by the former...
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Raymond F. Goulet

July 3, 1929 - July 3, 2016

Raymond F. Goulet, of Marlborough, MA, passed away at home on July, 3, 2016, just minutes into his 87th year after several-years battle with both end-stage renal failure and Alzheimer's. He was surrounded in his final days by his loving wife, Margaret (Lyden) Goulet and his devoted family. He was born in Lawrence, MA, on July 3, 1929, to the late Mary (Quintal) and Francois Goulet. After...
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Roger Clapp

August 10, 1927 - June 30, 2016

Roger Clapp, 87, of Rutland, MA, formerly of Westborough, MA, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Born in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late Mildred (Westine) Carville and stepson of the late Joseph Carville. For the past 62 years he had been the husband of Gloria (Zarba) Clapp of Rutland, the love of his life. Following his graduation from Marlborough High School, he...
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Barbara L. (Hudson) Auclaire

November 29, 1929 - June 23, 2016

My mother, Barbara Lorraine ((Hudson) Auclaire, of Marlborough, died unexpectedly, June 23, 2016. She was the wife and business partner of the late George Edward Auclaire. She is survived by her son, Jim, his wife Nancy, their daughter Nicole, and their son Dustin and his wife Mandy. Mom also leaves my husband, Paul, her buddy, and I, Sheri Peltak. She was loved by our daughter Leigh and her...
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Helen J. (Donahue) O'Brien

November 15, 1923 - June 13, 2016

Helen J. (Donahue) O'Brien, 92 , a lifelong Marlborough resident, went home to the Lord on Monday, June 13, 2016,peacefully surrounded by family members. She was the wife of the late John W."Jack" O'Brien, Sr.,who died December 20, 2007.They had been married for 60 years. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Harold and MaryJane (Scott) Donahue. Helen attended the Immaculate...
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William L. LaJeunesse

November 13, 1937 - June 7, 2016

William L. LaJeunesse, 78, of Marlborough, MA, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Marlborough Hospital. Born in Worcester, MA, he was the son of the late Joseph Oscar LaJeunesse and Eva M. (LeLacheur) LaJeunesse and the husband of Catherine (Vaillancourt) LaJeunesse, to whom he had been married for the past 51 years. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Michelle...
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Dolores A. Gonthier, SSCh.

May 14, 2016

Sister Dolores A. Gonthier, SSCh, (Sister Marie-Roland), died Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Sisters of St. Chretienne Retirement Residence, 197 Pleasant St., Marlborough,MA. Born in Amesbury,MA, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Yvonne (Roy) Gonthier. Sister was educated by the Sisters of St. Chretienne at her parish elementary school, Sacred Heart, in Amesbury and the Juniorate at...
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George G. Neilsen

October 31, 1928 - May 5, 2016

George G. Neilsen, 87, of Hudson, MA, formerly of Marlborough, died suddenly at his home on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Born in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late George Neilsen and Catherine (MacDonald) Neilsen Lundquist and the step son of the late Eric Lundquist. George and his wife Marilyn (Traverse) Neilsen enjoyed 60 years of marriage. He was proud to have served during WWII with the US...
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Elizabeth (Lepore) Unger

May 4, 2016

Elizabeth (Lepore) Unger, 72, of Marlborough, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Rose Monahan Home in Worcester, MA. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Doris (Belmore) Lepore and the wife of Harold Unger of Marlborough , MA Following her graduation from Marlborough High School in 1962 and achieving an associate's degree from Ward Business School in Worcester, MA, she...
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Robert C. Mele, Sr.

May 11, 1951 - April 28, 2016

Robert C. Mele, Sr., 64, of Marlborough, MA, died Thursday, April 28, 2016 after being stricken ill at his home. Born and raised in Milford, MA, he was the son of the late Carlo S. and Alma (Alves) Mele and the husband for the past 30 years of Marlene E. (Goneau) Mele of Marlborough. A graduate of Quinsigamond Community College, Bob received an Associate Degree in Business Administration. He had...
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Lois B. (Fenton) Carlson

July 23, 1934 - April 19, 2016

Lois Blanche(Fenton) Carlson, 81, of Marlborough, MA, died following a long illness on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA. Lois was born in Waltham, MA to Gladys (Mackenzie) Fenton and Edgar Fenton. Lois attended Waltham public schools and worked at the New England Mica Factory in her early years before becoming a full time...
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Cynthia Lee Whapham

May 9, 1967 - April 7, 2016

Cynthia Lee Whapham, daughter of George Whapham of Marlborough and the late Helen Whapham, died Thursday, April 7, after a long illness. A homemaker, she is a former longtime Marlborough resident, a Class of 1985, Marlborough High School graduate and attended Lasell College. Eagerly awaited by her six siblings,everyone was so excited Cindy was finally going to arrive!! Every few years, Cindy...
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