Celebrity Obituaries

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Luann C. LeBlanc

January 1, 1955 - July 10, 2016

Luann C. (LeBlanc) Cross, 61, of Gardner died Sunday, July 10, 2016 at home. She was born January 1, 1955 in Gardner, the daughter of the late Raymond A. and the late Marie A. (Cormier) LeBlanc. Luann grew up in Gardner and was educated in Gardner. She was employed at Kamensteins and at Standard Chair in Gardner. Luann was a member of the Gardner Eagles and the Gardner Knights of Columbus....
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Jane Marie Henehan

November 21, 1937 - July 5, 2016

Jane Marie (Baker) Henehan was born on November 21, 1937 in Bolivar, New York went to sleep on July 5, 2016. She is now sleeping peacefully in the arms of the Lord. She is survived by her loving husband Duane who took extra special care of her and we will always love him for that. Jane was the daughter of the late Earl and Theresa Baker. She moved to Stoneham, MA in 1970 where she worked at the...
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Robert E. Ahola

January 5, 1950 - July 3, 2016

HUBBARDSTON - Robert E. Ahola, 66, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, July 3, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Ann Marie Ahola; his children, Jessica Ebert and her husband, Jon Ebert, of Hubbardston, and Suzanne Anderson and her husband, Shane Anderson, of Rochdale; two granddaughters, Alyssa Ebert of Hubbardston and Lillian Anderson of...
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Roberta J. Reponen

June 17, 2016 - June 17, 2016

PHILLIPSTON - Roberta J (Campbell) Reponen 85, died Wednesday, June 15th at her home in Phillipston. Roberta was born in Damariscotta Maine. She was the daughter of Robert & Vesta (Orff) Campbell. She moved many times as a young child as her father was a member of the Crane Operators Union. They eventually settled in Baldwinville due to the construction of the Birch Hill Dam Roberta was a...
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Dorcas M. Underwoord

September 1, 1922 - June 8, 2016

Dorcas " Dot" M. (Stewart) Underwood, 93, formerly of Winchendon, died peacefully Wednesday morning June 08, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Dot was born in Wallingford, VT, September 1, 1922 a daughter of the late Norman F. and Hazel M. (Earle) Stewart, and lived in Winchendon many years. Dot is a founding member of the Church of God of Winchendon, where she remained very active for...
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Claudette J. Billings

September 29, 1935 - June 5, 2016

Claudette J. (Brown) Billings, 80, formerly of Gardner, died peacefully early Sunday morning June 5, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Claudette was born in Fitchburg, September 29, 1935, a daughter of the late Claude and Maude (Girard) Brown, and lived in Fitchburg, eventually moving to Ashburnham, and then Gardner with her beloved husband Arthur E, Billings Sr., who died in 1997. ...
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Pauline E. Mitchell

July 15, 1925 - May 23, 2016

Pauline Elinor (LaBay) Mitchell, formerly of Baldwinville, died early in the morning on May 23, 2016 at Henry Heywood Hospital in Gardner, MA at 90 years of age. Pauline was born July 15, 1925 on Lone Pine Farm in West Burke, Vermont, the youngest of three children of Guy and Iva (Burbank) LaBay. Following graduation from Lyndon Institute in Vermont, Pauline worked in Lynn, MA and then as a...
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Charles E. Vogel

April 11, 1927 - April 1, 2016

Charles E. Vogel, 88, of Baldwinville, formerly of East Longmeadow, Ma died peacefully Early friday morning April 1, 2016 after a brief illness. Charles was born in Albany, Ny, April 11, 1927, a son of the late Charles E. and Angnes M. (Saldeska) Vogel.  He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 40 years Jean E. Hackett in1987.   Charles proudly served his country with the United...
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Eila S. Kataisto

May 21, 1926 - March 31, 2016

Eila S. (Ikonen) Kataisto, 89, of Hubbardston, died peacefully Thursday March 31, 2016 in Life Care Center of Leominster after an illness. Eila was born in Quincy, MA, May 21, 1926, a daughter of the late Heikki Ikonen and the late Mary H. (Hanninen) Ikonen Soini, and had lived in Hubbardston most of her life. Her beloved husband Arne John Kataisto died in 1990. Eila was responsible for the...
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Ralph E. Chaffee, Sr.

April 1, 1930 - March 27, 2016

Ralph E. Chaffee, Sr., 85, of Baldwinville and formerly of Fitchburg, died peacefully Sunday March 27, 2016 in Baldwinville Nursing Home surrounded by his family. Ralph was born in Calais, Maine, April 1, 1930, a son of the late John W. and Bernice (McKnight) Chaffee. His beloved wife Myrtie M. (Newell) Chaffee died December 30, 2007. Ralph is a United States Army Veteran, proudly serving...
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Karen V. Collins

October 2, 1946 - March 19, 2016

Karen V. Collins, 69, of Gardner, died peacefully Saturday morning March 19, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Karen was born in Gardner, October 2, 1946, a daughter of the late Wilho E. and Blanche E. (Bettey) Parviainen, and has lived in Gardner most of her life. Karen is a 1965 graduate of Gardner High School. She went on to earn three Diplomas from Mount Wachusett Community College; in 1974...
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Ronald S. MacKenzie

November 15, 1941 - March 15, 2016

Ronald "Mac" S. MacKenzie, 74, of Gardner, died Tuesday March, 15, 2016. Ronald was born in Winchendon, November 15, 1941, son of the late Sterling and Irene (Caron) MacKenzie, and has lived in Gardner many years. His beloved wife Frances "Franie" A. (Burba) MacKenzie died April, 2011. Mac was a talented mechanic, he worked for several auto dealers before retiring from Slavadore Auto. Mac...
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Claire H. Conrad

October 30, 1949 - March 11, 2016

Claire H. (Collins) Conrad, 66 of Phillipston, died peacefully Friday evening March 11, 2016 in Health Alliance Hospital. Claire was born in Gardner, October 30, 1949 a daughter of the late George H. and Evelyn E. (Sentabar) Collins, and has lived in Phillipston for over 30 years. Claire recently worked for Hardy Bus Company of Winchendon, she also worked for Walmart for 13 years. Claire was...
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Donald R. Anderson

June 6, 1926 - February 22, 2016

Donald R. "Gramps" Anderson, 89, a resident of Templeton, passed away peacefully under the loving care of his family on February 22, 2016 after a brief illness. Donald was born in Gardner and lived in Templeton for over 80 years, he was the son of Henning and Marie (Joslin) Anderson. He leaves his loving wife Linda (Peters) of 30 years, his son, David Anderson of San Diego, CA; two daughters,...
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Arthur J. Henry

August 19, 1950 - February 19, 2016

Arthur J. Henry, 65, of Gardner, died peacefully early Friday morning February 19, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Arthur was born in Rogersville, New Brunswick, Canada, August 19, 1950, a son of the of the late Alyre and Dorina (Robichaud) Henry. He married his beloved wife Joan A. (Kalanta) Henry, August of 1973 and they have shared over 42 years together. Arthur worked for the former...
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Linda List-Thrower

September 9, 1936 - February 16, 2016

Linda (Cooley) List-Thrower, of Pennsylvania and Hubbardston, MA, died peacefully Tuesday evening February 16, 2016 in Rose Monahan Hospice home after an illness. Linda was born in Pittsburgh, PA, September 6, 1936, daughter of the late Charles P and Martha (Harman) Cooley. Linda will be missed by her husband Charles W. Thrower, three children; Katherine W. Lederer of Roebling, NJ, Frederick...
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Peter P. Kraskouskas

November 9, 1914 - February 15, 2016

Peter P. Kraskouskas, 101, of Gardner, died peacefully at his home on February 15, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Peter was born in Coalton, West Virginia, a son of the late Joseph and Karolinas (Bulovas) Kraskouskas. Moving from West Virginia at age 10 he has lived his remaining 91 years in Gardner. Peter is a 1933 graduate of Gardner High School where he was a member of the Gardner...
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Helen Laflamme

December 30, 1922 - February 12, 2016

Helen Laflamme, 93, of Gardner, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon February 12, 2016 with her family by her side. Helen was born in Gardner, December 30, 1922, a daughter of the late Uldege and Exilda (Guenette) Laflamme, and has lived in Gardner all her life. Helen worked as a kitchen manager at Mount Wachusett Community College for many years. She enjoyed knitting, playing her harmonica...
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David J. Marean

March 18, 1941 - February 8, 2016

David J. Marean, 74, of Hubbardston, died peacefully Monday evening February 8, 2016 in Heywood Hospital, Gardner after a brief illness. David was born in Worcester, MA, a son of the late John and Thelma (Allen) Marean, and has lived in Hubbardston all his life. David is a long time member of the First Parish Unitarian Church of Hubbardston. He enjoyed fishing, and feeding and watching birds. ...
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Raymond E. Dora

June 20, 1926 - February 3, 2016

Raymond E. Dora, 89, of East Templeton, died peacefully Wednesday February 3, 2016 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a period of declining health. Raymond was born in Gardner, June 20, 1926, a son of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Brooks) Dora, and lived in East Templeton most of his life. Raymond proudly served his country during WWII with the United States Navy. He was a Police...
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Cornelius J. Twomey

December 26, 1947 - January 18, 2016

Cornelius J. Twomey, 68, of Gardner, MA, died peacefully Monday morning January 18, after a lengthy illness. Cornelius was born in Baltimore, MD, son of the Cornelius Twomey and the late Magdelena (McCarthy) Twomey, and has lived in Gardner the last 26 years. He married his beloved wife Maureen M. (Whitnell) August, 10, 1969. Cornelius graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School, and earned a...
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Robert Emmett Minns, Jr.

January 12, 1928 - January 6, 2016

Robert Emmett Minns, Jr. of Heywood Commons Gardner, formerly of East Templeton, died peacefully Wednesday January 6 2016 in Heywood Hospital after a short illness. Robert was born in East Templeton, January 12, 1928 to the late Robert E. Minns Sr., and Elvira (Hermonson) Minns. His beloved wife Elizabeth "Betty" (Alie) Minns died in 2004. Robert attended Templeton Schools through grade 11,...
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Eleanor Kiberd

December 17, 1930 - January 5, 2016

Eleanor (Brown) Kiberd, 85, of Kirkwood, NY formerly of Winchendon, died peacefully at her home on January 5, 2016. Eleanor was born in Lowell, MA December 17, 1930, daughter of the late Bertram and Louise (Randall) Brown, and lived in Winchendon for fourteen years before moving to New York.  Her beloved husband Myles A Kiberd died March 22, 2006.   Eleanor worked as an executive...
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Ernest N. St. Pierre

May 12, 1923 - January 1, 2016

Ernest N. St. Pierre, 92, of Rindge, died peacefully Friday evening January 1, 2016, at Monadnock Community Hospital after a brief illness. Ernest was born in Winchendon, MA, May 12, 1923, a son of the late Francois and Sarah (Berard)St. Pierre, and has lived in Rindge since 1974. His beloved wife Marjorie A. (Thayer) Plummer St. Pierre, died January 16, 2009. Ernest is a graduate Murdock...
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Robert Joseph Moulton

July 25, 1967 - December 27, 2015

Robert Joseph Moulton, 48, of Gardner, died peacefully Sunday morning December 27, 2015 in UMass Memorial Medical Center, after a period of declining health. Robert was born in Gardner July 25, 1967 son of Marjorie Moulton-Sadaka, and lived in Gardner most of his life. Prior to his illness Robert was a talented construction worker. He enjoyed bowling and fishing. Most of all Robert loved and...
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Ralph Lafarier

April 15, 1965 - December 24, 2015

Ralph Lafarier, 50, of Gardner, died peacefully Thursday December 24, 2015 in Heywood Hospital. Ralph, the 10th son of the late Roy and Constance (Jones) Lafarier, was born in Lunenburg on April 15, 1965, and lived in Gardner for the last 10 years. Ralph owned his own window company and installed windows into many homes in the area.  He was a long time member and President of the Turnpike...
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Teddy V. Novakowski

December 23, 1925 - December 20, 2015

Teddy V. Novakowski, 89, of Gardner, died peacefully Sunday afternoon December 20, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Teddy was born in Gardner, December 23, 1925, son of the late Stanislaw and Stephania (Klis) Novakowski, and has lived in Gardner most of his life. Teddy is a 1943 graduate of Gardner High School. After graduation he entered the United States Army, proudly...
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Loraine A. Weldon

May 10, 1920 - December 15, 2015

Loraine A. (Taylor) Weldon, 95, formerly of Gardner and Princeton, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning December 15, 2015 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Loraine was born May 10, 1920, the daughter of the late Edward A. and Rose (Mathieu) Taylor. Her beloved husband George R. Weldon predeceased her. Loraine is a graduate of Fitchburg High School class of 1938. She was a...
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Peter S. Jeffers

April 22, 1951 - November 28, 2015

Peter S. Jeffers, 64, of Gardner, died peacefully Saturday morning November 28, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Peter was born April 22, 1951, in Newburyport, MA, son of the late Marley D. and Mildred R. (Hills) Jeffers, and has lived in Gardner the last five years. Prior to his retirement, Peter worked as a truck driver for many years. Family was always Peters priority. He...
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James K. Rogers

January 15, 1952 - November 27, 2015

James K. Rogers, 63, of Winchendon, died peacefully in Umass Memorial Medical Center, Friday evening November 27, 2015 after an ilness. Jim was born in Gardner, January 15, 1952, son of the late Kenneth E. and Annie L. (Gotantus) Rogers and has lived in Winchendon for the last 18 years. JIm is a 1970 graduate of Narragansett High School. He worked for Foster Grant and later as an electrician...
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Nancy Lynn Rivard

October 4, 1954 - November 20, 2015

Nancy Lynn (Pouliot) Rivard, 61, of Ashburnham, died peacefully at her home Friday morning November 20, 2015 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Nancy was born in Gardner, October 4, 1954, a daughter of Mary Patricia (Bosselait) Pouliot, and the late Gerard Pouliot. Nancy received her certificate in early childhood education from Mount Wachusett Community College and dedicated...
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Janet L. Boucher

March 20, 1941 - November 16, 2015

Janet L. (Holden) Boucher, 74, of Gardner, died peacefully Monday evening November 16, 2015 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home after an illness. Janet was born in Gardner March 20, 1941, daughter of the late Edward and Marion (LaChance) Holden and has lived in Gardner most of her life. Her beloved husband Elie J. Boucher, Sr., died July 5, 2014. Janet worked for Pioneer Plastics for many years....
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Marion A. Hilow

June 26, 1925 - November 12, 2015

Marion A. Hilow, 90, of Winchendon, died peacefully Thursday November 12, 2015 in Wachusett Manor after a period of failing health. Marion was born in Winchendon, June 26, 1925, daughter of the late Said M. and Shefake A. (Aziz) Hilow, and lived in Winchendon all her life. Marion was a long time member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Winchendon. She worked for the former Winchendon...
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Reino W. Sandberg

April 15, 1926 - November 10, 2015

Reino W. Sandberg, 89, of Gardner, died peacefully November 10, 2015 at his home after a lenghty illness. Reino was born in Gardner April 15, 1926, son of the late John W. and Saima (Manninen) Sandberg, and lived in Gardner most of his life. Reino is a proud veteran of the United States Navy. He served from 1943-1945 during WII, and from 1948-1956 in the Navy inactive reserve. Reino...
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Mildred Tamminen

July 14, 1922 - November 6, 2015

Mildred (Airola) Tamminen, 93, of Gardner, died peacefully Friday November 6, 2015 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home. Mildred was born in Gardner, July 14, 1922, daughter of the late John and Semi (Heimovuori) Airola. Her beloved husband Tauno O. Tamminen died April 5, this year. After Mildred and Tauno were married, they relocated to Nahant, MA, to raise their children. Mildred was a graduate...
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Kerryann Keeney

October 16, 1968 - November 5, 2015

Kerryann (Proctor) Keeney, 47, of Winchendon, died peacefully after complications from her battle with cancer on Thursday, November 5, 2015 in UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, surrounded by her loving family. Kerryann was born in Woburn, MA October 16, 1968, daughter of Kathleen (King) Miller, and Jeffrey Miller, and has lived in Winchendon for several years. Prior to her illness...
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Francis E. Divoll

March 5, 1927 - November 1, 2015

Francis E. Divoll, 88, of Baldwinville, died peacefully Sunday evening November 1, 2015 in Baldwinville Nursing Home after a period of failing health. 

Francis was born in Templeton, March 5, 1927, a son of the late George H. and Mary (Gotha) Divoll, and has lived in Gardner and Baldwinville for many years. His beloved wife of 64 Years, Dorothy (Johnson) Divoll...
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David Alan Davidson

November 30, 1949 - October 29, 2015

David Alan Davidson, 65, of Gardner, died Thursday October 29, 2015 in Heywood Hospital after being stricken ill. David was born in Gardner November 30, 1949, a son of the late Amos J. and Rita A. (Tatro) Davidson and lived in Gardner all of his life. David worked for Simplex as a machinist for many years, and prior to his retirement Tyco. David was a former member and Grand Knight of the...
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Carla J. Fletcher

June 26, 1942 - October 17, 2015

Carla J. (Eastman) Fletcher, of Winchendon, died peacefully Saturday evening October 17, 2015 in Heywood Hospital after a brief illness. Carla was born in Springfield, VT, June 26, 1942, daughter of the late Robert E. and Rosemary (Commerford) Eastman, and has lived in Winchendon for most of her life. She married her husband Ernest P. Fletcher, Jr. "Bud", on December 18, 1965 and together they...
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Kim I. Austin

August 15, 1960 - October 15, 2015

Kim I. (Michaud) Austin, 55, of Rindge, died peacefully Thursday evening October 15, 2015 in Heywood Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Kim was born in Gardner August 15, 1960 daughter of Richard and Saundra (Lashua) Michaud and lived in Ashburnham and Rindge for many years. She married her beloved husband Glenn R. Austin, April 29, 1978, and together they have shared over 37 years of...
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Bertha L. Maxwell

February 25, 1948 - October 10, 2015

Bertha L. (Joy) Maxwell, 67, of Winchendon, diedpeacefully Saturday morning October 10, 2015 at her home. Bertha was born in Winchendon February 25, 1948, daughter of the late Elliott S and Louise(Bradley) Joy and has lived in Winchendon all her life. Bertha was extremely proud of Earning her GED fromMt. Wachusett Community College in July of 1995. She worked for Garlock Printing in which...
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Roger F. Casavant

March 31, 1927 - October 9, 2015

Roger F. Casavant 88, of Gardner, passed away peacfully, Friday Oct. 9, 2015. Roger was born in Gardner on March 31, 1927, the son of the late Lucien and Loretta (Garneau) Casavant, and lived in Gardner most of his life. Roger served his counrty proudly with the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Stationed on the USS Ringgold, he attained the rank of Petty Officer third...
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Jacqueline A. StPeter

May 14, 1969 - October 2, 2015

Jacqueline A. (Nichols) StPeter, 46 of Templeton, died peacefully Friday evening October 2, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Jacqueline was born in Gardner, May 14, 1969. Prior to her illness, Jacqueline worked for J&R Glass Company. She was an avid kayaker and loved going on motorcycle rides. She enjoyed trips to the beach and sitting by the fire at home. Most of all...
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Ruth L. Berg

January 6, 1926 - September 24, 2015

Ruth L. (Shultz) Berg, 89, of Gardner, died peacefully early Thursday morning September 24, 2015 in UMass Medical Center after a brief illness. Ruth was born in Gardner January 6, 1926 the daughter of the late Otto and Lena (Laitinen) Shultz, and has lived in Gardner all her life. Her beloved husband Stanley W. Berg died in 2008. Ruth worked as a private duty LPN and for the former Gardner...
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Robert Havener

March 19, 1923 - September 23, 2015

Robert Havener, 92, of Gardner, formerly of Westminster, died peacefully Wednesday morning September 23, 2015 in Heywood Hospital. Robert was born in Gardner March 19, 1923 son of the late Daniel W. and Hazel A. (Ham) Havener, and lived in Westminster most of his life. His beloved wife Vivian A Havener died in 2008. Robert is a proud United States Army Veteran serving his country in the...
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Janet G. Whipple

April 13, 1938 - September 14, 2015

Janet G. (Gooley) Whipple, 77, of Baldwinville, died peacefully early Monday afternoon September 14, 2015 in UMass Memorial Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Janet was born in Fitchburg, April 13, 1938, the daughter of the late Franklin L. and Phyllis (Wheeler) Gooley and has lived in Baldwinville for many years. Janet was a 1957 graduate of Ashby High School. She was a long time...
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Alexander Ryan Bowler

July 20, 1985 - September 12, 2015

PLEASE NOTE DUE TO A FAMILY ILLNESS THE VISITING HOURS PLANNED FOR TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22 HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR FURTHER UPDATES. Alexander Ryan Bowler, 30, of Winchendon, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday September 12, 2015 at Heywood Hospital. 
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Gladys R. Leger

April 6, 1924 - August 31, 2015

Gladys R. (Benoit) Leger, 91, of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of East Templeton, died peacefully Monday August 31, 2015 in Health Park Care Center, Fort.Myers after  a period of declining health. Gladys was born in Gardner, April 6, 1924, daughter of the late Edgar and Gladys M. (Blake) Benoit.  Her beloved husband of 50 years, Norman A. Leger died in 1999. Gladys...
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Vincent J. Grenier

May 29, 1945 - August 31, 2015

Vincent J. Grenier, 70, of Westminster, died Monday AUgust 31, 2015 in Sterling Village Nursing Home. Vincent was born in Fitchburg, May 29, 1945, son of the late Raymond J. and Blanche (Green) Grenier. His beloved wife Eunice (VanderWeide) Grenier died in 2002. Vincent proudly served his country with the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Vincent was a retired employee of Togus...
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Eliza Ann Popple

May 15, 1922 - August 26, 2015

Eliza Ann (Chase) Popple, 93, of Fitzwilliam, passed away peacefully August 26, 2015 at her home. Eliza was born in Fitzwilliam, the seventh child of John Henry and Josephine (LeMay) Chase, and resided in Fitzwilliam most of her life.  She married MSG Raymond E. Popple on September 05, 1942.  Eliza was predeceased by her husband in 1986, and her eldest son Raymond A. Popple in 2013,...
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Joseph Edward Demers

July 7, 1924 - August 21, 2015

Joseph Edward Gerard Demers, 91, formerly of 109 Prospect Street, Gardner, a World War II veteran, died on August 21, 2015 at the Kindred Assisted Living-Monarch Center in Saco, ME following weeks of failing health. Eddie, as he was affectionately called, was born in Millbury, MA on July 7, 1924 the youngest of 5 children. His family moved to Mill Street, Gardner in October 1928 where he...
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Kevin M. Collins

March 21, 1975 - August 20, 2015

Kevin M. Collins, 40, of Lunenburg, formerly of Winchendon, died Thursday August 20, 2015 at his home. Kevin was born in Nyack, NY, March 21, 1975, son of Jane (Bauer) Daneu and John Collins, and lived in Winchendon most of his life. Kevin was an extremely talented artist. He loved to draw and especially loved cartooning. He was a music enthusiast and enjoyed going to concerts. Kevin was also...
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Deborah J. Nichols

May 10, 1954 - August 19, 2015

Deborah J. Nichols, 61, of Gardner, died peacefully Wednesday evening August 19, 2015 in Heywood Hospital, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Deborah was born in Gardner, a daughter of the late Kenneth L. and Hope J. (Dora) Nichols, and has lived in Gardner all her life. Deborah worked at Heywood Hospital for many years, and truly loved all of her employees and co-workers. She was a...
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Florence Mae Millett

May 31, 1923 - August 18, 2015

Florence Mae (Anderson) Millett, 92, died August 18, 2015 at Gardner Rehab and Nursing Center in Gardner, MA. Born in Chicopee, MA. She was the daughter of the late Fritz and Ida (Boisvert) Anderson. She attended Springfield city schools and graduated from Bay Path Institute in Springfield, MA with a degree in business. She was married to the late Allen H. Millett Sr. for 52 years. Florence...
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Matthew J. Dawson

April 4, 1972 - August 12, 2015

Matthew J. Dawson, 43, of East Templeton, died Wednesday August 12, 2015 after being stricken ill. Matthew was born in Columbus, Ohio son of Barbara (Krompolcas) Lucas, and the late William A. Dawson, and has lived in East Templeton most of his life. Matthew is a proud United States Navy Veteran serving in the Persian Gulf War. He was awarded the National Defense Medal, South West Asia Service...
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Richard R. Nylund, Jr.

May 22, 1963 - August 10, 2015

Richard R. Nylund, Jr. 52, of Gardner, died at home on August 10, 2015 after being stricken ill. Richard was born in Fitchburg, May 22, 1963, son of Carole (Lamb) Arnone and Richard R. Nylund Sr., and lived in Florida for 20 years before moving to Gardner five years ago. Richard is a proud United States Air Force Veteran. He worked for Maki Building Supplies before an injury forced him to...
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Linda Boulanger

March 25, 1946 - August 10, 2015

Linda (Devanna) Boulanger, 69, of Gardner, died peacefully Monday evening August 10, 2015 in UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester, surrounded by her family. Linda was born in Malden, MA, March 25, 1946 a daughter of the late William and Belle E. (Caswell) Devanna, and had lived in Gardner for many years. Linda worked as a nurses aide at Waltham Hospital for many years. She was avid bingo...
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Charles H. Elwell

April 6, 1947 - August 6, 2015

Charles H. "Butch" Elwell, devoted son, father, and husband, died unexpectedly Thursday in York, Maine at the age of 68. Butch was born in Gardner on April 6, 1947, son of the late John M. and Dorothy L. (Tourtellot) Elwell, and has lived in Baldwinville and Gardner his whole life. In addition to his parents, Butch was predeceased by a son, Jordan C. Elwell. Butch was a graduate of...
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Peter W. Linnus

September 20, 1949 - August 3, 2015

Peter W. Linnus, 65, of Westminster, died peacefully Monday morning August, 3, 2015 in Heywood Hospital. Peter was born in Fitchburg, September 20, 1949, a son of the late W. Armas Linnus and Vieno (Koski) Linnus and has lived in Westminster all his life. He married his beloved wife Darcy (Landry) Linnus in 1971, and together they have shared over 44 years of marriage. Peter worked as an...
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William Peter Wilson

July 31, 1954 - July 31, 2015

William Peter "Pete" Wilson, 61, of Hubbardston, died peacefully Friday morning July 31, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Pete was born in Fitchburg, July 31, 1954 a son of the late John M. and Judith F. (Ahlin) Wilson, and has lived in Hubbardston, the last 33 years. He married his beloved wife Cheryl L (Wise) Wilson, November 30, 1979, and together they have shared over 35...
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Stazy A. Flagg

July 11, 1921 - July 28, 2015

Stazy A Flagg (Haibowicz), 94, of Gardner, passed away peacfully Tuesday July 28, 2015. Stazy was born in Gardner July 11, 1921, a daughter of Frank Haibowicz and Benedikta (Zamoita), and has lived in Gardner most of her life. Stazy worked in food preporation for the Heywood Hospital for many years. She was a graduate of Gardner High School as well as attending Beckers Business College in...
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Alfred O. Goguen

January 24, 1932 - July 21, 2015

Alfred O Goguen, 83, of Gardner, died Tuesday evening July 21, 2015, in Heywood Hospital after a brief illness. Alfred was born in Fitchburg, January 24, 1932 son of the late Jospeh A and Marie A. (Burke) Goguen, and has lived in Gardner most of his life. Alfred served his country with the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked for Crocker Technical Paper Company for 47 years. ...
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Jean Louise Erickson

October 17, 1926 - July 13, 2015

Jean Louise (Shepard) Erickson, 88, of Gardner, died peacefully on July 13, 2015. Jean was born on October 17, 1926, in Gardner, Massachusetts. She was the youngest of the five children of Guy and May Shepard. Her husband, Robert, died in 1980. She graduated from Gardner High School in 1944. In 1948 she graduated from Heywood Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse at...
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Martha Casavant

August 10, 1932 - July 11, 2015

Martha (Diamantopoulos) Casavant, 82, of Athol, formerly of Winchendon, died peacefully Saturday July 11, 2015 in Quabbin Valley Healthcare after a brief illness. Martha was born in Winchendon, August 10, 1932, daughter of the late Michael and Rita M. (Houlihan) Diamantopoulos, and lived in Winchendon most of her life. Martha loved animals, traveling, and enjoyed playing the lottery. Martha...
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Andrew G. Goodridge

June 28, 1931 - July 6, 2015

Andrew G. Goodridge, 84, of Phillipston, died peacefully Monday morning July 6, 2015 at his home surrounded by his friends. Andrew was born in Boston, June 28, 1931, a son of the late Andrew and Odella (Ten Eyck) Goodridge, and has lived in Templeton most of his life. Andrew worked for the Campus Police at the Templeton Developmental Center and also worked in the kitchen. He enjoyed reading...
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Michael A. Brown

September 15, 1970 - July 3, 2015

Michael A. Brown, 44, of Gardner, died Friday July 3, 2015 at his home. Michael was born in Athol, September 15, 1970, son of Patricia A. Dakota- Brown and the late Victor A. Brown. Michael worked in construction for a short time and was a talented custom car and boat painter. He enjoyed restoring and painting cars, painting cigar boats, and drawing. Michael was extremely talented at...
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Sylvia M. LeBlanc

March 17, 1952 - July 1, 2015

Sylvia M. (Culver) LeBlanc, 63, of Gardner, died peacefully Wednesday July 1, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Sylvia was born in Brookline, MA March 17, 1952 a daughter of the late Robert and Sylvia (McPherson) Culver and has lived in Gardner the last 50 years. She married her beloved husband Albert R. LeBlanc May 5, 1978. Sylvia dedicated her life to taking care of her...
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John G. Smolinsky

January 29, 1931 - July 1, 2015

John G. Smolinsky, 84, of Ashurnham, died peacefully Thursday morning at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcesteer after a period of declining health. John was born in Boston, January 29, 1931 a son of the late Thomas and Marie (Tirrell) Smolinsky, and has lived in Ashburnham for many years. His beloved wife of over 59 years, Eleanor R. (Carew) Smolinsky died August 1, 2011. Until his...
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Llewellyn H. McMaster

September 18, 1977 - June 25, 2015

Llewellyn H. McMaster, 37, of Fitchburg passed away at home Thursday June 25, 2015. Llewellyn was born in Leominster, September 18. 1977, and resided in Fitchburg most of her life. Llewellyn was an avid fan of sports. She enjoyed softball and other outdoor activities as well as being a member of the Rainbow Girls growing up. Llewellyn will be sadly missed by her father Doug McMaster of Gardner...
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Stephen A. Marion

January 26, 1961 - June 23, 2015

Stephen A Marion, 54, of Baldwinville, died Tuesday June 23, 2015. Stephen was born in Gardner January 26, 1961, a son of Robert W. Marion, Sr., and Cynthia (Swartz) Baker, and has lived in Baldwinville most of his life. Stephen worked as a truck driver for Goguen Transportation. He enjoyed fishing and boating. Stephen was an avid race car driver and loved building hot rods. Besides his...
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Shirley A. Houghton

July 3, 1938 - June 23, 2015

Shirley, A (Stearns) Houghton, 76, of Baldwinville, died peacefully Tuesday June 23, 2015 in Baldwinville Nursing Home. Shirley was born in Worcester, July 3, 1938, a daughter of the late William and Ella (LaPrade) Stearns, and has lived in Baldwinville for many years. Her beloved husband Roger Houghton died in 1990. Shirley worked for Collier Keyworth Company as a bookkeeper, and prior to her...
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David L. Flanders

December 20, 1954 - June 15, 2015

David L. Flanders, of Pittsfield Ma, formerly of Fitzwilliam, NH, died peacefully Monday, June 15, 2015, in Berkshire Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was born in Keene, on December 20, 1954. David served his Country with the United States Navy. He was hard working and skilled in General Contracting. He was artistic, fun loving and enjoyed music. He loved the...
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John Bardzskowski

May 4, 1921 - June 12, 2015

WWII Veteran  John (Johnny)  Bardzskowski,   94  died June 12 , 2015 at the Gardner  Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Gardner Ma.,  of complications caused by cancer. "Johnny" was the fourth of six sons and one daughter born to;  Boleslaw  Bardzskowski  and  Sophia  (Elwartowska) Bardzskowski, of New Bedford Massachusetts.   1938...
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Philip S. Cardaci

June 5, 1947 - June 12, 2015

Philip S. Cardaci, 68, of Ashburnham, died peacefully Friday morning June 12, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Philip was born in Passaic, NJ on June 5, 1947 and has lived in Ashburnham the last 32 years. He married his beloved wife Susan M. (Lee) Cardaci July 2, 1983 and together they shared over 31 years of marriage. Philip worked as a technical communicator with Southworth...
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Nancy A. Audino

March 1, 1933 - June 11, 2015

Nancy Ann (Beach) Audino passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Wachusett Manor Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Nancy was born on March 1, 1933 in Clinton, MA to Foster and Edith (Toole) Beach. She grew up in Westminster, MA and graduated from Fitchburg High School. She married the love of her life, Daniel Audino, in 1952 and they had four children. Nancy loved the ocean and spent...
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Edward J. Courtemanche

December 6, 1926 - June 9, 2015

Edward J. Courtemanche, 88, of Jaffrey, formerly of East Templeton, died peacefully Tuesday June 9, 2015 in Good Shepard Nursing Home, Jaffrey, NH, with his daughter by his side. Edward was born in Fitchburg, December 6, 1926, and resided in East Templeton most of his life before moving to New Hampshire. His beloved wife Ruth L. (Alie) Courtemanche died September 6, 2010. Edward proudly served...
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Emily M. Hilow

August 5, 1943 - June 6, 2015

Emily M Hilow, 71, of Winchendon, died peacefully Saturday morning June 6, 2015 after an illness. Emily was born in Winchendon, August 5, 1943, daughter of the late Said M and Shefake A. (Aziz) Hilow, and lived in Winchendon most of her life. Emily worked for the city of Gardner for many years. She is a 1962 graduate of Murdock High School and a long time member of Immaculate Heart of Mary...
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Francis G. Pouliot

June 23, 1951 - June 2, 2015

Francis "Frank" G Pouliot, 63, of Ashburnham, died peacefully in Heywood Hospital, June 2, 2015. Frank was born in Ashburnham, June 23, 1951, son of Mary P. (Bosseliat) Pouliot and the late Gerard A Pouliot. He married his beloved wife Darlene (Vieweg) Pouliot September 11, 1976 and together they shared 38 years of marriage. Frank worked for the Boy Scouts as a Ranger at Camp Split Rock in...
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Gregoire A. Croteau

May 25, 1928 - May 29, 2015

Gregoire A. Croteau, 87, Gardner, passed away at home May 29, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He was born the son of Desire and Lea (Belanger) Croteau, May 25, 1928 in Gardner MA. Gregoire attended Worcester Boys Trade and graduated as a finish carpenter and mason. He started his working life with the family business, Croteau Construction that his...
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James E. Gray

September 24, 1946 - May 29, 2015

James E. Gray, 68, of Royalston, formerly of Watertown, died peacefully at his home May 29, 2015 after an illness. James was born in Brookline, MA September 24, 1946 a son of the late Charles R. and Margaret (McNelis) Gray, and lived in Watertown most of his life. He married his beloved wife Diane ( Cahill) Gray September 19, 1975 and together they have shared over 38 years of marriage. James...
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Shannon R. Billings

March 1, 1990 - May 16, 2015

Shannon R. Billings, 25, of Gardner, died unexpectedly Saturday May 16, 2015. Shannon was born in Gardner March 1, 1990, daughter of Diane (Levasseur) Guy, and the late M. Dennis Billings. Shannon worked for Cottage Hill Academy in Baldwinville. She was extremely active at the school were she devoted her to helping others. She was extremely generous often donating her free time and money to...
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Mildred C. Ketola

May 19, 1931 - May 16, 2015

Mildred C. (Strom) Ketola, 83, of Gardner, died peacefully Saturday morning May 16, 2015 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home. Mildred was born in Templeton, May 19, 1931 daughter of the late Gabriel and and Emma (Johnson) Strom, and resided in Hubbardston most of her life. Her beloved husband Donald Ketola died in 1974. Mildred was a loving mother and wife. She dedicated her life to raising her...
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Elizabeth Ballou

December 5, 1925 - May 7, 2015

Elizabeth (DiRico) Ballou, 89, passed away May 7, 2015 peacefully at the Baldwinville Nursing Home with her family at her side. She was grateful for the wonderful staff and care she received at the BNH facility where she resided for the past seven years. She loved the staff and they loved her back. She is the daughter of the late Jesse DiRico and Mariana (Hakala) DiRico of Baldwinville. She is...
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Anita L. Columbus

November 23, 1924 - May 7, 2015

Anita L. (Cote) Columbus, 90, of Templeton, formerly of Sebastian Florida, died peacefully Thursday morning May 07. 2015 after a period of failing health. Anita was born in Ashburnham, MA, November 23, 1924, daughter of the late Wellie J. and Eva M. (Cote) Cote, and lived in Florida for many years. Her beloved husband Albert "Flicky" Columbus died in 2000. Anita dedicated her life to raising...
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Barbara M. Tandy

December 20, 1926 - May 2, 2015

Barbara M. (Haigh) Tandy, 88, of Baldwinville, died peacefully Saturday morning MAY 2, 2015 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, Gardner after a brief illness. Barbara was born in Worcester December 20, 1926, daughter of the late Harold B. and Susan (Jackson) Haigh, and has lived in Baldwinville for many years. Her beloved husband of 49 years Calvin L. Tandy died April 7, 2000. Barbara worked for...
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John R. Silvia

May 16, 1952 - April 29, 2015

John Robert Silvia, 62, born in Fitchburg Ma, and resided in Gardner most of his life, died Wednesday April 29 2015, after a brief battle with cancer. John was stationed in Okinawa, and served as part of the Marine Corps.   He was an avid hunter and fisherman. John is survived by his four daughters, Jessica Luong, Brandy Silvia, Penny Cirino and Sheena Bice and 10 grandchildren. ...
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Neal Dwyer Dwyer

July 18, 1948 - April 18, 2015

Neal D. Dwyer, 66, of Baldwinville, formerly of Winchendon, died peacefully Saturday April 18, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Neal was born in Marlboro, MA July 18, 1948 son of the late Neil J. and Virginia (Bourre) Dwyer, and has lived in Baldwinville the last seven years. Neal married his beloved wife Kathleen (Young) Dwyer, June 9, 1979 and together they shared over 35...
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Joseph S. Kraskouskas

January 10, 1936 - April 13, 2015

Joseph Simon Kraskouskas, born in Gardner Massachusetts on January 10, 1936 died with family members at his side on April 13, 2015. Joe was the husband of Joyce Ann (Hebert)Kraskouskas, who predeceased him, and the father of Craig Allen Kraskouskas of Princeton and Joseph Mark Kraskouskas, father-in-law to Adalyce Kraskouskas of Baldwinville, grandfather to Kirsty Kraskouskas (aka Pampa) and...
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Virginia M. Jansson

March 23, 1925 - April 11, 2015

Virginia "Ginny" (Monroe) Jansson of Baldwinville, formerly of Holden, MA, passed away Saturday April 11, 2015 under the loving care of her family and the staff at Baldwinville Nursing Home. Virginia was born in Worcester, MA, March 23, 1925, daughter of the late Henry B. and Lottie (Weld) Monroe. Ginny was raised and educated in Worcester. She is a graduate of the Fanning Girls Trade High...
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Matthew R. Martin

May 20, 1980 - April 9, 2015

Matthew R. Martin, 34, of Ashburnham, passed away peacefully Thursday evening April 09, 2015 at his home. Matthew was born in Germany, May 20, 1980, son of Keith R. and Suzanne (Bothem) Martin, and has lived in Ashburnham the last twenty one years. Matthew is a 1998 graduate of Oakmont High School. He is the owner of MRM Contracting, specializing in roofing. Matthew was a talented carpenter...
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Rosemarie LaPlante

July 19, 1953 - April 8, 2015

Rosemarie LaPlante, 61 of Gardner, formerly of Winchendon, and a medal winner in the First International Special Olympics Summer Games in 1972 in Chicago, Ill., died peacefully Wednesday evening April 08, 2015 in UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, after a short illness. Rosemarie was born in Gardner July 19, 1953, daughter of the late Roland A. and Priscilla M. (Auger) LaPlante and lived...
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Erik R. Mount

September 30, 1962 - April 8, 2015

Erik R. Mount, 52, of Gardner, died Wednesday April 8, 2015 at his home after a lengthy illness. Erik was born in Gardner September 30, 1962, a son of Martha A. (Wood) Mount and the late Andrew W. Mount, and has lived in Gardner all of his life. Erik attended Gardner Schools and Montachusett Vocational Technical High School. Erik will be remembered as a talented cartoonist and artist. He...
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Nancy C. Hitchcock

January 23, 1936 - April 7, 2015

Nancy C. (Sund) Hitchcock, 79, of Leominster, formerly of Orange, died peacefully Tuesday evening April 7, 2015 in Health Alliance Hospital Leominster after an illness. Nancy was born in Gardner January 23, 1936, a daughter of the late Edwin and Lempi (Radigan) Sund, and has lived in Orange for many years. Her husband John Hitchcock predeceased her. Nancy will be remembered as a loving mother...
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Tauno Olavi Tamminen

August 8, 1915 - April 5, 2015

Tauno Olavi Tamminen, 99, of Gardner, died peacefully Sunday evening April 5, 2015 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Tauno was born in Newport, NH August 8, 1915, son of the late Kustáa W. and Eliina Tamminen. Tauno is a 1933 graduate of Maynard High School. He received a Bachelors Degree from Fitchburg State in 1941, and a Masters degree from Boston University in 1956. ...
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Sven A. Schedin

October 7, 1934 - April 3, 2015

Sven A. Schedin, 80, of Ashburnham, died peacefully Friday morning April 3, 2015, at his home. Sven was born in Worcester, MA, son of the late Thure S. and Ellen (Dahlman) Schedin, and has lived in Ashburnham for 47 years.  Sven will be missed by his wife of 56 years Valeda J. (Houle) Schedin, two children; Eric A. Schedin and his wife Suzanne of Milford, NH, and Karen H. Schedin...
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Jennifer Petrone-Pittsley

October 15, 1970 - March 27, 2015

Jennifer Petrone-Pittsley, 44, of Gardner, died peacefully Friday evening March 27, 2015 in Heywood Hospital after being stricken ill. Jennifer was born on October 15, 1970 in Huntington, NY, daughter of  Michael and Patricia (Ferrara) Petrone, and has lived in Gardner many years. Jennifer is a 1989 graduate of Gardner High School. She will be remembered as a kind hearted woman who had a...
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Patricia Brooks

March 17, 1969 - March 27, 2015

Patricia "Tricia" (O'Grady) Brooks, 46, of Winchendon, formerly of Baldwinville died Friday morning March 27, 2015 in UMass Medical Center after an illness. Tricia was born in Brooklyn, NY March 17, 1969, daughter of the late Patrick O'Grady and Anita (Skoglund) Kwasny and lived in Templeton most of her life. Her husband Rodney "Rubber" Brooks died August 6, 2004. Tricia worked as a home...
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Terry Cyganiewicz

March 26, 1969 - March 25, 2015

Terry Cyganiewicz, 45, of Ashburnham, died peacefully early Wednesday morning March 25, 2015 in Heywood Hospital after a brief illness. Terry was born in Gardner, March 26, 1969, a daughter of John P. Cyganiewicz and the late Judith L. (Thomas) Cyganiewicz. Her beloved fiancé and best friend of many years, Gary L. Rivers, Jr. died in 2012. Terry worked as a medical records clerk in...
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Douglas P. Young

October 25, 1957 - March 22, 2015

Douglas P. Young, 57, of Webster, NH, died peacefully early Sunday morning March 22, 2015 in Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a brief illness. Douglas was born in Englewood, NJ, October 25, 1957 a son of the late Douglas and Lee (Penna) Young. Doug is a graduate of Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, NJ. He worked as a Broadcast Engineer for Panasonic, NJ, Great Northern Video, Pembroke...
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Eleanor E. Wallace

August 24, 1922 - March 17, 2015

Eleanor E. (Jacobson) Wallace, 92, of Baldwinville, died in the Baldwinville Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center on Tuesday March 17, 2015. Eleanor was born August 24, 1922, the daughter of the late Otto and Edith (Nyman) Jacobson, and lived after her marriage several years in South Ashburnham before moving back to Gardner, and then in 2010 to the Baldwinville Nursing Home. Eleanor was a...
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