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    Robert Winston 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    Bob Winston, 89, formerly of West Boylston, passed away peacefully at The Residences at 5 Corners in Easton with his loving family by his side on Friday, May 10, 2019. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years, Betty Winston, who passed away in 2007. He is survived by his five children; Robert Winston of New Jersey; Diane Silva and her husband Tony of Mansfield; Brian and his wife Alison of New York; Ken and his wife Ellen of Needham and Terri Benoit and her husband Bill of West Yarmouth. Bob also leaves behind 10 grandchildren: Ashlee, Audra, Eleanora, Angela, Arthur, Loren, Jack, Charles, Shannon and Max. He…

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    Emily E. Witkus 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    Emily Eva Witkus, of West Boylston, MA passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the age of 89. Emily leaves her beloved husband of 63 years, Charles Witkus, her son Stephen Witkus, his wife Marcia, and daughter Amanda, and her son Michael Witkus, his wife Susan, and son Andrew, and Nephew John Fikoski. Emily was born to parents Anthony and Agnes Ceraska August 2, 1929 in Worcester, MA. She grew up the youngest of four children and graduated from Commerce High School. She worked at State Mutual as a Supervisor in the Mortgage Loan Department for 18 years. In 1955, she married her husband Charles.…

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    Joseph R. McMahon 3/27/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    WEST BOYLSTON- Joseph (Joey, Joe, Rook) R. McMahon, 27, tragically succumbed to his addiction on Tuesday March 27, 2018, but he was much more than an addict and that is what needs to be remembered. He was a father, son, brother and an instant friend to all that met him. He was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts on December 20, 1990 a son to Michael McMahon and Melanie (Punch) Swalec. From a young age, Joe was an extreme sports fan on both the college and professional levels and could remember more stats than seemed humanly possible. He was a talented golfer and went on to become a popular and frequently requested…

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    Elizabeth Marie Cummings 4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    WEST BOYLSTON-Elizabeth Marie Cummings, 99, died in her home at 6 Church Street, West Boylston, MA on 3 April 2018. She was born on January 16, 1919 in Springfield, MA to Charles H. Cummings, Thompson, CT and Gladys M. Howe Cummings, West Boylston, MA. She graduated from Russel Sage College, Troy, NY with a Home Economics B. S. degree in 1940. Shortly after graduation she was employed by the food company, Charles Hansen’s Laboratories, Inc. Little Falls, NY demonstrating Junket products at homes, stores and institutions until May 1943. She then was employed by the US Army as an apprentice and student dietitian at the Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver,…

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    Pauline Anne McCormick 4/1/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    Pauline Anne McCormick, 75, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Oakdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was the beloved wife of John F. “Jack” McCormick, III. She was born in Brighton on June 4, 1943 a daughter of the late Richard and Anna (Casale) Taffe. Beanie, as she was affectionately referred to by family and friends for her love of hats, graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Waltham. She attended Merrimack College before transferring to St. Mary’s University in Kansas where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree. Beanie then went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Library Science from Villanova University. Mrs. McCormick began working at…

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    Carol Schotte Baker 3/2/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    Carol Schotte Baker was born in Worcester, MA on March 14, 1934 to Charles and Greta Schotte. Carol grew up in Massachusetts and lived most of her life in West Boylston, Ma. After her birth, her mother became ill, and Carol was moved to Huntington, in the Berkshires, to live with her beloved Aunt Hazel and Uncle DeWitt on their farm. Carol observed and took part in all the activity on this large farm and grain storage facility. Carol was very happy on the farm but at the age of five, her parents moved her back to Worcester, Ma. Her mother was well enough to care for her at this…

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    Laurie Baker Bartholomae 3/3/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    On March 3, 2018, Laurie Baker Bartholomae, 58, left this earth to be in a more beautiful place with her beloved mother, Carol Baker, and father, Richard Baker. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters and husband. Laurie loved to love and was an amazing, sweet soul. She loved her parents, loved her brothers, loved her daughters and husband, and oh how she loved the beach and all of God’s creations. Laurie grew up in West Boylston and attended Middlebury College where she received Bachelor’s Degrees in Spanish and French and a Master’s Degree in Spanish. It was at Middlebury that she met her husband, Guillermo. The two moved…

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    Carl Erwin Sidney Bruhn, Jr. 3/18/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    Carl Erwin Sidney Bruhn, Jr, 86, of West Boylston, passed away peacefully at St Vincent Hospital in Worcester, surrounded by all of his surviving children and many grandchildren on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Carl was born in Denver, Colorado, the son of Carl Edward Bruhn, Sr, and Beulah (Echternacht). Carl was a staunch Coloradan with a love for that area that never relented. Carl joined the armed forces and served in the United States Navy. Carl met his wife of 60 years, Margaret (Tanona), at Chelsea Naval Hospital in Chelsea, Massachusetts. After being discharged from the service, Carl and Margaret married and moved to Denver where they started their family.…

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    Joán Nylen Italiano 3/13/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    Joán Nylen Italiano, O.P. 89, of West Boylston, Massachusetts passed away peacefully at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center with her children by her side. Joán was born in Worcester. Her parents were the late Albert and Edith (Comstock) Nylen. Joán’s husband of 50 years, William Italiano, passed in 2011. She is survived by a son William S. Italiano, Jr of West Boylston and a daughter Michele (Italiano) Perla, her husband Frank and their children Rachele and Bryan all of West Boylston. She also leaves a sister, Audrey (Nylen) Wheeler, many nieces and nephews. Her sister, Nadine (Nylen) Johnston predeceased her. She graduated from North High School in 1946. Joan…

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    William J. Fallon 3/9/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    WEST BOYLSTON-William J. Fallon, Sr., 91, of W. Boylston, died Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Lutheran Home in Worcester. His beloved wife of 57 years Frannie was by his side. He was born in Worcester, son of Irish emigrants, William J. and Rose A. (Dolan) Fallon and graduated from the auto-mechanics program at Worcester Boys Trade School in 1944. Bill worked at Heald Machine for 37 years retiring in 1991. Family was most important to Bill and he was a loving and devoted husband, dad, grampa and great grampa. He loved the Boston Red Sox, bowling and was always ready for a game of cribbage. Bill and Frannie loved…

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    Ralph H. Atchue, Jr. 3/8/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    West Boylston: Ralph H. Atchue, Jr., 70, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 8, 2018 surrounded by his loving family in Rose Monahan Hospice House in Worcester. He leaves his wife of 49 years, Deborah Wyman Atchue, his son and daughter-in-law Scott and Kathleen Atchue of West Boylston and their children Griffin, Regan and Evan, daughter and son-in-law Saara and George Cox of Spencer and their children Jordan and Delaney, and daughter and son-in-law Rebecca and Sean Lemay of West Boylston and their children Charlotte and Samuel. He also leaves his sister and brother-in-law Marjorie and William Clark of West Boylston, and their children Tara Clark Carelli of Grafton, William…

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    Julia A. (Warner) White 3/5/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    Julia A. (Warner) White, age 86 of West Boylston, MA passed away peacefully the evening of March 5, 2018. Daughter of the late Clifton C. and Sylvia M. (Hayden) Warner, She attended local schools and was a graduate of Major Edwards High School Class of 1950. She is survived by her three cherished children, Joy R. Proulx, Raymond C White and Gloriann J Switzer and her six much adored grandchildren, Rebecca G. Clark, Matthew P. Clark, Benjamin White, and Joseph, Ethan and Elizabeth Switzer. Julie loved her home town of West Boylston, MA and was a lifelong volunteer for town events including the West Boylston Arts Council and as a…

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    Betty Lamberto 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    West Boylston- Betty E. (Christenson) Lamberto, 86, passed away Wednesday, February 7. Her husband of 43 years, Dominic Lamberto passed away in 1995. She leaves nine children, Dianne Sargent and her husband, Richard of Spencer, Marcia Lamberto of Brimfield, Don Lamberto of West Boylston, David Lamberto of Somers, CT, Valerie Davis and her husband Chris of Warwick, RI, Douglas Lamberto of West Boylston, Suzanne Menard of Rutland, Daniel Lamberto of West Boylston and Lisa Alexander and her husband, Eric of South Grafton; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, June Crone and her husband, Charles of Sterling; a brother in law, Norman Soderberg of Holden; her new friends, Pat and Ann…

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    Thomas L. Dion 2/2/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    Thomas L. Dion, 67, died peacefully on February 2, 2018 at the Rose Monahan Hospice House, Worcester, following a brief illness. He was born in Whitinsville, a son of the late Lucien and Frances (Haley) Dion. Tom graduated from Northbridge High School and Worcester Boys Trade School, where he studied welding. He worked as a laser technician for Candela Laser Corporation in Wayland. Previously worked for Alden Electronics and as a campus police officer for Worcester State College. He also was a talented auto mechanic and welder. Tom enjoyed travelling with his wife and friends, visiting many different areas of country. He loved cooking, camping and canoeing, navigating the many…

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    Elizabeth A. Spiro 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    WEST BOYLSTON-Elizabeth A. (Costa) Spiro, 95, of West Boylston passed away Thursday, February 1 in Shrewsbury Nursing Center. Her husband, Piro N. Spiro died in 2015. She leaves three children, Nicholas Spiro and his wife, Patricia Swenson of Green Valley, AZ; Susan and her husband, Kevin DeCaire of North Grafton and Robert and his wife, Lisa Spiro of Emmaus, PA; two grandchildren, Christopher and Samantha Spiro; a sister, Catherine Theodoss of Southbridge and many nieces and nephews. A brother, Constantine Costa and a sister, Tina Proko predeceased her. She was born in Southbridge, daughter of Sotir and Caliope Costa. Elizabeth was an office manager at E.W. Foster Company, before retiring,…

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    Kathleen A. “Kassie” Yankowskas 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA / West Boylston,MA

    WEST BOYLSTON- Kathleen A. “Kassie” (Rosenlund) Yankowskas, 55, died Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Oakdale Nursing Home with her loving family by her side. Kassie was born in Worcester daughter of Robert S. Rosenlund and the late Patricia E. (Durkin) Rosenlund and graduated from West Boylston High School in 1980. Kassie worked at the American Red Cross as an Apheresis Coordinator retiring early due to a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis, and prior to that Kassie worked at Granger Lynch in Millbury. She will be dearly missed by her father, her longtime companion, Christopher Lewis of Clinton, two sisters, Kelly Rosenlund Mercer of Webster and Diane MacPherson of Freemont, NH,…

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    Mary E. Mulryan 1/13/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    WEST BOYLSTON-Mary E. (Breen) Mulryan, 99 and 9 months, of West Boylston passed away Saturday, January 13 in the Notre Dame Care Center. Her husband of 57 years, Michael G. Mulryan passed away in 1996. She leaves five children, Mary J. Savage of Worcester, Barbara A. Boraski and her husband, Charles of Lenox, Michael J. Mulryan and his wife Ellen of West Boylston, Dennis W. Mulryan and his wife, Theresa of West Boylston and Terrance N. Mulryan of Laconia, NH; ten grandchildren; many great grandchildren and a brother, John W. Breen of Long Island, NY. A daughter, Carol Mulryan and two sisters, Julie and Elizabeth predeceased her. She was born…

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    Kathleen F. Relihan 12/11/2017 12:00:00 AM Boylston,MA

    BOYLSTON – Kathleen F. Relihan, a longtime elementary school teacher, died peacefully on December 11, 2017 at the Knollwood Nursing Center, West Boylston. She was born in Wilder, VT the daughter of the late James L. and Julia A. (Rutledge) Relihan. Miss Relihan received her Bachelor’s Degree from Worcester State College and her Masters of Education from Boston University. She devoted her career to educating young people as they entered their formative years. She worked for 2 years in the Upton school system and then as a third-grade teacher at the Rice School in Holden for 28 years before retiring in 1973. A longtime member of the Church of Christ…

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    Richard J. Burke 12/11/2017 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    WEST BOYLSTON-Richard J. Burke, 85, of West Boylston passed away Monday, December 11 in Saint Vincent Hospital. He leaves his wife of 56 years, Ileien M. (Croteau) Burke; a son, Jeffrey and his wife, Patricia Burke of Stafford, VA; a daughter, Linda Lonergan of Falmouth; two grandchildren, Hannah and Noah Lonergan; a brother, Arnold Burke of Michigan; a sister, Ellen Daley of Connecticut and nieces and nephews. Three siblings, Marilyn Trecartin, Robert Burke and Barbara Carpenter predeceased him. He was born in Lynn, son of Dennis and Gladys (Rankin) Burke and graduated from Lynn Classical High School and received his master’s degree in education from Fitchburg State College. Richard was…

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    Donald J. Marrone, Jr. 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    WEST BOYLSTON-“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round”. Sadly, on Tuesday, November 21st that round came to an end for Donald J. “Donnie” Marrone, Jr., 67, owner of Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston. He now joins his granddaughter and little angel, Emma L. Marrone who passed away in 2006. Donnie was born in Worcester on August 17, 1950 a son of the late Donald J. Marrone, Sr., and Edith M. (Killoran) Marrone. He graduated from St. John’s High School Class of 1968 where he accumulated many lifelong friendships, especially Paul Johnson and Henry Grosse, whom…

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    Mary E. Handley 11/10/2017 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    Mary E. Handley, of W. Hartford, Ct, formerly of Boylston passed away November 10th after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born in Boston, she was raised in Roslindale and graduated from St. Clare’s High School in Roslindale, Northeastern University and received her Master’s from George Washington University. She had lived in Boylston for 35 years and most recently has lived in W. Hartford and Farmington, CT. She was a former 30 year employee for U-Mass Medical School in Worcester. Beloved sister of Brian F. Handley and his wife Donna of W. Hartford, CT and James M. Handley of Marshfield. Aunt of Alanna and Matthew Handley of W. Hartford. Also…

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    Lillian C. Sepavich Bagdis 11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    WEST BOYLSTON- Lillian C. Sepavich Bagdis passed away peacefully on November 14, 2017 at Beaumont Nursing Home in Worcester. She was 94. Born in Worcester a daughter of the late George Bendoraitis and Anna (Vieraitis), she attended local schools and graduated from Commerce High School in 1941. Mrs. Bagdis worked as a secretary at the former Duncan Gillis Company before retiring at age 62. Her love in life was music and she pursued this by joining the Sweet Adeline’s Post Road Chorus where she was a member for over thirty years. She and her husband spent much time taking in the beautiful views of Narragansett Bay on their boat. Mrs.…

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    Stewart E. Rutherford, Jr. 11/3/2017 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    WEST BOYLSTON: Stewart E. Rutherford, Jr., 82 of Briarwood Circle, died Friday, Nov. 3 at Knollwood Nursing Center in West Boylston. He was the husband of Virginia M. (Hall) Rutherford who died in 2016. He leaves his son Bruce S. Rutherford of Worcester, his daughter Tracy L. McPherson and her husband Eric of Smyrna, Tenn., three grandsons Alex, Luke and John McPherson, two sisters Janet Evans and Hazel Gaucher both of Spencer, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a sister Helen Baribeault. Born in Spencer, he was the son of Stewart E. and Alexia (Peddie) Rutherford, Sr. He was a speed tester at Norton Co. in Worcester for over…

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    Patrick D. Rinne 11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    WEST BOYLSTON-Patrick Drew Rinne, 57, of West Boylston died peacefully on Monday, November 6, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Virginia P. (Mallios) Rinne, his daughter, Kayla R.R. Lawlor and her husband Roger of Poughkeepsie, NY, four brothers, Glenn Rinne and his wife Christine of Apex, NC, Stephen Rinne and his wife Janet of Walpole, Bruce Rinne and his wife Leslie of Cary, NC and Michael Rinne of Salt Lake City, UT his sister, Karen Salmons and her husband James of Louisburg, NC, and many nephews and nieces. Patrick was born in Endicott, NY, son of the late Reijo and Joan…

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    James B. Adams 11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    WEST BOYLSTON-James B. Adams, 89, passed away peacefully in the Knollwood Nursing Center on Thursday, November 2, 2017. He grew up in Worcester, the son of James and Martha (Bardsley) Adams. He leaves his wife of 65 years, Eleanor (Snow) Adams; his son, James B. Adams, Jr. and his wife, Denise; his daughter, Sue Grant; two grandchildren, Michael and Kristina; his brother, William Adams; and his sister, Elizabeth Clauson. James received an associate’s degree in Electric Engineering from Worcester Junior College and worked as a safety inspector for Liberty Mutual for 33 years, retiring in 1993. He also served in the Naval Reserves for 23 years. He was a man…

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    JoAnn DeWolfe, 89 10/16/2017 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    West Boylston: JoAnn P. (Carlstrom) DeWolfe, 89, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 in Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. She leaves a son Robert DeWolfe and his wife Patricia of FL; a daughter- Jody Parker of Eastham; 3 grandchildren- Jill Cabral Schinn and her husband Craig, Michelle Snipes, and Michael Parker and his wife Sarah Nagle Parker; 2 great-grandchildren- Darren and Mallory Snipes; a sister Loretta Harrison Twitchell; and many nieces and nephews, including Heidi (Harrison) Atherton. She was pre-deceased by her husband Robert F. DeWolfe. JoAnn was born in Stockholm, Maine, one of 13 children of the late Peter and Bessie (McGuire) Carlstrom. She graduated from Commerce…

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    Rita E. (Cormier) Smith 4/24/2016 West Boylston, MA

    Rita E. (Cormier) Smith passed away on Sunday April 24, 2016 in the loving care of the staff at Oakdale Nursing Home where she lived and was loved for the last year. Appreciation is not a strong enough word to express the gratitude felt toward all of those who cared for her there. Rita was born on July 20, 1921 to Amedee and Mary L. (Hanks) Cormier in Worcester and was raised in Millbury, MA. Her husband of 64 years, Leonard Smith and son Robert L. Smith predeceased her. Rita leaves her daughter Barbara A. and son-in-law Michael H. Mard of West Boylston; her son, Richard E. Smith of Lantana,…