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    Daniel W. Dawson 9/3/2019 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Daniel W. Dawson, 81, died Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Lanessa Extended Care on his birthday. His wife of 42 years, Judith A. (Onions) Dawson, died in 2008. He leaves 2 sons, David W. Dawson and his wife Dawn Rocheleau of Millbury, and Shawn C. Dawson of Dudley, with whom he lived; 3 sisters, Kathleen Leslie and Dolena Martin, both of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and Eileen Briand of Mount Auburn, Nova Scotia; nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his brother John. He was born on the family farm in Mount Auburn, Nova Scotia and raised there, a son of James and Catherine (McLeod) Dawson and…

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    John M. Chlapowski 8/18/2019 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – John M. Chlapowski, 78, died Sunday, August 18, 2019 in Southbridge Rehab & Healthcare, Southbridge, after an illness. He leaves his wife of 50 years, Jean C. (Cassidy) Chlapowski; a daughter, Susan A. Chlapowski and her husband Aaron Perna of Worcester; 3 step-grandchildren, Chelsea, Taylor and Hannah; a sister, Eleanor Damian of Texas; and nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Theodore, Anthony and Leon Chlapowski and by 2 sisters, Pauline Paglione and Patricia Johnson. He was born at the family home in Dudley on July 15, 1941, a son of Chester and Agnes (Delman) Chlapowski and lived in Webster and Dudley all his…

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    Paul R. Germano 8/12/2019 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Paul R. Germano, 50, died Monday, August 12, 2019, in UMass/Memorial Healthcare with his family at his side, as the result of being struck by a car in Spencer on July 31. He leaves a daughter, Taylor M. Germano of Webster; a granddaughter, Aviana Germano, who was the light of his life; his mother, Theresa M. Hawksley and her husband Gary of Webster; a brother, Anthony F. Germano and his wife Nequel of Webster; a sister, Diane C. Hanley and her husband John of Marlborough; 2 uncles, Peter Germano and his wife Sharon of North Grosvenordale, CT, and Rick Germano and his wife Vicky of Winchendon; an aunt,…

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    Gary P. Gajewski 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Gary P. Gajewski, 53, died Monday, August 5, 2019 at his home. He leaves a brother, Michael N. Gajewski and his wife Mary-Ann of Webster; a sister, Maryanne E. St.Francis and her husband Roger of Charlton; 2 nieces, Kara St.Francis and Jenna St.Francis; an aunt, Rita Gajewski of Dudley; an uncle, Bernard Gajewski, also of Dudley; and his extended family at 21 West in Dudley. He was born in Webster on March 11, 1966, the son of Norman L. and Esther A. (Senkarik) Gajewski and lived in Dudley all his life. He graduated from Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in 1984. Mr. Gajewski was currently working…

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    Chester T. Kulisa 6/24/2019 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Chester T. Kulisa, 95, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Monday, June 24, 2019. He was born in Dudley on April 16, 1924, a son of Peter and Michalena (Gwiazdowski) Kulesa and was raised on the dairy farm that he operated with his brother Benny through the 1990’s. He attended a one-room schoolhouse and then graduated from Bartlett High School in Webster in 1942. He studied at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts. After various jobs at dairies around the state, he started working for the United States Department of Agriculture as a soil conservationist. He devoted 35 years of his…

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    Irene C. (Bilska) Bugajski 6/8/2019 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Irene C. (Bilska) Bugajski, 94, died Saturday, June 8, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. Her husband of 45 years, Stanley Bugajski, died in 1992. She leaves a daughter, Dottie M. Stawasz and her husband Edwin of Tolland, CT; a son, Daniel S. Bugajski, with whom she lived; 4 grandchildren, David Bugajski, Jeannette Mead, Tanya Meda and Tara Stawasz; 7 great-grandchildren, Beckett, Dylan, Emerson, Peyton, Benjamin, Emily and Jacob; a great great-grandson, Dustin; 2 sisters, Veronika Mroczka of Webster and Wladzia Socha of Mrukowa, Poland; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Bruce J. Bugajski in 2007, by her sister Maria Bors and…

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    Angelo M. Tuccio, II 5/18/2019 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Angelo M. Tuccio II, 50, died Saturday, May 18 in Harrington Healthcare at Webster after being stricken ill at home. He leaves his wife of 2 years, Patricia (Magalhaes) Tuccio; a daughter, Alyssa Thompson of Daytona, FL; a son, Mathew Pecore with the United States Marine Corps in San Diego, CA; 2 step-daughters, Danielle Magalhaes and Beatriz Pargas, both in Brazil; 3 grandchildren, Payton, Jessica and Sophia; a step-grandson, Arthur; his mother, Rose (Bonnelli) Tuccio of Dudley; 2 stepbrothers, Bret Cohen of Suffield, CT and Raymond Cohen and his wife Anita of Daytona, FL; aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends. Angelo was born on July 21,…

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    Joe D. Bennett 4/1/2019 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Joe D. Bennett, 83, died Monday, April 1 at home with family at his side. He leaves his wife of almost 60 years, Joan V. (Krawczyk) Bennett; 3 sons, Michael J. Bennett and his wife Tara of New Braintree, John T. Bennett and his wife Carrie of Sudbury, and Matthew D. Bennett and his wife Heather of Malden; 4 grandchildren, Sidney, Henry, Harrison and Heath Bennett; a brother-in-law, George Gauer of Meadow Grove, Nebraska; and nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his sister, Judith Gauer, and by his brother, Charles Bennett. He was born and raised on the family farm in LaPorte, Indiana, the son…

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    Anna T. Sielawa 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Anna T. Sielawa, 91, died Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in Harrington Hospital, Webster. She leaves 12 nephews and nieces, Norman Sczepanski of Newton, Patricia Gerhard of Manchester, CT, Melanie Geotis of Brookfield, Norine Reingold of Pomfret Center, CT, Leon Sielawa of Webster, John Sielawa of Dudley, Christine Roy of Dudley, Sharon Livingston of Windsor Locks, CT, Joseph Sielawa of Chicopee, Paul Sielawa of Springfield, Susan Sielawa of Hampden and Edward Sielawa of Jacksonville, FL; grand nephews and nieces; great-grand nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her two triplet siblings Joseph Sielawa and Marie “Mania” Sielawa and brothers and sisters Jessie Wisniewski, Leon Sielawa, Theresa Sczepanski,…

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    John E. Joyce, Sr. 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – John E. Joyce, Sr., 79, died Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in Harrington Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his wife of 39 years, Barbara J. (Carlo) Joyce who passed in 2011. He leaves 4 children, Gretchen A. & James Scott of Bethpage, TN, James T. & Heidi Hoover of Thompson, CT, Beth-Anne Hoover of Webster and John E. Joyce, Jr. & his wife Faith of Dudley; 7 grandchildren, Kellie Hoover, Madeline Joyce, Cody Stahl, Tim Rumrill, Andrea Tetreault, Joshua Gomes, and Zachary Remillard; 3 great-grandchildren, Gracie Rybacki, Aria Rybacki and Willow Stahl; 1 brother, Richard & Susan Joyce; 4 sisters, Anne &…

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    Ronald F. Samples 2/22/2019 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Ronald F. Samples, 74, died Friday, February 22, 2019 in UMass/Memorial University Hospital, Worcester, with family at his side. He leaves his wife of 50 years, Jeanne A. (Beauchesne) Samples; a son Justin M. Samples and his wife Elizabeth of Woonsocket, RI; a daughter, Kristen A. Liberty and her wife Lisa Liberty of Thompson, CT; a brother Charles Samples of Woodstock, CT; 2 sisters, Evelyn Klein of New Port Richey, FL and Elizabeth Vinton of Dudley, and several nephews and nieces. He was born in Webster, the son of the late Jesse and Cecilia (Corbin) Samples. He lived in Atlanta, GA for several years in the 1950’s and…

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    Donna M. (Szamocki) Jarominski 2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Donna M. (Szamocki) Jarominski, 58, died Thursday, February 21, 2019 with her family by her side. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 38 years, David A. Jarominski; 3 children, David A. Jarominski and his wife Aimee of Sandwich, Brian M. Jarominski and his wife Lauren of Dayville, CT, and Megan E. O’Leary and her husband Timothy of Berwick, Maine; 6 grandchildren, Meredith O’Leary, Jack Jarominski, Amelia Jarominski, Ethan Jarominski, Evangeline Jarominski, and Breton O’Leary; 3 brothers, Norman Szamocki and his fiancé Carol Digenakis of Montgomery, PA, Michael Szamocki and his wife Barbara of Auburn, and John Szamocki and his wife Gerri of Thompson, CT.; several…

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    Marilyn J. (Tomlinson) Porter-Biadasz 1/22/2019 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Marilyn J. (Tomlinson) Porter-Biadasz, 82, died Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in Rose Monahan Hospice in Worcester after an illness. She leaves her companion of 20 years and husband of 3 years, Victor P. Biadasz; a son, Gary Gajewski of Lewis, Delaware; 3 grandchildren, Corey & his wife Megan Gajewski, Kelly Johnson-Scott and her husband Dale Scott and Keith Johnson; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Robert Tomlinson of Webster and William Tomlinson of Glen Burnie, Maryland. She was preceded in death by her daughter Cheryl Johnson and by her sister Gloria Tomlinson-Markham. She was born New Bedford, a daughter of William and Irene (Martin) Tomlinson. Mrs. Porter-Biadasz worked…

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    Michael A. Kudzal 12/3/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Michael A. Kudzal, 92, died Monday, December 3, 2018 at home after a period of declining health. His wife of 58 years, Ramona P. “Mona” (Saad) Kudzal, died in 2002. He leaves 4 children, James A. Kudzal and his wife Tara of Waldorf, MD, Patricia C. Blake and her husband David of Thompson, CT, Robert P. Kudzal of Dudley and Nancy E. Kudzal of Webster; a son-in-law, Ronald Paul of Danielson, CT; 6 grandchildren, David, Adam, Torren, Andelle, Emily and Haven; a great-grandson, “T.J.”; a brother, Anthony “Blackie” Kuzdzal of Webster; several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carol J. Paul of Danielson,…

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    Victor Joseph Wonoski, Sr. 11/26/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Victor Joseph Wonoski, Sr., peacefully passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at the age of 94. He was surrounded by his loving family at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA as he joined his dearly departed mother and father, Anthony and Bernice (Archacka) Wonoski; brothers, Louie, Henry, and Teddy; and sisters, Winnie Frolich and Irene Seraphin in Heaven. Born October 8, 1924 Victor grew up in Dudley MA on his parents’ farm and fell in love with the town he would return to as an Army veteran of World War II, who served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. It was in Dudley, where Victor met and married the love…

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    Zofia (Niemiec) Kokosinska 11/12/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Zofia (Niemiec) Kokosinska, 89, died Monday, November 12, 2018 in UMASS/Memorial Medical Center after being stricken ill. Her husband of 60 years, Zygmunt Kokosinski, died in 2010. She leaves 4 children, Ryszard and his wife Ursula Kokosinski, Anna Kokosinska, Teresa Lach and Eva Kokosinska all of Dudley; a sister, Aniela Jankowski of Dudley; 7 grandchildren, Agnes, Christopher, Thomas, Elizabeth, Carolin, Adam & Sophia; 5 great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Andrew, Alan, Abby and Emillia. She was predeceased by her infant son, Edward Kokosinski, her brother John Niemiec and by her sisters, Katarzyna Bryniarski, Anna Krzyston and Maria Debski. She was born in Kluszkowce, Poland, a daughter of Stanislaw and Katarzyna (Mazgaj)…

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    Joseph Paul Bernier 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Joseph Paul Bernier, 81, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 in Harrington Healthcare at Hubbard after being stricken ill. He leaves his wife of 61 years, Rose M. (Lemieux) Bernier; 2 daughters, Donna M. Gevry of Putnam, CT and Debra A. Girardin of Webster; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer R. Sargent and her husband Joseph, James M. Gevry, Jr. and his wife Cassie, Jessica A. Collette, Derek R. Girardin and Jarred P. Girardin; 4 great-grandchildren, Cody, Lee, Astrid and Wesley; a sister, Irene Reinstra of LaCrosse, WI; many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his brothers Andre, Rene and Francis Bernier, and by his sisters, Claire Paquin, Rita Chabot,…

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    Angelo M. Tuccio 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Angelo M. Tuccio, 79, died Monday, November 5, 2018 in the Life Care Center of Auburn after a period of declining health. He leaves his wife of 50 years, Rose M. (Bonnello) Tuccio; 3 sons, Angelo M. Tuccio II and his wife Patricia, and Raymond Cohen and his wife Anita, all of Daytona Beach, FL, and Brett Cohen of Suffield, CT; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Matthew Tuccio of Wells, Maine and Richard Tuccio of Worcester; a sister Maryann Zona, of Brookfield; nephews and nieces. He was born and raised in Worcester, a son of Jeremiah and Rose (Principe) Tuccio and moved to Dudley at the time…

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    Rozalia (Kicilinska) Bal 11/6/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Rozalia Bal passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge, MA on her 90th birthday. She was born November 6, 1928 in Poland to Franciszka and Walenty Kicilinski. Her husband of 41 years, Franciszek, passed away in Poland on July 3, 1990 and her brother, Jozef, in August, 2016. She leaves behind in Poland: her son, Wieslaw and his wife Henryka, grandchildren: Dariusz, Wojciech, Michal and Edyta, great-grandchildren: Kamila, Julia, Gabriela, Ania, Franciszek and Matylda. In the U.S., she leaves her daughter Jolanta Bugajski, son Andrzej and his wife Maria and son Janusz, grandchildren: David, Jeanette and Dawid. Also, great-grandchildren: Emily, Jacob,…

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    Krystyna (Zielinski) Hadam 10/20/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Krystyna (Zielinski) Hadam, 85, died Saturday, October 20, 2018 in Lanessa Extended Care, Webster. She leaves a son, Michael Piesak of Dudley; and 2 granddaughters, Elizabeth Earle and her husband Edmund of Olive Bridge, NY and Diana Piesak of Waltham. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Mariusz Hadam and Krzysztof Piesak. She was born in Rzeslow, Poland, the daughter of Bronislaw and Jadwiga Zielinski and was raised in Wroclaw. She graduated from high school and then earned an Associates Degree in Accounting. She moved to the United States in 1991. Mrs. Hadam first worked as an accountant in Poland. Here, she was employed as a millhand…

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    Stella T. (Jezerski) Mroczek 8/19/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Stella T. (Jezerski) Mroczek, 95, died Sunday August 19, 2018 in Webster Manor after an illness. Her husband of 48 years, Joseph Mroczek died in 1989. She leaves a son, Stanley J. Mroczek of Pheonix, AZ; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Stanley & his wife Theresa Jezierski of N. Grosvenordale, CT and Anthony Jezerski of Webster; a sister, Helen Jerominek of Sherborn; a son-in-law, Joseph Mayotte of Quinebaug, CT; many nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was preceded in death by her 2 daughters, Elizabeth “Betty” Mayotte who died in 2009 and Barbara Kaliszewski who died in 2014. She was also predeceased by 3 brothers and…

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    Eileen M. (Gardiner) Jussaume 7/27/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Robyn D. (Jussaume) Penkala, 58 of Myrtle Beach, SC died Monday, July 23, 2018 after a struggle with ALS in Grandstand Medical Center with family at her side. Her mother, Eileen M. (Gardiner) Jussaume, 82, died Friday, July 27, 2018 in UMass/Memorial Healthcare, Worcester after a short illness, also with family at her side. Robyn leaves her husband of 4 years, James M. Penkala, 2 sons, Benjamin T. Strenk of Woonsocket, RI and Thomas R. Strenk of Charleston, SC; a daughter, Lauren E. Strenk of Myrtle Beach, SC; 2 grandsons, Jude and Isaac; her sister, Karen Jussaume of Bedford, PA; her brother, Steven R. Jussaume and his wife…

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    Bernard J. Gevry 7/22/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Bernard J. Gevry, 93, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 22, 2018 at his home. He leaves his wife of almost 68 years, Allison G. (Birmingham) Gevry; 4 children, Marilyn G. Alston and her husband Philip G. Alston of Webster, Bernard R. “Skip” Gevry and his wife Susan of Dudley, Pamela C. Bachand and her husband James of Webster, and Mary L. Steger and her husband Helmut of Friendship, ME; 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 4 great-greatgrandchildren and many nephews and nieces. He was born in Worcester on February 9, 1925, the youngest of the 11 children of Louis and Anna (Chlapowski) Gevry and was raised in Webster. He graduated from…

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    Barbara I. (Boksa) Fontaine 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Barbara I. (Boksa) Fontaine, 87, passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 at the home of her daughter surrounded by her loving family. Her husband of 40 years, Albert R. Fontaine, died in 1995. She leaves a son, Kenneth Fontaine and his wife Nancy of Chapel Hill, NC; a daughter, Laura Fasano and her husband Vincent of New Fairfield, CT; 5 grandchildren, Danielle and Nicole Fasano, and Andrew, Samuel and Marcus Fontaine; 2 sisters, Wanda Kijek and Rose Tavernier; nieces and nephews. She was born on July 6, 1931 in Southbridge a daughter of Walter and Bridget (Kowalski) Boksa. After her marriage on September 25, 1954, she lived in…

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    Robert L. Rock 7/14/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Robert L. Rock, 87, a lifelong resident of Dudley, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Saint Camillus Health Center, Whitinsville, surrounded by his family. His devoted wife of 52 years, Sylvia T. (Stawasz) Rock, passed away in 2009. He leaves his daughter, Jane E. & her husband Julian MacDonnell, Jr.; 2 cherished grandchildren, Katherine E. MacDonnell and Julian E. MacDonnell, III all of Uxbridge; a brother, Paul J. Rock of Webster; several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his brother Bernard J. Rock. He was born and raised in Dudley the eldest son of Louis A. & Mary A. (Rybacki) Rock. He was a graduate…

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    Yvonne A. “Von” (Mudgett) Kos 6/29/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Yvonne A. “Von” (Mudgett) Kos, 78, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 in Harrington Healthcare at Hubbard, Webster after a period of declining health. She leaves her husband of 52 years, Clifford J Kos; 2 daughters, Kristina DeLarra and her husband Bobby DeLarra III currently of Hurricane, Utah and Kathleen Jone and her husband Ryan Jone currently of Dothan, Alabama; 4 grandchildren, Courtney Josephine “CJ” DeLarra, Austin Francis DeLarra, Shelby Yvonne Jone Turner and her husband Sean Turner, and Kelsey Michael Jone; 2 sisters, Ellen Rautkis of Charlton, MA and Sherri Weimer currently of Eagle Mountain, Utah; 3 brothers, Allen Paul Warrington of Dudley, MA, Lawrence Mudgett and…

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    Josephine F. “Josie” (Kondek) Grzych 6/13/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Josephine F. “Josie” (Kondek) Grzych, 96, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Harrrington Memorial Hospital, Southbridge after a short illness. Her husband of 61 years, Walter F. “Pop” Grzych died in 2007. She leaves 2 sisters, Charlotte Carpick and her husband Louis of Dudley, and Genevieve Pioppi and her husband Bill of Sturbridge; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Charles, Louis, Walter, John and Henry Kondek and by 2 sisters, Stasia Balkurna and Joanne Lesniewski. She was born in Webster on March 15, 1922, the daughter of Stanley and Frances (Nycek) Kondek and lived in Dudley since 1928. Mrs. Grzych first worked…

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    Paul R. Perry 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Paul R. Perry, 91, formerly of Webster, died Monday, May 14th, 2018 in UMASS/Memorial Health Care Center, Worcester with his family by his side. He leaves a daughter, Beverly Pacher of Webster; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Paul was preceded in death by his wife Stella (Krevowski) Perry, by 5 brothers and by 6 sisters. He was born on June 3rd, 1926 on Myrtle Ave., the youngest of the 12 children of Alfred and Emma (Pratt) Perry. He attended the Little Red School House in Webster and received an honorary high school diploma from Bartlett High School. He lived with his granddaughter Jennifer, grandson…

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    Wojciech Krzyston 4/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Wojciech Krzyston, 84, died Saturday, April 28, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. His wife of 57 years, Anna (Niemiec) Krzyston, died in 2013. He leaves three daughters, Janina Dojczewska and her husband Wieslaw of Toronto, Canada, Zofia Plewa and her husband Kazimierz of Quinebaug, CT and Jadwiga Nowak and her husband Jozef of Dudley; 7 grandchildren, Agnieszka, Marcin, Katarzyna, Dorota, Anna, Grzegorz and Victoria; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Anna Jablonska and Zofia Chryc, both in Poland; nephews and nieces. His son, Jan Krzyston, died in 2000. He was born and raised in Kluszkowce, Poland, the son of Jan and Aniela (Bochnak) Krzyston. He moved to Dudley…

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    Edmund F. “Stretch” Kaczmarek 4/21/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Edmund F. “Stretch” Kaczmarek, 95, died Saturday, April 21, 2018 after a period of declining health. He leaves his wife of 71 years, Josephine M. (Mroczek) Kaczmarek; a son, Michael E. Kaczmarek and his wife Rhoda D. of Webster; a daughter, Sallie K. Guskey and her husband Michael W. of North Grosvenordale, CT; 2 grandsons, Christopher and Jacob Kaczmarek; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his 2 brothers, John and Francis Kaczmarek. Stretch was born in Dudley and raised in Webster, a son of Anthony and Susan (Walkowiak) Kaczmarek. He graduated from Bartlett High School in 1941. He was a member of the…

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    Jason K. Kupfer, 36 4/8/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY — Jason Kupfer, 36, son of the late Ronald Kupfer and Kirsten Ahlberg, passed away suddenly Sunday, April 8 at home. He is survived by five children; Kyrsten Dubois, Jason Kupfer Jr., Johnathan Kupfer, Travis Kupfer and Aubriana Kupfer; one brother, Ronnie Kupfer; one half-brother, Matthew Kupfer; his maternal grandfather, Kenneth Ahlberg; four aunts, Lynne Ahlberg Boyd, Jacqueline Vincent, Michelle Bombard, Aimee-Jo Newbould; one uncle, Joseph Towner; and many cousins including Kristopher Dufault. He was predeceased by both parents; maternal grandmother, Norma Ahlberg; paternal grandparents, James Kupfer and Shirley Towner; and one aunt, Danielle Smith. Jason was born in Worcester and attended North Brookfield High. He enjoyed spending time…

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    Steve R. “Pinky” Pekala 3/23/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    Steve R. “Pinky” Pekala, 82, died Friday, March 23, 2018 in Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, with his family at his side. He leaves 2 sons, Stephen R. Pekala II of Oxford and James & his wife Debra Pekala of Deland, FL; 3 daughters, Jenney & her husband Robert M. Gallerane of Milford, Cynthia M. & her husband Robert Trocki of Shrewsbury and Niantic, CT and Paula & her husband Keith Ridley of Edgewater, FL; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Charles R. & his wife Joan Pekala, and Joseph J. Pekala, all of Webster; a sister, Helen & her husband Robert Roy of Quinebaug, CT; many nephews and nieces, as…

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    Ann E. (Kennedy) Burke 3/14/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    Dudley – Ann E. (Kennedy) Burke, longtime resident of Dudley Massachusetts died Wednesday, March 14th at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, she was 87 years young. She leaves three sons, six granddaughters and an eclectic array of friends both from her 45 years professional cosmetician at Filene’s and Macy’s, to the pool of artists and other enthusiasts in life that she touched so many lives. Ann was born on May 8, 1930 to Francis P. Kennedy and Margaret (Manning). She was the middle child to parents who were married in Framingham in 1926. Ann was a gifted horticulturalist she spent many summers putting together gardens with small stones surrounding the…

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    Jeffrey M. Brown 3/4/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Jeffrey M. Brown, 58, formerly of Dudley, died Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hospital after an illness. He leaves 2 sons, Andrew M. Brown and Alexander H. Brown, both of Dudley; a sister, Wendy Dean of Pennsylvania; and nephews and nieces. He was born in Northampton and raised in Springfield, the son of Walter M. and Joan (Patterson) Brown. He graduated from Nichols College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and then earned a Master’s Degree, also in business. He lived in Dudley most of his adult life. Mr. Brown was a salesman for various companies before he retired. He was a motor sports enthusiast and liked…

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    Paul M. Bednarz 2/3/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Paul M. Bednarz, 71, formerly of Nelco Ave., died Saturday, February 3, 2018 in West Side House, Worcester after an illness. He leaves a daughter, Charlotte M. Bednarz; 5 grandchildren, Tracy, Trishia, Joseph, Jonathon and Jeremy; 4 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Lillian, Owen and Heaven; 2 brothers, Stanley Bednarz, Jr. of Sturbridge and Bernard Bednarz of Dudley; a sister, Irene Gallant of Dudley; 1 nephew and 1 niece. He was born in Webster, a son of Stanley A. Bednarz, Sr. and Veronica (Balli) Bednarz. Mr. Bednarz served in the United States Army. He was stationed in Pleiku during the Vietnam War. He was employed as an auto mechanic for many…

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    Stephen Mark Eldredge 1/15/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    Stephen Mark Eldredge, 72, of Dudley died unexpectedly in Harrington Health Care at Hubbard Hospital, Webster on Monday, January 15, 2018. He is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Nancy M. (Jendza) Eldredge. He also leaves four sons, Sean M. of Groton, MA, Ryan P. of Thompson, CT, Timothy C. and Shane M., both of Webster; a sister Dorothy Randolph Parent of Santa Monica, CA and three grandchildren, Peter, Riley, and Patrick. He was predeceased by his brother Richard G. Eldredge. He was born in Newport News, VA a son of Arthur and Elsie (Johnson) Eldredge. Mr. Eldredge was a psychotherapist working for the Department of Probation for the…

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    Maria (Niemiec) Debski 1/12/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Maria (Niemiec) Debski, 95, died Friday, January 12, 2018 in Webster Manor after a period of declining health. Her husband of 59 years, Stefan Debski, died in 2004. She leaves 2 sons, Stanley Debski and his wife Grazyna of Fabyan, CT and George Debski and his wife Dorota of Willington,CT; 6 grandchildren, Christopher, Leszek, Grzegorz and his wife Dana, Monica Calabrese and her husband Peter, Stefan and his wife Breonna and Monika; a great-grandson Greyson; 2 sisters, Zofia Kokosinski and Aniela Jankowska, both of Dudley; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Katarzyna Bryniarski and Anna Krzyston and by a brother, Jan Niemiec. She…

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    Robert C. “Bob” Kozub 11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Robert “Bob” C. Kozub, 61, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at home surrounded by his family after a brief illness. He leaves his wife of 40 years, Cheryl A. (Gasiciel) Kozub; 3 children, Bradley R. Kozub and his wife Kathryn of Grafton, Derek R. Kozub and his wife Erin of Solon, Ohio and Jillian C. Kozub and her fiancé Michael F. Kane of Bellingham; 2 grandchildren, Shannon and Garrett Kozub; his mother-in-law, Eva M. Gasiciel; aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law in 1980, John J. Gasiciel and by his sister-in-law in 2000, Christine M. Gasiciel. He was born in Webster, the son…

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    Gloria (Tavano) Donahue 10/17/2017 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Gloria (Tavano) Donahue, 83, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at home after an illness. Her husband of 64 years, Paul J. Donahue, Sr., died July 20, 2017. She leaves her daughter and caretaker, Danielle M. Donahue with whom she lived; a grandson, Francis A. Donahue; a brother Frank Tavano of Worcester; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard A. Donahue in 2003. She was born in Worcester, a daughter of Giusto and Mary (DiCosiso) Tavano. Mrs. Donahue was the housekeeping supervisor for many years at People’s Bank in Worcester, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Saint Joan of Arc Parish in…