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    Lawrence Fleming

    Lawrence Fleming Baldwinville   Lawrence A. “Larry” “Grizzly” Fleming, 69, of Baldwinville, died peacefully Saturday, August 31, 2019 in Umass Memorial Medical Center University Campus, of Worcester Larry was born In Lakehurst, New Jersey on December 30, 1949, the son of the late Fred M. and Virginia H. (Hannon) Fleming. He graduated from South High School in Worcester with the Class of 1966. He attended Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California where he received an Associates Deg…

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    Mabel Osborne

    Mabel Osborne Gardner Mabel (Vysocky) Osborne, 82, of Gardner, died peacefully Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, surrounded by her family. Born in Athol, MA on April 16, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Loudsiana (Omline) Vysocky. She graduated from Athol High School with the Class of 1956; and was employed for many years as a cook for Athol Hospital. Mabel enjoyed camping, playing Bingo and various games. She treasured spending time …

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    Mabel Osborne

    Mabel Osborne Gardner Mabel (Vysocky) Osborne, 82, of Gardner, died peacefully Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, surrounded by her family. Born in Athol, MA on April 16, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Loudsiana (Omline) Vysocky. She graduated from Athol High School with the Class of 1956; and was employed for many years as a cook for Athol Hospital. Mabel enjoyed camping, playing Bingo and various games. She treasured spending time …

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    Louise Richard

    Louise Richard Burlington, MA Louise M. (LeBlanc) Richard, 76, of Burlington, MA, formerly of Gardner, died peacefully Sunday, August 25, 2019 in Care Dimensions Hospice House of Lincoln. Born in Saint-Damien, NB, Canada on October 20, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Emile and Virginie LeBlanc. Louise was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. She enjoyed traveling, playing Bingo, knitting and she especially loved spending time with her family. S…

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    Joseph Kacian

    Joseph Kacian Gardner Joseph J. “Joe” Kacian, 94, of Gardner, died peacefully Thursday, August 22, 2019 in Heywood Hospital of Gardner. Joe was born in Gardner on October 2, 1924, the son of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Milewska) Kacian. He graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1942; and served in the United States Army Air Force during WWII. Joe was owner/operator of Joe’s Radio and TV of Gardner for many years, retiring in 1989. Throughout the years, Joe considered his tv….

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    George Braun

    George Braun Baldwinville George J. Braun, 85, of Baldwinville, died peacefully Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Alliance Health at Baldwinville. George was born in Stafford Springs, CT on September 29, 1933, the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Slater) Braun. He graduated from Templeton High School with the Class of 1950; and was a member of Holy Cross Church of Templeton and the Otter River Sportsman’s Club of Templeton. George was a United States Korean War Veteran, who served from 1953 th…

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    Shirley Jaillet

    Shirley Jaillet Gardner Shirley M. (Parker) Jaillet, 83, of Gardner, died peacefully Sunday, August 18, 2019 in Heywood Hospital of Gardner, surrounded by her family following a long illness.                 Born in Orange, MA on April 6, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Effie (Swantee) Parker. Shirley graduated from Orange High School with the Class of 1953, and after raising her family she returned to…

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    David Caron

    David Caron Gardner David V. Caron, 52, of Gardner, died peacefully Friday, August 9, 2019 in Boston.             Born in Gardner on February 23, 1967, he was the son of Valmore J. Caron and Norma M. (Bouchard) (Caron) Talbot. David was a machinist employed by Dennecrepe Corporation of Gardner for several years.             He was an avid runner who enjoyed both running on the track a…

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    Bruce Webber

    Bruce Webber Baldwinville Bruce A. Webber, 68, of Baldwinville, died peacefully Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in Alliance Health at Baldwinville, following a long illness. Bruce was born in Gardner on February 4, 1951, the son of the late Paul and Irene (Lajoie) Webber. A lifelong resident of Baldwinville, he graduated from Narragansett Regional High School of Templeton with the Class of 1971. During his high school years, he threw the discus for the track and field team and played the trombone …

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    Hazel Bastarache

    Hazel Bastarache Gardner Hazel L. (Nutting) Bastarache, 93, of Gardner, died peacefully Monday, August 12, 2019 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, surrounded by her family following a period of declining health.                 Born in Gardner on October 27, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Florence (Gray) Nutting. She graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1944, was employed by Simplex Time…

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    Anita Boudreau

    Anita Boudreau Gardner Anita M. “Memere” (Fournier) Boudreau, 95, a lifelong resident of Gardner, died peacefully Thursday, August 8, 2019 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home of Gardner.             Born in Gardner on June 11, 1924, Anita was the daughter of the late Joseph and Delima (Lavoie) Fournier. She graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1942. Anita was employed for many years by H&R 1871 of Gardner as a machine oper…

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    Leon Fitzgerald

    Leon Fitzgerald E. Templeton          Leon A. Fitzgerald, 92, of E. Templeton, died peacefully Saturday, August 3, 2019 in Alliance Health at Baldwinville following a brief illness.          Leon was born in Concord, NH on May 16, 1927, the son of the late Edward and Delvina (L’Heureux) Fitzgerald.  He was educated in Templeton; and was a member of the Templeton United Methodist Church. Leon was an assembler employed by Country Homes Manu…

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    Janice Richard

    Janice Richard Gardner                 Janice M. (Prinn) Richard, 58, of Gardner, died Sunday, August 4, 2019 with her family by her side, following a long and courageous battle with dementia.             Born in Gardner on July 25, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Doris (Cormier) Prinn. A lifelong resident of Gardner, she graduated from Gardner Hi…

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    Gary Burdett

    Gary Burdett East Templeton Gary S. Burdett, 61, of East Templeton, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 22, 2019.  He was born in Athol, MA on February 14, 1958, the son of the late Randolph and Lucille (Grosvenor) Burdett. Gary graduated from Narragansett Regional High School with the Class of 1976. He was employed by RH Lemieur Company for over 5 years; and he was a Correctional Officer with the Department of Corrections, NCII Gardner for 32 years prior to retiring in 2013. Among his…

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    Leonard LeBlanc

    Leonard LeBlanc Gardner Leonard J. LeBlanc, 80, of Gardner, died peacefully Monday, July 22, 2019 in UMASS Memorial Healthalliance-Clinton Hospital, Leominster Campus, following a brief illness.                 Born in St. Antoine, N.B. Canada on November 6, 1938, he was the son of the late Emery and Alice (Goguen) LeBlanc. He was raised in Canada and came to the United States in 1960. Leonard was an equestrian trainer…

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    Louise Jaillet

    Louise Jaillet Gardner Louise G. (Bolduc) Jaillet, 96, of Gardner, died peacefully Monday, July 22, 2019 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home of Gardner, following a brief illness.             Born in Gardner on August 28, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Napoleon and Berthe (Beaudet) Bolduc. Louise was employed by Simplex Time Recorder of Gardner as a sub-assembler for 26 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of Annunciation Parish/…

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    Robert Perini

    Robert Perini Gardner Robert L. “Bob” Perini, 76, of Gardner, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Heywood Hospital of Gardner surrounded by his family, after being stricken ill at home.             Bob was born in Gardner on June 2, 1943, the son of the late Adolph and Madeleine (Guy) Perini. He was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. He was also a member of the Deep Sea Club of… Robert L. “Bob” Peri…

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    James Saulnier

    James Saulnier Gardner James R. “Jimmy Lemons” Saulnier, 72, of Gardner, died peacefully Friday, June 28, 2019 in UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, Leominster Campus, following an illness.             James was born in Moncton, N.B. Canada on October 8, 1946, the son of the late Bertha (Saulnier) (Pelletier) Hietela.  He was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. James enjoyed fis…

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    Kenneth Raymond

    Kenneth Raymond Gardner Kenneth A. Raymond, 79, of Gardner, died peacefully Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center, University Campus of Worcester, surrounded by his family, following a long illness.             Born in Winchendon on October 22, 1939, he was the son of the late Joseph and Alice (Engright) Raymond.  Ken graduated from Murdock High School of Winchendon with the Class of 1957. He was a Meat Cutter for ov…

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    Georgina Desmarais

    Georgina Desmarais Winchendon Georgina M. (Gallant) Desmarais, 83, of Winchendon, died peacefully Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Gardner, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.             Born in Prince Edward Island, Canada on August 4, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Mary (Richard) Gallant. She was employed as a private housekeeper, as well as employed by E.B. Kingma…

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    Lucille St. Pierre

    Lucille St. Pierre Baldwinville Lucille M. (Desmarais) St. Pierre, 81, died peacefully Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Alliance Health at Baldwinville, surrounded by her family. Born in Gardner on December 6, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Delphis and Lena (Lambert) Desmarais. She was employed by Gardner Visiting Nurses Association as a cook for many years, and was previously a cook at Gardner Manor and Baldwinville Nursing Home. Lucille was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the…

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    M. Sandagon

    M. Sandagon Gardner                 M. Susan (Demir) Sandagon, 72, of Gardner, died Friday, June 21, 2019 in Lahey Hospital and Medical Center of Burlington, surrounded by her family, following a brief illness.                 Sue was born in Augusta, Maine on July 29, 1946, the daughter of the late Francis “Steve” and Geraldine (Poulin) Demir. She…                 M. Susan (Demir) Sandagon, 72, of Gardner, died Friday, June 21, 2019 in Lahey Hospital and Medical… View   Send Flowers

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    Norman Cormier

    Norman Cormier Gardner Norman J. Cormier, 78, of Gardner, died peacefully Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home of Gardner, with his family by his side, following a long illness.                 Norman was born in Minto, N.B. Canada on September 5, 1940, the son of the late Albert and Leona (Richard) Cormier.                 He w…

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    Waldo Gibson

    Waldo Gibson Gardner Waldo J. “Wally” Gibson, Sr., 68, of Gardner, died Sunday, June 16, 2019 in his residence, following an illness.             Wally was born in Gardner on October 5, 1950, the son of the late Albert L. ‘Pete’ and Julia (Boisvert) Gibson.  He graduated from Narragansett Regional High School of Templeton with the Class of 1968; and was a self-employed Property Manager. Wally enjoyed spending time at Rietta… Waldo …

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    Joanne Raymond

    Joanne Raymond Gardner Joanne A. “Charlie” (Cordeau) (McCarthy) Raymond, 78, of Gardner, died peacefully Sunday, June 9, 2019, in her home. Born in Boston on June 4, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Alfreda (Perkins) Cordeau. Joanne graduated from Everett High School with the Class of 1958. She was a Secretary employed by Cross Country Automotive of Medford for several years, retiring in 2000. She was previously a Legal Secretary for the Law Office of Alfred P. Farese of… J…

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    Thelma Koczan

    Thelma Koczan Baldwinville Thelma J. “T.J.” (Gronlund) Koczan, 90, of Baldwinville, formerly of Gardner, died peacefully Monday, June 10, 2019 in Alliance Health at Baldwinville, following a long illness. Thelma was born in Gardner on January 31, 1929, the daughter of the late William and Emelia (Lervik) Gronlund. She graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1947. Thelma was employed by Fort Devens as a Purchasing Agent for 20 years, retiring in 1989. She was previously employed b…

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    Loraine Laplante

    Loraine Laplante Winchendon Loraine M. (LaPlante) Laplante, 77, of Gardner, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in Heywood Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Winchendon on August 25, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Exilda (LeBlanc) LaPlante. Loraine was employed by Stop & Shop Supermarket as a cashier for several years until her retirement in 2009. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies 747 Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time on the co…

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    John “Pat” Sendrowski

    John “Pat” Sendrowski John J. “Pat” Sendrowski, Sr., 91, of Greenville, NC, formerly of Gardner, died peacefully Saturday, June 1, 2019 in his residence.             Born in Leominster on May 9, 1928, he was the son of the late Paul J. and Blanche (Kulas) Sendrowski. Pat graduated from Leominster High School with the Class of 1947. He was a Mason employed by Ernest Foster Construction Company of West Boylston for 20 years, retiring in 198…

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    Heidi Martindale

    Heidi Martindale Gardner Heidi M. Martindale, 42, of Gardner, died peacefully Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, following a long, courageous battle with cancer.                 Heidi was born in Falmouth, MA on February 11, 1977, the daughter of the late Harvey L. Martindale, Jr. and Joanne (Clark) (Martindale) Carberry. She graduated from Falmouth High School with the Class of 1995; and received …

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    William Ruckey

    William Ruckey Templeton William Robert “Bill” Ruckey, 81, of Templeton, fought his way past disease Wednesday, May 22, 2019, surrounded by his loving family who encouraged him as he set sail on his final mission. Bill was born in Gardner on October 9, 1937, the son of William J. and Josephine (Szymakowski) Ruckey. He graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1955, Worcester Boys Trade in 1958, and received his Associates Degree in Engineering from Mount Wachusett Community College…

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    Thomas Kosakowski

    Thomas Kosakowski Templeton Thomas J. “Tom” Kosakowski, 80, of Templeton, died peacefully Sunday, May 19, 2019 in The Highlands of Fitchburg, following a long illness.             Born in Gardner on April 10, 1939, he was the son of the late John J. and Beverly (Raymond) Kosakowski.  Tom attended the former Templeton High School, and later received his GED. He was a mechanic who owned and operated Village Carriage Shop of Templeton f…

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    Jeanne Dawe

    Jeanne Dawe Gardner Jeanne Burke Dawe, 82, of Gardner, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home of Gardner, with her husband and children by her side.  She spent the last 3 weeks of her life surrounded by her husband, children, and seven amazing grandchildren.  Born in Quincy on February 4, 1937, Jeanne grew up in North Weymouth, MA and was the oldest of three children.  She graduated in 1955 from Weymouth High School with 4 year honors. She had parti…

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    Susan Bradford

    Susan Bradford Hubbardston Susan C. (Cormier) Bradford, 71, of Hubbardston, died peacefully Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in her home, following a brief illness.             She was born in Gardner on March 20, 1948, the daughter of the late Bernard J. and Agnes S. (Lamoureux) Cormier. Susan graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1966; and attended Mount Wachusett Community College of Gardner. She was a self-employed Antique Dealer …

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    Lois Gilbert

    Lois Gilbert Gardner Lois J. Gilbert, 68, of Gardner, formerly of Ashburnham, died peacefully Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in The Highlands of Fitchburg, surrounded by her family, following a long illness.             Lois was born in Winchendon on August 23, 1950, the daughter of the late Russell and Eleanor (Monette) Nadeau.             She graduated from Murdock High School of Winchendon…

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    Marie Maillet

    Marie Maillet Gardner Marie (Richard) Maillet, 102, of Gardner, died peacefully Monday, May 13, 2019 in her home with her family by her side. She was born in St. Paul, N.B. Canada on June 15, 1916, daughter of the late Edmond and Mathilde (Boucher) Richard.  Marie was educated in Canada.  She was employed for many years by the former Collier-Keyworth Company of Gardner as a stitcher, retiring in 1981. Marie was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Ga…

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    John Griffin, Jr.

    John Griffin, Jr. Fitzwilliam John L. “Lee” Griffin, Jr., 73, of Fitzwilliam, NH, formerly of Gardner, died unexpectedly at home Saturday, May 4, 2019.             Born in Somerville, MA on December 18, 1945, he was the son of the late John L. Griffin, Sr. and Anne (Leonard) Griffin.             John graduated from Somerville High School with the Class of 1963 and later attended Mount…

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    Bertha Bagdonas

    Bertha Bagdonas Gardner Bertha M. “Cookie” Bagdonas, 76, of Gardner, died peacefully Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in UMASS Memorial HealthAlliance – Clinton Hospital, Leominster, surrounded by her family, following a long illness.             Born in Gardner on September 19, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Rene and Annette (Richards) Laliberte.             Cookie graduated from Gardner…

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    Leo Vautour

    Leo Vautour Gardner Leo C. Vautour, 82, a lifelong resident of Gardner, died peacefully Thursday, May 2, 2019 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center of Worcester.             Leo was born in Gardner on March 20, 1937, the son of the late Leo and Margaret (Casey) Vautour. He graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1954.             Leo was a United States Korean War Navy Veteran…