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    Mary (Delling) Tulloch, 73

    Mary (Delling) Tulloch, 73, left us Friday, June 7, 2019 at home surrounded by family. She is survived by her son, David and his wife Lori Tulloch of Tiverton, RI, her daughter, Deborah Tulloch of Austin TX, her son, Christopher Tulloch of Grafton, her brother, Gerald Delling and his wife Donna, of Cape Fair MO and three grandchildren, Vivienne, Gabrielle and Tiana. She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Edward Tulloch of Grafton. A daughter of John and Bella (Bruneau) Delling, she w…

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    Stanley H. Cooper, Jr., 69

    Stanley H. Cooper, Jr., age 69, of Palm Bay, Florida passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. He leaves mourning his wife Gail Belanger Cooper; three sons William E. (Jennifer) Cooper, Sr., Thomas J. Cooper, and James R. (Maricel) Cooper, Sr.; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Arrangements by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Palm Bay, 321-724-2224.

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    Philip L Platt

    Philip L Platt died February 25, 2019, at home after a battle with lung cancer. Phil leaves his wife of 57 years, Marsha Rankin Platt, their children, P Meserve R Platt and wife Cynthia and their children Audrey and Philip of San Francisco, W Halsey B. Platt and wife Julie and their children J Gordon and O Alexander of Groton, MA., and Margaret R Platt, of Millbury. Philip was born July 27, 1935, in Port Washington, NY, son of Mary Lyon and Philip Curtiss Platt. He spent early summers at Fore…

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    Ronald J. Diurba, 72

    MILLBURY -Ronald J. Diurba, 72, formerly of Grafton, died Friday, June 21st in his home, surrounded by his family. He leaves his wife of 50 years, Amanda (Gwilliam) Diurba; a son, Benjamin (Debra) of Alta Loma, CA, two daughters, Abigail (Nicholas) Haegele of Rochester, MN, Emily (Timothy) Ball of Cedar City, UT, four grandchildren, Nicole, Andrew, Ryan and Miriam Ball, a brother, Larry (Beverly) Diurba of Mars, PA, a sister, Connie (Roy) Landfair of Sewickley, PA and several nieces, nephews,…

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    Stephen Joseph Wrenn, 67

    Stephen Joseph Wrenn, 67, of North Grafton, passed away June 11, 2019, after a decades long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. All are welcome to gather with Steve’s family and friends Friday, June 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., N. Grafton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Parish, 17 Waterville Street, North Grafton, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in North Grafton. A Book of Memories to share a favorit…

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    David F. Dunphy, 60

    David F. Dunphy, 60, passed away June 13, 2019, at home following an illness. All are welcome to gather with Dave’s family and friends Tuesday, June 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated for Dave Wednesday, June 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 17 Waterville St. N. Grafton. He will then be laid to rest at Pine Grove Cemetery in North Grafton. A Book of Memories to share a memory of Dave and more complete obituary are available on…

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    Marshall Floyd Holland, 74

    Marshall Floyd Holland, 74, passed away peacefully at Umass Memorial Campus Hospital after battling an injury for the past year. All are welcome to gather with Marshall’s family Thursday, May 30, from 5 to 8 pm at the Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., N. Grafton. He will then be laid to rest privately with family at Pine Grove Cemetery in North Grafton. www.roneyfuneralhome.com.

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    William F. O’Brien, 79

    William F. O’Brien, 79, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in his home. A funeral will be held on Monday, June 3, from Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford, followed by a Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church, 652 Main St., North Oxford. Burial will be private at a later date at St. John’s Cemetery in Worcester. Calling hours are Sunday, June 2, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. www.paradisfuneralhome.com.

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    William R. “Bill” Conway, 86

    William R. “Bill” Conway, 86, passed away June 2 at home surrounded by his loving family. Honor Bill with a donation to the Stephen H. Roney Memorial Park at www.Graftonengine2.org. All gathered with Bill’s family and friends on June 5 at the Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton. His funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 6, at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Church on West St. in Grafton. He will then be laid to rest at St. Phillip’s Cemetery in Grafton. A Book of Memories to share …

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    Carolyn B. Harrington, 69

    Carolyn B. Harrington, 69, passed away June 23, 2019 at Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation in Northbridge following complications from cancer. All are welcome to gather with Carolyn’s family and friends Monday, July 8, from 5:30-6:30pm at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., N. Grafton, followed by a Remembrance service at 6:30 pm in the funeral home. Burial will be private. A Book of Memories to share a favorite story or message of sympathy with her family is available online at www.Roney…

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    Gay (Scott) Watkins, 83

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gay Watkins, 83, on May 15, 2019, at the West Island Palliative Care Residence after her brave battle against cancer. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Watkins, loving mother of Wendy of Grafton, Lory (Bob), and Jancy (Stephen). She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Kaila, Richard, Sarina, Marika, Tanner, Dana, and Rylee. She will remain in the hearts of her family and friends forever. The family will receive condol…

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    Sonja L. (Anderson) Bridges, 83

    Sonja L. (Anderson) Bridges, 83, passed away May 9, 2019, following an illness. All are welcome to gather with Sonja’s family at a memorial service Wednesday, May 15 at 10 a.m. at Holy Spirit Church 3 Pleasant St. Sutton. Burial will be private. Please honor Sonja with memorial donations to HSEAD PO Box 30 Cooperstown, NY 13326. A Book of Memories to share a story or message of sympathy with Sonja’s family is available online at www.RoneyFuneralHome.com.

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    Norman F. Lacasse, 82

    Norman F. Lacasse, 82, of North Grafton, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Saint Vincent Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, after a bravely fought battle with Scleroderma. Calling Hours arer Sunday, May 19 from 3 until 6 p.m. in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester. His funeral will be Monday, May 20, departing the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. in procession for an 11 a.m. funeral Mass at Saint Mary’s Church, 17 Waterville Street, North Graft…

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    Nellie G. McNiff, 92

    Nellie G. McNiff, 92, of North Grafton, formerly of Westborough, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester. Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, July 6, in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial followed in St. Luke’s Cemetery. There were no calling hours. Funeral arrangements were under the care of Pickering and Son Westborough Funeral Home. www.westboroughfuneralhome.com

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    Michael Paul Haggerty, 52

    Michael Paul Haggerty, Age 52, of Grafton passed away on May 7, 2019. Relatives and friends attended the visiting hours on May 10 at the Roney Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Michael may be made to the Grafton Food Bank, PO Box 324, Grafton, MA 01519-1511. www.RoneyFuneralHome.com.

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    Andrew W. Ross, 32

    Andrew W. Ross, 32, of Grafton died suddenly on May 5, 2019. Andrew’s family invites his many friends to visit the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. Worcester on Saturday, May 11 to honor Andrew’s life. A time of visitation will be from 9 to 11am with a memorial service to be held at 11am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Andrews memory to Alyssa’s Place Peer Recovery Center at 297 Central St., Gardner, Ma 01440. www.mercadantefuneral.com.

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    Pauline Louise Bates (Hoffert)

    Pauline Louise Bates (Hoffert) died peacefully on May 1, 2019 after a long, full life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (lymphaticnetwork.org). Services are private. www.lindquistlundin.com/.

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    Trisha A. Houde, 40

    Trisha A. Houde passed away April 30, 2019 after a long battle with addiction. All are invited to gather with Trisha’s family and friends at her Celebration of Life Tuesday, May 7, at the Mill Church in Millbury. A greeting of family & friends will take place 4-5:30 pm with a service immediately following. Burial will be at a later date where she will be joining her mother at Fairview Cemetery in South Grafton.

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    Beverly C. (Carey) Whiterell, 89

    Beverly C. (Carey) Whiterell, 89, formerly of North Grafton and Webster, passed away peacefully Tuesday April 30, 2019. All are welcome to gather with Beverly’s family and friends Thursday, May 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Roney Funeral Home. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 3 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 17 Waterville St., N. Grafton. She will then be laid to rest at St. Phillip Cemetery in Grafton. A Book of Memories to share a favorite story or message of sympathy is available…

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    William J. “Bill” McElroy, 94

    William J. “Bill” McElroy, 94, passed away peacefully April 25, 2019 at Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation in Northbridge. All are welcome to gather with Bill’s family for a calling hour on Tuesday April 30th from 9:30-10:30am at St. Mary’s Church 17 Waterville Street N. Grafton, MA 01536 followed by the celebration of his Funeral Mass at 11:00am in the church. He will then be laid to rest at Pine Grove Cemetery in North Grafton. A Book of Memories to share a memory of Bill or message of sym…

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    Katherine (Harris) Corey, 87

    Katherine (Harris) Corey, 87, died peacefully on Friday, April 26, 2019 in St. Vincent Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Family and friends will honor and remember Kathy’s life by gathering for a time of visitation on Tuesday, April 30th from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 N. Main Street in Millbury. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 1st at 10 a.m. in St. Philip’s Church, 12 West Street in Grafton. Burial will follow at St. Philip’s Cemetery in Graft…

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    Elisabeth “Betty” M. Kelly

    Betty Kelly, born Dec. 15, 1927, in Pittsfield, daughter of Laurence and Miriam Allen, passed away on April 18, 2019 surrounded by friends and family. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St. N Grafton. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church,17 Waterville St, North Grafton on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m., with burial to follow immediately at St Joseph Cemetery, Waite St, Leicester. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in …

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    Edward B. Swalec, II, 60

    Edward B. Swalec, II, 60, of North Grafton, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2018, while at work. Calling Hours will be on Tuesday, April 16, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester. His Funeral will be on Wednesday, April 17, at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1290 Grafton Street, Worcester. Interment will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester. There is an online register for messages and condolences, it can be found a…

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    Sadie J. Laflamme, 5

    Sadie J. Laflamme, 5, passed away peacefully at home in the loving arms of her family Saturday April 13, 2019 following complications from CDKL5. All are welcome to gather with Sadie’s family Thursday, April 18 from 4 to 7 pm at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., N. Grafton, MA., 01536. Further celebration of Sadie’s life will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers please honor Sadie with a donation to www.CDKL5.com/get-involved/donate/. www.RoneyFuneralHome.com.

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    Brandy A. Pichette, 41

    Brandy A. Pichette, 41, passed away on April 1, 2019 following complications from diabetes. Memorial services for Brandy are private. A Book of Memories to share a favorite story or message of sympathy is available online at www.roneyfuneralhome.com.

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    June A. (Hall) Merrick

    June A. (Hall) Merrick of 63 Carroll Road in North Grafton passed away April 5, 2019, at her home as she wished. Services and burial after cremation will be private. For those who wish to make a donation in her name, please consider the Grafton Food Bank PO Box 324 Grafton, MA 01519 or the Veterans Inc. 69 Grove Street Worcester, MA 01605.

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    Harriet M. Therrien, 97

    Harriet M. Therrien, 97, died Sunday March 31, 2019 in Beaumont Nursing Home in Northbridge. All are welcome to gather with Harriet’s family Saturday, April 6, from 9:30-11 a.m. at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton, followed by a prayer service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. She will then be laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery in Grafton. A Book of Memories to share a favorite story or message of sympathy with her family is available online at www.RoneyFuneralHome.com.

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    Richard L. “Luke” Lukas

    Richard L. “Luke” Lukas of Grafton, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019, with his daughters by his side. He leaves his two daughters, Karyn O’Connor and her husband David with whom he lived, and Krystal Kenney and her husband Mike of Sutton; his grandchildren, Luke and Jake O’Connor and Owen and Emilee Kenney; sister Pauline Savage of Worcester; two brothers, Joseph Lukas of Yarmouth and Ronald Lukasevicz of Douglas. He was preceded by his wife, Nancy M. (Hamilton) Lukas, his son, Mark R. L…

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    Claire B. (Bourque) Simpson, 87

    Claire B. (Bourque) Simpson, 87, passed away peacefully at home March 24, 2019, surrounded by her family. She leaves her husband of 58 years, John Simpson, Sr., her son John Simpson, Jr. and his girlfriend Wendy Rogers of New Braintree, her daughter Michelle Nurse of Longmeadow, her sister Marguerite Bourque of Manchester, Conn., brother and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews here and in Canada. Claire was born in Stratford, Quebec, Canada on March 21, 1932 daughter of the late Josep…

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    Helen M. (St. Pierre) Atchue, 73

    Helen M. (St. Pierre) Atchue, 73, passed away at home March 25, 2019, following complications from kidney cancer she had been fighting for nine years. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Norman Atchue. Also, her children Steven Atchue and Vera Bruklich, Kimberly Cusella and her husband David, Scott Atchue and his wife Dawn. Also, her grandchildren Joseph and James Atchue, Samantha, Mathew and William Cusella and Anthony, Olivia and Benjamin Atchue, her great-grandchildren Devin, Sophi…

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    Roberta A. (Loomer) Atchue, 85

    Roberta A. (Loomer) Atchue, 85, passed away peacefully March 22, 2019, at The Oasis at Dodge Park in Worcester. Her husband of 34 years, Philip Atchue, passed away in 1996. Roberta is survived by her son Thomas Atchue and his wife Donna and their children Joshua Atchue, Nicole McIntrye and Crystal Golden and her daughter Beverly McGlone and her husband John and their children Sean, Caitlin and Shane McGlone. She also leaves one great-grandson Liam McIntyre and several nieces and nephews. Her …

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    Christine (Olson) Huchowski, 66

    Christine (Olson) Huchowski, 66, passed away March 16, 2019, at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester following an illness. She is survived by her husband Walter Huchowski, her daughter Correne Huchowski and Indy and son Jason Huchowski. Also, her brothers Robert and Keith Olson and several nieces and nephews. Her brother Bruce Olson predeceased her. Christine was born in Worcester on July 22, 1952, daughter of the late Phyllis (Ackley) and Robert Olson. She loved spending time with family a…

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    Nancy L. (Carney) Corcoran, 80

    Nancy L. (Carney) Corcoran of Grafton, died on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at St. Vincent Medical Center surrounded by family. She was 80. She is predeceased by her husband of 49 years and the love of her life, Thomas S. Corcoran. She leaves two daughters, whom she considered to be her greatest legacy, Tara S. Corcoran and her husband Philip Goyette of Uxbridge and Amy T. Catalogna and her husband Philip of Framingham. “Grammie” also leaves five grandchildren of whom she was incredibly proud – …

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    Marie Gloria (Bernier) Gilbert, 93

    Marie Gloria (Bernier) Gilbert, 93, died peacefully at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center Worcester. Her husband of 68 years Donald H. Gilbert died in 2016. One son survives her, Paul Gilbert and his wife Kathleen of Thompson, CT; three daughters, Nancy McGrath and her husband John of Woodstock, CT; Donna Garabedian and her husband Joseph of South Grafton, and Patricia Millos, wife of the late Ronald Millos of Auburn. Also, nine grandchildren: Thomas and Paul J and Daniel Gilbert; David McGrath…

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    James F. “Tyke” Hayes, 93

    MILLBURY – James F. “Tyke” Hayes, 93, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2019, at Whitney Place Assisted Living in Northborough, where he’s resided for the past two and a half years. He was born on June 10, 1925. Being born prematurely, he was given the nick-name “Tyke,” a name that stuck for life. Tyke was born in Worcester and was pre-deceased by his parents John and Maude (Hennigan) Hayes, his sisters Marcella Hayes, Rita Beauregard, Florence McGrath, Mercedes Gagliardi, and brothers James…

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    Robert W. Fahlbeck, 71

    Robert W. Fahlbeck, 71, passed away March 3, 2019, following complications from cancer. He leaves his wife of 40 years, Susan (Willett) Fahlbeck, his daughter Pamela Fahlbeck, several nieces and nephews, and many friends. He was predeceased by his brother Paul DiPilato and his beloved Springer Spaniels Cassie and Brandy. Bob was born Dec. 12, 1947, in Hartford, Conn., son of the late Patricia (Bessette) and William Fahlbeck. His roots were in Grafton where he graduated from high school and li…

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    Regina L.(Krzykowski) Bumpus, 94

    Regina L.(Krzykowski) Bumpus, 94, passed away peacefully Feb. 15, 2019 at Overlook Masonic Home in Charlton. She was predeceased by her husband David J. Bumpus. Regina also leaves her son David Bumpus and his wife Kaye, daughter Susan Wenc and her husband Mitchell, daughter-in-law Janet Bumpus; her grandchildren David Bumpus, Daniel Wenc and Jonathan and Bradford Bumpus along with four great-grandchildren and several nieces. Her son Michael Bumpus also predeceased her. Regina was born Aug. 10…

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    Thomas J. Peavey, Sr., 86

    Thomas J. Peavey, Sr., 86, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at Brookside Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. He leaves behind his wife of 29 years, Lynda M. (Wait) Peavey, a daughter, Kandie wife of Andrew Cruikshank of Morrisville, N.C., a son, Thomas J. ‘T.J.’ Peavey, Jr. of Worcester, two grandchildren, Hannah and Walker, and a brother, Robert Peters and his wife Sharon of Northbridge. Tom was born Feb. 18, 1932, in Haverhill, son of the late Ray and Edith (Wedge) Peavey. He was a grad…

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    Marion “M’ie” C. Bjork, 83

    Marion “M’ie” C. Bjork, 83, a longtime Upton resident and former North Grafton resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at The Largo Medical Center in Largo, FL. Born in Worcester, on July 29, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Arthur A. and Fannie E. (Clifford) Arenburg. She was raised and educated in Grafton and was a graduate of Grafton High School Class of 1953. GE employed m’ie and before her retirement, she was a telephone operator for…