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Russell H. Nordwell, 89, of Westborough

August 31st, 2016

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Westborough – Russell H. Nordwell, 89, of Westborough, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 at the Coleman House in Northborough. He was the husband of Thelma (Andrews) Nordwell. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Carl and Agnes (Ackerman) Nordwell. He was raised and educated in Shrewsbury and was a 1945 graduate […]

John H. Leeds Jr., 70, of Southborough

August 30th, 2016

Southborough – John H. Leeds Jr., 70, of Southborough, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 at his home. He was the husband of Suzanne (Perry) Leeds for the past 47 years. Born in Winchester, he was the son of the late Barbara (Bulwinkle) and John H. Leeds Sr. John was a Navy veteran, serving in the […]

Jeffrey Merloni, 55, of Southborough

August 30th, 2016

Southborough – Jeffrey James Merloni, 55, of Southborough, passed away in his sleep early Friday morning, Aug. 26, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. He was the son of Victor and Anne (Zucchi) Merloni of Southborough. Jeff started his career as a union laborer with Local 609 in Framingham and then became a heavy […]

John W. Tierney, 80, of Hudson

August 29th, 2016

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Hudson – John W. Tierney, 80, a longtime resident of Hudson, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 at Emerson Hospital in Concord. John was born and raised in Portland, Maine, son of the late John J. and Marion (Phee) Tierney and brother of the late Kathleen Murphy. He attended local schools and was a graduate of […]

Judith A. Girouard, 83, of Shrewsbury

August 29th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Judith A. (McCourt) Girouard, of Shrewsbury, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 in Shrewsbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center with her daughters by her side. She was 83. She was born in Portland, Maine on July 10, 1933, daughter of the late James and Mary (Carson) McCourt, and was raised in Worcester and graduated from […]

Howard R. Delinsky, 76, of Clinton

August 26th, 2016

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Clinton – Howard R. Delinsky, 76, of Clinton and former longtime resident of Hudson, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family, at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester.  Howard was the loving husband of 56 years to the love of his life, Helen G. (Collins) Delinsky, who recently passed in March […]

Eleanor L. Garceau, 94, of Hudson

August 26th, 2016

Hudson – Eleanor L. (Fearing) Garceau, 94, a lifelong resident of Hudson, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center. She was the beloved wife of 61 years to the late Henry W. Garceau, who died in 2006. Eleanor was born and raised in Hudson, daughter of […]

Vickie Lou Goss, 78, of Shrewsbury

August 26th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Vickie Lou “Vicki” (Basham) Goss, 78, of Shrewsbury, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 after suffering a stroke. She was born in Wichita, Kans., daughter of the late Lee and Marjory (Blackburn) Basham of Wichita. A Cornell University graduate with her Master’s in Business Administration, Vicki worked for the Dean of Architecture, Arts […]

Joshua Dryden, 25, of Worcester/Grafton

August 25th, 2016

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Worcester/Grafton – Joshua Paul Richard Dryden, 25, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. Joshua was born Aug. 3, 1991 in Worcester. He graduated from Grafton Memorial Senior High School. He studied HVAC/R from Porter and Chester Institute in Westborough. Joshua had a passion for ski diving with his father. He loved […]

David F. Holder, 96, of Hudson

August 25th, 2016

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Hudson – David F. Holder was born Dec. 20, 1919. He grew up in and around Hudson and attended Hudson High School. David worked in the family milk business and married Barbara Beach on June 6, 1940. David was inducted into the Army in April 1943. He served with the 3rd Infantry Division during the […]

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