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Michael Makowiecki, 88, of Grafton, formerly of Westborough

November 25th, 2015

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Grafton – Michael Makowiecki, 88, of Grafton, formerly of Westborough, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. He was born and raised in Worcester and was the son of Andrew and Mary (Kawecka) Makowiecki. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Becker College and Clark University in Worcester. Michael was […]

Maria Lonergan, of Shrewsbury

November 24th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Maria Elisabete (Felix) Lonergan, of Shrewsbury, passed away Nov. 22, 2015 after a 15-month fight against colon cancer. Her life’s work was improving the lives of children with autism, which she did for 19 years at the New England Center for Children in Southborough. Maria is survived by her husband, Mark, and their […]

Lois M. Forsberg, 83, of Westborough/Grafton

November 24th, 2015

Westborough/Grafton – Lois M. (Greenwood) Forsberg, 83, passed away peacefully at Beaumont of Northbridge, with loving family by her side, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Her husband, Nils E. Forsberg Jr., died in 1989. She leaves her four children, Bruce Forsberg and his wife Gail of Northborough, David Forsberg and his wife Theresa of Beverly, Debra […]

Monavar Hakim, 90, of Northborough

November 23rd, 2015

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Northborough – Monavar (Bozourgizadeh) Hakim, born Feb. 27, 1925 in Eshgh-Abad, USSR, passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at the age of 90, in Shrewsbury Nursing Home after a period of declining health. She was predeceased by her husband of 28 years, Dr. Khalil Hakim (1972). Mrs Hakim leaves behind her two siblings Farhad Bozourgizadeh […]

Raymond Shaw, 80, of Westborough

November 23rd, 2015

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Westborough – Raymond “Ray” Joseph Shaw, 80, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, surrounded by his family, at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital. Ray grew up in Waldwick, N.J., son of Michael T. and Beatrice (Thompson) Shaw. He served four years in the Navy during the Korean War, as a Radar Petty Officer, 1st […]

James J. Koskinen, 74, of Grafton

November 20th, 2015

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Grafton – James J. Koskinen, 74, of Grafton, passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in the home he loved, here in New England. His loving wife of 34 years, E. Anne (Williamson) Koskinen, predeceased him in 2004. Jim is survived by a son, J. Matthew Koskinen and his wife Amy of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan […]

Peter DiRico, 95, of Marlborough

November 20th, 2015


Marlborough – Peter DiRico, 95, of Marlborough, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Paul and Pasqualina (Marino) DiRico and the husband of Mary (Monahan) DiRico, to whom he had been married for the past 69 years. A veteran of WWII, Mr. DiRico served in the Army […]

Frances M. Naugler-Cosenza, 96, of Marlborough

November 20th, 2015

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Marlborough – Frances M. (Russo) Naugler-Cosenza, 96, of Marlborough, former longtime resident of Hudson, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center. She was the beloved wife of 29 years to the late Lester C. Naugler, who died in 1965, and was predeceased by her former […]

Cecile T. Albright, 87, of Worcester

November 19th, 2015

Worcester – Cecile T. (DeNapoli) Albright, 87, of Worcester, formerly of Shrewsbury, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 in Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Worcester after an illness. Cecile was born in Boston and raised in Revere, one of nine children of the late Antonio and Rose (Cataldo) DeNapoli. She attended Revere schools and […]

James B. Loftus, 63, of Southborough

November 19th, 2015

Southborough – James B. Loftus, 63, of Southborough, passed away Tuesday, Nov.17, 2015, after battling a long illness. He was the husband of Martha (Sullivan) Loftus for over 30 years. Born and raised in Holyoke, he remained devoted to the city and returned annually to enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day parade, his favorite event of […]

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