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Jeanne Alves, 76, of Hudson

February 9th, 2016

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Hudson – If you were lucky enough to be born into the family of Jeanne (McMaster) Alves, you were blessed with unwavering support, unconditional love and a boot in the drawers if and when one was required. Jeanne could be counted on to tell it like it is. She was a master of the King’s […]

Yvonne R. Arena, 78, of Hudson

February 9th, 2016

Hudson – Yvonne R. Arena, 78, of Hudson, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. She was the loving wife of Dominick J. “Jim” Arena for 48 years; devoted mother of Deborah Coryer and her husband Gary of Colchester, Vt., Christine Arena of Burlington, Vt., Wendy Santini of Easton, Pa., and Julie Locke and her husband Andrew […]

Merton R. Marshall, 77, of Westborough

February 4th, 2016

Westborough – Merton R. Marshall, 77, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at the Coleman House in Northborough. He was the husband of the late Ruth E. (Seymour) Marshall. Born in Ashland, he was the son of the late Alfred and Lulu (Morway) Marshall, and was raised and educated in Upton. Mert was employed as […]

Jimmy R. Poulin, 15, of Northbridge

February 4th, 2016

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Northbridge – Jimmy R. Poulin, 15, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 after a minor accident doing what he loved. He leaves his mother, Michelle Poulin and her fiancée Rick Auclair of Northbridge; his father, Jim Poulin and his fiancée Shelli Morris of Whitinsville; grandparents, Roger and Elaine Auger of Whitinsville and Paula and Bob […]

June Davis, 75, of Marlborough

February 3rd, 2016

Marlborough – June M. (Silva) Davis, 75, of Marlborough, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at Tufts Medical Center, Boston. Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Edward A. and Lillian F. (Silva) Silva. A licensed rehabilitation counselor and longtime advocate for those who struggled with addiction issues, June had been employed as […]

Charles W. Decker, 84, of Westborough

February 3rd, 2016

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Westborough – Charles W. Decker, 84, of Westborough, formerly of Marlborough and Dennis, passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beverly L. (Sears Foster) Decker. Charles was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Conrad and Ida (Magee) Decker. He was […]

Matthew Holmes, 22, of Hudson

February 3rd, 2016

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Hudson – Matthew Ryan Holmes, 22, a lifelong resident of Hudson, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. He was the loving son of Jamie R. Holmes and Erin R. Holmes, and their significant others, Melissa Adelstein and Matt Jackson. Matthew was a graduate of Hudson High School, class of 2011. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the […]

Peter A. Doran, 48, of Marlborough

February 3rd, 2016

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Marlborough – Peter A. “Pete” Doran, 48, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, 2016 after a short illness. He was the husband of Rebekah (Honer) Doran, to whom he was married for eight years. He was born in Liverpool, England, the son of Brian and Joyce (Ellis) Doran of Potsdam, N.Y., and spent much of his […]

Angela M. Ferro, 88, of Shrewsbury

February 2nd, 2016

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Worcester/Shrewsbury – Angela M. (Pizzi) Ferro, 88, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Worcester, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 in Knollwood Nursing Center, surrounded by her loving family. Calling hours for Angela will be Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9-10:15 a.m., in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury.

James R. DiProfio, 81, of Westborough

February 2nd, 2016

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Westborough – James R. DiProfio, 81, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Silvio and Isabel (Dufault) DiProfio. He was educated in Westborough schools and was a graduate of Westborough High School. He also attended and […]

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