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Shelagh K. Ricker, 74, of Northborough

January 9th, 2017

Northborough – Shelagh K. Ricker, 74, of Northborough, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital, Worcester. She was the wife of Bernard “Ted” Ricker. Born in Brookline, She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Edna (Bordelais) Ford. She was a graduate of Melrose High School, class of 1960, […]

Charles E. Naples, 77, of Westborough

January 9th, 2017


Westborough – Charles E. Naples, 77, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at home. Born in Westborough, he was the son of the late Michael and Catherine (O’Hearn) Naples. He was educated in Westborough schools and was a 1958 graduate of Westborough High School. He served with the National Guard from 1958-1960 and […]

Gloria Barr, 77, of Southborough

January 9th, 2017


Southborough – Gloria Barr (Heitin), of Southborough, entered into rest Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. She was 77. She was the devoted mother of Alexis  and Shawn McDowell, Sabrina Uhlman and  Craig and Angelina Barr; the loving sister of Carolyn and William Bell; and the cherished grandmother of Brittany, Denah and Shane, Keith, Justin, Allie and […]

Garey R. Preston, 72, of Marlborough

January 6th, 2017


Marlborough – Garey R. Preston, 72, of Marlborough, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at Marlborough Hospital. Born in Lincoln, Maine, he was the son of the late Owen Bickford and Norma (Matthews) Preston and the husband of Lucille (LeBlanc) Preston of Marlborough. He had been employed as a truck driver, working for various moving companies, […]

Linda M. Gustafson-Sproul, 73, of Hudson

January 6th, 2017

Hudson – Linda M. Gustafson-Sproul went to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Linda was the daughter of the late Henry and Minneolla (Peel) Gustafson. She was a lifetime resident of Hudson and member of the First Federated Church. Along with her sister, Joanne, she operated the Colonial Flower Shop in Hudson for […]

Dennis G. Wadsworth, 64, formerly of Westborough

January 6th, 2017


Holland, Mass. – Dennis G. Wadsworth, 64, of Holland, Mass., formerly of Westborough, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at the Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge. He was the husband of Mary A. (Walden) Wadsworth, to whom he was married for 35 years. Born in Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of the […]

Richard Caron, 69, of Grafton

January 5th, 2017


Grafton – Richard Caron, 69, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 following an illness at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Carol (LaCroix) Caron; his sons, Richard Caron and Stacy Gonzalez and Christopher Caron and his wife Tammy; and his grandchildren, Maggie Lynne and Jonathan […]

Helen T. DiTommaso, 95, of Marlborough

January 5th, 2017


Marlborough – Helen T. (Yuryan) DiTommaso, 95, died Monday evening, Jan. 2, 2017 after a brief period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Peter C. DiTommaso Sr., whom she married in 1948. She was born in Hudson, the daughter of the late Albert and Monica (Milasauskas) Yuryan, and lived in Marlborough […]

Ronald M. Ledoux, 73, of Northborough

January 4th, 2017


Northborough – Ronald M. Ledoux passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was 73. He leaves his devoted wife of 50 years, Kathleen E. (Healy) Ledoux; his loving children, Michelle Wardell and her husband Whit of  Canal Winchester, Ohio, Matthew Ledoux and his wife […]

Harry Der Harootunian, 81, of Shrewsbury

January 3rd, 2017


Shrewsbury – Harry Der Harootunian, 81, of the Southgate Community in Shrewsbury, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 after a brief illness. Harry was born in Worcester, son of the late Bedros and Manooshag (Chalikian) Der Hartootunian. He graduated from South High School in 1953. He attended WPI and graduated from Worcester Junior College. Harry served […]

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