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Joshua Dryden, 25, of Worcester/Grafton

August 25th, 2016

Obit Joshua Dryden

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 […]

Jose Carlos F. Guimaraes, 67, of Westborough

August 24th, 2016

Obit Jose Carlos F. Guimaraes_crop

Westborough – Jose Carlos F. Guimaraes, 67, of Westborough, died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. He was the husband of Sonia De Paula (DaConceicao) Guimaraes. He was born in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, the son of the late Alfredo Da Rocha Guimaraes and Maria Faria Gomes, and was […]

Helen E. Rutkiewicz, 94, of Grafton/Charlton

August 23rd, 2016

Obit Helen E. Rutkiewicz

Grafton/Charlton – Helen E. (Flowers) Rutkiewicz, 94, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at Overlook Masonic Health Care Center in Charlton, surrounded by her loving family. Her husband of 58 years, Benjamin Rutkiewicz, passed away in 2001. Helen is survived by her daughter, Gaye Kenyon and her husband Bill; her son, Peter Rutkiewicz and his […]

Kenneth J. Winchester, 62, of Marlborough

August 22nd, 2016

Marlborough – Kenneth J. Winchester, 62, died Thursday evening, Aug. 18, 2016 after being stricken ill earlier in the week. He was the husband of Carolyn (Burke) Winchester, to whom he was married for 43 years. He was born in Biddeford, Maine, the son of the late Carl Winchester and Pauline (Cormier) Winchester, and lived […]

William Richards, 62, of Marlborough

August 22nd, 2016

Marlborough – William “Bill” Richards, 62, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 17, 2016 after a brief illness.  He was the husband of Margaret “Peg” (Simoneau) Richards to whom he was married for 40 years. He was born in Scranton, Pa., the son of the late William P. Richards and Angelina (Cordaro) Richards of Hudson, and lived […]

Dorothy K. Vinal, 91, of Marlborough

August 22nd, 2016

Obit Dorothy K. Vinal

Marlborough – Dorothy K. (McPherson) Vinal, 91, of Marlborough, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Born in Stoughton, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Clara (Kempf) McPherson and the wife of the late Alden Charles Reynolds who died in 2010. She had also been the wife of the late Stephen Henry Vinal, who […]

James Connors, 56, formerly of Westborough

August 22nd, 2016

Obit James Connors_crop

Westborough – James Patrick “Jim” Connors, 56, of Portland, Maine, formerly of Westborough, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland after a brief illness. Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Mark and Barbara (Mitchell) Connors. He was raised and educated in Westborough, and was a […]

Katherine M. Turnan, 73, of Shrewsbury

August 22nd, 2016

Obit  Katherine M. Turnan

Shrewsbury – Katherine M. Turnan, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at her home after a long illness. She was 73. Born April 2, 1943 in Worcester, daughter of the late John & Mary (Sullivan) Turnan, Kathy was a lifelong resident of Shrewsbury. She graduated from Shrewsbury High School, class of 1961, and went on to […]

John M. Casey, 85, of Shrewsbury

August 22nd, 2016

Obit John Casey_crop

Shrewsbury – John M. Casey, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 at UMass Memorial Hospital. He was 85. Born March 14, 1931 in Worcester, son of the late Peter & Isabelle (Carney) Casey, John was one of six children raised and educated in Worcester. He graduated from South High School, class […]

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