He leaves his brother, Jim Crosby and his wife Jan of Worcester; his niece, Nicole Crosby and her wife Erica; his nephew, Dan Merrill; and his great-nieces and great-nephews, Arianna, Andrew and Emilie Merrill. He also leaves his step-nephew, Andrew Pasquale, and step-niece, Heather D’Ambra, and of course the family dog, “Nook.” He was also predeceased by his stepfather, William Kennedy Sr.
Eddie enjoyed working at Goretti’s for the past 25 years and had recently retired.
His family would like to thank the Highway Barn and Goretti’s Market for their caring, friendship, and kindness as they lit up his life on a daily basis, especially when his “guys” came to pick him up. Eddie’s family would also like to thank Dr. Morse at Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation of Worcester and the staff at the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit at UMass Lake Avenue in Worcester. Eddie’s family also wishes to extend their deep appreciation for the friendship, love and support of his dear friends, Joyce Fiske and Mark Goodwin, over the last 20 years as their help ensured Eddie’s quality of life and success.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Eddie with a donation to The Seven Hills Foundation, c/o Family Support, 81 Hope Ave., Worcester, MA 01603.
All are welcome to gather with Eddie’s family and friends Friday, May 27, from 4-7 p.m., at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., North Grafton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated for Eddie Saturday, May 28, at 10 a.m., at St. Philip’s Church, 12 West St., Grafton. He will then be laid to rest at St. Phillip Cemetery in Grafton.
To share a memory of Eddie or leave a message of sympathy with his family online, visit www.RoneyFuneralHome.com.]]>
She leaves her son, Francis E. Foster Jr. and his partner Deborah May of Shrewsbury; three grandchildren, Ryan, Jamie, and Amanda Foster; and three great-grandchildren, William and Samuel Foster and Flynn Foster. She was predeceased by six siblings.
Marietta was born in Worcester, daughter of the late William and Loda (Brigham) Ollis. She attended Worcester schools.
After her marriage to Frank, Marietta was a homemaker and full time mother. Later in her life, she became a hairdresser and worked at several salons. Upon their retirement, she and Frank enjoyed spending their winter months in Florida.
Marietta was a member of Saint Mary’s Church.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with her family Friday, May 27, from 4-6 p.m., in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. Her funeral will be held Saturday, May 28 from the funeral home, with a funeral Mass celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery of Worcester.
Donations in her memory can be made to Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605.
To leave a note of condolence for Marietta’s family or to view her Book of Memories, visit www.brittonfuneralhomes.com.]]>
Westborough – Two local businesses were honored during the Westborough Board of Selectmen’s May 24 meeting.
Jon Cohen, who owns Harry’s Restaurant with his wife Linda, accepted a proclamation of congratulations from the Board on the occasion of the restaurant’s 70th anniversary. Harry’s, located on 149 Turnpike Rd (Route 9 West), was opened by Cohen’s parents, Harry and Eleanor, in 1946. Since that time, it has become an iconic local establishment.
“My parents would have been ready proud of this,” Cohen said, as he thanked the board. “I also want to thank all of our employees. I hope we will still be here for years to come.”
Another longtime Westborough business, E.L. Harvey & Sons, was presented with the town’s Stormwater Management and Quality Water Award.
Derek Saari, the town’s conservation officer, presented the award to Jim Harvey, CEO and treasurer of E.L. Harvey & Sons.
Located in Westborough, on the Hopkinton border, Harvey’s is a full service waste hauling, transfer, and scrap recycling operation. As such, Saari noted, they must do a great deal of monitoring of their operations to comply with state and federal mandates.
“They have had a great transformation at the facility in past years,” Saari said. “They do a great job.”
The company, founded in 1911, serves as the town’s recycling and trash disposal drop-off facility.
In other business, the board appointed Gary Gregory to the Historical Commission and Katie Welch to the Country Club Operating Committee and reappointed June Hudnall as a registrar of voters.]]>
The Trinity Church Applefest Craft Fair (held outside during Northborough’s 250th Anniversary Applefest Celebration) will be taking place Sunday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The application fee is $50 per space if reserved by June 17 and $60 after June 17. The craft fair will be held rain or shine.
Trinity Church Mistletoe Mart Christmas Fair (held inside the church) will be taking place Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The application fee is $40 per space. Spaces are 10 X 10 or 10 X 12.
For either event, crafters must supply their own booth supplies (tables, chairs, canopies, etc.). For more information and an application, contact Rae Carlsen at 508-208-4380 or firstname.lastname@example.org.]]>
A social hour will be followed at 6 p.m. by an “Old-fashioned Summer Picnic” and at 7 p.m. by the meeting and election with dessert and coffee.
The public is welcome. Price for the event is $25 per person. Catering will be provided by Catering Options. A cash bar will be available provided by Vin Bin. Attire is casual.
To attend the entire program, send a check payable to the Friends of the Marlborough Public Library, c/o Mary Rowe, 57 Main St., Marlborough, MA 01752. To attend the business portion of the meeting only, call Mary Rowe, secretary of The Friends, at 508-485-0951.
For any further information about the meeting, call 508-485-0951, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit mpl-friends.org.]]>
The cost is $225 (rescheduling fee will be $50). Contact Tammy Pozerycki at 508-335-1968 or email@example.com to inquire about space availability and request a registration form. You must attend entire session to receive Certificate of Attendance. A student handout notebook is included. Upon completion of this seminar, you will have 30 days to submit the application for your Certification as a Dementia Practitioner to the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. To see if you qualify for CDP, visit the NCCDP website at www.nccdp.org or attend for the education.]]>
Marlborough – The visiting Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Aztecs baseball team defeated cross-town rival Advanced Math and Science Academy Eagles by a score of 5-3 in an 8 inning game played May 25, 2016 at Stevens Park.
Santo Taylor hit a two run single in the top of the eighth inning to break a 3-3 tie. Brandon Gorman had 3 hits and scored 3 runs, while Robert Downing and Taylor had 2 hits each for the Aztecs. James Laclarie pitched the complete game to earn the win.
Colin Craig and Jayden Dummett had 2 hits each for AMSA. Nishant Jhamb struck out 6 and pitched into the eighth inning for the Eagles. Timmy Wang appeared in relief to get the final 2 outs.
The teams face each again on Thursday in their final games of the season. Both teams now hold 10-9 records on the season and will advance to the playoffs.
Shrewsbury — Veteran talent gets the job done in competitive tennis, but this season an infusion of youth combined with senior experience is having a huge impact on the St. John’s High varsity tennis team.
“We have seven seniors and six freshmen so that’s quite a difference there but a lot of those freshmen can play and are on the cusp of being our future but also our present in a sense,” said 16-year head coach Ed Hippert, who is assisted by brother Jerry Hippert. “But we try to bring them in a little slowly and not overwhelm them. I’m really enjoying this team because of the attitude and the way the older kids have been bringing the younger ones along.”
“We have a lot of team chemistry. We only lost two kids from last year and a lot of these younger guys are stepping into big roles,” added senior co-captain Brendan Gallagher, who is heading to Elon University in North Carolina in the fall where he hopes to continue with tennis. “I think with the freshmen talent and the senior leadership, we’ve been able to be pretty successful this year. The balance between the grades has made this a solid team.”
Big wins versus Hopedale, Xaverian, Auburn, and others have catapulted the Pioneers (10-7) into a playoff berth once more. A season ago, the team advanced to the District 1 Central Mass. finals before being ousted by perennial powerhouse Westborough.
“I’ve been on the team three years now and what I notice most is that we do well when we’re together, “ remarked Pioneer senior Christian Suglia. “When we’re distant with each other, we don’t do as well. I think something with this team is that we’re like a family. Before every match we don’t’ scream or yell or anything like that. I think that’s one thing I have seen in the last two years and I think that’s why this team is much better.”
Hippert’s starting lineup has had some changes from early on but starts with senior captain Gallagher as number one singles. Gallagher is fast, accurate and can get to shots from seemingly any angle. Second singles is in the capable hands of Brian King who is quick, strong and is precise with his shots.
“Our one and two singles have been marvelous for us,” said Ed Hippert. “They’ve competed like crazy for us. Brendan Gallagher and Brian King have given us a lot and beaten a lot of really good players.”
Alex Zhou is steady at the number three slot. Ben Burns and Rucher Chatuivedi have excelled at number one doubles as have second doubles partners Pernay Pherwani and Syon Khosla.
If replacements are needed, there is ample talent to choose from. John Massarelli, Brahim Yatim, Parys Patnaih, Max McGhee, Andrew Fraser, Acsha Gopinathan, Christian Suglia, Matt Oliveira, Alec Mulcahy and Dan Jusseune are all capable of stepping in when called upon.
With but a handful of matches remaining in the season, focus is on staying sharp for the playoffs. The team finishes with all-world Westborough, a team that boasts several state top- ranked players. Not to worry, says Gallagher. Keep consistency and the right attitude and the Pioneers may be in for an extended post-season.
“Each guy has to focus on his own role and get his job done because it is a team sport, but you have to get the individual aspects going too. If each guy sticks to his personal game plan, we should be all set.”
The outpouring of calls and emails over the last few months has been quite shocking to say the least…and I must say it was very, very appreciated.
As you may recall, in my past three columns, I offered up a set of free reports that I wrote personally, and that I felt would truly change the lives of some of the local homeowners. I can’t even tell you how many folks I heard from, both to ask for the reports themselves, and then afterward to follow up and tell me how helpful they were.
So far I have offered you the following:
Report #1 – “The Top 10 Reasons Homes in Central Massachusetts Didn’t Sell,” which addressed the specific reasons why 40 percent of homes in Central Massachusetts failed to sell last year.
Report #2 – “10 Ways to Increase the Net Sales Price of Your Home,” a targeted list of proven methods to squeeze more money out of the sale of your home.
Report #3 – “The Top 10 Home Improvements that Yield the Greatest Return,” a time-tested and highly specific list of the tricks I’ve learned over the years to get maximum return on your home improvement projects.
For this month’s report, I again asked around to see what people wanted to learn more about, and the clear choice was pricing a property to achieve the maximum potential sale, without sitting on the market. Seemed like a good idea, so for this month I wrote up Report #4 – “Establishing the Optimal Listing Price for a Top Dollar Sale.”
In this report, I talk a bit about the classic dilemma of over-pricing versus under-pricing, and the fact that often, if you play your cards right, you can get more by asking less. Of course, other times, it’s better to defy the comparable sales, and ask more. We’ll talk about how to evaluate that in detail, and come up with the best strategy for you and your family.
If you want a copy of this month’s report, or either of the other four, just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will email them right over for you. These things have been compiled from my 28 years as one of the top Realtors in the state, and I really think you’ll find them to be truly unique and informative.
Speaking of increasing the value of your home, let’s not forget my famous “Homeowners Blend Program” program, which has been worth thousands upon thousands of dollars to local home owners. Now in its 22nd year, it has continued to be known throughout the region as a fantastic opportunity for sellers to save up to 50 percent on real estate fees when selling their home, WITHOUT having to give up a thing in return. When you think about it, what could be a better way to increase the net sales price of your home than saving thousands of dollars in expenses?
Normally, I don’t use that during the spring market, when it’s pretty hot anyway, but right now, we are facing a critical lack of inventory, and I have buyers just waiting by the phone.
Steve Levine is President of Steve Levine, Inc., and an agent at REMAX Professional Associates in Shrewsbury. He has over 28 years of experience in the local marketplace, and has been ranked 10 times as a Top Agent in New England. He can be reached at email@example.com or 508-735-4663.
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Hudson – Stormtroopers roamed the grounds around the Hudson-Concord Elks #959 Pavilion when the third annual Millennium 5K was held May 22.
In its first two years, the “Star Wars” themed fundraiser helped John and Sheryl Marrazzo make their Hudson home become wheelchair accessible including an elevator for their son Jake, 13, a seventh-grader at David J. Quinn Middle School. He lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. Now, they want the 4 Jake’s Sake Foundation to help other families get mobility equipment such as wheelchair lifts.
Activities began with speakers representing the Sisu Project, a New England running club. They named Jake an honorary club member, noting that he embodies the club’s philosophy of positivity in the face of adversity. Its club member Mike Griffin of Sturbridge finished the 5K first overall in 17:22. First-place female was Lauren Lesniak of Hudson in 19:53. About 230 runners and walkers participated.
A Kids Fun Run was organized by Brian Quinn, physical education teacher at C.A. Farley Elementary School, and Nancy Hudson, adaptive physical education teacher for Hudson public schools. Each of about three dozen children received a commemorative medal.
Following the 5K run/walk, refreshments, raffles and children’s activities were available at the pavilion. There, guests became more aware of the benefiting charity with signs posted on the grounds. One poster stated, “There is no cure for Duchenne, but there is always hope.”
For more information and to donate online to the 4 Jake’s Sake Foundation, visit 4jakessake.com and on Facebook. Checks can be made payable to “4 Jake’s Sake” and postal mailed to Avidia Bank, 42 Main St., Hudson, MA 01749.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.]]>