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Hudson’s 12th balloons fest features sights, sounds and tastes

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Hudson – Spectacular sights, sounds and tastes were experienced from dawn to dusk Aug. 17 at the 12th Balloons & Blues Festival hosted by Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959. Early-risers arrived with coffee and cameras to observe most of the festival’s participating 10 hot-air balloons get inflated. The balloonists hailed from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey...

Miele reflects on legacy as coach of adaptive gymnastics team

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Shrewsbury - Carie Miele has always had a special place in her heart for children with disabilities. She has also loved gymnastics her entire life. As the founder and coach of an adaptive gymnastic team at Gymnastics Learning Center (GLC) in Shrewsbury, she had a unique opportunity to merge those two loves. Recently, she made...

Kathleen A. McShane, 94, of Northborough

Kathleen A. McShane
Northborough - Kathleen A. (Fahey) McShane, 94, a 70-plus-year resident of Northborough, passed away at home in Millbury, under hospice care Aug. 15, 2019. Her former husband, William J. McShane Sr., and a son, Kevin McShane, both died in 2016. She leaves her children, William J. McShane Jr. and wife Judi of Harwich, Martin McShane and wife Amber of Worcester,...

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Charles J. Coady Sr., 90, of Hudson

Charles J. Coady Sr.
Hudson - Charles J. Coady Sr., 90, of Hudson, passed away peacefully Aug. 14, 2019 at Marlborough Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, after a period of declining health. He leaves his beloved wife, Helen M. (Westcott) Coady. Charles was born in Maynard on Aug. 28, 1928, one of eight children of the late James J. and Mary Ellen (O’Keefe)...

Marjorie Wilson, 94, formerly of Grafton

Marjorie Wilson
Worcester - Marjorie (Ward) Wilson, 94, passed away Aug. 10, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester following a brief illness. She was born in Grafton, daughter of the late Grace (Phelps) and Luther Ward. She graduated from Grafton High School and after raising her children worked as a meter maid for the City of Worcester. Marjorie was the wife...

Diane M. Franchi, 77, formerly of Shrewsbury

Woonsocket, R.I. - Diane M. Franchi, 77, a quiet, simple soul from Woonsocket, R.I., formerly of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Aug. 13, 2019. Born April 20, 1942 in Worcester, Diane was one of four children of Edward and Christine (Lapriore) Franchi. She was raised in Shrewsbury, went to Venerini Academy and graduated from Worcester’s David Hale Fanning Trade school where...

Bertha A. Casey, 84, of Hopkinton

Bertha A. Casey
Hopkinton - Bertha A. “Betty” Casey, 84, of Hopkinton, passed away Aug. 12, 2019 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late William J. Casey. Born in Lawrence, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Bertha (Walsh) Sheehan. She was raised and educated in Lawrence and North Andover and was a graduate...

Danny Henry Sr., 61, of Northborough

Danny Henry Sr.
Northborough - Danny E. Henry Sr., 61, passed away peacefully Aug. 11, 2019 at Milford Regional Medical Center after an eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 32 years, Linda J. (Potvin) Henry. He was a lifelong resident of Northborough. Danny was born in Marlborough to the late Ernest W. Henry...