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Ellin A. Onorato, 83, of Westborough

December 15th, 2014

Westborough – Ellin A. Onorato, 83, of Westborough, passed away peacefully at home Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Onorato. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Fitzpatrick) Gundersen, she was educated in Brookline and was a graduate of Brookline High School. She had [...]

Evelyn DiLauro, 101, of Hudson

December 15th, 2014

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Hudson – Evelyn Theroux DesRosiers DiLauro, daughter of Joseph and Denise (Cloutier) Theroux, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, surrounded by her beloved family, after a brief bout with cancer. Born in Central Falls, R.I., Evelyn was 101 years old. She graduated from both Assumption Grade School and Chicopee High School in [...]

Edwin B. “Ted” Coghlin, Jr., 79, noted businessman, community leader and philanthropist

December 12th, 2014

Ted and Maureen Coghlin 
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Shrewsbury – Edwin B. “Ted” Coghlin, Jr., 79, noted businessman, community leader and philanthropist died Dec. 10 after a fall at his home.

E. Keith Roberts, 85, of Sudbury

December 12th, 2014

Obit E. Keith Roberts

Sudbury – E. Keith Roberts, 85, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 after being stricken ill recently. He was born in Philadelphia, Penn., the son of the late Evelyn Roberts, and lived in Marlborough for many years before moving to Milford, N.H., and then back to this area recently. Mr. Roberts was a graduate of Columbia [...]

Oscar L. Gresham, 79, of Westborough

December 12th, 2014

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Westborough – Oscar L. Gresham, 79, of Westborough, passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital. He was the husband of the late Joan A. E. (Anthony) Gresham. Born in Midville, Georgia, he was the son of the late Richard and Mattie (Promis) Gresham. He was educated in Georgia schools and was [...]

Betty A. Gray, 98, of Northborough

December 12th, 2014

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Northborough – Betty A. Gray, a longtime Northborough resident, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at Beaumont Nursing Home. She was the widow of Robert C. Gray of Gray’s Carpet Center. She leaves five children, Sally Stone (Richard), Judith Tibert (Kenneth), Susan Stokes (Carl), Richard Gray, and Gerald Gray (Patricia Harrington); 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and [...]

Robert A. Connors, 90, of Shrewsbury

December 12th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Robert A. “Bob” Connors, 90, of Shrewsbury, passed quietly Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. Bob leaves his wife and best friend, Mary M. (Wynne) Connors, and many nieces and nephew throughout the country. He was predeceased by several of his siblings. He was born and raised in Worcester, son of the late Lawrence J. [...]

William G. O’Brien Jr., 84, of Shrewsbury

December 11th, 2014

Shrewsbury – William G. “Obie” O’Brien Jr, 84, of Shrewsbury, died in his home Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Obie leaves his wife of 64 years, Doris A. (Taylor) O’Brien; five children, Helen C. DiPilato and her husband Joseph of Osterville, Patrice M. Palermo and her husband John of Oxford, Suzanne [...]

Muriel J. Uppstrom, 82, of Northborough

December 11th, 2014

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Northborough – Muriel J. (Miller) Uppstrom passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at UMass Memorial – University Campus in Worcester, after a short illness. She was 82. She leaves her devoted husband of 65 years, Russell E. Uppstrom; her loving daughter, Elaine Woyda and her husband Paul of Sudbury; two beloved grandchildren, Sophia Woyda of [...]

Claire V. Skrzypczak, 77, of Marlborough

December 10th, 2014

Marlborough – Claire V. (Chaves) Skrzypczak, 77, of Marlborough, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary I. (Ferreira) Chaves and the wife of the late Albert R. Skrzypczak, who died in 2006. Educated at Classical High School in Rhode Island, Claire majored in Mathematics [...]

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