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Louis A. Mathurin, 92, of Shrewsbury

May 8th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Louis A. Mathurin, co-owner and director of Happy Acres Nursery School/Kindergarten and Nita-Lou Antiques in Shrewsbury, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the age of 92. He leaves his beloved wife of 70 years, Anita (Michaud) Mathurin, and four daughters, Ora Aselton and her husband Carl Aselton, MD of Milbridge, Maine; Michelle [...]

Sylvia E. Wahlstrom, 77, of Grafton

May 8th, 2015

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Grafton – Sylvia E. (Soderberg) Wahlstrom, 77, died Thursday, May 7, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester after a short illness. She was surrounded by her family whom she adored. She leaves her husband of 55 years, Gilbert P. Wahlstrom; her two sons, Ken Wahlstrom of Worcester and Kurt Wahlstrom of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her [...]

Olive L. Quartulli, 91, of Grafton

May 8th, 2015


Grafton – Olive L. (Maynard) Quartulli, 91, passed away at home Wednesday, May 6, 2015. She leaves her husband of 64 years, Armando Quartulli; her children, Susan A. Benson, Nancy M. Philbrook and her husband Barry, Rex M. Quartulli and his wife Terri; and daughter-in-law Paula Quartulli. She also leaves 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, [...]

John W. Richards, 87, of Northborough

May 7th, 2015

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Northborough – John “Jack” W. Richards, 87, a 51-year resident of Northborough, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University campus after a brief illness. His beloved wife Joan (Collette) died in 2001. He leaves behind his children, William Richards of Northborough, Carol Richards of Shrewsbury, Nancy Dragon of Berlin, [...]

Robert Fields, 89, formerly of Marlborough/Boston

May 6th, 2015


Cape Cod – Robert Fields, 89, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 at his home after a short period of failing health. He was born in Marlborough, the son of the late Eugene and Flora (Pelletier) Fields, and lived in Boston most of his adult life before retiring and moving to Cape Cod in 2000. Mr. [...]

Mary Beth Benison, 53, of Worcester

May 6th, 2015

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Worcester – Mary Beth Benison lived by the words of one of her favorite tongue-in-cheek songs, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.” Her 16-year battle with at least four diseases, including a brain tumor, breast cancer, Mesothelioma, and finally Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, did not diminish Mary [...]

Wilford Valentine, 96, of Northborough

May 5th, 2015

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Northborough – Wilford “Jim” Valentine passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Beaumont of Northborough. He was 96. He leaves behind his wife of 33 years, Iona (Morgan) Valentine. He also leaves his daughter, Jean Butterworth of Maryland, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Rita McCray Valentine, and their [...]

Frank J. DelCid, 33, of Shrewsbury

May 4th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Frank J. DelCid, 33, of Shrewsbury and formerly of Marlborough, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester after a two-year battle with cancer. He was born in Worcester, the son of Jocsan DelCid of Worcester and Misty (Bushey) DelCid of Woodsville, N.H. He was a graduate of Assabet Valley [...]

Eileen Grosse, 64, of Shrewsbury

May 4th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Eileen Rose “Ike” (Villatico) Grosse, 64, a longtime Shrewsbury resident and business owner of Ike’s Den, died peacefully Saturday May 2, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, in the UMass Medical Center. She leaves behind her loving husband of 24 years, Henry G. Grosse; her pride and joy, one daughter, Ayla R. Grosse; [...]

Alicia M. Makowiecki, 83, of Grafton

May 4th, 2015

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Grafton – Alicia M. “Alice” Makowiecki, 83, of Grafton, died peacefully in her sleep Friday, May 1, 2015 in Worcester. She was born in Worcester to Emily and Joseph Mysliwiec. She leaves her husband of 63 years, Michael M. Makowiecki; one brother, Chester Hunter of Clearwater, Fla.; and six children, including three daughters, Karen Crandell [...]

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