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Catherine L. Ten Eyck, 86

March 17th, 2015

Westborough – Catherine L. (Quirk) Ten Eyck, 86, of Westborough, formerly of Southborough, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester surrounded by her friends, Deborah Baker and Shirley Sheridan. She was the beloved wife of Arthur G. Ten Eyck, who passed away in 2004. Born in North Arlington, N.J., she was [...]

Elizabeth Ahronian, 90, of Westborough/Hyannis

March 17th, 2015

Westborough/Hyannis – Elizabeth (Tomasian) Ahronian, of Westborough and Hyannis, formerly of Millbury, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep Sunday, March 15, 2015. She was 90 years of age. Elizabeth was born in Worcester, daughter of the late George and Sarah (Israelian) Hightian. She grew up in Auburn and graduated from Oxford High School. In 1952, [...]

Richard E. Rixford, 76, formerly of Hudson and Marlborough

March 16th, 2015


Naples, Maine – Richard E. “Dick” Rixford, 76, of Naples, Maine, formerly of Hudson and Marlborough, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 after a brief illness. He was the devoted and beloved husband of 54 years to Carol (Ethier) Rixford of Naples, Maine. He was the treasured father of Scott E. Rixford of Wayne Township, N.J. [...]

Jose L. Lopes, 78, of Hudson

March 16th, 2015

Hudson – Jose L. Lopes, 78, of Hudson, died Friday, March 13, 2015 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus in Worcester, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of 41 years to the late Maria C. (Figueiredo) Lopes, who died in 2010. Jose was born and raised in Santa Maria, the [...]

Laura A. King, 89, of Hudson

March 16th, 2015

Hudson – Laura A. (Monteiro) King, 89, a lifelong resident of Hudson, passed away peacefully Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester. She was the loving wife of 65 years to Stuart J. King of Hudson. Laura was born and raised in Hudson, daughter of the late Manuel and Felicidad [...]

Richard W. Welsh, 89, of Westborough

March 16th, 2015

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Westborough –  Richard “Dick” W. Welsh, 89, passed away peacefully with his son, John, at his side Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Westborough. Richard is survived by his former wife, Marie Lawson of Venice, Fla.; his son, John Welsh of Harwichport; his daughter, Martha Welsh of Asheville, N.C.; his daughter-in-law, Diane Giles of Delaware, Ontario, [...]

Stephen Coldwell, 75, of Southborough

March 16th, 2015

Southborough – Stephen Owen Coldwell, 75, a resident of Southborough since 1967, died at home Friday, March 13, 2015, with his family, following a 19-month battle with brain cancer. He will be remembered by his wife and best friend of nearly 50 years, Marjorie (Denham) Coldwell; his two children, Laura Coldwell-Stewart and Stephen Dana Coldwell; [...]

Ceil Katz, 89, of Shrewsbury

March 16th, 2015


Shrewsbury – Ceil (Rubin) Katz, 89, of Shrewsbury, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, at the Rose Monahan Hospice Residence. Ceil moved to Shrewsbury from Staten Island two years ago. She was born and lived most of her life in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of Russian immigrants Mollie & Abraham Rubin. [...]

Lucia Piarulli, 92, of Shrewsbury

March 16th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Lucia (Caggianelli) Piarulli, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015, surrounded by loved ones. Lucia was one of six children born in Bisceglie province of Bari, Italy to Girolomo and Rosa (DiReda) Caggianelli. She was raised and educated in her native Bisceglie until 1946, when she married Luigi Piarulli, the [...]

Dorothy P. Alvord, 87, of Shrewsbury

March 16th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Dorothy P. Alvord, of Shrewsbury, died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at her home. She was 87. Dorothy was born Feb. 6, 1928 in Worcester, daughter of the late James E. and Agnes I. (Breen) Foley. She was raised in the family home on Estabrook Road in Shrewsbury, along with her brother, Donald James [...]

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