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Sheila M. Hickey, 44, of Shrewsbury

October 9th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Sheila M. Hickey, 44, of Shrewsbury, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, with her loved ones by her side, at UMass Hospital in Worcester. Sheila leaves behind her sister, Maryann Rossley and her husband Jay of Southborough; her boyfriend of many years, James Palmer of Shrewsbury; her good friend, Rita; and her [...]

Regina A. Melamede, 84, of Vero Beach

October 8th, 2014

Vero Beach, Fla. – Regina A. (Lage) Melamede, 84, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Hudson and Milford, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at the Mercy Medical Center in Springfield. She was the beloved wife of 23 years to the late Robert J. Melamede, who died in 1992. Regina was born and raised in Hudson, [...]

Lorraine M. Gauvin, 89, of Northborough

October 6th, 2014

Obit Lorraine Gauvin

Northborough – Lorraine “Trudy” M. Gauvin, 89, of Northborough, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, with her loving family by her side, at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 2, 1925, the daughter of the late Patrick and Marie Trudeau of Marlborough. Lorraine leaves her son, Rick and his wife [...]

Patricia A. Ravesi, 77, of Marlborough

October 6th, 2014

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Marlborough – Patricia A. (Monahan) Ravesi, 77, of Marlborough, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Alfred F. Ravesi, who died in 1982. Patricia was born in Boston and raised in Brighton, the daughter of the late Edward and Florida [...]

Edward E. Gannon, 52, of Shrewsbury

October 6th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Edward E. Gannon, of Shrewsbury, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, surrounded by his family, at St. Vincent Hospital after a courageous struggle with multiple myeloma. He was 52. Born Sept. 21, 1962 in Worcester, he was the son of Laurence and Patricia (Blackett) Gannon. He was a graduate of Shrewsbury High School, class [...]

Henry Petithory, 65, of Southborough,

October 6th, 2014

Southborough – Henry Albert Petithory, 65, of Southborough, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at his home. Born Sept. 26, 1949 to Albert and Tecla (Pia) Petithory, Henry grew up in Pittsfield, graduating from Pittsfield High School in 1967. He received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University’s School of Public Communication in 1971. Henry [...]

Maria L. Freitas, 74,, of Hudson

October 6th, 2014

Hudson – Maria L. Freitas, 74, of Hudson, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, at her residence. She was the beloved wife of the late Jose Freitas, who died in 2003. Maria was born on the island of S. Miguel, the Azores of Portugal, daughter of the late Joao and Laura [...]

Diane Marie Comeau, 57, of Clinton

October 6th, 2014

Clinton – Diane Marie (de Mello) Comeau, 57, of Clinton, formerly of Hudson and Marlborough, died at home Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Steven E. Comeau until his death in 1992. Diane was born in Marlborough, daughter of the late Peter George de [...]

Thomas M. Rempelakis, 58, of Marlborough

October 6th, 2014

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Marlborough – Thomas M. “Tom” Rempelakis, 58, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Lee Ann (Joyce) Rempelakis of Marlborough, whom he was married to for 29 years; his daughter, Lauren Rempelakis of Marlborough; and his golden retriever, Ronan of Marlborough. He was born in Boston, the son of [...]

John J. Van Dam Sr., 59, of Westborough

October 3rd, 2014

Westborough – John J. “Jack” Van Dam Sr., 59, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at home. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Alfred and Helen (Johnson) Van Dam, and was educated in Boston schools. Jack operated the Central House in Westborough for over 35 years. He was [...]

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