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Genevieve F. Freve, 89, of Hudson

August 20th, 2015

Hudson – Genevieve F. Freve, 89, of Hudson, formerly of Fall River, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 at Beaumont Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough after a period of declining health. She is survived by her beloved husband of 71 years, Wilfred J. Freve of Hudson. Genevieve was born in Fall River, daughter of [...]

Louis L. Gelina, 90, of Marlborough

August 20th, 2015

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Marlborough – Louis L. Gelina, 90, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 after a short period of failing health. He was the husband of Ruth (Bailey) Gelina, to whom he was married for 65 years. He was born in Marlborough, the son of the late Louis E. and Amanda (Saucier) Gelina, and lived there all of [...]

Frances Fahey, 94, formerly of Marlborough

August 20th, 2015

Charleston, S.C. – Frances Elizabeth Fahey, formerly of Marlborough, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at her residence in Charleston, S.C. one week after celebrating her 94th birthday. The youngest child of Nicholas and Elizabeth Ford Seymour, she married James Eugene Fahey Jan. 29, 1942 following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and immediately prior [...]

Susan Nadler, 62, of Westborough

August 19th, 2015

Westborough – Susan (Dreyer) Nadler, 62, died at home Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She leaves her husband of 40 years, Dr. Arnold F. Nadler; two daughters, Marcia, wife of Dr. Jonathan Hoffman of Westborough, and Jennifer, wife of Joshua Segal of Roslindale; a son, Dr. Jonathan Nadler of [...]

Benjamin J. Watkins, 84, of Westborough

August 17th, 2015

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Westborough – Benjamin J. Watkins, 84, of Westborough, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 at the Universal Healthcare Skilled Nursing Center in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. He was the husband of Margaret J. (Coxon) Watkins. Born in New Castle, Penn., he was the son of the late Benjamin and Lavona (Thompson) Watkins. He was educated in Medina, [...]

In memory of Michael Gelbwasser, 46

August 16th, 2015

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Shrewsbury/Rutland – On Aug. 13, Michael Gelbwasser, a freelancer for the Community Advocate for the last two years, as well as several other media organizations, lost his hard fought and valiant battle with colorectal cancer. Prior to joining the C.A., Mike was a local editor for several Patch online news sites. As such, he was well-known to many, covering everything from government meetings, community festivals, and school events, as well as profiling dozens of residents and groups.

Jean F. LeBrun, 82, of Hudson

August 14th, 2015

Hudson – Jean F. (Francis) LeBrun, 82, of Hudson, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 at Marlborough Hospital from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Hudson. She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice R. LeBrun, who died in 1985. Jean was born in Lynn, daughter of the late Oliver and Margaret (Schonback) [...]

Ralph R. Keyes, 87, of Westborough

August 14th, 2015

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Westborough – Ralph R. Keyes, 87, of Westborough, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 after a period of failing health. He was the husband of late Ferne R. (Robinson) Keyes, who died in 2008. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Clarence H. and Alice M. (Roger) Keyes.  He lived in Westborough for [...]

Richard E. Drapeau, 89, of Shrewsbury

August 14th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Richard E. Drapeau, of Shrewsbury Crossings, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 at UMass Memorial Healthcare (University Campus). He was 89. His wife, Barbara I. (Magyar) Drapeau, died in 2008. He leaves behind his sons, Stephen Drapeau and his wife Donna of Webster; Randy Drapeau and his wife Linda of West Boylston; and [...]

Jeannette E. Abraham, 88, of Shrewsbury

August 13th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Jeannette E. (George) Abraham, 88, of Shrewsbury, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, in Memorial Hospital. Her loving husband of 48 years, John R. Abraham, predeceased her in 2002. Jeannette is survived by a brother, Charles “Nunnie” A. George Jr. and his wife Joyce of Worcester; two sisters, Doris Cote and her husband [...]

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