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Mary Beth Benison, 53, of Worcester

May 6th, 2015

Obit Mary Beth Benison

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

Obit Wilford Valentine_crop

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

Obit Frank DelCid

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 [...]

Yvonne C. Leeman, 75, of Grafton

May 4th, 2015

Obit Yvonne Leeman_crop

Grafton – Yvonne C. (Dion) Leeman, 75, passed away at home Saturday, April 25, 2015, surrounded by her family. Her husband, Albert “Bushey” Leeman, predeceased her. Yvonne leaves her children, Michael Merrill, Cynthia and her husband Charles Fitzgerald Jr., and Crystal Forbes and her husband Michael; her sisters, Pearl Aubin and her husband John and [...]

Robert J. Kell, 73, of Grafton

May 4th, 2015

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Grafton – Robert J. Kell, 73, passed Friday, April 24, 2015 from complications of recent illness. He leaves his wife of 52 years, Karen R. (Quaranta); two sons, Robert R. and his wife Kathleen of Wake Forest, N.C. and John D. and his wife Kimberly of Grafton; and one granddaughter, Charlize J.K. Kell. Bob was [...]

William H. Patterson Jr., 64, of Hudson

May 4th, 2015

Hudson – William H. Patterson Jr., 64, of Hudson, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Marlborough Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kathryn J. (Becker) Patterson of Hudson. William was born in Patterson, N.J., son of the late William H. Patterson Sr. and Marie G. (Lane) Patterson. He was raised in [...]

Robert A. Englund, 81, of Northborough

May 4th, 2015

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Northborough – Robert A. “Bob” Englund, 81, of Northborough, died Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Coleman House in Northborough. He leaves his wife of 58 years, Patricia (Mathieu) Englund, and four sons, William R. and wife Ann of Hopedale, Paul S. and wife Leana of Dallas, Texas, Robert Jr. and wife Wendy of Fredericksburg, [...]

Franca T. Kuchnir, 79, of Southborough

May 1st, 2015

Southborough – Franca T. Kuchnir, Ph.D, 79, of Southborough and formerly of Elmhurst, Ill., died peacefully Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Milford Regional Medical Center after a struggle with bladder cancer. Franca was born and lived in Bulgaria until 1948 when her family moved to Italy and then Brazil. She met and married Moyses Kuchnir [...]

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