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Dr. Steven First, 80, of Northborough

August 25th, 2014

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Northborough – Dr. Steven First, 80, died Thursday morning, Aug. 21, 2014, after brief period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Nance (Fishman) First, who died in 1999. He was born in Philadelphia, the son of the late Arthur and Ruth (Ellis) First, and lived in Northborough for the last 20 [...]

Richard N. Harvey, 76, of Marlborough

August 25th, 2014

Marlborough – Richard N. Harvey, 76, of Marlborough, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester. Born in Fernandina Beach, Fla., he was the son of the late Clarence and Lula (Coakley ) Harvey. He was the husband of Mildred (Lindsey) Harvey, with whom he shared the past 52 years. Richard was [...]

Roland S. Gustafsen Jr., 71, of Northborough

August 21st, 2014

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Northborough – Roland “Gus” S. Gustafsen Jr. passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 after a 15-month battle with cancer. He was 71. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 46 years, Pauline J. (Person) Gustafsen; his loving children, Cynthia Bittel and her husband Eric and Scott Gustafsen; three grandchildren, Matthew Bittel, Emma Bittel, and Ava [...]

John E. Tracy, 96, of Marlborough

August 21st, 2014

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Marlborough – John E. Tracy, 96, died peacefully Wednesday morning, Aug. 20, 2014 after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Mary (Clifford) Tracy. He was born in Boston, the son of the late Martin and Anne (Harrington) Tracy, and lived in Marlborough for 55 years. Mr. Tracy was a United States [...]

Leonard M. Pauplis, 88, of Hudson

August 21st, 2014

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Hudson – Leonard M. Pauplis, 88, of Hudson, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, at the Reservoir Center in Marlborough. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jeannette L. (Pavlovich) Pauplis of Hudson. Leonard was born and raised in Hudson, son of the late Michael and Philomena (Olszewski) Pauplis. [...]

Deborah A. Boutiette, 57, of Littleton

August 21st, 2014

Littleton – Deborah A. (Cox) Boutiette, 57, of Littleton, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 4, 1957, in Hudson, daughter of the late James A. Cox and survived by her mother, Lillian A. Cox, of Hudson. She is survived by her loving husband, John R. [...]

Robert P. Galipeau, 86, of Westborough

August 21st, 2014

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Westborough – Robert P. Galipeau, 86, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare – University Hospital, Worcester. He was the husband of Jeannette G. (Baril) Galipeau. Born in Northbridge, he was the son of the late Fred and Beatrice (Fitzpatrick) Galipeau. He was educated in Worcester schools and graduated from [...]

Mary L. Longo, 86, of Shrewsbury

August 21st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Mary L. (Ferrante) Longo, 86, of Shrewsbury, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 after a long courageous battle with brain cancer. She was born and raised in Shrewsbury, to Italian parents, Gaetano and Rose (DiBenedetto) Ferrante. She graduated from Shrewsbury High School. Mary worked in the earlier years at New England Knitting Company and [...]

Julian A. Prachnick, 75, of Hudson

August 20th, 2014

Hudson – Julian A. Prachnick, 75, of Hudson, formerly of Berlin, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at Marlboro Hills Healthcare Center surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret J. (Hatt) Prachnick of Hudson. Julian was born in Clinton, son of the late Stanley and Natalie (Moffa) Prachnick, [...]

Claudia Almeida de Andrade, 46, of Marlborough

August 20th, 2014

Marlborough – Claudia Almeida de Andrade, 46, of Marlborough, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at home, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle against cancer. She was the wife of Fernando Castro for the past 20 years. She was born in Açucena, Minas Gerais, Brazil the daughter of Oscar de Almeida and Maria Andrade [...]

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