Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks football team defeated the North Middlesex Regional Patriots 21-19 at the Tomahawks’ first home game of the season Sept. 26, in front of a crowd of 7,211. This was the first win this season for the Tomahawks, whose record is now 1-2. The Patriots fell to 2-1, after suffering their first loss.
The Tomahawks’ running back, senior Sean Boullianne, rushed for two touchdowns and junior Billy Polymeros rushed for one. Eric Hart kicked the extra point after each of the touchdowns. Patriots quarterback John Boutwell, completed two touchdown passes, including one for 55 yards to Ryan MacDonald.
The game was highlighted by two key defensive stands by the Tomahawks. A Patriots drive was stopped at the 1-yard line as the clock wound down at the end of the first half. The Patriots rallied again in fourth quarter and with two touchdowns to bring the score to 21-19 with just seconds left on the clock, but the Tomahawks defense drove Boutwell out of bounds just inches from the goal line as he attempted to tie up the game with a two point conversion.
The three girls, who are all 8-years-old, had organized a lemonade stand Sept. 26 in their Shrewsbury neighborhood. The drinks were welcome on a day that saw the region reach unseasonable warm temperatures in the mid-80s.
Marlborough – The first concert of the Friends of the Marlborough Public Library’s 45th Season Celebration will be held in the library’s Bigelow Auditorium Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. The concert will feature The Jalapeno Quartet with performing artists Melanie Chrignan, flautist; Chris Langhans, bassist; Dane Scozzari, drummer; and Maria Centola, pianist.
Marlborough Public Library is located at 35 West Main St. For more information, call 508-485-6492.
Phyllis was born and raised in Waltham, daughter of the late Clifford and Ola (Foster) Keirstead. She attended local schools and was a 1947 graduate of Waltham High School.
She moved to Hudson in 1962, and was a longtime teacher at the Saint Luke’s Parish Nursery School. She later worked for Acton Medical Associates in Acton until her retirement.
Phyllis was a dedicated advocate for the protection of wildlife habitats and their environment, and spent many years as an active member of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hudson.
She is survived by her two sons, David A. Duplisea and his wife Michele of Hudson and Scott R. Duplisea and his wife Laura of Hudson; her two sisters, Edna Corrazzini of Uxbridge and Betty Connerney of Newton; and her three brothers, Frederick Keirstead of Waltham, Charles Keirstead of Quincy, and Ronald Keirstead of Marion, and was the sister of the late Edith Neal and Clifford, Robert, and Richard Keirstead. She is also survived by her four loving grandchildren, Keith Duplisea, Kristina Duplisea, Marisa Duplisea, and Alexa Duplisea, all of Hudson, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service and celebration of Phyllis’ life will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m., in the First United Methodist Church, 34 Felton St., Hudson. Burial services will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Forestvale Cemetery of Hudson. Family and friends may attend calling hours Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 5-8 p.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Phyllis may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Boston Office, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210.]]>
Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Anita (McCormick) and Frank P. Stockwell.
Paul was a 1966 graduate of Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. For many years, he worked for Charles River Center in Needham.
Paul was an avid sports fan and enjoyed fishing, bowling, and gardening.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Heather Stockwell of Westport; a sister, Diane Sickles and her husband Ron of Nashua, N.H.; Frank Stockwell of Clinton; an aunt, Pearl Stockwell of Southborough; and several nieces and nephews.
A visiting hour will be held Tuesday, Sept 30, from 12-1 p.m., followed by a funeral service at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough. Burial will follow in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.
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He leaves his daughter, Elaine D. Reid of Shrewsbury; a son, Mark W. Davis of Waterbury Center, Vermont; and two grandchildren, Abigail D. and W. Curtis Reid. He was predeceased by his brother, Gilbert S. Davis.
Mr. Davis was born in Worcester, son of Warren G. and Anna (Sears) Davis. He was a resident of Shrewsbury since 1952. He graduated from Deerfield Academy and Yale University, class of 1944.
In World War II, he was awarded a Bronze Star medal as an Artillery Forward Observer with the 104th Infantry Division in Germany.
He joined Davis Press in 1946 and was elected president in 1961. He also had been president of Davis Advertising and Davis Publications, retiring in 1997. He had been a Trustee of the Printers Building Trust, Quinsigamond Shores Condominium Trust, and the former Consumer Savings Bank in Worcester.
Mr. Davis was a past chairman of the Shrewsbury Personnel Board and a Town Meeting Member. He was a past president of the Worcester County Club of Printing House Craftsmen and Secretary-Treasurer of the Yale Club of Worcester.
He was a hospice volunteer for the Visiting Nurses Association of Worcester, a volunteer at the Worcester County Food Bank, a director of the Worcester Area Advertising Club, Committee on Business Information, Young Businessmen’s Association, Worcester County Power Squadron, Family Services Organization, Harbor Coves Improvement Association in Chatham and Early Years and Supervisor Nurse Magazines. He was a member of the American Anitquarian Society, the 104th Infantry Division Association, and earlier of Kiwanis and various United Way and Chamber of Commerce committees and the Quabbin Social Club.
His family wishes to thank the Whitney Place Assistant living staff and directors as well as the Salmon VNA Hospice Services, Beaumont Skilled Nursing Facilities in Worcester and Northborough, and Carol Seager Associates staff for the care the demonstrated to him in his failing years.
A graveside service will be held later at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.
The family requests that flowers be omitted. In lieu, donations may be made to Hospice – VNA Care Network, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608 or to Salmon VNA and Hospice, 37 Birch St., Milford, MA 01757.
Arrangements by Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House ~, 5 Church Road, On The Common, Shrewsbury Center.]]>
She was born, raised, and educated in Boston, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Slaninis) Zaikis, of South Boston, and was a graduate of Gate of Heaven High School Class of 1944 and Burdett Business School.
She worked as an administrative assistant for the Needham Public Schools for many years retiring in 1988. She previously worked for Boston State Hospital and the Dover Town Hall for many years.
She was a member of the Retired State County and Municipal Employees Association of Massachusetts.
Donna enjoyed travelling, attending the theater, and listening to Garrison Keillor. She was also a gifted seamstress who will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor, her dry wit, and devotion to her family. She was a wonderful friend to many. She will be remembered as a hardworking, detail-oriented, amazing listener and a very strong and independent woman.
She leaves a son, Alexander L. MacDonald Jr. of Hanson; her daughters, Celine Lielle of Point Richmond, Ca., Christine E. MacDonald of Brooklyn, N.Y., Donna M. Lee of Harvard, and Bonnie Jean Watson of Maynard; two grandsons and two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, Sept. 29 in the Good Shepherd Chapel at New Horizons of Marlborough, with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery of Needham.
All are invited to sign Donna’s online guestbook at www.CollinsFuneral.com.
Donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Casimir, 2601 W Marquette Rd., Chicago, IL 60629 or Gentiva Hospice, 406 Hemenway St., Marlborough, MA 01752.]]>
She leaves behind her beloved husband of 68 years, 1 month and 4 days, Melbourne C. Crouse; four sons, Raymond Crouse and his wife Diane of Shrewsbury, Doran Crouse and his wife Nancy of Grafton, David Crouse and Cindy Ide of Grafton, and Dana Crouse of Shrewsbury; two daughters, Ellen Richard and her husband Michael of Millbury and Alison Galati and her husband Vito of Rowley; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Johnson and her husband George of Worcester; and numerous nieces, nephews, and daughter-in-law, Lena Heavey of Worcester. In heaven, Alice joins her son, Clifford; her brothers, John, Helmer, and Russell; and her sisters, Ella Hagerstrom and Signe Johnson.
Alice was born and raised in Worcester, daughter of the late John and Ellen E. (Jernstrom) Anderson. She graduated from Commerce High School in 1945. Following graduation, she worked for Dun & Bradstreet in Worcester for several months before marrying her true love, Melbourne, in 1946. A resident of Shrewsbury since 1946, Alice stayed at home to raise her seven children.
Her interests varied: knitting, crossword puzzles, scrabble, traveling to visit family in Nova Scotia, Canada, and her love of baking Swedish pastries and cakes.
The Crouse family would like to thank the entire staff at Saint Vincent Hospital for their wonderful care that was given to Alice throughout her treatment.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Alice’s family Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 4-7 p.m., in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. A service honoring Alice’s life will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery of Shrewsbury.]]>
Shrewsbury – For the eighth year, a special viewing area was stationed in front of the Town Hall for the Spirit of Shrewsbury (SOS) Fall Festival Parade. Seated under a tent were residents over age 90 and their guests Sept. 28. Following the parade, they were invited to attend an Over 90 Tribute Tea at the Shrewsbury Senior Center.
This special occasion was the idea of Maria Smith, a SOS Committee member who has organized the tribute each year since its inception.
“These people are so vibrant and the cornerstone of our whole community,” she said. “They love the VIP seating for the parade. Then for the tea, we always have some sort of appropriate entertainment.”
After refreshments were served, this year’s entertainment was provided by the Silver Moon Gypsies, a belly dance troupe ranging in age from 60 to 81. They returned by popular demand following their 2012 appearance.
Each year, the tribute attracts about 30 to 40 guests over 90. The eldest man and woman is recognized, as well as the longest married couple.
This year, the most mature male was Louis Kern, 95. There was a three-way tie for female in her primetime: Rose D’Amico, Ruth Foley and Mary Layden, each 94.
The distinction of longest married couple went to Gladys and Cush Bozenhard, 91 and 90 respectively. They exchanged wedding vows 69 years ago. The parents of two sons, they have three grandchildren and a nine-month great-grandchild.
Gladys is a lifelong Shrewsbury resident and a 1941 graduate of what was known as Major Beal High School. Cush is originally from New York and studied at Worcester Technical High School, formerly known as Worcester Boys’ Trade High School.
While in their 20s, the couple literally built their own home in which they still live.
“My husband learned how to do carpentry when he was in high school,” Gladys explained.
This was their first visit to the senior center, but not their last.
“We’re coming back next week to sign up and become members of the senior center,” Gladys noted.
Smith has repeatedly asked the guests their secret to a long, healthy life.
“Some of them have told me that it’s got to be the Shrewsbury water,” she relayed. “It’s artesian well water in Shrewsbury, so that has to be our Fountain of Youth.”]]>
Marlborough – Two Marlborough residents have been selected as part of the management team for the third Wegmans store in Massachusetts, located on 53 Third Ave. in Burlington.
Alicia Elliott, a resident of Marlborough, has been hired as service area manager. She has been with Wegmans since 1980 and has held a variety of positions, including front end manager, produce manager, corporate accountant, and pharmacy manager, during which she served as one of two pharmacy hub managers in the Rochester (N.Y.) division helping to roll out new in-store software. As the service area manager, Elliot will oversee all service departments, including front end, service desk, and helping hands, etc., and is developing an experienced team to deliver customer service to the people of Burlington. She will also oversee all community partnerships.
Marlborough resident Drew Wheaton, the new pharmacy area manager, graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2010. He joined Wegmans in 2004 and previously worked as a pharmacy intern, pharmacy technician, staff pharmacist, and is now the pharmacy area manager. As pharmacy manager, Wheaton will oversee all aspects of the Burlington pharmacy department and its staff.
Wegmans Burlington will celebrate its grand opening Sunday, Oct. 26, starting at 7 a.m. For more information, www.wegmans.com/burlington.