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Alicia Garcia

Feb 14, 1940 - Dec 03, 2023

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Worcester, MA

Alicia T. Garcia Anyone who knew Alicia T. Garcia knew that she was a fervent warrior in every sense of the word; she left her loving mark on every person she came across. Alicia T. Garcia, age 83 of Worcester, sadly left us on December 3, 2023. She was surrounded by loved ones during her final moments. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Fundador Garcia and her sons, Richard and Angelo Garcia, and siblings Nilda, Mariana, Gloria, Elsie, and Cresencio. She was the second oldest of 11...Read More

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Janice I. Scott

Sep 06, 1941 - Mar 02, 2024

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Worcester, MA

RUTLAND – Janice I. (Nordstrom) Scott, 82, of Main Street, died Saturday, March 2, 2024, at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus in Worcester. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert G. "Scooter" Scott of Rutland; her son, Shaun M. Scott and his wife Tammy of Sutton; her granddaughter, Hannah R. Scott of Rangely, ME; her step grandson, Tyler Rhodes of Sutton; and two nephews, Raymond Gonyea of Southbridge, and Dale Gonyea and his spouse Adam Stanhope of Sturbridge. She was predeceased by a sister, Winifred Gonyea; and three brothers, Raymond Nordstrom, Paul Nordstrom, and Alan Nordstrom. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Gustav and Isabel (Duvall) Nordstrom, and lived in Worcester before moving to Rutland 57 years ago. She graduated from Commerce High School in Worcester and attended Assumption College in Worcester.Mrs. Scott was a secretary at the Worcester Telegram and Gazette many years ago. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Holden, and a former member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Worcester. She enjoyed skiing in her younger years, and baked traditional Swedish deserts for her family and friends. She was a tremendous artist who enjoyed crafts and created beautiful paintings.Memorial calling hours are Tuesday, March 12, 2024, from 6-8 p.m. at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford.

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Darla J. Breault

Aug 09, 1960 - Mar 03, 2024

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Worcester, MA

ORANGE- Darla J. Breault, 63, of East River Street, died on Sunday morning, March 3, 2024 at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Born in Gardner on August 9, 1960, she was the daughter of Gerald J. and Corrine (Soucie) Breault and grew up in Athol and attended Athol Schools including Athol High. Darla had worked at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol and the former Slencil Company in Orange. Darla enjoyed hiking, crafting, making homemade dolls and gardening and growing herbs. Survivors include her son, Shayne Favreau of Orange; a granddaughter, Kyla Favreau of Orange; her siblings, Sharon Perry of Orange, Gary Breault of Orange, Robin Breault of Athol, Kevin Breault of Ashburnham, Jamie Breault of Athol and Geralyn Breault of Athol; a niece, Haley McGurik and grandniece Kaedynce Varnum, along with nephew Dawson Shinn, all of Athol, whom she was very close to; as well as many other nephews, nieces and cousins. Besides her parents, Darla was predeceased by a brother, David Breault, in 1995. Services will be held at a later date and time. Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family. Guest book online at WWW.WITTYFUNERALHOME.COM To to the family or in memory of Darla J. Breault, please

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Ruth Frances Kennen

Jan 06, 1930 - Mar 02, 2024

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Worcester, MA

Ruth Frances (Latendresse) Kennen, 94 passed away peacefully on Saturday March 2, 2024 at Notre dame Long Term Care in Worcester, surrounded by her family. She was born January 6,1930 in Worcester, Ma to Cecelia (Drohan) Latendresse and Francis Latendresse. Ruth was the middle sister to Lorraine (Latendresse) Ocker of Las Vegas, NV who predeceased her and Joan (Latendresse) Krause of Northborough, MA. Ruth married the love of her life, Arthur Roland Kennen in 1949; who predeceased her in 1969 and together they had five children. They raised their family in Auburn, MA, where Ruth lived for more than 72 years. She was intensely proud of her children, grandchildren, and their growing families. The oldest, Wayne Kennen of Warren, MA predeceased her in 2015; leaving his three daughters Sarah, Rachel, and Rebecca. Ruth also leaves her daughters, Jill (Kennen) Mayo and her husband Kevin of Enfield CT, along with their three children Brian, Dan and his wife Katrina, Nate, and his wife Stephanie. Joy (Kennen) Leclaire and her husband Stephen of Sutton, MA and their two children Lauren and Benjamin. June (Kennen) Blair and her husband Scott of Reunion, FL and their two children Megan and Chloe. Her youngest son James Kennen and his wife Vivian and their daughter Maybelline of Auburn, MA. She also leaves numerous great grandchildren. Ruth worked for many years and retired from The Travelers Insurance Company in Worcester, MA, prior to that she worked at the Auburn Town Hall. After retiring she worked part time for Service Merchandise in Auburn. She was an avid volunteer and participant at the Auburn Senior Center, answering phones and helping in the office in a variety of other ways. While active in the Senior Center, Ruth enjoyed yoga, strength exercise classes and playing Scrabble. She took many trips with the Senior Center the highlight being the trip to Alaska. While her children were young, she volunteered as a girl scout troop leader and was in numerous clubs and activities at The First Congregational Church in Auburn. A voracious reader, she always had a new book nearby. She was an enthusiastic gardener and power walker. She had many hobbies, including jewelry and basket making. She was a wonderful Mother and an incredibly strong person, always there to support her children and grandchildren in any way she could. Ruth was fiercely independent and lived alone in her home in Auburn until a fall in 2019 resulted in a move to an assisted living facility and eventually to Notre Dame Long-Term Care in Worcester, MA, where she peacefully passed away while in hospice care. In lieu of flowers donations in Ruth's name may be made to Notre Dame Long Term Care, 559 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Ruth’s family on Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 9:30-11:00 AM followed by a brief prayer service at 11:00 AM at the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn. She will be buried next to her husband in Hillside Cemetery, Auburn.

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Ralph Prettyman Joline

Nov 12, 1936 - Feb 27, 2024

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Worcester, MA

Ralph Prettyman “Bud” JolineNovember 12, 1936- February 27, 2024Ralph P. Joline, 87, long time resident of Sherborn, MA and most recently Millis, MA passedaway on Tuesday February 27, 2024 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center inWorcester, MA.Ralph was born on November 12, 1936 in Wilmington, DE, the son of Ralph H, and Leah(Howard) Joline. He was a graduate of Boston Trade High School in Jamaica Plain, MA andfurther attended Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston,MA.Ralph married Judith Taylor Chisholm on Thursday November 27, 1958, and they were marriedfor almost 53 years at the time of her passing on October 29, 2011.Ralph was predeceased by his sister Dolores Lyons. He is survived by his brother WilliamJoline of Seaford, DE and his four children, Robin Shean and her husband Peter of Millis;Ralph P, II and his wife Valerie of Sherborn; Dionne Waite of Merrimack; and Bruno C.ofHolliston.  He also leaves behind 13 grandchildren: Ryan Clinton, Peter Shean, II, Whitney Drovatzikas,Courtney Weiner, Cristyn Joline, Ralph P Joline, III, Trevor Levasseur, Brad Levasseur, CaelynWaite, Catori Waite, Sydney Joline, Sam Joline and Spencer Joline, as well as, 10 greatgrandchildren.Ralph was an artist, builder, designer and avid hunter with a love of the outdoors. He spentcountless hours attending athletic events at Dover Sherborn High School and beyondsupporting his children and grandchildren. He shared a passion for cars, a love of family, andenjoyed gathering with family and friends.His desire to invent and create led him to work as a draftsman on the Atlas Missile Project forGeneral Dynamics and later in the Chisholm family business, E.T. Chisholm,Inc. He started J.E.Corporation in 1962 designing, constructing and servicing bowling alleys, a corporation still inexistence today and operated by his oldest son Ralph P. Joline, II.He will be remembered for his direct nature, work ethic, and humor. “Bud” was a one of a kindperson and will never be forgotten by all who met him. He will be dearly missed.There will be a wake for Ralph on Saturday March 9, 2024 from 11am-1pm at the Robert’sMitchell Caruso Funeral Home on 15 Miller St, Medfield. Prayer service will begin at 1pm.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Shriners Children’s Hospital atlovetotherescue.org

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Elizabeth A. Creedon

May 25, 1937 - Feb 28, 2024

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Worcester, MA

Elizabeth A. Creedon, 86, lifelong Shrewsbury resident, died Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Notre Dame Healthcare in Worcester, with family members at her side. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late James A. Creedon, Sr. and Grace M. (Wyman) Creedon. Elizabeth graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 1955 and then graduated from Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing in 1958. She later earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Assumption College in 1983. Elizabeth completed her higher education with a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Anna Maria College in 1988. Elizabeth enjoyed a lengthy career as a Registered Nurse. She was a true nurse at heart and loved both her work and colleagues at Worcester City Hospital, and was dedicated to her patients until City Hospital’s closure in 1995. Elizabeth counted several of her City Hospital co-workers among her dearest friends, including Cathy Stevens and Kay Paladino. Elizabeth had a flair for life, an appreciation for proper etiquette, and a zesty sense of humor. She and her dear brother, David, delighted in hosting family and friends for laughs and lively conversation in the backyard garden of their historic family home while enjoying delectable repasts accompanied by sociable libations. Elizabeth and David were longtime, active members of the St. John’s High School community and cherished their friendships with Stephen and Virginia Gregory, Paul Jourcin, and Maryanne Kenary, among several others. Elizabeth loved the arts, music, and theater, frequenting performances by students of St. John’s High School, and also by professional performers around the region. As a lifelong resident of Shrewsbury, Elizabeth enthusiastically studied and discussed the town’s history as a member of the Shrewsbury Historical Society. She was a faithful member of Saint Mary’s Parish, and also enjoyed visiting other churches with David for Mass. Elizabeth loved her pets over the years including Maggie the St. Bernard dog, but far and away her favorite companion was a feline named Ned Devine who ruled the manor. The final Creedon of her generation marking the end of an era, Elizabeth is survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, and great-grandnephews. Elizabeth was predeceased by her dear siblings: James A. Creedon, Jr., Chandler P. Creedon, Sr., Grayce O’Neil, Martha E. Riley, and David P. Creedon. Elizabeth’s family wishes to sincerely thank her longtime nurse care managers, Bonnie and Mary; her longtime aide, Ama; and the outstanding, tender staff at Notre Dame Healthcare & Hospice. The sunset of Elizabeth’s life was peaceful, pleasant, and dignified, thanks to this wonderful team of caregivers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Elizabeth’s memory to Notre Dame Health Care, Attn: Development Office, 555 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605 Donate Online Here Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Creedon family from 9:30 – 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main Street, Shrewsbury. Her funeral Mass will follow at 11 AM, and will be celebrated next door at her home parish of Saint Mary’s, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury. Burial will be held in the family lot at St. John’s Cemetery, Worcester.

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Louis A. Cianciulli

Feb 25, 1934 - Feb 28, 2024

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Worcester, MA

Louis A. Cianciulli, 90, of Uxbridge and formerly of Glastonbury, CT passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home, Worcester. He was born in New Rochelle, NY, the son of the late Gaetano and Rosa Cianciulli. In addition to his wife of 60 years, Nancy (Lane), he is survived by his daughters Susan C. Trottier and her husband Christopher Trottier of Uxbridge and Karen L. Cianciulli of Asheville, NC and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Katherine Cataldo of Nutley, NJ.Lou graduated from Lehigh University in 1956 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and also received an academic student diploma from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in 1962. He spent 35 years as an employee of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford, CT, first in Performance Engineering, and then later as a Director in Marketing. His Marketing territories included Asia as well as France and England.Prior to moving to Uxbridge in 2005, Lou was a longtime resident of Glastonbury, CT. An avid golfer, he was a former member of Glastonbury Hills Country Club, Winnapaug Country Club in Westerly, RI, and Whitinsville Golf Club in Whitinsville. He was also a member of the ‘Geezers’ group at Blissful Meadows Golf Club in Uxbridge. In his retirement, he and Nancy loved playing golf together, both in New England and with friends on vacation trips in the southeast. He also enjoyed gardening, woodworking, fishing, cooking, and playing cards with neighborhood friends. For 40 years, he and Nancy adored spending time at their home in Green Hill Beach, RI. His driving motivation and great joy wastaking care of Nancy, Susan, and Karen.Private services will be held at a later date.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rose Monahan Hospice Home, 10 Judith St., Worcester, MA; or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Paul J. Hobin

Died : Feb 21, 2024

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Worcester, MA

Paul J. Hobin, 80, formerly of Holden, died Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Paul leaves a daughter Christine Hobin of Holden, a son Daniel Hobin of Durham, N.C., and a brother James R. Hobin of Albany, N.Y. Paul was born in Worcester, son of the late John F. and Elizabeth F. (Halloran) Hobin. He graduated from St. John’s High School, then in Worcester. He attended Assumption College in Worcester and graduated from Worcester State College. Paul was a teacher in the Town of Auburn Public Schools, including many years on the staff at the Bryn Mawr and Mary D. Stone schools. Paul enjoyed playing and excelling at many sports in his youth including basketball and baseball. He was on the basketball team at Assumption College and enjoyed watching sports both in person and on television. He loved to read and would sit for hours with a book. He enjoyed bowling with his friends. Paul was a gentle and kind person. He was known for his patience and quiet mannerisms. He loved to be outside working in his yard and garden. He will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. There are calling hours on Thursday, March 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. After the calling hours, there will be a sharing of memories of Paul. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Worcester Animal Rescue League. 139 Holden St., Worcester, MA 01606. To to the family or in memory of Paul J. Hobin, please

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Phyllis I. Novia

Aug 01, 1933 - Feb 28, 2024

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Worcester, MA

WEST BOYLSTON-Phyllis I. (Pyne) Novia, 92, passed away Wednesday, February 28 in UMASS Medical CenterHer husband of 71 years, Richard A. Novia, 91, passed away in 2023. She leaves three sons, Dennis R. Novia and his wife, Paula of West Boylston, James E. Novia and his wife, Elaine of West Boylston and Kevin P. Novia of Worcester; five grandchildren, Alison, Andrew, Patrick, Sarah and Jessica and a great-granddaughter, Jariella. Two siblings, Edward Pyne and Virginia LaVigne predeceased her. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Edward and Mary (Cotter) Pyne.Phyllis was a secretary for many years at Fallon Clinic. In her retirement she enjoyed working part-time at Checkerboard. Phyllis enjoyed 10 pin bowling in several leagues in her younger years and won several singles tournaments. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 5 at 11am in Fay Brothers Funeral Home, 1 West Boylston St. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, the Disabled Americans Veterans at www.help.dav.org

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Dorothy M. Duggan

Feb 08, 1932 - Feb 28, 2024

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Worcester, MA

Southbridge: Dorothy M. (Romasco) Duggan, 92, formerly of Crestview Dr., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 28th, at Christopher House in Worcester after a long illness.Her husband, John T. Duggan, passed away in 1994. She leaves her daughter, Sally Leidemer of Putnam, CT; her granddaughter, Sagan Leidemer of Waltham; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Raymond Leidemer. She was also predeceased by 3 brothers and a sister. Dorothy was born in North Uxbridge the daughter of Nicholas and Jessie (Terrano) Romasco. Dorothy was a purchasing agent for Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge for many years. After retiring she worked for AA Bus Company as an aide on a bus for special needs students until the age of 82. She loved playing bingo and was very involved in activities at St. Mary’s Church in Southbridge. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 6th, from the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, with a Mass at 11:00am in St. Mary’s Church of the St. John Paul II Parish, 247 Hamiton St., Southbridge. A calling hour in the funeral home will be held on Wednesday, March 6th, from 9:30 to 10:30am, prior to the Mass.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Wendy Patricia Lucier

Nov 22, 1953 - Feb 28, 2024

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Worcester, MA

Wendy Patricia (Fritze) Lucier, “Pooh,” 70, of Auburn and Worcester, passed away unexpectedly after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, with her loving family by her side. She leaves her beloved partner of 45 years, William T. “Billy” Breault, of Auburn; her devoted children, Jayce Clark and her husband Michael, of Auburn, and Matthew Lucier and his wife Jolanda, of Rochdale; her cherished grandchildren, Destinee Smith and her husband Jamal, of Webster, Madison Lucier and her partner Nate Wallek, of Vernon, CT, Jacqueline Clark and her fiancé Aaron Rios, of Vernon, CT, Adam Clark and his partner Samantha Johnson, of Auburn, Andrew Clark, of Auburn, and Brody Lucier, of Rochdale; great-grandchild, Quincy Smith; siblings, Lawrence Peak and his wife Mary-Ann, of Salisbury, Jacqueline Bann, of North Hampton, NH, and James Fritze and his wife Faith, of Altamonte Springs, FL; as well as many nieces and nephews. Wendy was predeceased by her sisters, Maureen Dumouchel and June Sloan; niece, Heidi Hicks; and nephews, Peter Bostwick and Charlie Brewer. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Leo Fritze and Jacqueline (Henry) McDermott. Wendy was educated in Worcester, and graduated from North High School. She also graduated from the Salter School to further her education and from there, began her career as a Payroll Clerk for UMASS Chan Medical School. Wendy retired from UMASS three years ago, but stayed on as a post-retiree. Wendy had also worked at the College of the Holy Cross for a number of years, where she could mainly be found in the Book Store. She was an important member of the Main South Alliance for Public Safety, alongside Billy. In her free time, Wendy enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, and playing Bingo, but most of all, she cherished time spent with her kids and beloved grandkids. She never missed a game, and could be found at every sporting event rooting them on. Wendy was the best Nana, and their best cheerleader. She will be deeply missed and loved forever, as her legacy lives on. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Ways to Give Relatives and friends are invited to gather with Wendy’s family from 5 – 8 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central St., Auburn. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Friday, March 8th at St. Peter’s Church, 931 Main St., Worcester, with burial to follow at St. John’s Cemetery.

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