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Barbara Murphy

Jul 12, 1928 - Aug 15, 2023

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Oakham, MA

OAKHAM - Barbara Ruth (Adams) Murphy, 95, of Oakham, died Tuesday, August 15, 2023, peacefully surrounded by her family. Her husband, Eugene F. Murphy, died in 1993. She leaves a daughter, Patricia Gervais of Florida; a grandson, Sean Blood and his wife Angela of Oakham, with whom she lived; two great-grandsons, Michael and Zachary; and three great-great-grandchildren, Vincent, Audrey and Alayna. She was born in Boston, daughter of Edward G. and Helen P. (Tomolonuis) Adams. She lived in Worceste...Read More

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Robert Bailey

Jun 17, 1957 - Oct 27, 2023

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Oakham, MA

Bob Bailey, 66, formerly of Oakham, MA, and Shrewsbury, MA passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on 10/27/23, in Naples where he resided since 2001. Since birth, Bob resided in Shrewsbury, MA. He graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 1975 with High Honors the same year he was involved in a life altering automobile accident leaving him a paraplegic. He attended the New England School of Accounting later that same year and Quinsigamond Community College the following year where he received an Associate Degree in Business Administration in 1978. He later graduated from Fitchburg State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1980. Pursuing his education further, he received a Master of Science in Human Service Management from Worcester State College in 1989 while working full time and attending night classes. Bob was employed by the Center for Living & Working, Inc. , of Worcester, MA for 25 years, his last 15 as the Executive Director. He was responsible for management, leadership and direction of a multi-programmed, multi-faceted Independent Living Center with a staff of over 50 individuals. His accomplishments included a development of a variety of independent living programs for people with wide ranges of disabilities and expansion of satellite operations in various locations within the agency's geographic service area. He reported directly to the Board of Directors. In Addition, he was employed at SpectaGuard, Inc. , as a Supervisor responsible for maintaining a liaison between patrons with disabilities and Centrum officials. He helped develop a similar program for the Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA in 1987. Bob was also self-employed for many years as a small business income tax specialist for Bailey & Johnson Associates in Oakham, MA. He leaves his mother, Catherine A. Bailey of Naples, FL, his daughter Amanda K. Bailey of Davie, FL, his son Christian J. Bailey of Naples, FL, a sister Sharon R. Dolan of Sterling, MA, a nephew Jason T. Dolan of Worcester, MA, a niece Stacey L. Dolan of Sterling, MA and Jessica L. White of Sterling, MA. He is also survived by many caring relatives - Nicole Wiedner of Barre, MA, Zachary Wiedner of Westbrook, ME and more. Bob had many friends in New England and here in Naples as well. Bob was predeceased by his father James H. Bailey of Naples, FL. Bob was a loving family man who enjoyed most all sports, classic cars and restoration, Bible study & fellowship, and spending time with family and friends. Enjoying wheelchair sports, he directed summer camps for youths with disabilities many summer weeks over the years in Worcester and Framingham, MA. Bob lectured at various colleges and universities in central MA as a guest speaker on the subject matters of living with spinal cord injuries and living independently. He enjoyed volunteering his services at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA working beside members of staff and the Board of Trustees as a member of their Access Committee. A small Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, 11/09/23, at 11 am. at New Hope Ministries, 7675 Davis Blvd, Naples, FL 34104. His family heartfully wishes to thank Dr. Nicole Costello, Michael Jaquith, and Avow Hospice. In lieu of flowers, contributions/donations can be made to Les Feldick Ministries, 3706 W. Lona Valley Road, Kinta Oklahoma 74552.

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Jan Morrison

Mar 12, 1967 - Sep 12, 2023

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OAKHAM, MA

OAKHAM-Jan Maria Morrison, 56, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, September 9,2023. Arrangements are under the care of Pillsbury Funeral Home 96 S. Barre Rd. Barre.

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Barbara Murphy

Jul 12, 1928 - Aug 15, 2023

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Oakham, MA

OAKHAM - Barbara Ruth (Adams) Murphy, 95, of Oakham, died Tuesday, August 15, 2023, peacefully surrounded by her family. Her husband, Eugene F. Murphy, died in 1993. She leaves a daughter, Patricia Gervais of Florida; a grandson, Sean Blood and his wife Angela of Oakham, with whom she lived; two great-grandsons, Michael and Zachary; and three great-great-grandchildren, Vincent, Audrey and Alayna. She was born in Boston, daughter of Edward G. and Helen P. (Tomolonuis) Adams. She lived in Worcester most of her life. Barbara was a classified ads supervisor for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette for many years. She was Past President of the St Paul's Cathedral Club, Associate of the Sisters of Mercy, and a Eucharistic Minister at St. Paul's Cathedral. She also was a volunteer at Outreach Foodbank and Abby's House. Barbara loved to read, she always felt a friend came to visit when she received a new book or magazine. Funeral services will be private and in the care of Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave, Worcester. Donations in Barbara's name may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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Alden Brodmerkle

Aug 08, 1933 - May 05, 2023

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Oakham, MA

Oakham - Alden Wayne Brodmerkle, 89, of Oakham passed away at home on Friday, May 5, 2023. He was born on August 8, 1933 to the late Richard and Helen (Fessenden) Brodmerkle. He will forever be missed by his wife of 67 years, Virginia (Rutherford) Brodmerkle of Oakham. Alden will be mourned by his children, Alden Brodmerkle Jr. of New Braintree, Barbara Brodmerkle of New Mexico, Margaret Brodmerkle of Oakham and Richard Brodmerkle of Oakham. Alden is also survived by his grandchildren, Susanna, Kenneth, Joseph and John, and great-grandchildren Octavia and Koen. In addition to his parents, Alden is predeceased by his brother, Norman Brodmerkle of Barre. Alden was a workaholic, including working as a truck driver for construction and owning his own sawmill. He also loved to read anything he could get his hands on and enjoyed traveling to visit family in Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico. Varnum Funeral Home, Inc. , 43 East Main St. , in West Brookfield is assisting his family with arrangements. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. An online guest book is available at varnumfuneralhome. com To to the family or in memory of Alden W. Brodmerkle, please

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Robert Lajoie

Feb 17, 1961 - Mar 13, 2023

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Oakham, MA

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Robert Lajoie

Feb 17, 1961 - Mar 13, 2023

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Oakham, MA

OAKHAM - Robert "Bob" Lee Lajoie, 62, of Oakham, passed away suddenly on March 13, 2023, while recovering from surgery for lung cancer. Bob was born on February 17, 1961, to Lionel and Earlene Lajoie in Worcester. After graduating from Quabbin Regional High School in 1979, Bob spent time at Tri-State University in Indiana where he ran track. Bob would go on to join his father, Lee, at Eagle Transport. Following this, Bob and his brother, Richard, founded Lajoie Brothers Transport Company, a successful trucking company they ran together for over 25 years. Bob met his high school sweetheart and future wife, Lisa Brown, in 1977. They were married for 36 wonderful years. Together they have 3 children, Samuel, Eric, and Abigail. Bob lived life to the fullest and was a kid at heart. He was often the only adult playing wiffleball or football at family gatherings. He cherished his family and especially enjoyed trips with them to Cocoa Beach, FL, Cape Cod and Bar Harbor, ME. He was an active member of the. . .

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Arthur Gray

Jan 09, 1945 - Feb 03, 2023

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Oakham, MA

OAKHAM- Arthur R. Gray, 78 of Oakham, MA died peacefully on Friday February 3, 2023. His carpe diem spirit along with his sense of charity helped to define a life well lived. He lived his life every day. He took chances, had fun, worked hard, played hard, laughed, and loved the blended family that he and his wife, Pastor Joanne B. Gray, built together over thirty years. Family was very important to him, and it showed. In addition to his family, his enduring legacy will be his devotion to helping others. He was always willing to help by donating his time and money to support people in the community. He regularly donated to the food pantry, helped organize fundraising efforts at the Oakham Congregational Church and raised money for disadvantaged community members through an annual golf tournament. His charitable heart and giving nature will be a lasting legacy in his community. He was born in Oxford, CT on January 9, 1945. He went to Ansonia High School where he was an All-area football player at the. . .

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June Branham

Jun 19, 1933 - Jun 07, 2022

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Oakham, MA

Oakham - June C. (Layton) Branham, 88, of Oakham went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center with her family by her side. She leaves her 3 children, Robert Branham, Jennifer Berthiaume and her husband Rolland, Benjamin Branham and his wife Kristy; her 5 grandchildren, Jade Berthiaume, Holly Goncalves, Jacqueline Krasinski, Hope Branham, Jake Branham; 5 great-grandchildren, Nola, Kayden, Lionel, Kyla and Layton as well as nieces, nephews and many friends. She is predeceased by her brother Ronald Layton, her sister, Jean Katzenstein and her loving husband of 53 years, Rev. Carl Branham. She was born in Newton, New Jersey the daughter of the late Earl and Dorothy (Kinney) Layton. June worked as the secretary at Pilgrim Baptist Church working along side her husband Rev. Carl Branham for many years. She also led a women's bible study for many years. She loved painting landscapes, baking, and cooking for her family and friends. June was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved her family and they loved her. She will be missed by all who knew her. She was a member of the Pilgrim Baptist Church. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 11:00AM at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 33 West Brookfield Rd in North Brookfield. A calling hour will be held from10:00AM to 11AM at the church. Burial will be in following in Pine Grove Cemetery in Oakham. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pilgrim Baptist Church. Varnum Funeral Home, Inc. , 43 East Main St. , in West Brookfield is assisting her family with arrangements. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of June C. (Layton) Branham, please visit our floral store. div. ptwp-tree {min-width:400px;float: right;}A Memorial Tree was planted for JuneWe are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Varnum Funeral Home, Inc. Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree

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Wesley Dwelly

Died : May 22, 2021

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OAKHAM, MA

OAKHAM- Wesley L. Dwelly,84, died on Saturday, May 22,2021 in St. Vincent Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete. Pillsbury Funeral Home 96 S.Barre Rd.Barre.

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Mason Osborne

Died : Feb 27, 2021

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OAKHAM, MA

OAKHAM- Mason Osborne,27, passed away due to an overdose on February 27, 2021, after struggling with addiction for many years. If love and care could heal, Mason would be here with us. We are heartbroken. The family sends our heartfelt gratitude to the many friends and healthcare professionals who provided support and encouragement during Mason's attempts to overcome this illness. Mason was the oldest of four brothers. Mason and his twin brother Dylan were inseparable during childhood, going on adventures, and building forts and tree houses in their grandmother's backyard. He was fiercely loyal and protective of his family and his friends, especially his brothers Dylan, Peyton, and Damian. Mason was generous, charming, and had an infectious sense of humor. A graduate from Quabbin Regional High School, Mason was especially talented in mathematics, and spent time at Manhattan College in New York studying engineering. Mason was passionate about many things including Chinese food, biking, and being in nature - especially the calming effect of being near water. Mason collected trading cards with huge enthusiasm. He was an avid watcher of Japanese anime and had a small but prized sword collection. Mason loved Hayao Miyazaki movies, especially 'Howl's Moving Castle' and 'Spirited Away.' Many of us spent hours watching these movies with him. Mason's love for his family was always clear, even during some very tough times. We love you Mason. You will always be with us. We miss you terribly, but are happy that you are finally at peace. Mason is survived by his grandmothers Gail Osborne and Barbara Roy, mother Kristina Osborne, brothers Dylan Osborne, Peyton Ortiz and Damian Ortiz, family members Mandy Osborne, Joshua Osborne, Matthew Osborne, Ellis Traver, Chantel Tom, Jocelynn Bousquet, Everitt Bullard, and many friends who were also Mason's chosen family. Given serious COVID-19 risks, there will be no public memorial service. Public calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 13,2021 from 12:15-1:15 pm in Pillsbury Funeral Home 96 S.Barre Rd. Barre, MA. To help keep everyone safe, masks and social distancing will be required.

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