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Jean Turcotte

Dec 15, 1948 - Nov 01, 2023

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Whitinsville, MA

Uxbridge - Jean B. "Jack" Turcotte, 74, of Julia Drive passed away on Weds. , Nov. 1, 2023, unexpectedly but peacefully at home. Jack was predeceased by his husband of 12 years, Mark Porter, who passed in 2018. Jack is survived by his three sons, David A. Turcotte and his fiance Michelle Perkins of NH, Jean B. Turcotte II and his wife Briana of Uxbridge, Ma, and Joshua A. Turcotte of Attleboro, MA; 8 grandchildren, Rylee, Madison, Abby, Ava, Elicia, Amanda, Alex, and Emily; 5 siblings, Adrien Tu...Read More

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Gerald R. Taft

May 19, 1949 - Feb 16, 2024

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Whitinsville, MA

Gerald R. Taft, 74, of Mendon passed away Friday, February 16, 2024 in Blackstone Valley Health and Rehab., Whitinsville.Mr. Taft was born in Milford in 1949, the son of the late Austin B. and Shirley L. (Smith) Taft and had attended schools in Mendon.He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.Mr. Taft worked for the Town of Milford and was the longtime superintendent of the Vernon Grove Cemetery in Milford for many years. Gerry took great pride in his solemn duties at the cemetery and was always available to the families of loved ones who were buried there.Gerry was a member of the Mendon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, the Hopedale Pistol Club and the Gun Owners Action League. He enjoyed time spent on the range, a peaceful ride to New Hampshire, an occasional trip to the casino and always looked forward to his annual visit to the Big E in Springfield with friends.He is survived by his sister, Deborah E. Brodeur of TX; a sister-in-law, Margaret Taft of Mendon and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 3 brothers Roger E. Taft, Sr., Austin B. Taft, Jr. and Douglas Taft, Sr.Funeral services will be private at a later date.

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James D. Woeller

Mar 19, 1948 - Feb 11, 2024

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Whitinsville, MA

James D. "Doug" Woeller, died Sunday, February 11, 2024, at home with his loving family by his side. One of four sons born to the late Herman and Beatrice (Doble) Woeller, Sr., Doug was born in Milford, March 19, 1948. He leaves his beloved wife of nearly 55 years, Cathy (Forsythe) Woeller; a daughter Lisa Simmons, of Whitinsville, a son Jim Woeller and his wife Michelle, of Barnstable; 3 brothers: Herman Woeller, Jr., of Whitinsville; John Woeller and his wife Karen, of Grafton; and Kort Woeller and his wife Mandy, of Utah; and 5 grandchildren: Lindsay Simmons, Jacob Simmons, Evan Perkins, Michaela Perkins, and Ryan Woeller. Doug lived most of his life in Northbridge. He was a proud Vietnam era veteran of the United States Navy. He retired from the former Morgan Construction Company, in Worcester, where he started as an operator, and retired as night supervisor. Doug was an avid boxer and in 1971 he was the AAU bantam weight class champion. He enjoyed fresh and saltwater fishing. He and Cathy looked forward to their yearly road trips to Florida for the month of March. While there, he would "warm up" for the golf season. Upon returning home, Doug would resume playing golf daily at Shining Rock Golf Club, where he was most often the first person at the course in the morning. Calling Hours will be Friday, February 23, from 5-7PM, at the funeral home. Doug's Funeral Mass will be at 11AM, Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Saint Patrick's Church, Cross St., Whitinsville. Burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery will be at 11:15AM, Monday, March 18, 2024. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dana Farber, 20 Prospect St., Milford, MA, 01757.

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Gail (Piergustavo) Paturzo

Nov 20, 1948 - Feb 08, 2024

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Whitinsville, MA

Gail (Piergustavo) Paturzo, 75, of Hopedale, passed away on February 8, 2024 in Blackstone Valley Health and Rehabilitation, Whitinsville. She was the wife of Elliott Paturzo.She was born in Milford in 1948, the daughter of the late Richard and Kathleen (Stead) Piergustavo and was a lifelong resident of Hopedale. She was a graduate of Hopedale High School, Class of 1966 and attended Boston University.In addition to her husband of 56 years, Elliott, she is survived by her 4 children, Atty. Lisa Alberto and her husband David of Hopedale, E.J. Paturzo and his wife Susan of Bellingham, Jennifer McKeon and her husband Kelly of Hopedale and Anthony Paturzo and his wife Marie of Whitinsville and 9 grandchildren, Julia and DJ, Evan and Ella, Alex, Kaeli, and Piper, Vincenzo and Viviana.Gail was a design consultant for Macy's, Paine and Hitchcock Furniture in Natick. She was also a real estate broker/owner at ERA / New England Properties in Franklin for many years.A very social person, she always enjoyed entertaining and always put a certain flair and sparkle into everything she did. She loved spending time with friends and family and loved watching her grandchildren’s sporting events and watching them all grow. Along with her husband, she would also enjoy an occasional cruise to the Caribbean. There were also many shopping adventures, looking for antiques and lunch and dinner outings that always kept a smile on her face. Gail will be missed by everyone that knew her and mostly by her husband, children and grandchildren.Visiting hours will be held on Monday, February 12, 2024 from 4-7 PM in the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress St., Milford.Funeral services will be held from the funeral home on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 9 AM with a procession leaving at 9:45AM for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish,187 Hopedale St., Hopedale.Burial will follow in Hopedale Village Cemetery, Rte. 16, Hopedale.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, MA Chapter, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.

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Blanche (Noel) Aubin

Mar 28, 1925 - Feb 02, 2024

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Whitinsville, MA

Blanche (Noel) Aubin, 98, formerly of South Grafton, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2024 at Blackstone Valley Health & Rehabilitation with her loving family by her side. Her husband of 33 years J. Rene Aubin died on April 7,1978. She is survived by her daughters Donna Lemieux of Whitinsville, and Rose Gosselin and her husband Marc of Upton, her sisters Bernice Geer of Ct and Rita Dion of Worcester, 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She is predeceased by granddaughter Tammy Lemieux and eight sibling Sam, Ernest, Henry, Anne, Cecile, Ruth, Alice and Mabel. Mrs. Aubin was born in the Farnumsville village of South Grafton, on March 28, 1925 she was the daughter of Simeon and Hermeline (Lafraniere) Noel. She was raised in Grafton and attended Grafton High School. Blanche worked at the former Tuppers and the Press Wheel in Grafton and retired as a nurse's aide from Beaumont Skilled Nursing Center. She enjoyed puzzles, crafts and most importantly she loved being with her family, they were the center of her life. To to the family or in memory of Blanche (noel) Aubin, please

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Noel John Charpentier

Jan 30, 1952 - Feb 01, 2024

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Whitinsville, MA

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Harold Jigarjian

Nov 25, 1929 - Jan 12, 2024

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Whitinsville, MA

A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, January 23, at 11AM in the Carr Funeral Home, 24 Hill St., Whitinsville, MA. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Linwood Ave., Whitinsville. There will be a period of visitation prior to the funeral service from 10-11AM. A Memorial Service in New City will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 255N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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Alice Sagherian

Sep 30, 1930 - Jan 16, 2024

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Whitinsville, MA

Alice (DerTorosian) Sagherian, age 93, passed away January 16, 2024. She was predeceased in 1990 by her husband of 33 years, Samuel Sagherian. Alice is survived by her son Mark Sagherian and his wife Veronica of Belmont, daughter Sosie Sagherian and her husband Robert Valenti of Walnut Creek, CA; 4 grandchildren: Samuel and Talene Sagherian, and Samuel and Armen Valenti. She was predeceased by her sisters Lucy Bedrosian and Mary Barsamian. Born on September 30, 1930, in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Margos and Eghsa (Mergerdichian) DerTorosian. Alice was raised in Whitinsville and graduated from Northbridge High School. What brought Alice the most joy was the company of her family. Alice's Funeral Service will be held at 11AM, Monday, January 22, in Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Apostolic Church, 315 Church Street, Whitinsville, with burial to follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. A calling hour will be held prior to her service at the church from 10-11AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Apostolic Church or Camp Haiastan, 722 Summer St., Franklin, MA 02038.

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James L. Larson

Mar 25, 1929 - Jan 11, 2024

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Whitinsville, MA

Douglas- James L. Larson, 94, passed away on Thurs., Jan 11, 2024 at Rhode Island Hospital after a period of declining health. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 61 years, Alice V. (Kleya) Larson on Oct. 18, 2020. He is survived by his son Gary R. Hall and his wife Sandy; his daughters, Cheryl A. Tremblay and her partner Harold Canale, Elizabeth Larson and Gina Mastroianni; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was also predeceased by his son Glenn Larson, and siblings George Larson Jr., Elizabeth Scungio, and Dorothy Irons. Born in Millville on March 25, 1929 he was the son of George Sr. and Elizabeth (Harrington) Larson, and attended Millville Public Schools. From a young age he started working in food service and over the years worked for the Oyster Cabin, Milly Mitchells, Johnny’s Clam Spa and The Lennox in Bellingham. He also owned and operated his own diner with his wife, Larsons Diner in Burrillville, RI for 10 years. He finished his career working for the State of Rhode Island as a principal cook. James proudly served in the U.S Army during the Korean Conflict stationed in Germany, served as a volunteer firefighter for the Nasonville Fire Dept, and as a devout Catholic, was a longtime member of St. Denis Church and helped with many fundraisers over the years.James loved people and was very well liked. With his persistent smile, joking nature and willingness to lend a hand, he made friends wherever he went. James took great pride in his yard and liked entertaining. A great cook, he held frequent cookouts and clambakes in the summer. He was also an avid sports fan and loved rooting for the New England Patriots and NY Yankees. For James, family always came first. He was a devoted husband, a great father, and a loving grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services for James held in Douglas will be announced at a later date. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit: www.Jackmanfuneralhomes.com To to the family or in memory of James L. Larson, please

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Bernard H. Koerten

Mar 14, 1924 - Jan 12, 2024

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Whitinsville, MA

Bernard H. Koerten, 99, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2024 in Blackstone Valley Health and Rehab, Whitinsville, Massachusetts. He was the husband of the late Anna A. (Jacques) Koerten.Bernard was born in Whitinsville, the son of the late Henry and Lucy (Rollema) Koerten.Mr. Koerten worked as a truck driver for the former Emmott Valley in Uxbridge and the former Johnson Motor Lines. He also served in the U.S. Army during WWII. While serving, he was deployed in Europe with the 16th Armored Division as a tank gunner and was involved with the liberation of Pilsen, Czechoslovakia.Bernie was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Whitinsville. He loved reading about history and trains. He also enjoyed polka music, dancing and going on vacation. Spending time with his family was his favorite pastime.He is survived by his sons, Donald Koerten and his wife Darlene of Uxbridge, Kenneth Koerten and his wife Virginia of Uxbridge; a daughter, Jacqueline Cassidy and her husband William of Uxbridge; grandchildren, Kathryn and her husband Matt, Alexandra and her husband Nathan, Jennifer and her husband Clark, Keith, Olivia, Samantha and her husband Tom, Ryan and his wife Melissa; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces nephews; former daughter-in-law, Elena Curran and friends at the retirement community on Chestnut Street. He was predeceased by his sisters, Jenny Bellievue and Dorothy Richmond and a granddaughter, Kelli Ann Koerten.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The United Presbyterian Church of Whitinsville, 7 Spring St., Whitinsville, MA 01588 or “Bernie’s favorite charity, Boystown.org”.The memorial service will be held Monday, January 22, 2024 at 11:00 AM at the United Presbyterian Church of Whitinsville, 51 Cottage St., Whitinsville, MA.A private graveside service for family and friends will be held at a later date.

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Alice M. Zopatti

Jun 21, 1933 - Dec 28, 2023

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Whitinsville, MA

Alice M. (Boudreau) Zopatti, died Thursday, December 28, after a period of declining health. She was predeceased by her husband Richard C. Zopatti, Sr. in 1994 and her son Richard C. Zopatti Jr. in 2022. Alice is survived by her son Joseph Zopatti and his wife Deborah of Webster, daughter Maryalice Vaughan and her husband Michael of Northbridge and 5 grandchildren Elliott and Gabrielle Zopatti and Jack, Nicholas and Emma Vaughan. Born in Sommerville, Ma on June 21, 1933, she was the only child of the late Joseph H. and Alice G. (Whalen) Vaughan, Alice grew up in Sommerville, later moving to Cambridge and Holbrook before moving to Walpole in 1966 to raise her family. After her retirement in 2004 she moved to Northbridge to be closer to her family, so she would be able to help take care of her beloved grandchildren. Alice received her master's degree in education in 1956 from Lesley College and would go on to become a social studies teacher for the seventh and eighth grades at the Blessed Sacrament School in Walpole for 35 years. She was very active at Blessed Sacrament Church, enjoyed camping when her children were young and was an avid reader. Alice's graveside service will be held on January 7th, at 11 a.m., at Blue Hill Cemetery, 700 West Street, Braintree, Ma under the direction of Carr Funeral Home 24 Hill St Whitinsville, MA 01588. To to the family or in memory of Alice M. (Boudreau) Zopatti, please

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