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Joyce Roy

Sep 13, 1943 - Nov 27, 2023

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Shrewsbury, MA

Joyce M. (Tozeski) Roy, 80, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on the morning of Monday, November 27, 2023 at Christopher House of Worcester. She leaves her husband of 51 years, George A. Roy; her devoted daughters, Stephanie Collins and husband Thomas R. , of Millbury, and Dr. Nicole M. Roy and husband Jeffrey A. Stuart, of Fairfield, CT; her beloved brother, Stanley Tozeski and wife Clare, of Westborough; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. Joyce was born in Webster, daughter of...Read More

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Edward H. Drelinger

Jan 28, 1947 - Mar 03, 2024

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Shrewsbury, MA

SHREWSBURY - Ed Drelinger would tell his family and friends in later years, ‘It’s been a great ride’. He worked hard and enjoyed the fruits of his labors all the while mindful of life’s blessings. His love for family was always evident. Unwavering, unconditional and with a generous heart Ed gave of his time and was always willing to help. He was kind, humble and thankful beyond words. It was 1967 when Ed and Jeanne met where Ed was tending bar and the two became fast friends. Little did they know that in a few short years they would become each other's love of their life. They married on February 8, 1970 at Temple Emmanuel in Worcester and began their wonderful life together. At the cornerstone of everything was their deep abiding and steadfast love for each other. It remained the centerpiece of their life that truly made it a great ride.Ed treasured time with family and friends at his much-loved Corporation Beach in Dennis on his beloved Cape Cod. It afforded him welcomed time at the ocean in the salt water and while on the sand he basked in the sun and company of good people. He also loved annual Father’s Day reunions, clambakes and scuba-diving.Ed and his brother, Joe owned and operated the well-known and respected Drelinger Building and Decorating business for over 50 years. Working side by side, often more than a five-day work week, their name is synonymous with quality, good craftmanship and product. Ed, the carpenter and Joe, the paint and wallpaper guy, have their literal handprints over countless homes and projects in Shrewsbury and Worcester County. Whether remodeling or building a beautiful new home, their expertise was unmatched. The unwelcomed pandemic encouraged them both to put the hammers, power tools, paintbrushes and blueprints down professionally and take some time to enjoy the downtime…and they did. Ed and Jeanne moved full-time to their home in Dennis. It was a great ride.Anyone that knew Ed knows his love for animals. His former home on Grove Street was an oasis where animals of all kinks, stray or other, found a good yard, home and place for which to be cared. He bred, trained, showed and owned countless Doberman Pinscher dogs and spearheaded and served as head trainer the Shrewsbury Dog Training Program. Ed died Sunday, March 3, 2024 after an illness. He was 77. It was a great ride! Edward H. Drelinger was born January 28, 1947 in Worcester a son of the late Harold and Loretta (Ciarfella) Drelinger. Raised in Worcester he was a graduate of North High School. Once married and after a short time in Northborough they made Shrewsbury their much-loved home. In addition to his wife of 54 years, Jeanne, he leaves his daughters, Amy S. Drelinger of Worcester and Jill K. Walpole of Marlborough; his grandchildren, Kyle Drelinger and Katelyn Cormier; his brothers, Joseph E. Drelinger (Constance) of Holden and Robert M. Drelinger (Cynthia) of Worcester and the late Rose Marie Hodgson (late Jay) and the late Nancy Shippole; his in-laws, Bruce and Patricia Webber of Shrewsbury; many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor and remember Edward’s life by gathering for visitation on Saturday, March 9th in Saint Mary's Church, 640 Main Street, SHREWSBURY from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. followed by his funeral Mass celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury.Expressions of sympathy in Ed’s name may be made to MSPCA Angel, 350 South Huntington Street, Boston, MA 02130 or https://www.mspca.org/medical-centers/angell-animal-medical-center-boston or Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500 Chicago, Illinois 60611.Arrangements by James + John Heald of The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, Waltham.

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Eugene George Dauphinais

Jan 18, 1931 - Feb 25, 2024

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Shrewsbury, MA

"SHREWSBURY, MA / LEBANON, NH - Eugene George Dauphinais, 93, died peacefully at home on Sunday, February 25, 2024, after a lifetime devoted to his Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born in Lebanon, NH, the son of Joseph Dauphinais and Rachel (LaPorte) Dauphinais, and grew up in Lebanon, NH along with his 9 brothers and sisters. Eugene attended Lebanon schools, leaving school after the eighth-grade to work and contribute to his family. He began his career at age 16 working at H.W. Carter \u0026amp; Sons, Inc. textile factory, and after 38 years there retired as Head Cutter. Eugene proudly served his country as a Corporal on a U.S. Army Howitzer battery while stationed in Trieff, Italy during the Korean War. Eugene met his beloved wife, Anne-Marie, a Nurse, while a patient in Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, NH, following a car accident. The couple settled in Lebanon, NH for 62 years while raising four children, before moving to Shrewsbury, MA in 2019. Eugene was a devout member of Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon, NH where he was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. With his wife Anne-Marie, Eugene always had time to help others and often volunteered at his Church and LaSalette Shrine in Enfield, while also performing innumerable painting, wallpapering, repairs and other odd-jobs for many elderly friends and fellow parishioners over the years. Eugene was a life-long member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Eagles Club, where he relished innumerable Saturdays spent dancing the night away with his beloved Anne-Marie and family. After retiring, Eugene enjoyed his additional time spent with Anne-Marie, his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and their expansive family. Eugene walked 3-miles a day throughout the City of Lebanon for over 40 years, in the process being named a \u0026quot;Super Senior\u0026quot; featured in a WCAX television segment highlighting his life and wanderings around the City. He is predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Anne-Marie (Roy) Dauphinais, and by four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his beloved children, William Dauphinais of Lebanon, NH, Helen Koch and her husband Barry of TX, Carmen Rickenback (a 20-year United States Air Force Veteran) and her husband Douglas of NV, and Francis Dauphinais and his wife Maureen of CT; two brothers, Alfred of FL and Fr. Gerard Dauphinais, MMA of MA, and one sister, Lea Tessier of NH; his grandchildren, Colby Dauphinais of OR, Nina Dauphinais of CA, Spencer Koch and his wife Alec of TX, Sean Koch of TX, Patrick Merkel and his wife Casandra of VA, Douglas Rickenback Jr. and his wife Melissa of CA, Derick Rickenback of CA, Katrina Dauphinais of MA and Nathan Dauphinais of CT; his great grandchildren, Alexandra and Genevieve Merkel; as well as over 70 nieces and nephews. Eugene\u0027s family would like to thank the compassionate and caring staff at Shrewsbury Crossing Assisted Living Home for their outstanding job done caring for both our Father and Mother in their final years. Dad truly enjoyed his time spent at Shrewsbury Crossing. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024 at St. Mary\u0027s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA. The same day, Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024 at Sacred Heart Cemetery, 107 Renihan Meadows, Lebanon, NH. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Sacred Heart Parish, 2 Hough St., Lebanon, NH, or the AVA Gallery \u0026amp; Art Center, 11 Bank St. Lebanon, NH 03766. To share a memory or offer an online condolence, please visit the \u0026quot;Tribute Wall\u0026quot; on this page."

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William H. Ahearn Jr.

Nov 28, 1951 - Feb 26, 2024

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Shrewsbury, MA

In Loving Memory of William H. (Buster) Ahearn Jr.William H. “Buster” Ahearn, 72, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2024, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.Buster was born on November 28, 1951, in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of William and Jeanette (Connor) Ahearn.Buster leaves behind his beloved wife of over 44 years, Patricia A. (Williams) Ahearn, two children, William Ahearn and his wife Alison of Sutton, and Jennifer Gedman and her husband Kris of Franklin. Buster leaves a legacy of three grandsons: Brendan, Brady, and Wesley; and he is joyfully reunited in heaven with his granddaughter, Violet. Buster came from a large family and has the fondest memories of growing up on the farm with his brothers and sisters. Buster leaves behind his mother, Jeanette (Connor) Ahearn and his brothers, Gary Ahearn and his wife Marcia of Oxford, Richard Ahearn and his wife Mary of West Brookfield, Craig Ahearn and his wife Michelle of Zephyr Hills, Florida, and his sister, Kim Curtis and her husband Mike of Oxford. He is predeceased by his father, William Ahearn and his sister, Denise Nordstrom. He also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Growing up in Grafton, Buster graduated from Grafton High School in 1970. He was a truck driver by trade for 40 years navigating the roads with precision and dedication. He was a long time member of Local 170 Teamsters. His commitment to his work was matched only by his commitment to his family. He worked tirelessly to provide a comfortable life for his loved ones, leaving behind a legacy of hard work and perseverance.Beyond his profession, Buster found solace in the great outdoors. An avid hunter and fisherman, he reveled in the beauty of nature and the thrill of the chase. Whether he was patiently waiting in a deer stand or casting a line into a tranquil lake, his love for these activities brought him so much joy and fulfillment. He was a proud member of the Singletary Rod and Gun Club, where his son now serves as President.In addition to his love for the outdoors, Buster loved a great meal and was never one to turn down a dessert. Buster loved to travel. Highlights include a visit to all 50 states, a bucket-list adventure to Africa, and a homeland trip to Ireland. Buster loved all animals; especially his two kitties: Ninja & Sweet Caroline and his recent favorites…the local camels from Grafton. His favorite recliner was not just a piece of furniture; it was a throne where he could relax, unwind, and enjoy the moments of life.Buster’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the caring and loving staff at Oasis at Dodge Park for their dedicated care and genuine compassion over the last year.Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, March 2nd from 1:30pm-4:30pm at the Chiampa Funeral Home, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Buster's honor to Rock Steady Boxing in Northborough, a program that helps and supports those with Parkinson’s Disease through a boxing-based fitness program. Buster attended the Northborough Rock Steady location for over 2 years. In addition to helping Buster improve his quality of life, it was there that Pat found her loving support network in fellow Parkinson’s wives – her beloved “Hens”. Checks can be made out to “In Your Corner, Inc.” (memo: Rock Steady Boxing / Buster Ahearn) and sent to Christine Awdycki, 29 Woodstone Road, Northborough, MA 01532; or if you’d prefer to donate to the national program online, please use the link here: https://www.rocksteadyboxing.org/donate/

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Edith A. (Moosey) Shea

May 16, 1927 - Feb 23, 2024

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Shrewsbury, MA

Edith A. (Moosey) Shea, 96, longtime resident of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 23, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late James A. Shea. Loving mother of James J. Shea. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend her visiting hours at the Chiampa Funeral Home ~Sumner House~ 5 Church Road., On the Common, Shrewsbury Center, Saturday, March 2nd from 9:30 - 10:30 AM. Mass of Christian burial will follow at St. Anne's Church, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury.Complete obituary to follow. Please continue to watch our website for updated information.

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Nancy (Folger) Buddenhagen

Feb 18, 1940 - Feb 19, 2024

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Shrewsbury, MA

Nancy (Folger) Buddenhagen, 84, lifelong Shrewsbury resident, passed away on the morning of Monday, February 19, 2024 at Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossing. She leaves her beloved husband of 64 years, Gene E. Buddenhagen; their devoted children, Michael Buddenhagen and wife Linda, of Boylston, and Sherie Foley and husband Denis, of Marco Island, FL; grandchildren, David Buddenhagen, Daniel Buddenhagen, Kristen Carter, Conor Foley, and Maeve Foley; and a great-grandchild, Cameron Buddenhagen, all of whom she was so proud of. Over the years, Nancy enjoyed the camaraderie of many friends, however, her best friend was Gayle Baker, of Florida. Nancy was predeceased by her sister, Barbara Fleming; and their parents, Wayne and Susan (Carpenter) Folger. She was born in Worcester, raised and educated in Shrewsbury – she graduated from Major Howard W. Beal High School, Class of 1958. Nancy worked as a secretary for the Town of Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department for many years. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Nancy’s faith was always a forefront of her life, and she was a longtime member of Grace Church, in Hudson. She enjoyed participating in prayer and Bible-study groups, but most recently, watched the Grace church services via Zoom on Sunday mornings and listened to religious television shows before falling asleep. Nancy loved cooking, especially making and sharing meals with her family. Baking was a passion of hers, and she loved making hermits and ginger cookies – she always had a real sweet tooth! She had always enjoyed reading, and loved her animals, a cat named Benji, and a black lab named Dream. Nancy looked forward to her grandchildren visiting, especially when they brought their dogs to see her. In their younger years, Nancy and Gene traveled to Bermuda several times, as well as to Germany and Switzerland. When she was a child, Nancy traveled to a family camp in Canada quite often. Nancy loved to garden and spending time outdoors working in her yard, and enjoyed sitting outside on a warm day in the sun. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and knitting, and often reminisced about making clothes for her children when they were little. Most recently, Nancy enjoyed playing games, such as dominoes and word puzzles, and enjoyed arts and crafts. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org/donate). Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Buddenhagen family from 10 – 11 AM on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury, with a service to follow at 11, in the funeral home. Burial will be held in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury.

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Gary G. Hemmerdinger

Nov 30, 1946 - Feb 17, 2024

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Shrewsbury, MA

Gary G. Hemmerdinger, 77,  of Shrewsbury, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 17, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband Karin J. (Goranson ) Hemmerdinger. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visiting hours at the Chiampa Funeral Home, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center, on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 11:00 am -  1:00 pm. Funeral Service will follow. Interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.Complete obituary to follow.

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Beth Ann Dryden

Jun 29, 1960 - Feb 14, 2024

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Shrewsbury, MA

Beth Ann Dryden, 63, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 15, 2024, with her loving family by her side. She leaves her siblings, Willis E. Dryden, III, of Barre, Paul Dryden, of Douglas, Kelly Jordan and husband Arthur, of Cobleskill, NY, and her best friend, Patricia Dryden-Shaker and husband Ashraf, of Worcester; her nieces and nephews, Christopher Dryden, Chelsea Jordan and partner Daniel Duymovic, the late Joshua Dryden, who passed in 2016, Felicia Jordan-McRee and husband Seth, Malik Shaker and fiancée Susan Foster, and Saharra Shaker; her grand-nieces, Jocelyn Rosemarion, Clementine Rose, and Raydale Flynn; a grand-nephew, who's due on Beth's birthday in June, whom she was so excited to meet; and her beloved furbabies, Tucker, Daisy, and Kali. She was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Patricia Dryden, in 2019. Beth was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Willis E. Dryden, Jr. and Maureen (Carney) Dryden. She was raised and educated in Shrewsbury, graduating with the Shrewsbury High School’s Class of 1979. Beth went on to receive a Certificate in the Administrative Assistant program from the Salter Secretarial School in Worcester, in 1985. For much of her career, she worked as an Administrative Assistant for Dr. Connolly, Chief of the Orthopedic Spinal Surgery Division, and most recently, transferred to the Gastroenterology unit. Beth became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2007, graduating from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, in Worcester. She retired in August 2023 due to complications of her glioblastoma. In 2018, she received Caregiver of the Year Award for caring for her sister Patti, from the YMCA in Northborough – a true testament to Beth’s caring and compassionate nature! Beth was known to be very competitive, and loved to play cards, solve puzzles, crochet, and bike. She enjoyed ten-pin bowling with the Hi Nooners in Auburn. She especially loved time spent with her siblings, nieces, and nephews, and any time spent in Falmouth with her sister Patti and family. Family and friends truly meant the world to Beth, by whom she will be forever missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Adam Bullen Memorial Foundation, 8 B Concord Court, Webster, MA 01570. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Dryden family from 4 – 7 PM on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM on Wednesday, February 21st at St. Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury, with burial to follow.

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Paul A. Holle

Jul 05, 1923 - Jan 25, 2024

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Shrewsbury, MA

Paul A. “Piff” Holle, 100, of Shrewsbury’s Southgate Community and formerly of Adams County, Indiana, died on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at Shrewsbury Nursing Home. His wife of 29 years, Katheryne (Cole) Holle, died in 1984, and his daughter, Kim Degerstrom, died in 2015. He leaves his daughter, Elizabeth H. Hughes and her husband Steven, of Douglas; four grandchildren, Emily Degerstrom, Matthew Warner, Thomas Warner, and Jojo Holle; as well as several nieces and nephews. Paul was also predeceased by his siblings, Truman Holle, Edna McDougal, Walter Holle, and Leona Brian. Paul was born in Decatur, Adams County, Indiana, son of the late Otto and Adele (Schamerloh) Holle. As a boy growing up on the family farm, Paul and his father showed Chester White Hogs in competitions. He was a World War II veteran, having earned the rank of Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army – 91st Infantry Division serving in North Africa and Italy. Paul’s extensive studies included earning a B.A. from Valparaiso University, a Masters and a PhD in Marine Biology from Notre Dame University. He studied at the Woods Hole Marine Institute and was a Research Associate at Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. Paul served on the faculty of the University of New Hampshire before joining the faculty of Worcester State College, where he taught for 31 years. During that time, he also taught at the Mass Maritime Academy and other colleges. He was a life member of the Bermuda Biological Station for Research and a Marine Science Lecturer of the Elderhostel. Paul enjoyed the many International Natural History Field Trips, for which he was a docent. Paul was a lifelong singer and chorister, having performed nationally and internationally. He was a member of the Salisbury Singers, many church choirs, and the Worcester Chapter AGO – American Guild of Organists. A graveside service was held privately for Paul’s family, and he was buried alongside his wife in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury. The Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home was honored to assist with arrangements.

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Margaret M. Russell Giordano

Aug 28, 1929 - Jan 28, 2024

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Shrewsbury, MA

SHREWSBURY – Margaret M. (Albrizio) Russell Giordano, 94, of Shrewsbury, died early Sunday, January 28, 2024 at Milford Regional Medical Center. Her husband, Frank Giordano, died in 1987. Her first husband, Michael John Russell, died March 19, 1968. She leaves two sons, Edward Charles Russell of Coalinga, CA and Paul Joseph Russell of Wiscasset, Maine; a daughter, Susan Rose Russell of Worcester; a sister, Eleanora Penny of Worcester, and a brother, Frank Albrizio of Millbury; a granddaughter Jessica Dumas; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her oldest son, Michael John Russell 2nd in September, 2023 and two sisters, Beatrice Pepper and Anna “Nina” DiPerrio. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Frank and Mary (DeSantis) Albrizio. Margaret was loved, interacting with customers who enjoyed her serving breakfast, lunch, etc. She passed on life’s lessons in faith, ethics, integrity, and enjoying simple pleasures. The inner quiet strength, and her gift - a capacity to remain positive - were immeasurable. Her daily accomplishments rewarded by enjoying her "one" cigarette per day, relaxing on the couch. She lived to and loved dancing at Moseley's on the Charles. A graveside service will be held Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 10:00 am at Mountain View Cemetery, 22 Boylston St, Shrewsbury, section L85. Arrangements are in the care of Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave Worcester.

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Shellie Lynn Hooben

Jun 07, 1985 - Jan 24, 2024

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Shrewsbury, MA

SHREWSBURY – Shellie Lynn Hooben, 38, of Shrewsbury, died Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at St. Vincent Hospital. She leaves two sons, Michael Franks and Jacob Hooben, two daughters, Hailee and Nevah; her mother, Carol A. Hooben of East Falmouth, a brother, Derek Hooben of Falmouth; her boyfriend, Kenny Marcello of Shrewsbury, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Leo Hooben. She was born in Taunton, daughter of the late Leo Rusty Hooben and Carol A. (Arouca) Hooben Funeral services will be private and in the care of Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave, Worcester.

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