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									Telegram Worcester Massachusetts Obituaries 1990-99
Source: Original electronic data from the electronic newspaper newsfeed service of the Bell and Howell Information
and Learning Company.

Headline: Bessie Spooner, 97
Publication Date: November 28, 1992
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: A5
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: ATHOL - Bessie (Fales) Spooner, 97, of Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, 32 Hospital Hill Road,
Gardner, formerly of Athol and East Templeton, died Thursday in Henry Heywood Memorial Hospital, Gardner.
Her husband, Harold A. Spooner, died in 1989. She leaves a son, David Fales of Saugus; two stepsons, Roger and
Charles Spooner, both of Athol; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and
step-great-grandchildren. She was born in Gardner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fales, and later lived in East
Templeton. She then lived most of her life in Athol before moving to Gardner in 1989.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Fiske Funeral Home, 1356 Main St. Burial will be in Highland
Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to the Activity Fund of Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, 32 Hospital Hill Road, Gardner, 01440; or
another charity.

Headline: Joan B. Spooner, 49
Publication Date: April 06, 1991
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: 5
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: ATHOL - Joan B. (Noyes) Spooner, 49, of 828 South Royalston Road, formerly of Orange, died
yesterday in her home after a long illness.
She leaves her husband, Charles C. Spooner; three sons, Craig S., Kevin C. and Keith A. Spooner all of Athol; her
mother, Barbara E. (Austin) Noyes Bailey of Orange; two brothers, "Butch" V. Noyes of Athol and Donald E.
Noyes of New Salem, and a granddaughter. She was born in Ware, daughter of Vernon H. Noyes and lived here
many years.
Mrs. Spooner was a secretary at Gauthier Farm Machine Co. in Petersham and Barre. She also was a teachers' aide
at Ellen Bigelow School. She graduated from Athol High School in 1959.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Highland Cemetery. There are no calling hours. The family
requests that flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made instead to Cancer Support Group, Athol
Memorial Hospital, care of Jo-Ellen Janowitz, 2033 Main St., Athol 01331. Fiske Funeral Home, 1356 Main St., is
directing arrangements.

Headline: Pearl S. Flaherty, 78
Publication Date: August 17, 1991
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: 5
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: ATHOL - Pearl S. (Engleburt) Flaherty, 78, of 9 Common St. died Thursday in St. Vincent Hospital,
Worcester, after an illness.
She leaves a daughter, Eunice Spooner of Athol; a sister, Shirley Atwood of North Anson, Maine; six grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren. She was born in North Anson, daughter of John and Eunice (Skilling) Engleburt, and
lived here 22 years.
Mrs. Flaherty was a member of Athol-Orange Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Silver Lake Cemetery. The Rev. Kim Nelson will officiate.
Calling hours at J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home, 137 Main St., are 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.

Headline: Walter F. Quirk, 84
Publication Date: October 08, 1999
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: B5
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: ATHOL - Walter F. Quirk, 84, of 486 Twichell St., died Wednesday at Athol Memorial Hospital.
He leaves his wife of 58 years, Daura H. (Perry) Quirk; three daughters, Judith Deyo of Athol, Janice Clement of
Enfield, Conn. and Jackie Spooner of Orange; seven grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. He was born in
North Adams, son of Maurice and Helen
(Roy) Quirk. He graduated from Athol High School in 1932, and lived here all his life.
Mr. Quirk owned and operated Quirk's Stationery Store with his wife for 20 years. Later he worked for W.T. Grants
Store and the Athol-Clinton Cooperative Bank for many years until his retirement in
1978. He was a member of Athol-Baptist Church, and served on the board of trustees. He was a longtime member
and past president of the Athol Lions Club, and he enjoyed playing golf.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Higgins- O'Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main St. Burial will be
in Silver Lake Cemetery. Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today and 10 to 11 a.m.
tomorrow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Save Our Athol Memorial
Hospital, 423 Main St., Athol, MA 01331.

Headline: John C. O'Leary, 39
Publication Date: January 01, 1991
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: 34
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: AUBURN - John C. O'Leary, 39, of 17 Washington St. died Friday in his home after a long illness.
He leaves a daughter, Michelle Lee of Auburn; his father, John F. O'Leary of Worcester; aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was born in Worcester, son of Eleanor (Spooner) O'Leary, and lived here many years.
He attended Auburn High School.
Mr. O'Leary worked for several years at the former Quality Fish Co. in Worcester.
He was a ham radio operator for many years.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central St. The Rev. George Ridick
will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester. Calling hours at the funeral home are 7 to 9 p.m.
tomorrow. Flowers may be sent, or memorial contributions made to the American Heart Association, 23 Midstate
Drive, Auburn, 01501.

Headline: John F. O'Leary, 83
Publication Date: September 07, 1997
Source: Sunday Telegram Worcester, MA
Page: B7
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: AUBURN - John F. O'Leary, 83, of 17 Washington St., formerly of Worcester, an accountant for many
years, died Thursday in University of Massachusetts Hospital, Worcester.
His wife, Eleanor F. (Spooner) O'Leary, died in 1986. His son, John C. O'Leary of Auburn, died in 1990. He leaves
two brothers, Philip O'Leary of Worcester and Joseph O'Leary of Margate, Fla.; two sisters, Margaret Pender and
Helen Ryan, both of Worcester; a granddaughter; nephews and nieces. He was born in Worcester, son of Timothy J.
and Julia (Crimmons) O'Leary, and lived here many years. He graduated from St. John's High School, then in
Worcester, and Holy Cross College in Worcester.
Mr. O'Leary worked at the state Department of Public Welfare, retiring in 1972. He was previously an accountant
for many years at the American Steel & Wire Division, U.S. Steel Corp. He was a member of the Holy Cross
College Alumni Association.
A funeral service will be private. Burial will be private in St. John's Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham 01701;
or the American Cancer Society, 7 Oak St., Worcester 01609. O'Connor Brothers Funeral Home, 592 Park Ave., is
directing arrangements.
Headline: Marsha R. Callahan, 62
Publication Date: August 01, 2000
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: B5
Subjects:
Region: North America; Northeastern United States; Massachusetts
Obituary: DUDLEY -- Marsha R. (Spooner) Callahan, 62, of Quinebaug Road, died Sunday, July 30, in UMass
Memorial Medical Center -- University Campus, Worcester, from injuries sustained in a car accident in Oxford on
Friday, July 14.
She leaves her husband of 20 years, Richard N. Callahan; her first husband, Joseph F. Dickson of Holden; her
mother, Rita P. (Mooney) Spooner of Oxford; two sons, Stephen J. and Daniel F. Dickson, both of North
Grosvenordale; three daughters, Cheryl A. Seymour of Worcester, Linda J. Dickson of Charlton and Melissa A.
Martin of Southbridge; eight stepchildren; two brothers, Leonard C. Spooner Jr.
of Webster and Thomas F. Spooner of Worcester; 12 grandchildren; nephews and nieces. She was born in
Worcester, daughter of Leonard C.
Spooner Sr. She moved to Oxford in 1949 and to Dudley in 1980. She was a 1956 graduate of St. Louis High
School.
Mrs. Callahan worked at Joseph Leavitt Co. in Worcester for 10 years, retiring several years ago. She was a member
of St. Stephen's Church in Quinebaug, and a former member of St. Roch's Church in Oxford. She volunteered for the
Green Thumb program in Southbridge.
The funeral will be Thursday, August 3, from Paradis Funeral Home,
357 Main St., Oxford, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Roch's Church,
332 Main St., Oxford. Burial will be in St. Roch's Cemetery, Oxford.
Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to the American Diabetes Association of Massachusetts, Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 31160, Hartford, CT
06150-1160.

Headline: Eleanor G. Spooner, 66
Publication Date: August 24, 1995
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: B5
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: EAST CORINTH, Vt. - Eleanor G. (Harris) Spooner, 66, of East Corinth, formerly of Winchendon,
Mass., a home health care provider who was dedicated to caring for the elderly, died Monday night from injuries
suffered in a car accident on I-91 in Norwich.
She leaves her husband, Oren H. Spooner; three sons, Stanley H. Spooner of Surry, N.H., Oren A. Spooner in
California and Glenn B. Spooner of Lebanon, N.H.; two daughters, Ellen J. Bucci of Derry, N.H., and Donna L.
Cross of Wilder, Vt.; a stepson, Douglas Spooner of North Oxford, Mass.; a stepdaughter, Penelope Spooner in
North Carolina; a brother, Arthur Harris of Grafton, Mass.; two sisters, Ruth Webber of Amherst, Mass., and Wilma
Orcutt of East Hartford, Conn.; six grandchildren; nephews and nieces. A son, David W. Spooner, died in 1962. She
was born in Winchendon, daughter of George and Edith (Bemis) Harris, and was raised there. She later lived in
many different places in Massachusetts and New Hampshire before moving here in 1984. She graduated from
Murdock High School, Winchendon.
She was a nurse's aide at several nursing homes, and later provided private home health care to elderly people. She
worked in that capacity until the time of her death.
Mrs. Spooner enjoyed listening to music.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Grace Outreach, Rte. 120, West Lebanon, N.H. Burial will be at a
later date in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury, Mass. Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Knight Funeral
Home, 43 Taft Ave., White River Junction. Memorial contributions may be made to your local senior center.

Headline: Marjorie S. Goulding, 87
Publication Date: November 19, 2000
Source: Sunday Telegram Worcester, MA
Page: B6
Subjects:
Region: North America; Northeastern United States; Massachusetts
Obituary: HOLDEN -- Marjorie S. Goulding, 87, of 1 Briarcliff Lane, died Friday, Nov. 17, at home.
Her husband of 47 years, Borden Goulding, died in Oct. She leaves a son, Charles R. Bassett of Newton. A brother,
Henry Shaw, died in
1992. She was born in Framingham, daughter of Carlton L. and Beatrice
(Spooner) Shaw. She graduated from Newton High School and the former Middlesex Medical School.
Mrs. Goulding was a past chairman of the Newton Women's Club Evening Division, and was a corporator of the
Worcester Center for Crafts. She summered in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard.
The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in Newton Cemetery, Newton. Eaton & McKay Funeral
Home, Newton Corner, is directing arrangements.

Headline: Caroline E. Bates, 73
Publication Date: July 31, 1991
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: A8
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: HOPEDALE - Caroline E. (Hoel) Bates, 73, of Mill Street died Monday in Miford-Whitinsville Regional
Hospital.
Her husband, Howard E. Bates, died in 1976. She leaves a son, William E. Bates of Uxbridge; a daughter, Katherine
E. Spooner of Hopedale; a sister, Ernestine Eldridge of Hopedale; a brother, Charles Hoel of Upton; four
grandchildren and a great-grandaughter. She was born in Woonsocket, R.I., daughter of Frederick and Alice (King)
Hoel, and lived here more than 70 years.
She was a production worker at the Bernat Yarns Co. of Uxbridge before retiring in 1978. She previously worked
many years at the former Stylon Corp. in Milford.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow in Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress St., Milford,
followed by a service at 8:30 a.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, 17 Congress St., Milford. The Rev. George H.
Warren will officiate. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Upton. Calling hours at the funeral home are 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Headline: Herbert E. Young, 65
Publication Date: December 23, 1994
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: B5
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: LEOMINSTER - Herbert E. Young, 65, of 25 Helena St., a longtime telephone company installer and
ardent sportsman, died yesterday in Leominster Hospital after a short illness.
He leaves his wife of 43 years, Agnes (Dolan) Young; four sons, Michael E. Young of East Falmouth, Brian L.
Young of West Newbury, Colin P. Young of La Jolla, Calif., and Christopher P. Young of Leominster; a daughter,
Kathleen Y. Burke of Kingston; two sisters, Elayne M. Spooner of West Boylston and Barbara A. Ferguson of
Overland Park, Kan.; and eight grandchildren. He was born in Leominster, son of Ralph H. and Cecelia P.
(Mahoney) Young, and lived here all his life. He graduated from Leominster High School in 1947.
Mr. Young was a systems installer for New England Telephone Co. and later for American Telegraph Co. for 33
years, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of St. Leo's Church and a former Scoutmaster of the parish Boy Scout Troop 11. He was a
member of the National Rifle Association, and a life member and past president of the Worcester County League of
Sportsmen. He was the city's first conservation commissioner.
He served in the Navy Reserve.
The funeral will be held tomorrow from David H. Curley Funeral Home, 89 West St., with a Mass at 9 a.m. in St.
Leo's Church, 128 Main St. Burial will be in St. Leo's Cemetery. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the
funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Nashua Center for the Multiply Handicapped, P.O. Box
1269, Nashua, N.H. 03061; or another charity.

Headline: Edith E. French, 77
Publication Date: November 14, 1991
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: A11
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: LUNENBURG - Edith E. (Harris) French, 77, of 224 Rolling Acres Road, formerly of Rindge, N.H.,
died Tuesday in Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg, after being stricken ill in her home.
Her husband, Howard L. French Sr., died in 1984. She leaves three sons, Howard L. French Jr. of Marlboro, N.H.,
Kenneth M. French of Chesapeake Beach, Md., and William E. French of Marlboro, N.Y.; three daughters, Florence
E. Baker of Wellesley, Caroline A. French of Winchendon, and Elaine S. Sandham of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada;
a brother, Arthur Harris of Grafton; three sisters, Ruth Weber of Amherst, Eleanor Spooner of Putney, Vt., and
Wilma Orcutt of East Hartford, Conn.; 16 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She
was born in Winchendon, a daughter of George A. and Evelyn A. (Bemis) Harris, and had lived in Rindge 50 years
before moving to Lunenburg three years ago.
Mrs. French was a registered nurse, and had worked at Henry Heywood Memorial Hospital in Gardner, retiring in
1973. She was a 1935 graduate of Murdock High School in Winchendon, and graduated from Worcester City
Hospital School of Nursing in 1938. She was a member of Twin City Baptist Temple in Lunenburg.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Twin City Baptist Temple, 194 Electric Ave. The Rev. A.
Erven Burke will officiate. Private burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Rindge. Calling hours are 6 to 9 tonight at the
Snow-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central St., Winchendon. Flowers may be sent, or memorial donations made to
the American Heart Association, 33 Fourth Ave., Needham, 02194-2785.

Headline: Marcel J. Elie, 58
Publication Date: April 15, 1991
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: C4
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: MILLBURY - Marcel J. Elie, 58, of 31 Howe Ave. died Saturday night in St. Vincent Hospital after a
long illness.
He leaves his wife, Nicole (Simoneau) Elie; a son, Raymond Elie of Dracut; two daughters, Anne-Marie Elliott of
Auburn and Suzanne Elie of Millbury; two brothers, Emile Elie of North Grafton and Gilles J. Elie of South
Grafton; three sisters, Cecile Lussier of Millbury, Germaine Belanger of Webster and Aline Dubois of Cumberland,
R.I.; a grandchild; aunts and uncles; nephews and nieces. Mr. and Mrs. Elie observed their 34th wedding
anniversary last June 29. He was born in La Patrie, Quebec, Canada, son of Wilfred and Ida (Spooner) Elie, and later
lived 12 years in Manchaug and six years in Worcester. He lived here 29 years.
Mr. Elie was a carpenter for many years. He was a member of Local 107, Carpenters Union, in Worcester, where he
served as steward and a member of the executive board.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church and the Grafton Sportsmen's Club. He formerly served in
the Manchaug Volunteer Fire Department.
The funeral will be held Wednesday from Turgeon Funeral Home, 64 Main St., with a Mass at 11 a.m. in Our Lady
of the Assumption Church, 14 Waters St. Burial will be in Central Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Flowers may be sent, or memorial contributions made to the Children's Diabetes
Foundation, care of Carpenters Hall, 29 Endicott St., Worcester, 01610.

Headline: Ronald T. Phillips, 74
Publication Date: January 04, 1996
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: B5
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: MILLBURY - Ronald T. Phillips, 74, of 17 Mildred Ave., died yesterday in Spring Valley Convalescent
Home, Worcester.
He leaves his wife, Mary A. (DeSalvio) Phillips; a son, Jeffrey C. Phillips of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a daughter,
Delores A. Audette of Worcester; a sister, Geraldine DuPlacy of Worcester; two grandchildren; three great-
grandchildren. He was born in Templeton, son of Warren A. and Cora J. (Spooner) Phillips and lived in Gardner
before moving here in 1962.
Mr. Phillips was a dietary aide at Worcester State Hospital, Worcester, for 12 years, retiring in 1983.
The funeral will be tomorrow from Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 Main St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Brigid's
Church, 59 Main St. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Calling hours are 7 to 9 tonight at
the funeral home.

Headline: Ethan Kirk Van Os
Publication Date: April 27, 1994
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: B7
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: ORANGE - Ethan Kirk Van Os, one-month-old infant son of Kirk R. and Wendy C. (Spooner) Van Os of
860 North Main St., died Sunday in Athol Memorial Hospital.
Besides his parents, he leaves a brother, Jacobus R. Van Os of Orange; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
James M. Burke of Lakeland, Fla.; his paternal great-grandmother, Margaret Legare of Greenfield; his maternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Spooner of Athol; his maternal grandfather, Louis Bradford of Garner, N.C.; his
maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sumner Tinkham of Middleboro; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in East Street Cemetery, Petersham. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Baystate Medical Center, Children's Hospital, 759 Chestnut St., Springfield
01199. Fiske Funeral Home, 1356 Main St., Athol, is directing arrangements.

Headline: Kirk R. Van Os, 32; truck accident victim
Publication Date: January 08, 1997
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: B5
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: ORANGE - Kirk R. Van Os, 32, of 860 North Main St., a carpenter, died Saturday in Athol Memorial
Hospital of injuries suffered in a one-truck accident on North Main Street that night.
He leaves his wife of 10 years, Wendy C. (Spooner) Van Os; a son, Jacobus Van Os of Orange; his mother, June
(Legare) Van Os Burke of Lakeland, Fla.; his grandmother, Margaret P. Legare of Lakeland, Fla.; a brother, Phillip
Van Os of Lakeland, Fla.; two sisters, Paige Van Os of Berkeley, Calif., and Blair Berg of Clayton, Calif.; four
stepbrothers, James M. Burke III of Petersham, Thomas M. Burke of Broken Arrow, Okla., John P. Burke of
Lakeland, Fla., and Christopher W. Burke of Worcester; two stepsisters, Theresa A. Roy of Worcester and Julia F.
Powers of Orange; nephews and nieces. Another son, Ethan Van Os, died in 1994. He was born in Athol, son of
Jacobus R. Van Os. He lived in Athol and Petersham before moving to Orange in 1985. He graduated from Ralph C.
Mahar Regional School.
Mr. Van Os was a carpenter for five years for Warwick Carpenters of Gill. Previously, he worked at the Athol Table
Shop and for Architectural Preservation Contractors of New England in Royalston. He enjoyed family activities and
farming. At one time he also worked at Athol Memorial Hospital.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in First Congregational Parish Unitarian Church, Town
Common. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in East Street Cemetery, Petersham. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to the Van Os Family Fund, c||o Workers Credit Union, North Main Street,
Orange 01364. Fiske Funeral Home, 1356 Main Street, Athol is directing arrangements.

Headline: Stuart R. Bryant, 63
Publication Date: May 06, 1993
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: B7
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: PETERSHAM - Stuart R. Bryant, 63, of 263 North Main St. died yesterday in The Medical Center of
Central Massachusetts - Memorial, Worcester.
He leaves his wife of 41 years, Yvonne (Labrie) Bryant; a son, Michael S. Bryant of Hollis, N.H.; three daughters,
Mary A. Brown of Petersham, Joan M. Dubrule of Athol, and Patricia L. Stephens of Wayland, N.Y.; a brother,
Richard N. Bryant of Petersham; three sisters, Carlyn Spooner of Baltimore, Md., Ann Mayes of Petersham, and
Marilyn Richardson of Jaffrey, N.H.; five grandchildren; nephews and nieces. He was born in Petersham, son of Ray
and Edna A. (Upham) Bryant. He graduated from Petersham High School in 1947 and then took the four-year
apprentice course at the former Union Twist Drill Co.
Mr. Bryant was a machine designer for the former Union Twist Drill Co. for 27 years, retiring in 1975. He was a
member of St. Peter's Church.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Peter's Church, North Main Street. Burial will be in
East Street Cemetery. Calling hours are 7 to 9 tonight in the Fiske Funeral Home, 1356 Main St., Athol. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the J. Edgar Labrie Scholarship Fund of Athol High School, care of
Michael Connor, Guidance Counselor, 2363 Main Street, Athol, 01331.

Headline: Alma L. Hume, 64
Publication Date: December 20, 1990
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: C8
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: RUTLAND - Alma L. (Harris) Hume, 64, of 109 Main St. died Tuesday night in The Medical Center of
Central Massachusetts - Hahnemann.
She leaves her husband, Edward B. Hume of Rutland; three sons, E. Bruce Hume of Rutland, Mark S. Hume of
Auburn and J. Scott Hume of Barre; two daughters, Sandra L. Hume of Rutland and Linda J. Maznick of Barre; a
brother, Arthur Harris of Grafton; four sisters, Edith French of Lunenburg, Ruth Webber of Amherst, Eleanor
Spooner of East Corinth, Vt., and Wilma Orcutt of Hartford, Conn.; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews. Mr. and Mrs. Hume observed their 46th wedding anniversary in June.
She was born in Winchendon, daughter of Arthur and Edith (Bemis) Harris and lived here since 1955.
Mrs. Hume owned and operated Hume's Vegetable Stand in Rutland for many summers. She was a member of the
First Congregational Church and a former choir member, active member of the Rutland 4-H Club and the Grange.
She was a volunteer at the Naquag Elementary School greenhouse.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow in First Congregational Church, Main Street, with the Rev. Richard S. Pryce
officiating. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Calling hours are 3 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
today at Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden. Flowers may be sent or donations can be made to the
Greenhouse Fund, Naquag Elementary School, 285 Main St., 01543.

Headline: Gladys I. Howe, 88
Publication Date: March 13, 1993
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: A5
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: SHREWSBURY - Gladys I. (Smallridge) Howe, 88, of 9 Wilder Road, Shrewsbury, formerly of
Worcester, died Thursday in The Medical Center of Central Massachusetts - Hahnemann.
Her husband, Roland D. Howe, died in 1979. she leaves a son, Richard R. Howe of Newark, Calif.; two daughters,
Josephine Anne Evangelista of Wells, Maine, and Betty-Lou Celularo of Shrewsbury, with whom she lived; eight
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a nephew; and a niece. She was born in Brookfield, daughter of John and
Josephine (Spooner) Smallridge, and lived here most of her life before moving to Shrewsbury three years ago.
She graduated from North High School.
Mrs. Howe was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and a 40-year member of the Worcester Memorial
Hospital Aid Society.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in All Saints Episcopal Church, 10 Irving St. Burial will be in Hope
Cemetery. Calling hours at Caswell-King Funeral Home, 474 Grove St., are 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Headline: Grace A. Bruso, 68
Publication Date: September 28, 1991
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: 23
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: STURBRIDGE - Grace A. (Wing) Bruso, 68, of Arnold Road died last night in Harrington Memorial
Hospital, Southbridge, after a long illness.
Her husband, Charles J. Bruso, died in 1986. She leaves three stepsons, George W. Bruso of Southbridge, Charles J.
Bruso Jr. of De Land, Fla., and Gerald A. Bruso of Brimfield; three stepdaughters, Shirley Hempell of Titusville,
Fla., Phyllis Lewis of Coral Gables, Fla., and Carol Gagliano of Muskego, Wis.; a brother, George P. Wing Jr. of
Agawam; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was born in Sturbridge, daughter of George P. and
Marion (Spooner) Wing.
Mrs. Bruso worked at St. Anne's Rectory for 11 years, retiring in 1976. Previously, she worked at the former
Sheraton Inn in Sturbridge.
She was a former volunteer at Harrington Memorial Hospital, Southbridge, and a member of St. Anne's Sodality and
Sturbridge Senior Citizens.
The funeral will be at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday from Bullard's Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St., Southbridge, with a Mass at
10:30 in St. Anne's Church, 16 Church St., Fiskdale. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Calling hours at the
funeral home are 2 to 4 p.m. Monday. The family requests flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be sent
instead to St. Anne's Church Building Fund, or to the Assumptionist's Retired Clergy Fund, both 16 Church St.,
Fiskdale, 01518.

Headline: Flora I. Lefebvre, 90
Publication Date: May 31, 2000
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: B5
Subjects:
Region: North America; Northeastern United States; Massachusetts
Obituary: WEBSTER -- Flora I. (Noack) Lefebvre, 90, of 8 Robinson St., an election worker, died Tuesday, May
30, at the Oakwood Rehabilitation and Convalescent Home.
Her husband, John E. Lefebvre Sr., died in 1991. She leaves two sons, Roland J. Lefebvre of Grand Folks, N.D.;
John E. Lefebvre Jr. of Dudley; three daughters, Barbara E. Smith of Webster, Eleanor K.
Lebeau of Webster, Carol T. Spooner-Cummings of Manchester, N.H.; a brother, Paul O. Noack; many nieces and
nephews; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. A son, Francis W. Lefebvre of Shepherd, Mich., died May 15.
A daughter, Shirley Martinik of North Grosvenordale, Conn., died in 1998. She was born in Dudley, daughter of
Robert and Ida M. (Schularick) Noack.
Mrs. Lefebvre was a member of Webster firefighters women's auxiliary and was an election worker at the town hall.
She was also a member of St. Louis Church.
The funeral will be held Saturday, June 3, from the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School St., with a Mass at 10
a.m. in St. Louis Church, Lake Street. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Dudley.
Calling hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 2, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
St. Louis School Endowment Fund, Lake Street, Webster, MA 01570.

Headline: John E. Lefebvre Sr., 85
Publication Date: March 17, 1991
Source: Sunday Telegram Worcester, MA
Page: C15
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: WEBSTER - John E. Lefebvre Sr., 85, of 408 High St. was stricken ill and died Friday in his home.
He leaves his wife, Flora I. (Noack) Lefebvre; three sons, Roland J. Lefebvre of Grand Forks, N.D., Francis W.
Lefebvre of Shepherd, Mich., and John E. Lefebvre Jr. of Dudley; three daughters, Barbara E. Smith and Eleanor K.
Lebeau, both of Webster, and Carol T. Spooner Cummings of Manchester, N.H.; 14 grandchildren; four great-
grandchildren; nephews and nieces. He was born in Webster, son of Joseph and Isabella (Regan) Lefebvre, and lived
here all his life.
He worked for many years at Putnam Hurtzel Co. in Putnam, retiring in 1974.
Mr. Lefebvre was a member of St. Louis Church and Webster Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was president of
the the former Normandy Club. He was a member of the Grand Army Fife & Drum Corps, which he joined when he
was age 14. The group later became the 20th Century Fife & Drum Corps, of which he was president. During the
1930s, he served in a ladder company of the Webster Fire Department.
The funeral will be held Tuesday from Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St.
Louis Church, 14 Lake St. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. tomorrow. Flowers may be sent, or contributions made to the Memorial Fund of St. Louis School, 15 Lake
St., Webster, 01570.

Headline: Edwin L. Wolski Sr., 89
Publication Date: May 20, 1997
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: B5
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: WINCHENDON - Edwin L. Wolski Sr., 89, of 27 Chestnut St., a retired salesman, died Sunday in
Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg.
He leaves his wife of 61 years, Demaris R. (Carr) Wolski; a son, Edwin L. Wolski Jr. of Troy, N.H.; a daughter,
Carolyn Wolski-Cavadini of Fitzwilliam, N.H.; five sisters, Jean Underhill of Pasadena, Calif., Irene Occhialini of
Winchedon, Edwina Spooner of Ridgecrest, Calif., Stacia Wolford of Las Vegas and Phyllis Havaner of Portland,
Maine; six grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. He was born in Stoughton, son of Stanislaw and Stasia
(Montville) Wolski, and lived in Winchendon for most of his life after moving from Fitzwilliam, N.H., where he
lived for eight years.
Mr. Wolski was a salesman of advertising specialties for Geiger Brothers in Lewiston, Maine, for more than 40
years, retiring in 1977 after working for the Baxter-Whitney Co. in Winchendon for several years. He was a member
and Ministerial Servant of the Gardner North Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and was active in the door-to-
door ministry. He was also a member of the former New England Camera Club.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall-Jehovah's Witnesses, 1057 West St., Gardner.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at a later date. Calling hours are tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Fletcher Funeral Home, 70 Pleasant St.

Headline: Irene Occhialini, 85
Publication Date: September 03, 1997
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: B5
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: WINCHENDON - Irene (Wolski) Occhialini, 85, of 64 Glenallan St., died Monday in the Baldwinville
Nursing Home after an illness.
Her husband, Navio "Sam" Occhialini, died in 1986. She leaves a son, Navio "Chris" Occhialini Jr. of Carmel, Ind.;
four sisters, Phyllis Havener of Portland, Maine, Edwina Spooner of Ridgecrest, Calif., Jean Underhill of Los
Angeles and Stasia Wolford of Las Vegas; several nieces and nephews. A brother, Edwin L. Wolski of Winchendon,
died May 18. She was born in Stoughton, daughter of Stanislaw and Anastasia (Montville) Wolski, and lived in
Winchendon for many years. She graduated from Murdock High School in 1929.
Mrs. Occhialini was a certified bacteriology technician at Heywood Hospital in Gardner for 20 years before her
retirement. She was also associated with her late husband in the operation of the former Glen Club. She was a
member of the Society of Clinical Pathologists. An avid golfer, she was a member of the Winchendon Country Club.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Friday in the Snow-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central St. Burial will be in Riverside
Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Winchendon Ambulance fund,
c||o the Winchendon Fire Department, 405 Central St., Winchendon 01475.

 Headline: Mary Mooney, 82
Publication Date: October 11, 1992
Source: Sunday Telegram Worcester, MA
Page: D14
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: WORCESTER - Mary "Harriet" (Spooner) Mooney, 82, of 19 Shale Drive, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.,
formerly of 594 Mill St., died Thursday in Ferncliff Nursing Home, Rhinebeck, N.Y., after an illness.
Her husband, Joseph N. Mooney, died in 1974. She leaves a daughter, Constance M. Hamilton of Wappingers Falls,
with whom she lived; three granddaughters; three great-grandsons; nephews and nieces. She was born in
Southbridge, daughter of Charles L. and Mary F. (Roach) Spooner, and lived here most of her life before moving to
Wappingers Falls.
She graduated from North High School.
Mrs. Mooney was a former member of St. Charles Borromeo Church.
The funeral will be held Tuesday from O'Connor Brothers Funeral Home, 592 Park Ave., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in
St. Charles Borromeo Church, 341 June St. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home
are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m tomorrow.

								
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