Dorothy B. ( Wass ) Fleming

1912  -  2011

Dorothy B. (Wass) Fleming, 98, of Leominster, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, in the Baldwinville Nursing Home in Templeton.

Dorothy was born on November 22, 1912, in Leominster to Elmer and Hazel (Burdett) Wass. She graduated from Leominster High School and the Worcester Museum of Art. A talented artist in many mediums, Dorothy taught art in the Boylston/West Boylston School System.

On June 19, 1937, Dorothy married her high school sweetheart, Winthrop Fleming. The couple enjoyed traveling around the world, creating countless priceless memories. They lived on Haynes Ct. in Leominster, where they raised their three children. Winthrop predeceased his wife in 1976.

Dorothy was a devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. Forever an artist, she enjoyed sewing, painting, knitting, and baking throughout her life. She was also enjoyed birdwatching, spending her summers on Lake Monomonac, and chatting with everyone and anyone she met. She was a longtime member of the First Church Unitarian Universalist in Leominster.

She is survived by her sons, Gary Fleming and his wife Suzan of Hubbardston, and Dean Fleming and his wife Kathleen of Templeton; her daughter, Dawn Trujillo and her husband Ronald of Carl Junction, Mo.; her grandchildren, Mark Fleming, David Fleming, Amber Deschenes, Jon Trujillo, Amy Rodriguez, Alan Fleming and Kerri Vautour; and her seven great-grandchildren, Jaime, Riley, Hannah, Bryce, Kherington, Karen and Jafet.

A graveside service will be held in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster on Monday, April 11 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. The Silas F. Richardson & Sons Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Elsie (Marquis) McCann

1913 - 2006

Elsie E. (Marquis) McCann, 93, of 75 Judy Drive in Leominster, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Keystone Center in Leominster.

She was born on March 27, 1913, in Leominster, and was the daughter of Theodore and Clara (Bourgerois) Marquis. Mrs. McCann graduated from Leominster High School in 1931. She then worked as a medical secretary for Dr. Stevens at Leominster Hospital, followed by working for Dr. Smith D.D.S. She then worked at New England Telephone, and was the treasurer for McCann Pontiac Inc. in Leominster. She was a member of the Hospital Guild, and the Fortnightly Club. She was a member of St. Leo’s Parish where she taught C.C.D.

Mrs. McCann is survived by two daughters, Jane Walsh and her husband, Edward Walsh, and Ellen Campagna and her husband, Pelino “Bill” Campagna, all of Leominster; one brother, Bernard Marquis of Leominster; one sister, Gloria Howard of California; five grandchildren, Johnathan C. Campagna of Leominster, Francesca Conte of Worcester, Chris M. Walsh of New York City, Dan Walsh and Antoinette Walsh of Gardner, and Alex Walsh of Boston; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis A. McCann, in 1978.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Wright-Roy Funeral Home, 109 West St. in Leominster, is directing arrangements.



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