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Ruth C. ( Clark ) Crawley

1917  -  2013

Ruth C. Crawley, 95, of Leominster, died April 4, 2013 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born May 20, 1917, in Leominster, daughter of Don C. and Alice E. (Nichols) Clark. She was a 1935 graduate of Leominster High School. Ruth had been a clerk at Allen's Dept. Store in Leominster, and also a Home Health Aide for Children's Aid and Family Service. She was a member of Leominster Assembly of God Church. and Leominster Senior Citizen's.

She is survived by one son, Robert E. Crawley, of Holbrook MA, three daughters, Joan A. Thompson, of Perkins, OK, Jane C. Davis, of Leominster and Barbara Daly, of Gardner, MA, along with one sister, Marion Benedict, of Ashby, MA., ten grandchildren and twenty one great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Ruth was predeceased by her husband H. Eugene Crawley, who died in 1998, one brother, Elverton Clark, and one sister, Dorothy Douglas.

Private Funeral Services and Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth's memory may be made to: Affinity Hospice, 800 Main St., Holden, MA 01520, or to a charity of your choice.
Wright-Roy Funeral Home, Inc., 109 West St., Leominster, MA is directing arrangements.

Francis G. Hastings

1917  -  2010

Francis G. "Cisco" Hastings, Sr. 92 years old, died Thursday, April 15, 2010 in Sarasota, FL, where he spent the winters. Born July 25, 1917 in Leominster, he was the son of Edward and Catherine (Gannon) Hastings. He is survived by his 5 children Kathryn Hastings, Francis G. Hastings, Jr., Jeffrey Hastings, Mary Jane Boardman, and Gannon Hastings. He is also survived by his soul mate for the past 31 years Rose Ashe and her family, 10 grandchildren Christopher Salafia, Colleen Salafia, Tina Frazee, Sean Hastings, Melissa Pandiscio, Jennifer Vrable, Melanie Marciw, Gannon Hastings and Shaina Hastings, and 17 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, 3 brothers and a sister.

Francis was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran. He worked in the building supply business and was an antique dealer for over 20 years. He was a member of St. Leo's Church in Leominster. Francis was an avid golfer and had won many trophies.

Please join us in celebration of Fran's long life. A memorial mass will be held on Monday, July 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. in St. Leo's Church, 128 Main Street, Leominster. Burial will be in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon. Calling hours will be held on Monday, July 26, 2010 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster.

Olive (Simard) Byrne     1917  -  2008

"Fairwell" to our "Most Senior" Senior

Olive's Senior Class
Picture 1945

Celebrating her 90th Birthday August 3 2007 with Karen and Tom Byrne, a birthday cake and lobster!

Olive's 2007

Olive M. (Simard) Byrne, 90, formerly of Leominster, died Tuesday, June 17, 2008 in the Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home of Natick.

She was born in Leominster, on August 3, 1917, the daughter of the late Mitchell A. and the late Lydia J. (Simard) Simard. After High School, she graduated from Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing in 1938. She attended the University of Cincinnati for the advanced Pediatric Program from 1939 to 1940, on a scholarship from Procter and Gamble. She worked as Director of Formula Room and Assistant Head Nurse in the Infants Department at The Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1940 to 1942. She worked at The Children's Hospital in Boston as Staff Nurse from 1942-1943, from 1943 to 1949 as Head Nurse, from 1951 to 1957 as Nursing Service Supervisor, then as Clinical Instructor from 1957 to 1958. She was a faculty member of The Children's Hospital School of Nursing from 1958 to 1977, and Program Chairman from 1958 to 1965, then Assistant Director of the School of Nursing form 1965 until the school closed in 1977. Mrs. Byrne received her B.S. in Nursing from Boston University in 1951, and received her M.S. in Nursing from Boston College in 1961. She was a participant in the accreditation of the Diploma School of Nursing by the National League of Nursing. She was a member of the American Nurse's Association, the American Red Cross, and the National League of Nursing.

She was a member of St. Cecilia's Church in Leominster. She is survived by her step daughter, Karen A. Byrne; her step son, Thomas W. Byrne; her brother, J. Arthur Simard; her granddaughter, Emma Lee Byrne and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul J. Byrne, whom she met at her 45th Leominster High School Reunion and married on her 64th birthday on August 3, 1981. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Veronica M. "Ronnie" Robichaud, Ida Moure, Sister Cecile Simard, Cecilia Domingue; and by her brothers, Henry, Louis, Hector and Robert Simard. Burial was in St. Cecilia's Cemetery.  E-mail for Olive Byrne

Geraldine (Seaver) Remley      1917  -  2010

Geraldine (Seaver) Remley died in 2007.


The article reads: "LEOMINSTER, May 19 -- Miss Geraldine Seaver (above), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Seaver of 90 Main Street, who will be graduated from Lowell State Teachers College at commencement exercises in June, has accepted a position as assistant in music in the public schools of Northampton.

"Miss Seaver, who has specialized in music at the Lowell institution, will present a voice recital at the college next Wednesday, May 24, at 2 o'clock. She is soloist at First Church of Christ Scientist in Fitchburg.


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