Ruth C. (
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
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.
Byrne 1917 - 2008
"Fairwell" to our "Most Senior" Senior
Olive's Senior Class
Celebrating her 90th
Birthday August 3 2007 with Karen and Tom Byrne, a birthday cake
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.
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.
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