Norman P. Dufresne
1930 - 1950
Korean War Army Veteran
Pfc. Norman P. Dufresne, of Leominster, son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph A. Dufresne, formerly of 126 Eighth Street, was reportedly
missing in action in Korea on July 30, 1950 and presumed dead on
December 31, 1953. After 63 years, Mr. Dufresne's remains were
identified and the family is finally bringing him home to lay him to
rest in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Leominster.
Mr. Dufresne was born in Leominster and attended the former St.
Cecilia's Elementary School and the former Saxton Trade School in
Leominster graduating in 1948. He was a member of St. Cecilia's Church.
Mr. Dufresne enlisted in the U.S. Army on February 10th, 1948 and was
discharged on January 21st, 1950 he then re-enlisted on May 18th, 1950
with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Division when he went
missing. He enlisted on May 18, 1950 and was reported missing in Korea
on July 30, 1950. Mr. Dufresne was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Army
Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Korean War
Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, United States Service Medal,
Republic of Korea - Korean War Service Medal, Presidential Unit
Citation, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation and the Combat
Mr. Dufresne is survived by one sister; Claire Weber of Illinois, many
nieces and nephews, and cousins.
He is predeceased by his parents, four brothers; Francis, Ernest,
Richard, and Leo, six sisters, Irene Guilmette, Germaine Guilmette,
Margaret Pepin, Jean Membrino, Betty Chapel, and Yvonne Venturi.
1930 - 2014
Charles R. Kimball Jr. 83, of Leominster, died Thursday, January 9,
2014, in Health Alliance Leominster Hospital. He was born on February
16, 1930, in Leominster, Massachusetts, and was the son of the late
Charles R. and Helen (Rafuse) Kimball Sr. Mr. Kimball was a graduate of
Leominster High School Class of 1948. He worked for First National
Supermarkets as a meat cutter. Charles is survived by his wife Mary B.
(Blackwell) Kimball, his two sons, Charles W. “Chip” Kimball and his
wife Mary E. Kimball of Leominster, and Reid H. Kimball of Utah, his
daughter, Wanda D. Kimball of Concord, N.H. and his sister Constance L.
Erickson of Leominster.
The funeral service was held on Sunday, January 12, 2014
Angelina (Scarale) Faulkenham
1931 - 2009
Angelina (Scarale) Faulkenham, 78 years old, of
Leominster, died September 25, 2009 surrounded by her devoted and loving
family, at UMass Memorial Medical Center-University Campus in Worcester.
Angie was born in Leominster on August 6, 1931,
daughter of Joseph and Maria (Molinari) Scarale. She graduated from
Leominster Saxton Trade School and was a
member of the Leominster Assembly of God. She had worked at the former
Victory Button in Leominster for several years and then worked as a
subcontractor at the UPS office in Leominster.
She is survived by her brother Louis Cipolla, her
sister-in-law Theresa Cipolla, her nephews Vincent Cipolla and James
Cipolla, her niece Paula Carr, several nieces and nephews, great nieces
and great nephews, her stepson Carlton Faulkenham, stepdaughter Carol
Bufton, four grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Her husband
Carlton M. Faulkenham died in 1978. She was also predeceased by her
brothers, John Cipolla and Anthony Scarale, and six sisters, Lena
Pelletier, Frances Carbone, Hilda McGinnis, Rose Federici, Lucia Grasso
and Raffaela Grillo.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster.
Robert M. Regan
Veteran. Robert Martin Regan, 79 years old, of Leominster, MA, died
peacefully at his home on Thursday, December 10, 2009.
Bob was born in Leominster, on March 28, 1930, son of George and
Beatrice (Roberts) Regan.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carole (Marcotte) Regan.
He is also survived by five children, Jean-Marie Minton and her husband,
Jack, John Regan and his wife, Betsy, Jennifer Maley and her husband,
Kevin, Jacqueline Cunningham and her husband, John, and Jessica Oberg
and her husband, Brian. He is predeceased by his two children, Jeffrey
and Robert. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Emily and
Christopher Regan, Mariella and Julianna Minton, Ava, Jake and George
Maley, Jack, Sam and Luke Cunningham, and Adeleine and Haylan Oberg.
After graduating from Leominster High School in his revered "Class of
48", and Fitchburg State College, Bob joined the U.S. Navy as a Lt. JG.
After teaching briefly in Lunenburg, Bob spent 30 years in the paper
manufacturing business in a sales capacity and subsequently 20 years in
the real estate business. He was a lover of history, politics and the
arts, his home and garden of 42 years, and most of all his beloved
REGAN Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2009 from
the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster
with a mass at 11 am in St. Leo's Church, 128 Main Street, Leominster.
Burial will be in St. Leo's Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours will be
held on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 from 4-8 pm in the funeral home. In
lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the
American Heart Association 20 Speen
Street, Framingham, MA 01701, ARC Community Services, Inc., 564 Main
Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 or VNA Care Network, Inc., 120 Thomas
Street, Worcester, MA 01608.
Louis A. Rocca, 80 years old, of Leominster died
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 in Health Alliance-Leominster Hospital. He is
survived by his wife of 30 years Susan M. (Benton) Rocca, daughter Atty.
Jill A. Natola, brother Adolph Rocca, 3 grandchildren, who
affectionately called him “Nonno,” Rachel Tryba, Zachary Natola and
Alexander Natola, a great granddaughter Lily Tryba and several nieces
and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Dominic F. Rocca in 1970, his
former wife and the mother of his children Carol L. (Imprescia) Rocca in
1995 and by his brother Albert J. Rocca in 2010.
Mr. Rocca was born in Leominster on May 31, 1930,
son of Vincenzo and Mesia (Farinelli) Rocca and was a life long
resident. He attended Lancaster Street School and graduated from
Leominster High School in 1948. He then served in the U.S. Air Force. He
was the President of Victory Button/Tamor Plastics in Leominster before
retiring in 1992. Louis was a member of St. Leo’s Church in Leominster,
the Leominster Lodge of Elks and was a former member of Oak Hill Country
Club in Fitchburg.
Burial with military honors was in St. Leo’s