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Gail A. (Pelton) Arsenault

1931  --  2015

Gail A. (Pelton) Arsenault, 84 years old of Leominster, died Sunday, April 5, 2015 in her home after an illness. She is survived by her 3 daughters Helen Ann Martin of Derry, NH, Ellen G. Lemons and her husband Larry of Richmond, VA and Jamie R. Filteau and her husband Daniel of Leominster, 2 sons Gary J. Arsenault of Bethlehem, NH and Michael P. Arsenault of North Port, FL, a sister Virginia Cardone of Lunenburg, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond H. Arsenault in 2006 and by her sisters Gloria Gravell, Joyce Desilets and Nancy Thibodeau and a grandson Joseph S. Bilotta.
Gail was born March 11, 1931 in Leominster, daughter of Paul and Doris (Ringer) Pelton and was a life long resident. She had worked at the former Tilton & Cook, E.B. Kingman and Foster Grant Co. all in Leominster. Gail was a member of the Leominster United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Prayer Shawl Ministry, Membership Committee and volunteered in the church office. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxillary in Leominster.

Tommy D.: Gail was one of the wonderful mothers in the neighborhood that tolerated us kids playing with her great sons and daughters in their yards for hours !

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 11 am in the Leominster United Methodist Church, 77 Hall Street, Leominster. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 7th from 6-8 pm in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Leominster United Methodist Church Building Fund, 77 Hall Street, Leominster, MA 01453

Pasquale L. DelBove

1931  -  2014

Pasquale L. DelBove "Pat" died peacefully on October 21, 2014 at Health Alliance surrounded by his family. Pat was born in Leominster in 1931 and was a lifelong resident. He was the son of Crescenzo and Giovannina DelBove.
Pat graduated from Leominster High School Class of 1949. He continued his studies at Worcester State College, while playing drums in a jazz combo to support his young family, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began his career at Foster Grant Co. where he worked for 35 years. He became Plant Engineer overseeing construction, plant maintenance, and plastic manufacturing. He continued his career in plastic manufacturing with American Hoechst Co.
Pat was an avid sports fan, a former member of Westminster and Oak Hill Country Clubs and followed Leominster sports his whole life. One of his greatest sources of pride was the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years Mildred (Kullmann), daughter Patricia LaGrassa and husband Joseph of Leominster, son Robert and husband Frederick J. Doherty M.D. of Milton, MA, grandchildren Emily Heisig and husband Christopher of Middletown, DE, Adam LaGrassa and wife Rebecca of Lowell, MA.

Funeral Information
Private graveside services will be held at the convience of the family. Wright-Roy Funeral Home 109 West St. Leominster is directing arrangements. To light a candle, sign the guestbook or send a message of condolence please visit

John “Jack” L. Cormier 
1931  -  2013

John “Jack” L. Cormier – 81 a life long resident of Leominster died Sunday, April 28, 2013 in Oakdale Nursing Rehabilitation, in West Boylston. He was born on October 17, 1931, in Leominster, MA. He was the son of Lucien and Irma (Collins) Cormier. He attended Leominster Schools and was a graduate of Leominster High School. Mr. Cormier entered the National Guard in 1951, and then went into active duty in the United States Army. He was a Veteran of the Korean War Era, serving with the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 and earning the National Defense Service Medal, and attaining the rank of Specialist First Class. He also served in the National Guard from 1956-1991. He worked as an oil burner tech for Leominster Plumbing and Heating. Jack started with them in 1957 and worked there for 36 years retiring in 1993. He also worked at Do Do’s Phlowers in Leominster for 15 years. He was a member of St. Cecilia Parish in Leominster, and a member of the Leominster Senior Center. He is survived by his wife of 59 years L. Lorraine (Forgues) Cormier of Leominster, two sons John C. Cormier and his wife Ester of Cooper City, Florida, and James M. Cormier and his wife Michelle of West Boylston, MA, three daughters Corrine A. Ferzoco and her husband Pelino “Bill” of Leominster, Susan M. Brown and her husband Denis of Shrewsbury, MA, and Kathleen M. Monahan and her husband Joseph of Uxbridge, MA, two sisters Ann Chiumento of Leominster, and Connie Tucker of Mason, N.H. eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers Robert Cormier, Norman Cormier and Charles Cormier, and a sister Gloria Wesolowski.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from the Wright-Roy Funeral Home 109 West St. Leominster, with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church 168 Mechanic St. Leominster, Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday morning, May 1, 2013 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

Roger J. Cormier
1931  -  2011

Roger J. Cormier, 79 years old, of Leominster, died Thursday, January 20, 2011, in his home, after an illness.

He is survived by his wife of Virginia A. (Nickerson) Cormier, sons, Douglas Cormier and David Cormier and his wife, Judy; daughters, Debbie Tocci, Donna Cardone, Dianna Brothers, Dale; sister, Sheila Dutton; grandchildren, Jason, Tanya, Kristine, Scott, PJ, Sarah, Kevin, Kelly, Emily, Michael, Megan, Madison, Connor, Carly, and Karen; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Kayla, Jaxon, Ryan, Tyler, Gianna, Giovanni, Ava, and Paislee; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Kenneth Cormier and Donald Cormier.

Roger was born in Worcester on May 4, 1931, son of Louis and Rose (Mullen) Cormier, and had lived in Leominster most of his life. He met his wife in high school, where they were the first king and queen of the Winter Carnival and have been married for 61 years.

He had owned his own business with his father for several years, and then was a food and beverage manager for the Sheraton in Newport, RI for 17 years.

Roger was a member of St. Leo's Church in Leominster, and a former member of the Leominster Eagles, and the Leominster Lodge of Elks.

Joseph "Ernie" Hachey

1929 - 2008

"Ernie" Hachey, 79, of Leominster, died Thursday, December 4, 2008 in the Leominster Hospital. He was born in Fitchburg, on October 3, 1929, the son of the late Marcel and the late Alma (Bernard) Hachey. Mr. Hachey attended Leominster High School, graduating with the Class of 1949. He served during Korean War in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954. He was a truck driver for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, later becoming a time keeper in the office. He worked for the Commonwealth for 22 years retiring in 1992. He was a communicant of St. Cecilia's Church. He loved is 1965 Corvette. He leaves one sister, Eva Jerszyk of Hubbardston; one brother, Henry Hachey of Fitchburg; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Eric Hachey, and his sister, Alice Nadeau, both of Fitchburg.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 11:00 am in St. Cecilia's Church, 180 Mechanic Street, Leominster. Burial will private. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, December 9 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. in the Simard Funeral Home, 14 Walker St., Leominster. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to St. Cecilia's Church, 180 Mechanic St., Leominster, MA 01453. For more information or to sign our online guest book please visit Simard Funeral Home 14 Walker St., Leominster is directing arrangements.

Arlene M. (Serafino) Scorzelli

1934 - 2008

Arlene M. Scorzelli

Arlene M. Scorzelli of Leominster; 74 Leominster Arlene M. (Serafino) Scorzelli, 74 years old, of Leominster died unexpectedly October 19, 2008 in her home. Mrs. Scorzelli was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 1, 1934, daughter of Charles and Anne (Reppili) Serafino and had lived in Leominster most of her life. She graduated from Leominster High School in 1949 and had a very successful career as an executive secretary and business woman. She was a member of St. Anna's Church in Leominster. Arlene loved taking care of her flower garden, shopping and spending time with her sister. She was happiest when she was gardening or when she was with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. She is survived by her daughter Diane Flanagan of Leominster, her son Pat Scorzelli of Leominster, her sister Joanna Marcoux of Leominster, three grandchildren, State Representative Jennifer L. Flanagan of Leominster, Erin L. Rivera of Leominster and Timothy J. Flanagan of Lincoln, RI, her great-granddaughter Isabella M. Rivera of Leominster, her former husband Pasquale L. Scorzelli of Leominster, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her sister Jacqueline B. Richard in 1987. SCORZELLI The funeral will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West St, Leominster, with a Mass at 10 am in St. Anna's Church, 194 Lancaster St, Leominster. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be Tuesday, October 21, 2008 from 5-8 pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the Leominster Education Foundation, 24 Church Street, Leominster, MA 01453 or the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701.

Can anyone confirm the birth year? Was she really 15 when she graduated?

Richard F. Bourque Sr.

March 14, 1930 - June 15, 2007

Richard F. Bourque Sr., 77 of 42 DuPont Circle in Leominster died Friday June 15, 2007 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 14, 1930 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts was the son of Ferdinand and Lillian ( Richard ) Bourque. He served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Wisconsin, was a veteran of the Korean War, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Medal, Korean Service Medal with 1 star, and the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Bourque was the original founder with his brothers of Bourque Bros. Carpet in Leominster. He was a member of the Carpenters Union, Franco American War Veterans, Knights of Columbus Council 406 in Leominster and U.S.S. Wisconsin Reunion.

He was a Beloved father to 2 sons Richard F. Bourque Jr. and his wife Margaret “ Peggy” of Leominster, James P. Bourque of Lunenburg, 2 daughters Shirley “Sussie” Bourque-Fruguglietti and husband Stephen, of Fitchburg, Linda M. Bourque of Greenfield, Massachusetts. 1 brother Donald Bourque and wife Shirley of Leominster, 2 sisters Leatrice Caisse of Leominster, and Doris Ducheneau and husband Ray of Leominster. Sister-in-laws Arlene Bourque and Priscilla Dufresne. 4 Grandchildren Ashley Fruguglietti, Lily Fruguglietti, Jonathan Bourque and Alice Bourque. He was predeceased by his wife Alice “Auddie” H. (Porter) Bourque in September 23, 1991 and a brother Robert Bourque who died February 6, 1991.

 Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

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