David G. Wyman, SR.
LEOMINSTER - David G. “Lefty”
Wyman, Sr., 77, of Leominster, died Tuesday, March 12,
2013, in the Keystone Center, Leominster.
David was born on Dec. 9, 1935, in
Leominster, son of Leroy and Rae (Clark) Wyman and was a
lifelong resident. He graduated from Leominster High
School in 1954, where he played on the football team. He
served in the Massachusetts National Guard.
He had been a papermaker for 40
years, before retiring from James River No. 8 Mill in
Fitchburg. He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal
Church, was an Eagle Scout and had coached youth
football and baseball. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed
skiing and loved to sing.
David is survived by his wife of
55 years, J. Carol (Murphy) Wyman; two sons, David G.
Wyman, Jr. of Templeton and Donald L. Wyman and wife,
Lori of Leominster; his daughter, Debra M. Ingraham and
husband, Carl of Brookline, NH; three sisters, Elaine
Edwards of Maine, June Ruzicka of Michigan and Ruth
Anderson of Lunenburg; his brother, James Wyman of
Florida; six grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters,
Marion Johnson and Jean Gendron.
Contributions ~ in memory of David
~ may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480
Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. The Silas F.
Richardson & Son Funeral Home directed arrangements.
Louis R. Amadio
1937 - 2009
Janet Ann (Carr)
1936 - 2005
Dr. Louis R. Amadio passed away peacefully with his
family by his side on August 3, 2009 after a long, courageous battle
with colon cancer. He was born on August 28, 1937 in Leominster, MA, the
son of the late Pompeo "Paul" Amadio and Anna (Iacoboni) Amadio, and was
a lifelong resident of 20 Crown Street, Leominster, MA. Most recently he
divided his time between Vero Beach, FL and Fitchburg, MA.
Dr. Amadio graduated from Leominster High School
Class of 1954. He also received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from
Fitchburg State College, and his Doctorate Degree from the University of
Massachusetts at Amherst.
He had a long standing career in public education,
most notably as Superintendent of Schools in the City of Leominster from
1983 to 1994. He also served as the Regional Director for the
Massachusetts Department of Education and as a Senior Policy Analyst for
Jobs for Bay State Graduates, Inc. In addition he also served as a
consultant for the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents,
as Executive Director of Professional Development for Fitchburg State
College, and Director for Special Projects for the Merrimack Education
Center. He also served as an elementary school principal and teacher.
Dr. Amadio was very active in numerous
professional, community and civic organizations. He was a member of the
Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, Sons of Italy Lodge
185 and a founding member of the Italian American Cultural Society.
Louis was a parishioner of Saint Anna's Church, a member of the
Leominster Lodge of Elks and served on the IC Federal Credit Union Board
of Directors. He was a member of the Harvard Superintendents Round
Table, and the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
Business Education Enrichment Foundation. Dr. Amadio also served as a
member of the Leominster School Committee for eight years.
He received numerous awards in recognition of his
accomplishments. Most meaningful to him was the naming of the Dr. Louis
R. Amadio Playground located on the grounds of the Johnny Appleseed
Elementary School. He received the City of Leominster Citizen of the
Year Award, the distinguished Professional Development Award from the
Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, the Fitchburg State
College Alumni Award and the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical
School Friend of Education Award.
Louis was predeceased by his wife of more than 45
years, Janet Ann (Carr) Amadio in December of 2005. Louis is survived by
his three children: Paul R. Amadio and his wife Donita and their
children, Colton, Natalie and Galen, of Ojai, CA; Mark F. Amadio and his
wife Linda and their children Cameron, Cassandra and Cole of Sturbridge,
MA; his daughter Ellen Amadio-Aubuchon and her husband Daniel and son
Adam of Leominster, MA.
He is also survived by his sister Mary Pazzanese
of Spencer, MA, his brother Francis Amadio and his wife Barbara of
Bristol, CT, and his sisters Pauline Engell of Westfield, MA, Barbara
Raboin and her husband Roger of Lunenburg, MA and Jeanne Antonucci and
her husband Robert of West Falmouth and Fitchburg, MA.
A funeral service will be held on Friday,
August 7, 2009, from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home,
106 West Street, Leominster with a mass at 11 am in St.
Anna's Church, 194 Lancaster Street, Leominster. Burial in Evergreen
Cemetery, Leominster will be private at a later date. Calling hours will
be held on Thursday, August 6, 2009 from 4-7 pm
in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be
made to St. Anna's Church Restoration Fund, 199 Lancaster Street,
Leominster, MA 01453 or the Dr. Louis R. Amadio Playground Fund, Johnny
Appleseed School, 845 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453.
Janet Ann (Carr)
1936 - 2005
Janet Ann (Carr) Amadio, 69, of 300
Atlantic Ave., formerly of 20 Crown St., died Sunday, Dec. 25, in Indian
River Memorial Hospital, Vero Beach, Fla.
She was born in Leominster on Aug. 6,
1936, the daughter of Raymond and Natalie (Lawrence) Carr. She was also a
graduate of the former Wards
Business School in Worcester.
Mrs. Amadio was one of the earliest
IBM operators in the area and was one of the youngest ever driver
education instructors. During her working career she worked in the
accounting department of the Fitchburg Paper Co. in Fitchburg, Carr Bros.
Inc. in Leominster, Great American Chemical Co. in Fitchburg and P.J.
Keating Co. in Lunenburg.
Mrs. Amadio is survived by her
husband, Dr. Louis R. Amadio, former Superintendent of Leominster Public
Schools; two sons, Paul R. Amadio and his wife Donita and their children
Colton, Natalie, and Gaelen, of Greenfield and Mark F. Amadio and his wife
Linda and their children Cameron, Cassandra and Cole of Sturbridge; a
daughter. Ellen M. Amadio-Aubuchon and her husband Daniel and their son
Adam of Leominster.
Donald F. Gillis
1936 - 2009
Gillis, 72, of Lunenburg, died, Feb. 6, in Tennessee while on vacation
visiting his sister. Don was born in Leominster on July 10, 1936, a son
of the late Francis J. and Rose (Bean) Gillis. He graduated from
Fitchburg State College in 1961.
Don was an
industrial arts teacher at Littleton High School and the Turkey Hill
Middle School in Lunenburg. He was a water commissioner and later became
the Superintendent of the Lunenburg Water District a position he held
for many years. Don enjoyed life to the fullest. He could build or fix
anything, cook hot dogs on Saturdays or chateaubriand from scratch. He
enjoyed traveling, especially on his motorcycle, and most of all he
loved his many friends who will miss his smile and kind words. His wife,
Margot (Morin) Gillis died on August 6, 2008.
three sisters, Marcia Menard of Tennessee, Susan Kruman of Pennsylvania,
and Joan Holohan of Billerica; two brothers, William Gillis and Robert
Gillis, both of Maine; a brother-in-law, Anton "Tony" Morin and his
wife, Lynn of Hubbardston; and many nieces and nephews. He is
predeceased by a sister, Nancy Buckalew.