Sheila C. (Malloy) Arsenault
1937 - 2011

Sheila C. (Malloy) Arsenault 74 a lifelong resident of Leominster died Tuesday July 12, 2011 in UMass Medical Center in Worcester. She was born on April 5, 1937 in Leominster; MA was the daughter of Francis J. and Mildred I. (Clifford) Malloy. She was a graduate of Leominster High School Class of 1955, after graduating she worked for Borden Chemical for many years before retiring. Sheila was an avid sports fan and loved all Boston sports teams; She also enjoyed her times with her beloved "pubbers". She is survived by her son Matthew Arsenault of Westminster, three sisters Jean Daniels and her husband Paul of Leominster, Linda Foisy and her husband Thomas of Boylston, and Susan Normandin of Leominster, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers John Malloy and David Malloy and a sister Rhonda Jones.

Colonel Frances Ann Iacoboni - Krilich

1937  -  2011

Frances Ann Iacoboni, Colonel US Army Medical Specialist Retired died May 9, 2011 at Walter Reed US Army Hospital in Washington D.C. Her husband James Krilich was with her. She was the daughter of the late Gerardo and Annie T. Iacoboni. Colonel Iacoboni suffered from the effects of Agent Orange contamination from her tour in Vietnam, which resulted in Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1995. She had been struggling with it since that time. In accordance with Colonel Iacoboni’s wishes, she was cremated. Colonel Iacoboni grew up in Leominster, Massachusetts. She attended Leominster High School Class of 1955 enlisted in the United States Army in 1957 the first women to join the newly formed Medical Specialist Corp while still in college. Upon graduating from Framingham State College, Frances was commissioned a United States Army Officer. She was later selected to serve as the Nutrition Officer to President Eisenhower after his heart attack. The President tasked Frances to brief him and Mrs. Eisenhower- each morning on their nutritional requirements. Having achieved the rank of Captain, she went on to become the Chief Dietitian Consultant to the Commanding General of the 82nd Airborne Division at Walmack US Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, NC. Promoted to Major she was then selected to serve as the Chief Dietitian to the US Army in Vietnam at US Army Hospital in Saigon. She was among the last US Army Officers to be evacuated from Saigon by helicopter during the final Viet Cong attack of Saigon. Frances was then selected to be in charge of the US Army Intern Program for the Army Medical Specialist Corp at Walter Reed Hospital, where she had the opportunity to train and mentor many now senior US Army officers serving in Medical commands throughout the world. Next she was selected to serve as Theater Consultant in Dietetics to the US Army and Seventh Army in Europe and Commanding General, 7th Medical Command with oversight of nine US Army Hospitals and numerous clinics and US Embassies. While in Europe she met and married her husband Major James Krilich who was stationed at US Army VII Corp in Stuttgart, Germany. It was during this tour in Europe Frances earned the promotion to Lt. Colonel when upon she returned to the United States to serve as Chief Dietician and Director of Food Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Lastly she was promoted to Colonel and appointed Chief Dietician of the US Army under the Surgeon General of the United States at that time. Colonel Iacoboni was key in establishing and maintaining the U.S. Medical Corp’s nutritional standards- and the Army’s implementation of those standards. She directed the Army dieticians to implement and support the weight control program, the new field rations, key health and fitness initiatives, field nutrition care, in US Army field hospitals during ground operations against hostile forces, renovations in the US Army Dining Facilities, and in-patient nutritional intervention. Colonel Iacoboni is the recipient of numerous combat decorations, service medals including the Legion of Merit the Bronze Star for Meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam; the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leave clusters; The Air Medal for twenty five combat flights to support ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam; and the coveted US Army Staff Badge; in 1986 Frances was selected Distinguished Member of the Army Medical Department. Since her retirement Frances served as a Hospice Volunteer in Montgomery an St. Mary’s County Maryland. Colonel Iacoboni has received numerous distinguished recognitions initiated by her Congressional representative, The Honorable Steny Hoyer and her Maryland State Senator, the Honorable Roy Dyson, and her Maryland House Delegate the Honorable John Bohannan. Her favorite past time was competing in the .22 small bore prone rifle matches with her fellow members of the National Rifle Association. In 1988 she won the gold Medal at the US National Championships at Camp Perry Ohio for the Prone Grand Aggregate with a telescope. Colonel Iacoboni was a life member of the Association of the US Army; American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Rifle Association, Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association; The Corinthian Yacht Club, The Retired Army Medical Specialist Corp Association; The Army Navy Club of Washington D.C. She is survived by her husband Colonel James H. Krilich U.S. Army Reserve, Retired, and a sister Margaret G. Iacoboni, retired teacher from Leominster, MA and Hamden, CT, numerous relatives, friends, and fellow military personnel both retired and on active duty. Her family requests that donations be made to a charity of their choice. 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

There will be a memorial mass held on June 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anna Church 199 Lancaster St Leominster.


Donald Martin

1937 - 2010

Donald William Martin, 73, of Leominster and Spec Pond in Lancaster, died Monday, April 4, at UMass. Medical Center in Worcester after a short illness.

He was born on Dec. 17, 1937, in Leominster, son of the late Bernard C. and Florine (Delorme) Martin. Mr. Martin was a proud member of Leominster High School's Class of 1955 and served in the Mass. National Guard while in high school.

He worked as a salesman for Economy Paint in downtown Leominster. He began working at the store as a teenager and continued to work there part-time for several years after he joined the Leominster Fire Department as a full-time member.

He was assigned to several engine companies, but most notably served on Ladder 2, Group 2 of the Leominster Fire Department. Mr. Martin joined as a call firefighter in 1969 and became a permanent member in 1974. He retired as driver of Ladder 2, following in the footsteps of his father, Bernard “Red” Martin, in February 2000. He was a member of the Hose 4 Association and served in the department Color Guard.

Mr. Martin is survived by the love of his life, his wife Jane, with whom he would have celebrated 52 years of marriage on April 11; his daughter, Diane Sanabria and her husband, Carl, his son, Michael and his wife, Robin, his son, James and his wife, Lisa; grandchildren Samantha Martin, Ryan Martin, Colin Sanabria, Craig Martin, and Arielle Martin; sister Joan Truitt of Townsend and brother Stephen Martin of Highpoint, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Patricia in 2000.

Funeral service were held on Saturday, April 9, from the Silas F. Richardson and Son Funeral 106 West St., Leominster with a mass in St. Leo's Church, 128 Main St., Leominster. Burialwasin Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hose 4 Association, c/o the Leominster Fire Department, 19 Church St., Leominster MA 01453 or the Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. For online condolences, visit


James M. Curtin

1937 - 2010

Buried in Arlington National Cemetery 19 January 2011.


A hero, husband, father, and friend: Born in Gardener, MA, Retired Navy Captain James (Jim) Michael Curtin passed away peacefully on December 11, 2010. He is survived by his wife Mary Glenn and his children: Laura, Leslie, and Michael. Jim graduated from the Naval Academy in 1959. His 25-year service included flying combat in Vietnam, commanding an A4 squadron, serving as an executive officer aboard the USS Coral Sea, and working at the Pentagon as a Naval Chiefs-of-Staff liaison for Middle Eastern Affairs. In later years, Jim became a grower of merlot grapes in Sonoma County, CA.

Robert H. Pulsifer   1937 - 2008

Robert H. "Mouse" Pulsifer, 71 years old, of Fitchburg, formerly of Leominster died Friday, June 20 at the Highlands in Fitchburg. He is survived by his daughter Stephanie Canonica, his son Christopher Pulsifer, his companion Claudette Owen, his brother Elmer Pulsife, his two sisters Lois Malone and Phyllis Stebbins, his grandson Jeremy Canonica and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers Donald Pulsifer and David Pulsifer. Mr. Pulsifer was born in Lowell on June 8, 1937, son of Elmer and Mildred (Harvey) Pulsifer and had lived in Leominster most of his life. After graduation he joined the U.S. Marine Corp.. He had worked in the shipping department at the former Union Products in Leominster for 37 years.

He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

John “Jack” Freda

1937 - 2007

John Thomas Freda, 71, of 29 Merriam Parkway, formerly of Leominster, died on the 17th hole at the Kettle Brook Golf Club in Paxton with his friends.

He was born on Nov. 7, 1936, in Leominster, son of the late Joseph N. and Cecile (Thibodeau) Freda. He graduated from Leominster High School in 1955, where he played center on the football team. He served in the United States Marine Corps in Paris Island. He and his wife, Marie, worked side by side in their businesses, Jack and Marie’s Coffee Shop,& Freda’s Pizza, both in Leominster, for many years, and, later, Jack and Marie’s Coffee Shop in West Fitchburg. He also worked at Bob’s Store.

Jack was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan, and he loved boating and deep-sea fishing. He also played saxophone. Golf was his passion; he was a lifelong member of 46 years of Monoosnoc Country Club, where he was Seniors Club Champion and shot multiple holes in one.

He leaves his wife, Marie (LeBlanc) Freda; two sons, Daniel and Anthony, a daughter, Donna Fontaine, a brother, Robert & sister, Carol Cormier. seven grandchildren and a great-grandson. He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph N. Freda.

 Burial was in Saint Cecilia’s Cemetery.

James M. Kinsella    1938 - 2007

James, of 78 Orchard St., died peacefully at home on Friday, September 28. He had suffered lung cancer for 15 months.

He was born in Leominster, the son of the late James and Helen (LaBelle) Kinsella. He was a 1957 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Stockbridge School. After the National Guard, he worked at Foster Grant Co. In 1983, he and his wife, Susan, founded their own plastic brokerage business, Domino Enterprises Inc.

Jim was a member of the Society of the Plastic Industry and the Oak Hill Country Club. Golf was his favorite sport, and he loved the challenge of the game.

He worked as co-chairman for the Central Massachusetts Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament for the past 16 years and in February 2007, Jim was awarded the Ken Coleman Extra Mile Award for his outstanding support.

He leaves his wife of 27 years, Susan (Macey) Kinsella & sons, James, Mark, Patrick and Thomas, and his sister, Carol Serina. He leaves seven grandchildren, James, Jonathan, Nicole, Sara, Christine,  Katie and Jon; his four great-grandchildren, Jade, James, Jillian and Christian. His sister, Helen Kinsella, predeceased him.

Burial was in St. Leo’s Cemetery.

John Lemoine    1937 - 2007

John (Jack) Lemoine, 70, died on Sept. 26, at home in Orlando, Fla., after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Jack was born in Leominster on July 2, 1937, son of Sylvio and Millie Fini. He served in the Army after graduating from Leominster High School, after which he lived in the Los Angeles area for several years, working as a general contractor before returning home to Leominster in 1965. A longtime local craftsman and business owner until retiring in 1997, he was an avid pilot, golfer and skier. He was also a staunch Red Sox and Patriots fan.

Jack was predeceased by his loving wife of 46 years, Judith A. (Green) Lemoine, and is survived by his sister, Shirley (Fini) Silverthorne and three children, John Lemoine, Lance Lemoine, and Tristan Wakstien; and nine grandchildren, Carissa Seminoff, Candace and Cassandra Lemoine, John Lemoine, Rachel, Renee and Marcus Lemoine, Tyler and Chelsea Wakstien; and his mother-in-law, Ruth Green.

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