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Patricia Ann
Monroe) Ayotte

1938 - 2011

Patricia Ann (Monroe) Ayotte passed away at her home in Villa Park, California on August 14, 2011, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Allyn A. Ayotte, daughter Karen L. DeAnda, and a son, William Allyn Ayotte. She  leaves four grandchildren, Rebecca, Emily and Gabrielle DeAnda and Andrea Rose Ayotte, all of California. She is also survived by sisters, Nancy Bissonnette of Leominster, Barbara Monroe of Orange, California, and brother, Franklin Monroe of Rindge, New Hampshire, and many nieces and nephews. 

Pat was born in Leominster on November 19, 1938, daughter of Franklin Parker and Rita Louise (Fournier) Monroe, long time Leominster residents. She has been a resident of California since 1976.


Richard W. Pitts

1938  -  2010

Richard W. Pitts, 72 years old, formerly of Leominster, died on Thursday, October 14, 2010 in the Hammond House of Worcester. He is survived by his son, Richard P. Pitts, two daughters, Lori Ann Devine, and Kimberly Ann Mathers, four sisters, Carole Girouard, Linda Sango, Cheryle DelBove and Debra Collette Normandin, four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Richard was born in Fitchburg on May 29, 1938, the son of Leon A. and Anna Ruth (Transue) Pitts and had lived most of his life in the Leominster area. Richard served in the U. S. Army at various posts stateside and overseas in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1962. Richard worked most of his life in the food services industry as a cook and manager of various restaurants. His love and passion was food preparation and he considered himself an avid cook.

He was buried in Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon..


Carol W. (Leroy) Lowe

1939 - 2011

Carol W. (Leroy) Lowe, 72 years old, formerly of Shrewsbury, Northborough and Clinton, died June 1, 2011 in HealthAlliance - Leominster Hospital after an illness.

She is survived by her two daughters, Judith O'Malley, and Linda Morrissey, a son Richard Shatos, four grandchildren Sara, Matthew, David and Jonathan, one brother Cary Leroy and wife Marylyn, and two nephews Cary and Robert. Carol also leaves her first husband James E. Shatos. Carol was predeceased by her husband Brian Lowe in 2009.

Carol was born in Gardner on January 4, 1939, the daughter of Albert and Salli (Pollary) Leroy and had lived most of her life in this area. For many years Carol worked at the former Paper Store in Clinton. Carol worshiped at the Leominster Assembly of God Church where she was a member of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.

Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Leominster.


Ernest E. Sawin

1938 - 2008

Ernest E. Sawin, 69, a DuPont retiree & formerly of Leominster, died on April 4, 2008,  Ernie was born on November 27, 1938 in Leominster, the son of the late Arnold and Edith Sawin.

He was class valedictorian & attended Columbia College on a scholarship; was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and Columbia's football team. Mr. Sawin received his A.B. in Liberal Arts from Columbia College in 1960, his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University in 1961, and his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1962.

Mr. Sawin enjoyed a 35-year career with DuPont as a chemical engineer, operations superintendent, and project manager., where he gained many awards. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jane, of Rochester, MI; their two sons, John and his wife, Grace and their 2 daughters, Allie and Kate; David and his wife, Heather and their daughter, Ella, and his sister, Betty Callahan and her husband, Paul.

Elizabeth A. Day

1937   -   2007

Elizabeth A. Day, 70, formerly of 212 Abbott Ave., died Thursday, Aug. 16, in the LifeCare Center of Leominster.

Elizabeth was born in Leominster on Feb. 8, 1937, daughter of George W. and Dorothy (Wood) Day and was a lifelong resident. She had been the bookkeeper for George Day Painting Co. of Leominster for many years. She was a member of St. Leo’s Church in Leominster and loved gardening.

She is survived by three nephews, Christopher G. Day, of California, Matthew D. Day, of Leominster, and Gregory B. Day, of Leominster and seven grandnieces.

Her brother, George H. Day, died in 2005.



Jacqueline (Sawyer) Celli

1939 - 2006

Jacqueline Celli, of 39 Rustic Drive, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, in University of Massachusetts University Campus.

Jacqueline was born January 20, 1939, in Leominster, daughter of the late John Sawyer and Rhea (Caron) Sawyer. She was a graduate of Becker Junior College. Mrs. Celli worked for G.I.T. Travel Agency. She was a member of Saint Anna’s Church and the Saint Anna Society. She enjoyed traveling with her family. She was totally devoted to her children and grandchildren.


Mr. Robert C. Brennan

1938   -   2005

Robert C. Brennan, 67, died Dec. 28, in Leominster, after an illness.

He was born in Worcester on Jan. 11, 1938, the son of Norman P. and Hazel D. (Paquette) Brennan and had lived in Leominster most of his life.

Mr. Brennan was an educator for 37 years before retiring in 1998. He taught for two years in Shelburne Falls and then taught in the history department for 35 years in Leominster, first at Carter Junior High School and then at Leominster High School.

Mr. Brennan is survived by his wife of 38 years, Christine L. (Ethier) Brennan; a son, Paul C. Brennan, of Leominster; a daughter, Elizabeth A. DeMille, of Westford; a brother, Norman P. Brennan and a sister, Patricia A. Boucher Schofield, of Leominster; two grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

Richard L. Pelletier

 1939 - 2010

Richard L. Pelletier, age 71, of Leominster died Tuesday, February 16, 2010 in the River Terrace Healthcare Center in Lancaster after an illness. He is survived by his wife of 49 years Jane E. (Dombrowik) Pelletier, two sons Mark R. Pelletier and Greg A. Pelletier, his father Leo E. Pelletier of Fitchburg, his two sisters Beverly St. Cyr and Susan Broderick, his five grandchildren Amber Pelletier and Brendan Pelletier, David Pelletier, Courtney Crowley and Chelsey Crowley.

Mr. Pelletier was born January 14, 1939 in Leominster, son of Leo E. and Pearine M. (Salvatelli) Pelletier and was a life long resident. He graduated from Leominster High School in 1956, the New England School of Art in Boston and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Framingham State College. He also took classes at the former Boston State College. He taught in the Leominster Public School System for 34 year and had owned Richard Pelletier Design in Leominster for many years. Richard designed many homes and commercial buildings, and designed various memorials in the Leominster area. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Leominster and was a former member of the Leominster Lodge of Elks.

Burial was in St. Leo's Cemetery, Leominster.




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