Rita M. (Russo) Colecchi
1938  -  2014


Rita M. (Russo) Colecchi 75, of Leominster, died Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Health Alliance Leominster Hospital after a brief illness. She was born on December 14, 1938, in Fitchburg, MA, was the daughter of Joseph A. and Mary A. (Petrucci) Russo. Rita worked in the cafeteria at Leominster High School for 12 years. After retiring, she loved to travel and her wish was to go to the Vatican which came true. She was a member of Holy Family Parish in Leominster, where she sang in the choir, was active in the Youth Ministry, and was a Eucharistic Minister. Rita is survived by her son Paul Colecchi and her daughter Doreen Colecchi and three brothers, George, John, and Joseph, seven sisters Patricia Christian, Barbara Fournier, Mary (Russo) Baronowski, Dorothy Duffy, Joan Bernard, Roberta Phelan and Debra LeBlanc.

She was predeceased by her husband John J. Colecchi in 2005, and also 5 infants.

Burial was in Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon, MA.

Frederick W. Spring
1940  -  2012

Frederick W. Spring of Townsend passed away on Friday May 25, 2012 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 16, 1940 in Leominster, the son of Phyllis Spring Senecal.
He frequently expressed how blessed he was to share a great life these past 12 years with his loving, kind, and gracious fiancée Margaret “Honey” Hietala in Townsend.
He leaves 2 sons, 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren; he loving referred to them as his greatest contribution to humanity and his God. Frederick Spring and his fiancée Debra of Atlanta,GA; Stephen Spring and his partner Greg of Austin,TX; Brenda DeVarney and her children Jessica and Brian of Holden; Robin Spring and her children Sydney and Lawrence of Leominster, and Honey Hietala’s two children Gwen Hietala of Greenville, NH; and Dennis Hietala of Fitchburg.
He also leaves his brother Louis “Jimmy” Senecal and his wife Marcia of Fitchburg, and four sisters Phyllis Ryan and her husband Bill of Owensboro, KY; Delia “Chicky” Senay and her husband John of Fitchburg, Harriet James and her husband Tom of Fitchburg; and Madeline Haley and her husband Ben of Templeton. He was predeceased by his twin infant sons Timothy and Thomas in 1961.
He graduated from Leominster High School in 1958, and from Lowell Technological Institute in 1972. He retired in 1995 from his profession in Quality and Reliability Assurance after a challenging career with diverse high volume manufacturing industries including Foster Grant Sunglass Division and Digital Equipment Corporation. In 1996 he made a rewarding career change as a teacher/tutor at LHS Center for Technical Education retiring in 2003.
As a Christian disciple, he was very active in his congregation at Townsend Congregational Church…”God Loves You, Christ Invites You, We Embrace You”. He attributes his life mantra “love, be loved, become love” and “that we are all connected with God at the center of our being” from Christ’s teachings. He also envisioned a relationship beyond the Trinity, the “Quadrinity” which includes God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit and you (each one of us) as it fulfills the reality of God within instead of an external God and completes the fourth point on the sign of the cross.
He enjoyed family time, playing all kinds of card games, board games, writing poetry/ficition/essays, and his time away with Honey at the beaches in the Bahamas, and Maine, and their place in Vermont.
Fred was grateful for the village that cared for him and shaped his values during his youth: his grandmother Edith Spring; his mother Phyllis Spring; his Aunt Eva Spring Smith; and his two foster families Theresa LeBlanc Mercier, and Bob and Ruth McPherson.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Wright-Roy Funeral Home, 109 West St., Leominster. Private graveside services will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, at the convenience of the family. Thursday evening there will be a memorial service at the Townsend Congregational Church, 3 Brookline St. Townsend, MA, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. To light a candle, sign the guestbook or send a message of condolence please visit 

Janet E. (Robinson) Hurley

Janet E. (Robinson) Hurley 70, of Leominster, MA. died Thursday April 14, 2011 in Brigham & Women's hospital Boston, MA after an illness.

She was born on May 18,1940 in Fitchburg, MA the daughter of Albert and Cora (England) Robinson. She was raised in Leominster. Janet was a Sales support Representative and Customer representative for the former Digital Equipment for over 15 years before her retirement. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Leominster, MA. and was an avid fan of the Patriots and Celtics and enjoyed crocheting and knitting. She attended the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Leominster, MA.

She is survived by her two son's, Steven E. Kenney Jr. of Leominster, MA, and David J. Kenney and his wife Rebecca of Parrish, Florida, one sister Joan Alice Gauvin and her husband George of Hilliard, Ohio, her nephew George Gauvin IV and his wife Robyn, her grand nephew Zachery and grand niece Ashley. She was predeceased by her husband of 29 years Arthur F. Hurley who passed away on March 31,2011
HURLEY -- A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in The Lavery Chartrand & Alario Funeral Home, 99 Summer St., Fitchburg, MA. at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery, Winchendon, MA. A calling hour will be held on Wednesday morning at the funeral home from 10:30 until 11:45a.m.

Eleanor "Ellie" G. (Angelini) Tocci

Eleanor "Ellie" G. (Angelini) Tocci, 69, formerly of Spruce St., Leominster, died Friday, September 11, in the Golden Living Center, Fitchburg, after an illness. She was born November 16, 1939, in Leominster, daughter of the late Joseph and Luigina (Marchetti) Angelini and was born and raised on Lincoln Terrace. She worked for Near East Foods in Leominster, and the Leominster High School cafeteria. A friendly and warm woman, Mrs. Tocci was well known as the greeter at the Golden Living Center in Fitchburg, where she welcomed everyone with her cheerful personality. She will be missed by all including her special dog, Shelby. Her husband of 46 years, Joseph Tocci, died April 27, 2006. She was also predeceased by her brother, Domenic "D.A." Angelini, and her sisters, Mary D'Innocenzo, and Rose Chapman. She leaves her two sons, Joseph Tocci, Jr. And his wife, Kimberly, and Jeffrey Tocci and his wife, Claudia, all of Leominster; her daughter, Jodi Sawyer and her husband, Joseph of Fitchburg; seven grandchildren, Cristina Tocci, Anthony Tocci, Jeffrey Tocci, Jr., Jacob Tocci, Kathleen Raughtigan, Brittani Sawyer, and Brandon Sawyer; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at the Golden Living Center for their extraordinary care and kindness shown to Mrs. Tocci. TOCCI The funeral will be held Wednesday, September 16, from Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg, with a Mass at 10:00 A.M. At Saint Anna's Church, 194 Lancaster St., Leominster. Burial will follow in Saint Bernard's Cemetery in Fitchburg. Calling hours are Tuesday, September 15, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. In the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Golden Living Center Activity Fund, 1199 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA 01420.

Lois (Jaffe) Simmons

Lois (Jaffe) Simmons of Sandwich, formerly of Leominster, daughter of Maurice and the late Lottie Jaffe, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2008, at her home, after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Robert; her sons, Michael, of Sandwich, Jonathan and his wife, Leslie, and their children, Nathan and Lauren, of Barnstable; her daughter, Lynne Simmons; her granddaughter, Rachel; and several other grandchildren. A graduate of Emerson College, she worked in the Boston school system and at the Riverview School in Sandwich as a speech and language therapist. She recently retired as resident coordinator of Shawme Heights in Sandwich. She was active in the Sisterhood of the Cape Cod Synagogue and served as both treasurer and corresponding secretary. An avid baseball fan, she and her husband hosted players for the Hyannis Mets for more than 25 years. Lois will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and strength. Her strong spirit will remain with those who loved her.

June Lee Kipp


June, a longtime resident of Townshend, died Wednesday, June 13, 2007. She was born in Leominster, Mass., on April 4, 1940, the daughter of James A. Kipp and Helvi V. Soini Kipp. After her graduation from fashion design school in Boston, she worked in New York City as a lingerie designer and administrative assistant for many years. Upon her retirement, she moved to Vermont and eventually purchased The Video Store in Townshend. Ms. Kipp was a woman of intense strength and determination. She embodied truth and integrity, never letting the opinions of others sway her from what she believed was right. The depth of her tenacity and compassion was most clearly revealed in her friendships. Her endless passion and love of beauty still flows within her renowned garden which attracted the birds she loved to watch. She also had a great love of baseball, rooting the Red Sox on to victory time and again, with her cats Sammy and Sweetpea always at her side. She was a tireless contributor to the town of Townshend in many capacities, such as auditor, social services committee member and member of the Friends of the Library. She took a special interest in the garden beds at the Public Library, and contributed hundreds of plants for their fundraising sales. She was an integral part of the community, which will always remember and sorely miss her. She is survived by her sister, Janice Moreland of Livingston, Mont.; two nephews, Jason Moreland, also of Livingston, and Christopher Moreland of Hawaii; as well as three great-nieces and nephews, Cyarine, Dresden and Indigo Moreland. Cause of Death listed on the death certificate was Tobacco Abuse, Emphasema. A graveside service will be held at the Oakwood Cemetery in Townshend on Monday at 11 a.m., to which all are welcome. Donations may be made in Ms. Kipp's memory to the Windham County Humane Society.u Published in Brattleboro Reformer on June 15, 2007.


Bethel G. “Andy” Anderson

FITCHBURG, MA, Bethel G. “Andy” Anderson, 69, of Fitchburg, died on Thursday, Nov. 15, with his family by his side after a short and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Fitchburg, the son of the late Bethel L. Anderson, who died in 1999, and Gwendolyn (Spaulding) Anderson, who died in 2006. He graduated from Leominster Saxon Trade School in 1958 and served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1962. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 429 and the AMVETS Post 49. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing, hunting, reading and working in his gardens and backyard fish pond. “Andy” loved the time that he spent at his trailer in Kennebunk, Maine, and the time spent talking with his five grandsons. Before retiring in 2003, Bethel was the owner and operator of Andy’s Lawn Maintenance. He provided landscaping services in the Fitchburg, Leominster and Gardner areas for more than 35 years. In addition to his wife of 45 years, Rachel (Desrosiers) Anderson, Bethel is survived by his son, Mark B. Anderson and his wife, Linda, of Ashburnham; his daughter, Heidi Hills and her husband, John, of Fitchburg; his five grandsons, Mark Anderson and his wife, Mandy, of Windham, Maine, Kevin Anderson of Ashburnham, and Michael, Daniel and James Minichiello, all of Fitchburg. We all miss him. Bethel was also a very proud great-grandpa to Jacob Anderson of Windham, Maine. He also leaves his sister, Diane Partridge and her husband, Burl, of Ellijay, Ga.; as well as his nieces, nephews, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins and friends.

Wesley “Wes” Albert Ricker

12/4/06 ENFIELD, Conn, Wesley “Wes” Albert Ricker, 65, of 24 Guild St., Enfield died on Monday, May 8, at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield. He was born in Leominster, Mass., on July 31, 1940, the son of Dorothy (Elliott) Ricker of Leominster and the late Thornton Ricker. He moved to the Enfield community in 1964. He attended George Street School, May A. Gallagher Junior High School, and graduated from the Leominster High School in 1958. During his high school years he worked at Chase Photography and did much of the photography for the high school yearbooks. He also worked at the Nu-Plastic Corporation and was a Past Master Councilor of the Leominster Chapter of the Order of Demolay. He later attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute for a year before attending Lowell Technical Institute, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1963. During his college career, he was a summer employee of E. I. DuPont in Leominster. He later worked for the Albi Manufacturing Co., Phillips Medical Systems and Bio-Plexus in Vernon. He retired from Digital Equipment Corp. in Springfield as a Supervisor of Quality Engineering. Mr. Ricker enjoyed photography and was an avid outdoorsman who also enjoyed hiking, camping, sailing, boating, fishing, and the shooting sports. He and his late wife, Liz, had traveled and camped in many areas of the United States and Canada. He was a Past President of the Pine Meadow Photographers, a life member of the National Rifle Association, life member of the National Wildlife Federation, and a member of the East Windsor Sportsman’s Club. In addition to his mother of Leominster, Mr. Ricker is survived by his sister, Sally Flagg and her husband Philip of West Dennis, Mass. and their children, Kathlyn Fini and Heidi Flagg; numerous other nieces and nephews. His beloved wife of 40 years, Elizabeth Ann “Liz” (Kramer) Ricker predeceased him on Feb. 19, 2004. He was also predeceased by his nephew, Philip Flagg, Jr.

Ronald W. Stebbins

10/08/05 Ronald W Stebbins, 66, of 73 Pine St., formerly of Leominster, died Saturday, Oct 8, in his home with his loving family by his side, after a long battle with cancer. He was born on Nov 11, 1938, the son of the late Edward and Rose (Aubuchon) Stebbins. He graduated from Leominster Saxton Trade High School in Leominster in 1958. Mr Stebbins was a self-employed contractor and also worked for several area contractors. Mr Stebbins leaves his wife, Donna (Delage) Stebbins, with whom he would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on Oct. 20; three sons, four daughters, sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandson. He enjoyed cooking and catered many weddings and parties over the years. He was a former member of the Leominster Lodge of Elks, the Leominster Eagles, and the United Commercial Travelers of Fitchburg.

Marcia Lee (Harris) Partridge

03/05/05 CARMEL, Maine - Marcia Lee (Harris) Partridge, 65, of Carmel, Maine, and Leominster, Mass., died Saturday, March 5, at home, after a long illness with cancer. She was born on March 5, 1940, in Gardner, the daughter of Alice Inez Gonyou Harris and Vernon Denzel Harris. She earned a dual nursing and teaching degree from Burbank Hospital-Fitchburg State College in 1962. She began nursing and instructing at Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. Mrs. Partridge married her husband, Joe Partridge, on April 3, 1965. They moved their family to Carmel, Maine in 1978. After more than 10 years as a work-at-home mother, she resumed her career as an ICU nurse at the James A. Taylor Osteopathic Hospital in Bangor from 1981 until it closed in 1989. Later that year, she began as an ICU nurse at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield. She rounded out her nursing career by developing and staffing SVH’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program. She retired in 2003. A woman of deep faith, Mrs. Partridge also served her community by volunteering for nearly 30 years as a Sunday school teacher, active committee member, deaconess and trustee for the Carmel Union Congregational Church. She loved her church and her church family deeply. Most important to her was her family. She loved spoiling her two grandchildren and shared with others her pride in her own two children. She and her husband were looking forward to spending their retirement traveling cross-country in an RV, summering at Popham Beach and reading. Mrs. Partridge is survived by her husband of 40 years, Joseph Patridge of Carmel; her son, Derek Partridge and his wife, Stephanie, and their children Reagan and Grady of Bangor, Maine; her daughter, Deanna Partridge, of Bangor, Maine; her younger brother, Lloyd Harris and his wife, Christine, of Leominster; treasured friends, Iris, Maria, Janet, Kathy, Nancy and JoAnne; and many grateful patients and their families.

John “Goose” J. McHugh

21/02/04 LEOMINSTER - John “Goose” J. McHugh, 63, of 100 Main St., died Saturday, Feb. 21, in his home after an illness. He was born in Leominster on Oct. 20, 1940, and was the third son of Dr. James V. and Mary Lou (Chisolm) McHugh. He was a 1958 graduate of Leominster High School and was on the football team. After high school, he had attended Nichols College, in Dudley. Mr. McHugh was a U.S. Navy veteran serving on the U.S.S. Glennon as a Radarman 3rd Class from 1958 to 1961 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He worked as a truck driver for A&E Trucking, then working as a custodian for Fitchburg High School, and recently had been a medivan driver for Need-A-Lift. Mr. McHugh was a lifelong resident of Leominster and was a member of St. Leo’s Parish. He was an avid golfer and member of Monoosnock Country Club, a member of the Leominster Eagles, and the St. Jean’s Club. He was an avid Red Sox and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was also an active member of AA for 12 years. Mr. McHugh is survived by one son, Daniel John McHugh of Fitchburg; one daughter, Debra Ann McHugh of Leominster; his former wife, Andrea E. (Bell) McHugh of Fitchburg; six brothers, James V. McHugh of Raleigh, N.C., Robert C. McHugh of Paonia, Colo., Thomas W. McHugh of Madison, Wisc., Richard D. McHugh of Galway, Ireland, Harry E. McHugh of Oakland, Calif., and Paul V. McHugh of Wilmington, Vt.; one sister, Bonnie L. Greene of Hanover; Aunt Margaret and Uncle Freddy Maffei of Leominster; three nephews; seven nieces; and five cousins.

Carole-Anne R. (Caisse) Eveland

5/11/03 ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Carole-Anne R. (Caisse) Eveland, of 79 Medfield Drive, Rochester, formerly of Leominster, Mass., died on Monday, Oct. 20, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Fitchburg on April 29, 1940, the daughter of Alfred L. and Sylvia (Smith) Caisse, and attended Leominster schools. She graduated from Leominster High School in 1958 and from Elizabeth Ollis Academy in Worcester. She moved to Rochester in 1959. Mrs. Eveland is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, William A. Eveland; a son, William R. Eveland and daughter-in-law, Therese; a daughter, Debra-Anne Eveland, and grandchildren, Michael and Jessica Eveland, all of Rochester; a sister, Suzanne DiGiovanni, and brother-in-law, Louis DiGiovanni, of Leominster; her mother-in-law, Loleta Eveland of Rochester; nieces, nephews and cousins. Her father, Alfred L. Caisse, died in 1999, and her mother, Syliva (Smith) Caisse, died in 2002. A brother, Barry L. Caisse, also predeceased her in 2000.

Henry J. Pochini

24/5/03 NORFOLK, VA - Henry J. Pochini, 62, of 8721 Semmes Ave., Norfolk, Va., formerly of Fitchburg, Mass., died Monday, May 19, in the home of his step-daughter after an illness. Mr. Pochini was born in Fitchburg on June 4, 1940, the son of John and Stella (Molter) Pochini and lived here most of his life until moving to Norfolk several months ago. He graduated from Leominster (Mass.) Trade School. He was employed for many years at the former Digital Equipment Corp. He was then an employment recruiter for several companies, retiring several years ago because of an illness. Mr. Pochini was involved for many years on the Fitchburg Civic Days Committee and was manager of the Kingsmen Drum and Bugle Corps for several years. He leaves his wife of 22 years, Linda Sue (Beckwith) Pochini; one son, John “Jay” Pochini, and his wife, Gina, of Lunenburg; one daughter, Susan Pochini, of Fitchburg; three stepsons, Reggie Achilles and his wife, Marie, of Marlborough, Robert Achilles and Michael Achilles, both of Norfolk; one step-daughter, Pamela White and her husband, Timothy, of Norfolk; seven grandchildren; and several cousins.

Earl C. Divoll

11/6/01 LEOMINSTER - Earl C. Divoll, 63, of 12 May St, died Wednesday, Oct 17, in HealthAlliance Hospital, Leominster, after he was stricken ill at home. He was born Dec 25, 1937, in Leominster, the son of Earl K and Mabel M (Viens) Divoll, and had lived here all his life. He graduated from Leominster Trade High School. Mr. Divoll worked at Sterling Light Co, Sterling, for 25 years before retiring in 1993. An avid fisherman and hunter, he was a member of the Leominster Sportsmen's Club. He was also an avid golfer and a member of the Grand View County Club golf league. He leaves his former wife, Joan E (MacGregor) Divoll; a son, Kenneth C Divoll; and a sister, Carolyn J Ringer -- all of Leominster; four nephews and a niece.

Gordon E Clay

08/26/01 Winchendon - Gordon E Clay, 62, of 25 Bemis Road, formerly of Leominster and Fitchburg, died at home Sunday, Aug 26, after an illness. He was born March 31, 1939, in Lunenburg, the son of Fred A and Dorothy L (Healey) Clay, and had lived in Leominster and Fitchburg before moving to Winchendon in 1985. He graduated from Leominster High Trade School in 1958. Mr. Clay was a mold maker at Mar-Lee Mold Inc, Leominster, for the past 29 years. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr Clay was a member of the American Legion, Winchendon Post 193. Besides his mother, living in Leominster, he leaves his wife of 19 years, Lillian M (Wood) Clay; four sons, Michael G Clay of Bridgeport, Conn, Brian R Clay of Winchendon, Robert J Chesbrough of Ashburnham and Michael D Chesbrough of Leominster; a brother, Richard E Clay of Brooksville, Fla; two sisters, Joan M Gould of Fitchburg and Virginia M Bernard of Lunenburg; four grandsons, five great-grandchildren, and several nephews and nieces.

Judith (Townsend) Loughlin

06/25/01 Ashby - Judith (Townsend) Loughlin, 61, of 345 Richardson Road, died Thursday, June 21, in UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, Worcester, after a brief illness. She leaves her husband of 42 years, Robert H Loughlin; two sons, Timothy J Loughlin of Rindge, NH, and Donald W Loughlin of Fitchburg; two daughters, Lori A Rainville and Linda L Loughlin, both of Ashby; two brothers, Ralph W Townsend of Maryland and Richard L Townsend of Tennessee; a sister, Marilyn L Townsend of Las Vegas; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; nephews and nieces. She was born in Fitchburg, daughter of Ralph H and Alice S (Reeves) Townsend, and graduated from Leominster High School in 1958. Mrs Loughlin was a member of the Fitchburg Church of the Nazarene.

Evelyn Wood

1/17/01 - Evelyn Wood, 96, Retired social studies teacher in Leominster, a resident of the Keystone Center, 44 Keystone Drive, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the center. She was born April 30, 1904, in Leominster, the daughter of Albert R. and Eliza R. (Chapman) Wood, and had lived here all her life. She graduated from Leominster High School and received a degree from Boston University in 1932. After graduating from BU, Miss Wood taught social studies at the former May A. Gallagher Junior High School until her retirement in 1964. She was a member of United Methodist Church and also a member of the former Fortnightly Club. On her 90th birthday, Leominster Mayor Dean J. Mazzarella presented her with a Community Achievement Award. She was also known for her skills in knitting and rug braiding. She leaves a niece, Ann DeRoma Bradley of Hanover, N.H.; a nephew, Joseph H. DeRoma of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; six grandnephews, six great-grandnephews and two great-grandnieces.

Marilyn G. (Kirby) Bushnell Melanson

10/25/00 - Marilyn G. (Kirby) Bushnell Melanson, 59, of Fitchburg, an office worker, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the UMass Memorial Medical Center -- University Campus, Worcester, after a brief illness. She leaves her husband of 21 years, Paul A. Melanson; a son, Richard M. Bushnell of Fitchburg; three daughters, Elizabeth L. DiMarzio, Debra L. Carvalho and Suzanne G. Bushnell, all of Leominster; a brother, Donald Kirby of Hubbardston; a sister, Carolyn K. Elder of Leominster; five grandchildren. She was born in Leominster, daughter of Louis and Vivian (Johnson) Kirby. She lived in Leominster before moving to Fitchburg two years ago. Mrs. Melanson worked in the law office of Gelinas & Ward, Fitchburg and previously worked for several years at the Fitchburg Savings Bank. She was also an Avon representative. She enjoyed crafts, gardening, cooking, traveling and her grandchildren. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster. Flowers may be sent, or contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Donna L. (Webber) Perreault

6/19/00 - Donna L. (Webber) Perreault, 57, of New Ipswich, NH, formerly of Leominster, Mass., died Thursday, June 15, in UMass Memorial Medical Center -- University Campus in Worcester, Mass., after a short illness. She leaves her husband of 39 years, Paul A. Perreault Sr.; two daughters, Cassandra L. Wallace of Rindge and Danielle Y. Hudson of Peterborough; two sons, Paul A. Perreault Jr. of Francestown and Richard J. Perreault of Greenville; a sister, Betty Tremblay of Townsend, Mass.; a brother, Andrew Webber of Jaffrey; eight grandchildren; nephews and nieces. She was born in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, daughter of Levi and Beryl (Bresnahan) Webber, and lived 31 years in New Ipswich, N.H. She graduated from Leominster High School in 1961. Mrs. Perreault was a supervisor for 19 years at New England Business Service in Peterborough. She enjoyed computers. Memorial donations may be made to UMass Memorial Oncology Department, 55 North Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01605.

John A. Normandin

5/28/00 - John A. Normandin, 59; of 64 River St., Leominster, victim of auto accident on Crawford Street, Fitchburg Thursday night, May 25, 2000. He leaves his wife of 39 years, Myrna (Joseph) Normandin; two sons, John J. Normandin of Winchendon and Scott R. Normandin of Fitchburg; a daughter, Lisa DeMar of Leominster; seven brothers, Ronald Normandin of Leominster, Walter Normandin of Fitchburg, James and Eugene Normandin, both of Lunenburg, Emile Normandin of Clinton, Roger Normandin of Jewett City, Conn., and Duffy Normandin of Waco, Texas; three sisters, Ann Muse and Rita Gentile, both of Leominster, and Janet Nault of Fitchburg; nine grandchildren; nephews and nieces. He was born in Leominster, son of Hygine and Selima (Brosseau) Normandin, and graduated from Leominster High School. Mr. Normandin was a salesman for Fitchburg Plumbing & Supply. He previously worked at Bel-Pump of Fitchburg for 30 years. He was a member of St. Anna's Parish and the Leominster Knights of Columbus Council 406.

James E. Brooks

2/27/99 - James E. Brooks, 58, of 43 Blanchard St., died at home Thursday, Feb. 25, after an illness. Born Nov. 12, 1940, in Leominster, he was the son of Edward and Arlene (Andrews) Brooks, and lived in Leominster all his life. He graduated from Leominster High School, in 1958, and the New England School of Accounting in Worcester, in 1961. Mr. Brooks was an accountant for Tamor Plastic Company. Previously, he had been an accountant for several other plastic companies here. He served as president of Leominster National Little League from 1983-1984. He leaves his wife of 33 years, Patricia A. (Cote) Brooks; a son, Christopher Brooks of Baltimore, Md.; four sisters, Arlene Couture of Tamarac, Fla., and Mary Jane Cuddahy, Kathleen Bergeron and Madeline Hildreth, all of Leominster; nephews, nieces and cousins.

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