Lawrence W. Dion
The family deeply and sadly regret to inform family and friends of the
passing of Lawrence W. Dion, 73 years old, of Leominster, on Wednesday,
April 16, 2014, at his home of 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Carol (Lucier) Dion; son, Scott Dion of
Leominster; daughter, Donna Cormier and her husband, John of Ashby; brother,
Francis Dion of West Boylston; three grandchildren, Theresa McEndarfer of
Boca Raton, FL, Brittany Cormier and Ryan McEndarfer, both of Ashby; and a
great-grandson, James McEndarfer.
Larry was born March 15, 1941 in Leominster, son of Frank and Florence
(Miller) Dion and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of Leominster
High School Class of 1959. Larry worked at Foster Grants Co. in Leominster,
Luxtex in West Boylston, Aero Plastics in Leominster and Lance Corp. in
Larry enjoyed gardening, outdoor activities, "Friends Night Out" with
friends of over 50 years, going to the casino, and playing cribbage. He also
loved going to Strawberry Park in Connecticut with his kids and grandkids
and spending his summers in Wells, Maine for 13 years.
DION -- A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11 am in
Holy Family of Nazareth Church, 750 Union Street, Leominster. Calling hours
will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 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 HealthAlliance Home Health
and Hospice, 25 Tucker Drive, Leominster, MA 01453.
Note: I couldn't find a yearbook picture for
him. Help anybody?
1941 - 2013
Robert C. Chester, 72 years old, of
Leominster, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013, in the Golden Living Center
He is survived by his son, Byron Chester; granddaughter, Kanisha Newby of
Leominster; three brothers, Richard Chester of Leominster, David Chester and
his wife, Marie of Leominster, and Peter Chester of Wallingford, CT; a
sister, Helen "Jackie" Chester of Pepperell; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn (Scanes) Chester, daughter, Kelly
Newby, two brothers, George Chester, Jr. and Gerald Chester, and two
sisters, Dorothy Jones and Joanne Teixeira.
Robert was born May 22, 1941 in Leominster, son of George and Dorothy (Dupee)
Chester, and was a lifelong resident. He served in the U.S. Army, and then
served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, retiring as a Staff Sergeant. Robert
had worked in the Maintenance Department for Mass. Electric for several
years. He belonged to various veterans' organizations in the area.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster.
Charlotte, 59 years old, died July 24th, a Monday
evening, after an illness at the Birchwood Care Center. Though born in
Fitchburg February 27, 1941 she was raised in Leominster, the daughter
of Lorraine A. (Croteau) Fiffy and Charles Fiffy. She won an award for
perfect attendance for all 4 years at Leominster High School. She moved
to Nashua and Hudson for short times and then to Fitchburg for the last
After working for several years at Fort Devens in
Purchasing and Contracting while raising her family, with the
help of her children Bruce and Donna she then became the owner / operator for 18 years
of the Park Variety across from Coolidge Park. After an illness she retired
She was a member of the Christian Science Church in
Fitchburg and the Christian Science Mother Church in Boston.
Besides her father living in Leominster, she leaves
her husband of 40 years, Robert W. Siart, two sons, Bruce and Brian and two
daughters, Tina Siart Boylan and Rhonda J. Edmonds; two brothers, John C.
Fiffy and Paul W. Fiffy; a sister Linda A. Tata and three grandchildren.
After Cremation, a private Funeral Service was held at
the Bosk Funeral Home.
Watson 1940 - 2007
Marion A. (Hasenstein) Watson, 67, of Leominster, died at her home on
Monday, Dec. 17, after a brief illness.
She was the wife of Douglas L. Watson, to whom she
was married for 38 years, and the daughter of the late Karl C.
Hasenstein Jr. and Alice (Matthews) Hasenstein Sanborn. She was born on
June 5, 1940, in Fitchburg, and was a lifelong resident of Leominster.
Marion was formerly employed by George S.
Carrington Company as a mail handler and collator for 26 years until its
closing in 1986. After that, Marion enjoyed babysitting her
grandchildren, as well as the children of close family friends until her
She was a lifelong member of St. Mark’s Episcopal
Church in Leominster, where she taught Sunday school for 49 years. She
was instrumental in the re-opening of St. Mark’s Thrift Shop in 1994,
after being closed for many years, and prepared many foods to be offered
to those in need at the thrift shop, where she donated her time on
Saturday mornings. She enjoyed gardening and canning, and was the
recipient of many awards from the Bolton, Sterling and Spencer fairs.
She earned a lifetime achievement award for various contributions to the
Survivors include her husband; her two daughters,
Jennifer J. Booth and her husband, Ronald, of Leominster, Kristin L.
Dube and her husband, David, of Leominster; and her stepson, Todd W.
Buttermore and his wife, Jill, of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; seven
grandchildren, Nicholas Rice, Lauren and Megan Dube, Samantha and Parker
Booth, Skylar and Alika Buttermore; brother, Karl C. Hasenstein Sr. and
his wife, Jean, of Leominster; sister, Joan E. Bray and her husband,
Robert, of Leominster; many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Funeral service to be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal
Church, 60 West St., Leominster, on Friday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m.
Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 60
West St., Leominster, MA 01453, or Ginny’s Thrift Shop, 52 Mechanic St.,
Leominster, MA 01453. The Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106
West St., Leominster, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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