Wallace R. Mason, Jr.

1943  -  2014


Wallace Robinson Mason, Jr., 70, passed away, December 18, 2013.

He was born to the late Wallace R. and Virginia M. Mason, May 13, 1943 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Wally (Rob) graduated from Leominster High School in 1961. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served for four years as an Electronics Technician. While serving in Hawaii, he met and later married his wife of nearly 45 years, Mary Stanley Mason, in December, 1968. In June, 1970, he graduated from the University of Massachusetts (Boston) with a BA degree in Physics. In 1971, Wally began his career with Shell Oil Company as a civil engineer. Later, in December of 1981, he graduated from Northern Illinois University in De Kalb, Illinois, where he earned an MBA degree.

He retired from Shell in 2007 as a manager in procurement. While residing in Hawaii with his family from '87 through '92, Wally was employed by Shell and PRI/Gas Express. He served as general manager of Gas Express for the Islands. Among some of the Boards he served on were, The March of Dimes, MADD, Honolulu Traffic Safety Council, and The United Way.

An avid gardener and real handy man, Wally also loved reading, computers, cameras and electronics. Politics was a real interest, too. He continued his love for swimming into his retirement and always loved and supported his hometown sports teams. A true family man, in every sense of the word, made being a grandfather to his seven granddaughters by far his favorite pastime.

Wally is survived by his wife, Mary, Magnolia, TX, of his children, Wallace R. Mason III and family, of Magnolia, TX, Craig S. Mason and family of Katy, TX, and Samantha K. Phillips and family of Spring, TX and seven granddaughters.

He is also survived by his brother, Edward M. Mason and family of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and youngest brother, William E. Mason and family of Houston, TX.


Robert R. Gosselin

1942  -  2012

Robert R. Gosselin 69 of Leominster died unexpectedly Wednesday April 4, 2012 in Leominster Hospital, after a brief illness. He was born on July 10, 1942 in Leominster; MA was the son of Raymond and Dora (Bastarache) Gosselin. He graduated from Leominster High School Class of 1961 and Worcester Junior College. He worked at Foster Grants for 25 years as an industrial engineer. His hobbies were bowling, golf, fishing, spending time at the camp in Maine, and an avid New England sports fan. He was a lifetime member of the Leominster Sportsmans Association. He was a communicant at Holy Family Parish in Leominster and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Pat Brody Shelter and Sholan Farms. The family would like to thank the staff of Health Alliance and Simonds Sinon Cancer Center and Dr. Shelton for their care and compassion He is survived by his wife of 46 years Joyce (Saucier) Gosselin of Leominster, his children Kristine Kessler of Leominster and Scott Gosseling and his wife Cindy of Hubbardston, his brother Robert Gosselin and wife Stanette of Las Vegas, NV, his four grandchildren Nathan and Ben Kessler, and Jonathan and Jennifer Gosselin, many nieces and nephews

The funeral will be held on Thursday April 12, 2012 from the Wright-Roy Funeral Home 109 West St Leominster, with a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Family of Nazzareth Church 700 Union St Leominster, Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.


Goodbye Rozy  !!




Rosemary "Rozy" Bracani, 67, of Fitchburg, formerly of Leominster, died Friday, July 1, in Leominster Hospital after an illness.

Born January 4, 1944 Rozy was the daughter of the late John and Dolores (Nole) Bracani.  She lived in Leominster until 2010 when she moved to Fitchburg. Rozy was a popular figure in Leominster, from a prominent and popular family. Rozy graduated from Leominster High School in 1961 and was an active member of the reunion committee. She was predeceased by her brothers, Peter Bracani in 1996, Jake Bracani  in 2000, and her sister Madelyn Bracani in 2007. Before her brother Pete passed away, he ran Pete's Coffee Shop for many years. After several years at Tony's across from Carter Jr High, Rozy worked there and other places where she became part of the business personality. She had an amazing ability to talk to people and also participated in many community projects throughout the city, She received recognition for serving on the Leominster Council on Aging Board and other boards actively in the community. She served on several boards and committees in Leominster. Her greatest love was Leominster Credit Union where she followed in her brother Peter's footsteps as a member of the Board from October, 1999 through July, 2011.

Rozy's family will receive family and friends on Tuesday, July 12, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. in Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg.

A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, July 13, at 10:00 A.M. in Saint Anna's Church, 194 Lancaster St., Leominster. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rosemary Bracani Memorial Fund, c/o Leominster Credit Union, 20 Adams St., Leominster, MA 01453.

Rosemary A. Bracani
1944 - 2011



Marilyn L. (Marino) Whitney, 64, of 1403 South East St., Amherst, formerly of Leominster, died on Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Rose Monahan Hospice in Worcester.


Mrs. Whitney was born in Leominster on March 6, 1943, daughter of Pasquale V. and Mildred L. (Maxim) Whitney, and had lived in Amherst for the past 37 years. She graduated from Leominster High School, Fitchburg State College, and received her masterís degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Marilyn Marino Whitney

1943 - 2007


Marilyn had been an elementary school teacher in the Ware Public Schools for many years before retiring in 2002. Previously, she had taught in the Leominster and in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and had volunteered at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst and with the Junior Achievement Program.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Thomas D. Whitney; her son, Jon R. Whitney of Arlington; three brothers, Lawrence A. Marino of Ware, John W. Marino of Leominster and Daniel E. Marino of Ashburnham; three sisters, Judith M. Innarelli of Port Charlotte, Fla., Jane A. Trychon of Marlboro and Barbara L. Foskin of Leominster; several nieces and nephews.

Burial was Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster.


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