John "Jake" Ciprotti
John "Jake" Ciprotti of Leominster, MA passed away on
March 1, 2013 after battling complications from diabetes for several
months. He was born on August 27, 1944 in Leominster to Louis and Edna (Funari)
Ciprotti. He graduated from Leominster High School in 1962 and had been
living in Atlanta, GA since 1979. His life was filled with laughter,
jazz & blues music, and family, and he made friends wherever he went.
He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Marilyn Brodeur. He is
survived by a large and loving family including three daughters: Rachel
Ciprotti, Gina Ciprotti and Julia Harrod; four grandsons; and two sisters: Carla Keogh and Julie Swick
Burial was in St. Leo's Cemetery.
Joseph E. LaFrance
1943 - 2013
Joseph E. LaFrance, 69, of Leominster, died
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in HealthAlliance Hospital/ Leominster after an
Joseph was born in Leominster on Oct. 3, 1943, son
of Leo E. and Elvira (Iacoboni) LaFrance and was a lifelong resident. He
graduated from Leominster High School in 1961.
He was a self employed licensed electrician and
had owned and operated the Hub Bowling Center in Lunenburg for fourteen
years. He recently managed Mason Bowling Center in Leominster.
Joseph enjoyed playing golf and softball with his
He is survived by his two sons, Joseph E.
LaFrance, Jr. of Leominster and Barry M. LaFrance of Port St. Lucie, FL;
three brothers, Richard LaFrance of California, his twin brother, Leo P.
LaFrance of Florida and Gerald LaFrance of Florida; three grandchildren
Derek LaFrance, Courtney LaFrance and Kelsey LaFrance.
Burial will be private. The Silas F. Richardson &
Son Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
1944 - 2012
Mary J. Bond, 68, of Leominster died Tuesday
September 11, 2012 at The Highlands in Fitchburg. She was born on July
5, 1944, in Leominster, Massachusetts, was the daughter of Robert and
Irene (Barassi) Bond. She was a graduate of Leominster High School. Mary
was a personal chef and Nanny for a family in California before
returning to Massachusetts in 2003. She is survived by her mother Irene
(Barassi) Warren of Leominster, a brother Richard Bond of Leominster and
a sister Helen Bond of St. Paul, Minnesota, aunts, uncles, nieces and
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster.
Ronald A. Sheldon Sr.
1944 - 2011
Ronald A. Sheldon Sr. 67 a life long Leominster
resident died Sunday October 2, 2011 in Health Alliance Leominster
Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 15, 1944
in Leominster; MA was the son of Frank and Raymonde (Benoit) Sheldon.
After graduation, he went into the United States Navy and attained the
rank of E-5, where he was a Navigator on the Naval carrier ships. Ronald
worked as a facilities manager for Norton Co. in Worcester for over 30
years before retiring and most recently has been a consultant for St.
Gobain Co. in Worcester. He was a member of the Leominster Sportman's
Club, Masonic Temple, and enjoyed fishing, but most of all he took pride
in his yard, he loved doing yard work, & also fixed and collected Toro
wheel horse garden tractors. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Jean
(Walker) Sheldon of Leominster, his mother Raymonde (Benoit) Sheldon,
his son Ronald A. Sheldon Jr., his daughters Julie Boyle, and Deborah
Sheldon, a brother Robert Sheldon, a sister Sally Belk, his
grandchildren William H. Boyle IV, Brian Sheldon Boyle, Christopher
Boyle and Kaileen Boyle. He was predeceased by his father Frank Sheldon.
The funeral will be held on Thursday October 6,
2011 from the Wright-Roy Funeral Home 109 West St Leominster with a
funeral service at 11:00 a.m. in the United Methodist Church 77 Hall St.
Leominster, burial with Military Honors will be in Evergreen Cemetery in
Leominster. Calling hours will be Wednesday October 5, 2011 from 6:00
p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Gail K. (Shannon)
Gail K. (Shannon) Erickson, 65, of Lunenburg,
died unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, May 20.
She was born in Leominster, on July 30, 1944 a daughter of the late,
John F. and Julie (Stasukelis) Shannon. She grew up in Leominster
and has since lived in Lunenburg for over 40 years. Gail was a
health care provider for several private clients throughout the
area. She was an avid card player and enjoyed gardening.
She leaves her daughter, Shelly A. Erickson; a brother, John "Terry"
Terrance Shannon and his wife Ellen; two granddaughters, Julie
Erickson and Jamie Erickson; a daughter-in-law, Laura Erickson and
two nieces, Terri-Ann Milligan and Colleen Shannon. She is
predeceased by two sons, Robert W. Erickson who died in 1984 and
Scott J. Erickson who died in 2009.
Burial was in the St. Bernard's Cemetery in
Byron "Barney" H. Wood
1942 - 2009
Byron "Barney" H. Wood, 66 years old, of Brooksville, FL,
formerly of Leominster and Spencer, died Sunday, June 7, 2009 in
his home after an illness. He is survived by his wife Brenda
(Conner) Wood, 3 daughters, Kimberly Wood of Minnesota, Amanda
Wood Brown of Florida, and Melanie of Worcester, 2 sisters,
Lillian Clay of Winchendon and Nancy Keefe of Leominster, a
brother David Wood of Leominster, 7 grandchildren, Lindsay Brown
Gibson, Nicole Brown, Ashley Brown, Keith Brown, Jr., Brandon
Heon, Peyton Roy, and Maisie Brown, and 2 great grandchildren,
Xzarias Heon and Bradley Gibson.
Barney was born in Leominster, on November
15, 1942, son of Byron H. and Lillian (Ellis) Wood, Sr., and had
lived in Florida the past 8 years. He graduated from Leominster
High School in 1962 and had owned and operated the former
Barney's Mobil Station in Leominster for many years, before
retiring in 2000. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church
in Leominster and the Nature Coast Corvette Club in Brooksville,
A funeral service will be held on
Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 10 am in the Silas F. Richardson &
Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster. Burial will be in
Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours will be held on
Friday, June 12, 2009 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM
in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions
may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street,
Framingham, MA 01701.
Marcia A. (Nash) Dykes, 65 years old, of
Leominster, died in her home Friday, January 9, 2009, after an
illness. She is survived by her 5 daughters, Arlene Thibodeau, Edith
King, Mary Brooks, Barbara Hurley and Pamela Day, her son, Wallace
Dykes, Jr., her 3 sisters, Brenda Gilmour, Gail Melanson and Karen
Smith; her brother, Brian Nash and 8 grandchildren. She was
predeceased by 2 brothers, Bruce Nash and Fred Nash.
Marcia was born in Leominster, on May 14,
1943, daughter of Fred and Marjorie (Ellis) Nash, and was a lifelong
resident. Marcia enjoyed Bible reading with her friends, spending
time with her grandchildren, and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. She
had a great sense of humor.
Mary J. (Briscoe) Therrien
Mary J. (Briscoe) Therrien, 63, of 21 Old Brook
Road, Leominster, died Sunday Jan. 13, 2008 in her home surrounded by her
family. She was born on July 10, 1944 in Omaha, Neb., and was the daughter
of Robert L. and Josephine (Urban) Briscoe.
Mary earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business
Administration from Worcester State College. She worked for H&R Block for
25 years starting in Leominster before becoming the assistant district
manager and working in Worcester. She loved to travel and enjoyed her
weekends at the campground.
She is survived by her father, Robert L. Briscoe of
Lunenburg; her husband of 37 years, Raymond H. Therrien of Leominster; a
son, Matthew Therrien and his wife Chaba of Easthampton; a sister,
Elizabeth Raikowski of Leominster; a grandchild, Emerson Therrien; many
nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by two children, Mark Therrien
and Karen Therrien.
The funeral was be held on Thursday Jan. 17, 2008
from the Wright-Roy Funeral Home 109 West St., in Leominster, and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
1944 - 2006
Sandra P. (Hembrow) Hickey-Boissoneau, 61, of 220
Merriam Ave., Leominster, died Sunday, Aug. 20, in
HealthAlliance/Leominster Hospital. She was born on Sept. 15, 1944 in
Leominster, the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Laudon) Hembrow.
After graduating from Leo’s Beauty Institute, she
opened Shear Perfection, and was the owner and operator of the salon for
40 years. She was a member of St. Anna Parish in Leominster, the
Leominster Art Association and Wachusett Ski Club.
Mrs. Hickey-Boissoneau is survived by her husband,
Robert L. “Larry” Boissoneau, of Leominster; two sons, Dean J. Hickey of
Shrewsbury and Jason T. Hickey of Palm Springs, Calif.; two daughters,
Kelly A. Marciano and Bethann Hickey, both of Leominster; two stepsons,
Lawrence Boissoneau of New Hampshire, and Robert Boissoneau of Leominster;
a stepdaughter, Leslie Foster, of Leominster; one brother, Robert Hembrow,
of Fitchburg; and 14 grandchildren.
James D. Salvi
1943 - 2006
James “Jim” D. Salvi, 62, of 4 Anthony Road, died Thursday, July 14, in
his home after an illness.
Born May 26, 1943 in Leominster, he was the son of the late Europeo and
Eda (Tocci) Salvi. for Digital. He also owned Salvi’s Barber Shop in
Leominster with his father and continued to enjoy barbering after he sold
He is survived by Mary (Champagne) Salvi; his wife of 35 years, his
children Scott Salvi and Lisa Falk of Leominster; his brother, Richard
Salvi, his two sisters, Carol Serafini and Marcia Keogh, all of
Leominster; his grandchildren, Caulin and Colby Falk, and Madelyn Gracie
Salvi; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held July 18 at the Brandon Funeral Home and he was
buried in St. Leo’s Cemetery.