John "Jake" Ciprotti

1944  -  2013

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 illness.

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 sons.

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.

Mary J. Bond

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 nephews.

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) Erickson

1944  -  2009

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 Fitchburg.

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, FL.

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

1943  -  2009

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

1944 - 2008


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.



Sandra P. (Hembrow) Hickey-Boissoneau

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 the shop.

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.

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