Bradford E. Bowser, 67, of Westminster, died
Sunday, February 15, in UMass Medical Center, after being stricken ill.
Brad was born April 24, 1947, in Leominster, son of the late Eugene and
Doris (Dionne). He graduated from Leominster High School, Mount
Wachusett Community College, and received his Bachelor's Degree from
Brad served in the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam Era. He was stationed
in Germany for 4 years. He was an MP and earned the rank of Sergeant. He
proudly served as Honor guard for presidents Nixon and Johnson. He
worked as a salesman for Dubois Chemical, Smith-Kline-Beecham, and
Martignetti Spirits. Brad was a member of the Franco American Club in
Brad will be remembered as being a fun loving guy, always having a good
joke to tell, and enjoying good times with friends and family. He loved
music and British comedy. He will be missed by his family, many friends,
and his presence at Forty's and Christopher's Pub.
Donald T. Lacouture
Donald T. Lacouture, 66 years old, of Leominster
died Sunday, January 12, 2014 after a short battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years Carol (Wood) Lacouture,
daughter Lynn Vachon and her husband Jeff of Lunenburg, brother
Richard Lacouture of Leominster, grandchildren Thomas Vachon of
Fitchburg and Jade Vachon of Lunenburg and 3 nephews. He was
predeceased by his bother Paul Lacouture in 2001.
Don was born October 29, 1947 in Leominster, son of Vincent and
Jeannette (Lamothe) Lacouture. He graduated from Leominster High
School in 1965 and from the Devry Institute. He served in the
U.S Navy and was a Vietnam War Veteran. He had been a electronic
technician at Raytheon in Burlington for several years. Don
enjoyed photography, woodworking and playing golf. He also
enjoyed going to the beach and collecting shells.
Calling hours will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Tuesday,
January 21, 2014 in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home,
106 West Street, Leominster. A memorial service will be held on
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm in the funeral home. In
lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Sierra
Club Foundation, 85 Second Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA
Gary A. Hill
1946 - 2013
Gary A. Hill, 67, of Lakeworth, FL, formerly of
Leominster, died March 24, 2013 in the J.F.K. Medical Center in
Atlantis, FL, after a brief illness.
Gary was born in Leominster, MA on March 5, 1946, a son of the
late Gordon and Anne (Kubiac) Hill, and had lived in Leominster
for most of his life before moving to FL in 2003.
He was a 1965 graduate of Leominster High School where he
founding member of the Leominster High School Ski Team.
Following his graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force and
served during the Vietnam War.
Following his discharge from the service, Gary worked as a
carpet installer for several years, and later drove truck until
He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and the
American Legion, and was a military historian who was very
knowledgeable about several different Wars and Conflicts. He was
an avid Boston sports fan and enjoyed skiing, golf and fishing.
Gary loved the ocean and would summer in York Beach, ME with his
David John Horgan of Norton, passed away Oct. 13, 2012, at Good
Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. David died suddenly after a brief
illness. David was born April 22, 1946, in Leominster to Priscilla A (Metivier)
and Daniel Joseph Horgan. He went to UMass-Amherst earning a Bachelor
degree in 1969, and a master's degree from Fitchburg State College in
1974. He went on to teach at Carter Junior High School in Leominster and
Fitchburg High School. David was a football and basketball coach at
Leominster High School and Fitchburg High School. The highlight of his
coaching career was at Fitchburg High School where he was the head coach
of the football team.
coaching and teaching, David went on to automobile sales in Brockton,
where he became the sales manager for his brother Robert Horgan at
Champion Lincoln Mercury.
David is survived by his loving wife, Louise (Boudreau); son
Christopher; and daughter, Kara (Horgan) Petrucci; and son-in-law,
Anthony Petrucci. David was a brother and friend to his sister, Ann
DInnocenzo and her husband David, brothers, Thomas Horgan and his wife
Anne, Paul Horgan and his wife Diane,
Robert Horgan and his wife Barbara. David also leaves
several nieces and nephews and three grandchildren, the most
treasured people in his life, Brady and Logan Petrucci and
The funeral will be held Friday, Oct. 19, from the Brandon
Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg, with a Mass of
Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony di Padua Church,
84 Salem St. Burial will be in St. Bernards Cemetery in
Fitchburg. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held
Thursday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Thomas Q. Harrington, 62, of
Maplewood Drive died unexpectedly Monday, October 11, 2010 at the Nashoba Valley
Medical Center, Ayer after being stricken ill earlier that
day at his home.
Mr. Harrington was born in Bennington, Vermont, December 7,
1947, a son of Virginia (Long) Harrington and the late
Quincy Harrington and spent his early years in Bennington
before moving to Leominster as a teen. He was a 1965 graduate of Leominster Trade High School
For 25 years he worked as a manufacturing engineer in the
Westminster facility of Digital Equipment Company, retiring
He was an active member of the Townsend Lions Club. He
enjoyed studying the events of the Civil War as well as
collecting Civil War artifacts and books of all types and
Besides his mother of
Leominster, he is survived by his wife of 34
years, Laura C. (LaFleur) Harrington; three sons and a
daughter in law, Shawn P., Scott J. LaCroix, Jason T.
Harrington; a daughter Jennifer
J. Rivera; a sister, Nancy Plumb and six grandchildren, Alisha
Harrington, Anthony Bergeron, Ashley Bergeron, Amber Rivera,
Jacob LaCroix and Andrew Harrington.
He was the husband of the late Carol (Yapchian) Harrington
Leominster who died in 1973 and the brother of
the late John Harrington of Vermont who died many years ago.
1947 - 2010
Gay E. (Girard) Delle Chiae
July 3, 2010 in her home after an illness. She is survived by her
daughter Deborah L. Delle Chiaie, 2 sisters Judy Bastarache and Joyce
Poirier and several nieces and nephews.
Gay was born June 19, 1946 in Fitchburg, daughter
of Earl and Anna (Mockel) Girard and had lived in the Leominster most of
her life. She graduated from the Leominster Hospital School of Nursing.
She had worked at Leominster Hospital and at various nursing homes in
the Leominster / Fitchburg area. She was a member of St. Annaís Church
in Leominster and she loved animals. All services will be private.
Paul C. Charette, 63, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2010
at his home.
Born in Leominster, MA, he has been a resident of Vero Beach, FL
for the past 2 years, formerly of CA.
After graduation in 1965,
Paul was a United States Air Force veteran, serving during
Vietnam War. Paul was a loving father and grandfather.
Prior to retirement, he was a poker dealer for Hawaiian Gardens
Casino in Cypress, CA. He was a member of St. Cecelia Church in
Leominster, MA. Paul was an artist and graphic designer and
Survivors include, daughters, Danielle Charette, and Kimberly Charette, son Brian Charette, sisters, Ann Kleinedler, Jeanne Salem, of Zephyrhills, FL, and Joan Pirro, brothers, Ernest Charette, Francis Charette, James Charette,
Jeffrey Charette and Ronald Charette, 3 grandchildren, Alexus, Kalyn and Hudson Charette.
Paul was also survived by Linda Lynch.
Anthony G. Barbaro Jr., 62, of 26 Harrison St.,
Leominster, died on Thursday, Jan. 24, in the UMass Memorial Medical
Center University Campus in Worcester after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Barbaro was born in Fitchburg on Oct. 1, 1945,
son of Anthony G. and Rose (Carbonneau) Barbaro, and had lived in
Leominster for most of his life. Tony worked for 25 years at the former
Webber Lumber in Leominster, and then for the past few years at Maki
Lumber in Gardner. He was a member of St. Leoís Church in Leominster and
the Leominster Sportsmanís Club.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Doreen M.
(Brassard) Barbaro; two sons, Anthony G. Barbaro III and Scott M.
Barbaro, both of Leominster; two daughters, Carrie L. Juma and Autumn L.
Barbaro, both of Leominster; four sisters, Rita Siciliano and Kitty
Gaudet, both of Leominster, Joanne Melzark of Washington and Nina
Slongwhite of Michigan; six grandchildren, Matthew A. Barbaro, Anthony
G. Barbaro IV, Amanda C. Barbaro, Grace M. Juma, Christopher J. Daniels
and Jacob A. Juma, all of Leominster. He is also survived by foster
children, including Melanie Schroeder, Patsy Barter, Tylet Wells and
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
1945 - 2008
Norman P. Beaudet, 59, of 20 Hayes St. in
Leominster, died Sunday, Dec. 24, in his home after being stricken ill.
He was born on March 2, 1947, in Leominster, the son
of Roland and Lucile M. (Downing) Beaudet. He was a graduate of Leominster
High School Class of 1965. Mr. Beaudet was a U.S. Army Veteran of the
Vietnam Era, having attained the rank of sergeant. Mr. Beaudet earned the
Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, one-year Safe Driver
Badge with bar, Sharpshooter (Pistol) Medal and Expert (Rifle) Medal. Mr.
Beaudet was an information tech manager for Ellora Software in Fort Devens.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years Marijane
(MacDonald ) Beaudet of Leominster; his mother, Lucile M. (Downing)
Beaudet of Fitchburg; one son, Keith P. Beaudet, of Leominster; two
daughters, Rachel Beaudet of Leominster and Melissa Beaudet; three
sisters, Patricia Merchant, Betty Beaudet, and Barbara Holden, all of
Fitchburg. He was predeceased by his father, Roland Beaudet, in 1983.
Norman P. Beaudet
1947 - 2006