1951 - 2015
Senger died at home in Cle Elum, Washington surrounded by her husband of
45 years, Steve and daughters Terri and Lori on July 11, 2015 after a
courageous 4 year battle with Cancer.
A Memorial Service will be Held at 1 PM on Saturday July 18, 2015 in the
Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 510
North Columbia Ave, Cle Elum WA 98922.
Sandy was born on February 22, 1951 in Leominster Massachusetts to James
and Dorothy Bodanza and has 4 brothers and sisters living in
Massachusetts and California.
Sandy was the Owner of Sandy Senger Real Estate and thrived on helping
clients buy and sell their homes and remained close to most of her
clients. She was very active in the community especially with Habitat
for Humanity as a previous Board Member and later as a mentor to people
who were receiving new homes from HFH. She was extremely active in her
Church and always looked for people in need and tried to help them in
any way she could. She would tell you her greatest achievement was
raising their 2 daughters into the strong and wonderful women they are
today and truly lived to spend as much time as possible with her
grandchildren Logan and Keira.
Sandy lived her life with a positive and can do attitude at all time,
her favorite scripture and motto to live by was “I can do all things
through Christ who strengthens me.” She always believed you could
achieve anything you wanted to and believed in others to do the same.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Susan A. (DiRusso)
1950 - 2014
Susan A. (DiRusso) Moniz, 63 years old, of
Leominster, died at home January 18, 2014, after an illness.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Gregory E. Moniz; son,
Gregory M. Moniz of Leominster; daughter, Michelle Horgan and her
husband, Patrick of Westminster; grandson, Connor Horgan of Westminster;
brother, Christopher M. DiRusso, and his wife, Tina, of Longwood, FL.;
four sisters, Joan A. Sparks of Leominster, Nancy M. Bell and her
husband, John, of Leominster, Carla M. Antocci and her husband, Robert,
of Leominster, and Amelia "Amy" A. Peralta of Leominster; sister-in-law,
Debra Salvatelli-Moniz of Sparks, NV, many nieces and nephews; and very
dear friends, Francis and Jean Malanson of Leominster.
Susan was born on November 2, 1950 in Leominster, the daughter of Dante
J. and Doris M. (Ceruto) DiRusso and lived here all her life. She had
worked as a title clerk at Lahti's Jeep in Leominster. Susan was a
member of Holy Family of Nazareth Church in Leominster.
Susan was passionate about family, home, reading, and most of all
spending time with her grandson, Connor. Susan always looked forward to
her annual winter vacations especially to Aruba with friends and family.
William G. Leahey
1951 - 2013
Leominster - William G. Leahey, 62, of Leominster, died suddenly,
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at his home. He was born February 25, 1951, in
Leominster, the son of William H. and Anita (Girouard) Leahey. Bill was
of Leland Powers School of Radio, Television and Theatre in Boston. He
served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S.Air Force Reserves, for a total of
13 years. He was a meat cutter at the Commissary at Fort Devens for many
years, and then at BJ's Wholesale Club, before his retirement. Bill
enjoyed theatre and golf. He was a member of Stageworks of Leominster,
and acted in Theatre at the Mount. He was an avid reader, and a Die Hard
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Huguette B. (Girouard) Leahey,
his son, Steven W. Leahey, his mother, Anita
(Girouard) Leahey, three sisters; Lynne Pelham, Sherri Leahey, and Katie Perla, along
with many nieces and nephews, and his faithful companion, Skar.
He was predeceased by his father, William H. Leahey, and a sister, Mary
His Funeral will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 from Wright-Roy Funeral
Home, Inc., 109 West St., Leominster, MA, with a Funeral Mass at 10:00
a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church, 168 Mechanic St., Leominster. Cremation
will follow. Calling hours will be held Friday, May 17, 2013 from 4:00 -
7:00 p.m. and also Saturday morning from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the funeral
Richard E. Gaillardet
1951 - 2011
Richard E. Gaillardet, 60, of North Brookfield Road, passed away on
Friday, November 4, 2011 at UMass Memorial Healthcare-Memorial Campus,
Worcester, after a short illness. He was born and raised in Leominster,
son of Ernest and Claire (Bird) Gaillardet, and lived 10 years in Cherry
Valley before moving to Oakham 24 years ago.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marcia J. (Bigelow) Gaillardet;
a son, Shawn M. Gaillardet; two sisters, Judith Brouillette and Joyce C. Roy; and his
two beloved beagles, Aleaka and Cecilia.
Richard graduated from North Adams
State College in 1973 after two years at Mount Wachusett Community
College in Gardner. He was a field source representative for AmerisourceBergen covering the Northeast territory and previously worked 28 years
for Nabisco in Central Mass. He enjoyed trips to Las Vegas and Myrtle
Beach with friends as well as family getaways to York, Maine. His
favorite hobbies included playing golf and watching New England sports
Burial was in South Cemetery, Oakham.
The family requests donations in Richard's memory may be made to the
Oakham Fire Dept., 178A Barre Road, Oakham, MA 01068; or to the Humane
Society of U.S., 2100 L. Street NW, Washington, DC 20037.
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memory or offer a condolence visit:
Thomas P. Kamataris
1951 - 2011
Thomas P. Kamataris, Sr., 59 years old of
Leominster, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in HealthAlliance-Leominster
Hospital after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He is survived
by his wife of 40 years Donna "Dee Dee" (Smith) Kamataris, his mother
Lorraine (Farinelli) Kamataris of Leominster, daughter Diana L. (Kamataris)
McCloud of Leominster, son Thomas P. Kamataris, Jr. and his wife Lauria
of Holden, 2 sisters Gail (Kamataris) Prizio and her husband Frank of
Leominster and Donna (Kamataris) Becker and her husband Ken of Florida,
2 brothers Timothy Kamataris, Jr. of Westminster and Rick Kamataris and
his wife Shari of Leominster, 2 granddaughters Nyeashaa McCloud and
Madison Kamataris, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins,
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Tom was born in Chicago, IL on May 27, 1951, the
son of the late Timothy T. Kamataris, Sr. and Lorraine (Farinelli)
Kamataris and had lived in Leominster most of his life. He received an
Associate's Degree from Mt. Wachusett Community College in Gardner. He
served in the Massachusetts National Guard. Tom had worked at the former
Charlton Furniture in Leominster for 13 years and then was a custodian
in the Leominster Public Schools for 10 years. From 1990-2001, Tom owned
and operated Sportsmania Batting Cages in Leominster.
"Coach K" was a beloved member of the community
and was a longtime Little League, Babe Ruth and Leominster High School
baseball coach, winning the state title in 1996. He was an organizer of
the T.A.G. Reunion, and served on the Leominster Youth Commission. He
was a member of the Leominster Sportsman's Club, Monoosnock Country Club
in Leominster and the Eastwood Club in Fitchburg. Tom was a diehard
Boston Red Sox Fan. Contributions may be made to the Leominster High School
Baseball Activities Account, 122 Granite Street, Leominster, MA
Betty A. Sparks of Jupiter, FL, passed away on February 6, 2011.
She worked as a flight attendant for Continental for many years.
Survived by daughters, Shannon Dutton and husband, Chris of
Leominster, Mass, Stacey Taylor and husband, Adam of Pepperell,
Mass.; grandchildren, Jacob, Madolyn, Frankie, Sean, and Colin.
Betty A. Sparks
1951 - 2011
Brian C. McCarthy
1951 - 2009
Brian C. McCarthy, 57, of 54
Starr St., died Sunday, August 9, in the University of Mass Hospital,
Lake Ave. North, Worcester, after suffering a massive stoke. Mr. McCarthy
leaves one brother, Kevin J. McCarthy of Leominster and two aunts, Jean
C. McCarthy of Fitchburg and Joan Dustin and her husband, William of E.
Falmouth, Ma. and several cousins.
He was employed by the Boston Cab Company for many years in New York and
He was the President of his Junior and Senior classes. He was also
Captain of the Tennis team and was an avid tennis player all of his
life. He attended Columbia University and received his Bachelor Degree
in Psychology from Harvard University. He was a former member of Our
Lady of the Lake Parish in Leominster, where he served as an altar boy
until he was out of high school.
He was born in Fitchburg, on November 15, 1951, a son of the late
Charles H., and Helen (McGuirl) McCarthy Jr., and lived in Leominster
and Chelsea for many years, before returning to Leominster in 2007.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 14, at 11:00 a.m. in the
Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli Funeral Home, 243 Water St., Fitchburg. Burial
will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Fitchburg.
Calling hours at the Funeral Home are on Friday, August 14, from 10 to
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of
Coggshall Park, C/O The Recreation Dept., Fitchburg City Hall, 718 Main
St., Leominster, Ma. 01420 or may be left at the Funeral Home.
Wayne D. Bass
1951 - 1973
USAF - Korea
According to city records, the last death of a
service member from the city was Air Force Sgt. Wayne Douglas Bass, 22,
who was killed in an automobile accident while serving in Korea on Jan.
11, 1973. Sgt. Bass was a 1969 graduate of the Leominster Trade High
School, which is now known as the Center for Technical Education at
Leominster High School.
Ronald W. Metivier
1951 - 2009
Ronald W. Metivier 58 of 905 Iowa Ave West Apt 11
formally of Leominster MA. died Sunday August 9, 2009 in the Israel
Family Hospice House in Ames Iowa after an illness. He was born July 12,
1951 in Leominster, the son of the late Leon Metivier and Marion (DeFoe)
Metivier and lived in Leominster before moving to Iowa.
He leaves his wife of (33) Years, Diane (Ashe)
Metivier of IA; three sons: Dennis Ashe, Ronald Metivier Jr. and Daniel
Metivier; four daughters: Holly Vasquez, RoseMarie Ayers, Lynn LeDuc,
and Kathleen Metivier; one brother Robert Metivier; two sisters: Donna
Beal and Ruth Ann Metivier; twenty grandchildren, one great grandchild;
one niece and three nephews.
Mr. Metivier was employed at Monroe Cable and Wire
Co .in Clinton for fourteen years before moving to Iowa where he went to
work at Barilla Pasta Co .in Ames.
Burial was in St Cecilia’s Cemetery Leominster.
1952 - 2009
Rose Ann (Knight) Alario, 57 years old, of
Worcester, formerly of Leominster, passed away peacefully on Tuesday,
July 7, 2009 after a brief illness. She leaves behind 2 children Stacey
Farrow and Steve Alario and his wife Kimberly; 6 grandchildren Jake and
Hailey Farrow, Alex and Elizabeth Alario, Alexis and Crystal Charon; 2
brothers Carl Knight and David Knight and his wife Joan; 2 sisters Lisa
LaCouture and her husband Richard and Sheila Blankenship; and a dear
friend Patrick Hart. She was predeceased by her daughter Amy Charon, her
parents William and Elizabeth (Menulla) Knight, 3 brothers and 2
sisters. Rose was a lovely person who left our lives too soon.
A graveside service will be held on Monday,
July 20, 2009 at 11 AM in Evergreen Cemetery,
Leominster. The Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street,
Leominster is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Joyce A. (England) Beirholm
1951 - 2009
Joyce A. Beirholm, 58, of
Lunenburg, died Saturday, May 2, 2009 while visiting family in Florida.
She was born in Leominster, on April 15, 1951, the daughter of the late
George J. and the late Irene (St. Cyr) England and she grew up in
She first worked at
Kingman Plastics for several years, and then went on to work at New
England Business in Groton for 15 years she retired in 1997. Joyce loved
playing Bingo, traveling to Las Vegas, and enjoyed life to the fullest.
She leaves her
husband of 30 years, Carl W. Beirholm Jr.; one sister, Elaine Freeman of
Brandon, FL; her nephew and godson, Jeremy Weikel of Leominster and her
best friend, Heather Gleason of Lunenburg. She was predeceased by her
sister, Judy Smith.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held Monday, May 11, 2009 at 11:00 am in St. Cecilia's
Church, 180 Mechanic St., Leominster. Burial will follow in St.
Cecilia's Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Sunday, May 10, 2009,
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Simard Funeral Home 14 Walker St., Leominster.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be
made in her memory to
American Diabetes Association , 1701 North Beauregard St.,
Alexandria, VA 22311. For more information or to sign our online guest
book please visit
Simard Funeral Home 14 Walker St.,
Leominster is directing arrangements.
1951 - 2007
After a long illness,
Peggy died May 10 in her sister’s home in Leominster. The daughter of Harold E. and Marjorie H. (Crockford)
Caisse, Peggy was born on Aug. 9, 1951 in Fitchburg, but
lived in Leominster most of her life. She graduated from Fitchburg State
College with her master’s degree in 1975. She was an English and reading
teacher at Athol-Royalston Regional High School for 30 years and a
member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. She volunteered with the Youth
Soccer Program and a literacy program for several years.
Peggy is survived by her husband of 24 years,
Richard G. Hoyt; her sons, Christopher G. Hoyt, Gregory R. Hoyt and
Jonathan E. Hoyt; her father, Harold E. Caisse and her sister, Mary E.
Peggy is buried in Evergreen
1949 - 2006
Dennis died on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, in Houston, after being struck
by a motor vehicle while walking in Houston. He was born April 19, 1949
in Leominster, and was the son of Hermas and Florence (Larriviere)
DeBonville. Dennis attended St. Cecilia’s Elementary School. He played
varsity soccer his junior and senior year, and he was an outstanding
goalie for the Leominster High School Independent Hockey Team.
Mr. DeBonville, a self-employed painter, was a
Corporal in the U.S. Marines and a member of the Knights of Columbus and
Fraternal Order of Eagles.
He is survived by his daughter, Christine; a
sister, Barbara Amadio; his former wife and mother of his children,
Diane (LeBlanc) Alger; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased
by a son, Michael; and a brother, Paul.
Burial with Military Honors was at the
Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon.
Katherine Salovardos 1951 - 1982
Katherine G. Salovardos, 30, of 147 Drummond Street, Auburn,
Maine, died Sunday in the Central Maine Medical Center,
was born in Fitchburg, August 12, 1951, the daughter of George
K. and Elpeneke (Gamvas) Salovardos and a graduate of Henri's
School of Hair Design. She attended a school of cosmetology in
Worcester and was formerly employed at Stella's Beauty Shop in
Fitchburg and taught in Gloria Stevens Salon in Boston.
Besides her parents of Leominster, she leaves a brother
Constantino Salovardos of Leominster, her maternal grandmother
Evdoxia Gamvas of Fitchburg and several aunts and uncles.
Interment was in Forest Hill Cemetary.
Hess 1950 - 1975
died in hospital Dec 2 1975 after a car accident left him in a coma for
several days. He was survived by his older brother Hans Hess of
Leominster. He had attended Mt Wachusetts College.