1959  -  2012


Lynda L. (Andrus) Vautour, 52, of Leominster, died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at the Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport. She was born in Shediac, NB, Canada on Oct. 16, 1959, and had lived in Leominster most of her life. She graduated from Leominster High School in 1977 and received an Associates Degree from Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner.

Lynda was a member of St. Anna Parish and its St. Anna Society. She was a valued member of Family Advisory Committee to DCF, she was Queen Mother to the Red Apple Ladies, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, as well as volunteering for many other organizations. Lynda will sadly be missed by all who knew her. Her smile and laughter will last as a cherished memory. She was a volunteer extraordinaire, a great friend, mother, daughter, sister, and aunt, but what she was most proud of is being Michael’s Memere!

She is survived by her father, William G. Andrus of Leominster; one daughter, Laura L. Vautour of Leominster; three sons, Jeremy M.J. Vautour and wife, Melissa of Leominster, Adam W. Greene and husband, Tim of Lowell, and Dylan S. Vautour of Lowell; two sisters, Donna Woodward and Terrie Warren both of Leominster; two brothers, Wayne Andrus of Canada and Mark Andrus of Leominster; and one grandson, Michael Vautour of Leominster. She was predeceased by her mother, Simone (Belliveau) Andrus in 2008.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Anna’s Restoration Fund, 199 Lancaster St., Leominster, MA 01453.

The Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home directed arrangements.


James "Puggo" M. Larkin
 1959  -  2011

James "Puggo" M. Larkin, 52 years old, of Leominster, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011, in HealthAlliance-Leominster Hospital surrounded by his loving family and friends. He is survived by his brother Dean P. Larkin of Leominster, 2 sisters Linda L. Maahs and her husband Jeffrey of Leominster and Jacqueline M. Edmands and her husband Kevin of Leominster, his girlfriend Becky Scola of Leominster, his nephews and nieces Robert Vorse, Marlena Maahs, Marisa Maahs, Dean Larkin, Jr., Danielle Larkin, Connor Edmands and Kurt Edmands, and his very special godchildren Jordan Whitney and Brett Barassi. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.

Jim was born on January 16, 1959 in Leominster son of David W. and Loretta J. (Rintala) Larkin and was a life long resident. He graduated from Leominster High School in 1977 and was a pressman at Atlantic Graphics in Clinton. He was a member of the Leominster Lodge of Elks and Monoosnock Country Club in Leominster. Jim was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing softball and hockey. He loved spending time with family and his many friends.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster. A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held on Monday, July 11, 2011 from 12-5 p.m. at the Monoosnock Country Club, 40 Monoosnock Ave., Leominster. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Puggo's name to the Monoosnock Country Club's Jr. Golf Camp, 40 Monoosnock Ave., Leominster, MA 01453 or to the American Heart Association (Team Connor), 20 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701.

Jean M. (Reynolds) Williams

1959  -  2009

Jean M. (Reynolds) Williams, 49 years old, of Leominster, died peacefully at home with her family by her side, Saturday, July 18, 2009, after a lengthy illness.

Born Jean M. Reynolds to John and Helen (Girouard) Reynolds on August 8, 1959, she joined two brothers, William Reynolds and Daniel Reynolds. She was a 1977 graduate of Leominster High School and was a member of St. Anna's Church. She married Barry W. Williams on November 25, 1978 and had two children, Jonathan Williams and Sarah (Williams) Mayer.

Jean was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. She was a very caring person, always concerned for others before herself. She loved life, which showed in her beautiful smile, a smile that made her waitressing days at Friendly's, Monty's and the Gondola so very special to so many people. For the past 10 years she worked in customer service at the David Clark Co. in Worcester. Jean enjoyed spending time on Cape Cod, going to various casinos and playing the Massachusetts State Lottery.

Jean was an inspiration to all during her courageous seven year battle with cancer. She never gave up, she never complained, she never showed the pain she was going through. She touched the hearts of so many in her lifetime, leaving behind so many wonderful memories for all to hold onto as her suffering has ended and she has gone in peace.

Jean is survived by her mother, Helen Reynolds; her father, John Reynolds died in 2007; her brothers, William and Daniel Reynolds; her loving husband Barry Williams; her son Jonathan Williams; her daughter Sarah Mayer and husband Seth Mayer; her grandsons Brett Williams, Hunter Gallant and Colten Artist; as well as her expected first granddaughter and her faithful companion Gadget. She is also survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She will be very much missed by all and all who knew her. May she rest in peace.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster with a mass at 10 am in St. Anna's Church, 194 Lancaster Street, Leominster. Burial will be in St. Leo's Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours will be held on Monday, July 20, 2009 from 5-8 pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Jean Williams Memorial Fund, 830 Lancaster Street, Leominster, MA 01453, to benefit her grandchildren.

Terry” P. (Hagwood) Simkewicz

1958  -  2006

Theresa “Terry” P. (Hagwood) Simkewicz, 48, of 349 High St., Gardner, died Sunday, Dec. 31, in Heywood Hospital, Gardner, following a long illness.

Born in Fitchburg on Oct. 6, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Ruben S. and Leona T. (Scott) Hagwood.

Terry was a self-employed Daycare Provider in Gardner.

After graduating from Leominster High School, she attended Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner.

Terry loved going to the beach and the ocean. She enjoyed decorating her home. Terry was an avid fan of her children’s sporting events, never missing a game. Her favorite times were spent with her family.

Besides her mother, Leona T. Hagwood of Fitchburg, she leaves her husband, Christopher M. Simkewicz, whom she married Aug. 20, 2003; one son, Kyle R. Duval of Gardner; one daughter, Kayla A. Duval, of Gardner;

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