Rose S. (Altrath) Klink, 78
Mrs. Klink was born in Newark, NJ, the daughter of the late Carrie (Baier) and Oscar Altrath. She was a graduate of Irvington High School in NJ, and came to Upton from NJ in 1971. She worked at Fenwal in Ashland for 23 years, retiring in 2000, and was a member of the Upton Republican Town Committee.
In addition to her husband of 60 years, she leaves two daughters, Karen Grazulis and her husband Stanley of Douglas, and Christine Pilling and her husband Thomas of Spencer; a godson, Joseph Poirier and his wife Kerry of Upton; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Herbert Altrath.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758540, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8540 or to Spencer Animal Control, 22 Norcross Rd., Spencer, MA 01562.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 8, at 11 a.m. in the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, 45 Main Street, Upton.
Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery.
A calling hour at the funeral home will be from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral service on Tuesday.
Frances H. (Ryder) Libbey, 95 – longtime Upton resident
A resident of Milford for 7 years and previously of Upton for over 60 years, Mrs. Libbey was employed as an assembler for Fenwall Corporation in Ashland for five years. Previously, she was a caregiver to several Upton families including the Kartiganer’s and Poirier’s.
She was born June 7, 1918 in Utica, NY, the daughter of the late William and Melora (Frances) Ryder and was a graduate of Cobleskill High School, Cobleskill, NY.
She loved Bingo, the Boston Red Sox, and possessed a vast knowledge of cars. She was also a member of the former Congregational Church in Upton.
The family would like thank the complete staff and especially Lori and Lesley at Blaire House and the hospice team of N.E. Hospice for their care and compassion.
Mrs. Libbey is survived by her sons Kenneth R Libbey and Bradford and his wife Maria Libbey, all of Upton; daughter Phyllis J. Winn of Milford; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Karen Heinis of Upton and her brother Luke Ryder.
Funeral services will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Milford Food Pantry, 21 Exchange St., Milford, MA 01757.
Arrangements are under the direction of the BUMA-SARGEANT FUNERAL HOME, Milford.http://www.bumafuneralhome.com
courtesy of Buma Funeral Homes
Mrs. Roberta H. (Reams) Babineau, 74
Mrs. Roberta H. (Reams) Babineau, 74, of Milford MA, died Friday (February 21, 2014) at the Milford Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was the beloved wife of Edward R. Babineau.
Mrs. Babineau was born in Cambridge MA, the daughter of the late Robert and the late Helen
(Tustin) Reams. She graduated from Sacred Heart Grammar & High School in Cambridge MA.
Mrs. Babineau was first employed as a secretary for the Travelers Insurance Company working in Boston MA. She later was employed at Panametrics Inc., working in Waltham MA.
Mrs. Babineau had been a resident of Milford for the past ten years and prior to that had resided in Waltham MA. She was a fabulous grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren and in spite of her illness, she was the one who was able to keep everyone upbeat, smiling and laughing.
She had been an active member of the Milford Senior Center participating in many of their various exercise classes. She was also an avid NE Patriots fan.
Along with her beloved husband of 51 years, she is survived by her 3 Children: Michael E. Babineau and his wife Jill of Bow NH, Edward R. Babineau Jr., and his wife Anita of Alpharetta GA and Roberta, wife of Daniel Lynnworth of Upton MA; 7 Grandchildren and 1 Sister: Judith, wife of Joseph Puls of Tewksbury MA. Also several nieces and nephews.
In accordance with her wishes cremation will take place. Relatives & friends are invited to attend a Celebration of her Life on Tuesday (February 25th) from 5pm to 7pm at the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA.
Miss Rita M. Lucier, 93
Miss Rita M. Lucier, 93, of Whitinsville MA and formerly of Upton MA and Queens Village NY, passed peacefully to the higher life on Thursday morning (February 20, 2014) at St. Camillus Health Center in Whitinsville MA after a period of declining health.
Miss Lucier was born at the family homestead on Purchase Street in Milford MA. She was the eldest daughter of the late George P. and the late Laura A. (Viens) Lucier.
During the late 1920’s and early 1930’s she lived with her maternal grandparents in Sanford ME, where she attended elementary school. She was a graduate of the former St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Milford, Class of 1937. Upon graduating Cambridge University she studied to be a phlebotomist at a healthcare facility in New Hampshire.
When WW II broke out she enlisted in the US Navy as a WAVE and served four years at Norman OK, being honorably discharged in 1945 for her service to our country with the rank of Seaman 1st Class (AMM) Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class.
Following the war she furthered her studies and in the early 1950’s moved to Queens Village in New York City and accepted a position with Sperry Rand Corporation (Gyroscope Division) where she was employed until her retirement in 1984.
She retired from Sperry Rand Corporation to Upton MA and resided happily for many years at Milhaus Apartments, to be closer to her family & friends. In later years Rita resided at Draper Place in Hopedale MA and over the last few years at St. Camillus Health Center in Northbridge MA.
The family would like to express our sincere thanks for the excellent care, love, dignity shown and compassion Rita received each and every day from the entire staff at St. Camillus, and a very special thank you to Joel, Terri and Katie; words cannot express our gratitude.
Rita enjoyed reading, playing golf, fishing, swimming, fine dining and a cocktail or two. She was always the life of a party with a hearty laugh, quick wit and a beautiful big smile. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Having never married and no children she was extremely fond of her many nieces and nephews. She was a member of the former Holy Angels Parish in Upton MA for many years and a weekly contributor to the food pantry. Being very well read and educated she will always be remembered for her art of writing and speaking the English language with great articulation.
She is survived by her sister: Jeannette O. Allegrezza, wife of the late Aldo Allegrezza of Milford MA; her brother: Richard V. Lucier and his wife Marie of Mashpee MA. She was the sister-in-law of Virginia Lucier of Hopedale MA, wife of the late Paul L. Lucier. Also many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
She was the sister of the late Omer F. Lucier, the late Ella G. Lucier and the late Dorothy J. Thomson. Her dearest and devoted friend, Marianne Cusmano of Mineola NY, recently passed away also.
Her funeral, with Military Honors, will be held Monday (February 24th) from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 NOON in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 19 Winter Street, Milford MA. Burial will follow in North Purchase Cemetery in Milford MA. A visiting hour will be held Monday (Feb 24th) from 10:30am to 11:30am, prior to her Funeral Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Church & Friary of St. Francis of Assisi – Franciscan Breadline for the Poor, 135 West 31st Street, New York City, NY 10001.
Edward R. Francis, 86 – Longtime resident of Upton
Edward was born in Watertown, a son of the late Paul and Hazel (McGrath) Francis. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1945 and at that time had already signed up for the U.S. Navy. He served in the Navy for 2 1/2 years. He worked as a land surveyor, first in Boston and later in Natick until his retirement.
In addition to his wife of 63 years, he leaves a sister, Katherine Hoyle of Berlin, MD; a sister-in-law, Marion Francis of Uxbridge; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Paul.
If desired, donations may be made to the Upton Ambulance Fund, Box 1012, Upton 01568.
At his request there will be no services.
Courtesy of Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home
Marie A. (Cardot) Ball, 86, of Upton
Marie A. (Cardot) Ball, 86, of Upton, MA and formerly of Arkwright, NY, died Saturday evening, February 1, 2014 in St. Camillus Health Care in Whitinsville, MA after a long illness. She was the widow of Floyd J. Ball, who died in 1961, and W. George Ball, who died in 1987.
Mrs. Ball was born in Arkwright, the daughter of the late Marvin and Nettie (Neuman) Cardot. She spent most of her life in Arkwright where she served as the Town Clerk for many years. Later in life she moved to Upton to be near her daughter and lived in Coach Road Apartments.
She leaves a son, Larry Ball and his wife Natalie of Arkwright; her daughter, Elaine M. Phelan and her husband Richard of Upton; eight grandchildren, Andy Ball of Salamanca, NY, Katie Ball of Arkwright, Sally Felix of Lima, NY, Ellie Ball of China, Maggie Norman of MI, Emily Marshall of Richland, NY, Jennie Ball of AZ, and Heather Matozzo and her husband Tony of Charlton; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Upton Fire & EMS Association, Box 580, Upton, MA 01568; or to St. Camillus Health Care, 447 Hill Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at noon in the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, 45 Main St., Upton, MA.
Burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, North Main St., Upton. There are no calling hours.
Karen M. (Marais) Scott, 58 – Resident of Upton for 25 Years
Mrs. Scott was born in Lowell, a daughter of the late Albert G. and Susan T. (Lamb) Marais. She graduated from Lowell High School and was a certified nursing assistant at the former Upton Nursing Center for many years.
In addition to her husband of 25 years, she leaves a daughter, Jennifer Francis and her husband Christopher of Woonsocket, RI; a son, Joseph Scott of Upton; four brothers, Richard Marais and his wife Patricia of Tyngsboro, Paul Marais and his wife Jeanne and David Marais and his wife Joan, all of Lowell, and Jon Marais of St. Petersburg, FL; three sisters, Diane Stockton of Manchester, NH, Joyce Marais of Lowell, and Christine Cue and her husband Jeff of Chester, NH; a grandson, CJ Francis; two aunts; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Stephen, Michael, and Albert Marais.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Upton Ambulance Fund, Box 29, Upton 01568.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 27, at 10 a.m. in the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, 45 Main St., Upton.
Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, North Main St., Upton.
Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.
courtesy of Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home
Waneta L. (Sadler) Kuczinski, 90, a lifelong resident of Upton, died early Monday, January 20, 2014, in St. Camillus Health Center in Northbridge after a period of declining health. She was the widow of John Kuczinski, who died in 1962.
Mrs. Kuczinski was born in Upton, a daughter of the late H. Stephen and Grace (Weir) Sadler. She was a graduate of Upton High School and a U. S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II. She worked at the former Kartiganer Hat Company and then at Bay State Abrasives, retiring around 1990.
She leaves one son, Wayne Kuczinski and his wife Deborah of Sutton; a daughter, Wendy Yakstis of Whitinsville; two brothers, Frederick Sadler of PA and William Sadler of Upton; four grandchildren, Lisa and Jeff Kuczinski and Nikki and Tori Yakstis; a son-in-law, Gary Yakstis of Dudley; two sisters-in-law, Hazel Sadler of Upton and Jennie Glispin of Grafton; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, 45 Main Street, Upton. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. A calling hour at the funeral home will be from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service on Thursday.
courtesy of Williams-Pederson Funeral Home
Theron L. Pope, Jr., 84, a lifelong resident of Upton
Theron L. Pope, Jr., 84, a lifelong resident of Upton, died Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Beaumont Nursing Home in Northbridge after a period of declining health. He was the husband of Mary K. (Spencer) Pope.
Mr. Pope was born in Upton, a son of the late Theron and Priscilla (Cooper) Pope. He was a graduate of Grafton High School and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a press operator at Bay State Abrasives in Westborough for 40 years, retiring in 1992. A communicant of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in Upton, he enjoyed competing in numerous area bowling leagues.
In addition to his wife of almost 62 years, he leaves five children, Terry White and her husband Rick of Bellingham, Steven Pope and his wife June of Douglas, Tina Pope of Grafton, NH, David Pope of Douglas, and Patty Maher and her husband Lester of Bellingham; 12 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472 (www.alz.org). Services were held on January 14.
Ernest B. “Babe” Porter, Jr., 67: A lifelong resident of Upton
Ernest B. Porter, Jr.
November 29, 1946 – December 24, 2013
Ernest B. “Babe” Porter, Jr., 67, a lifelong resident of Upton, died at home early Tuesday, December 24, 2013, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Kathleen A. (Chapin) Porter.
Babe was born in Milford, MA, a son of the late Ernest and Helen (Ford) Porter. He was a 1964 graduate of Nipmuc Regional High School and attended the University of Central Missouri. He was a counterintelligence agent with the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of Sgt., and then worked as a senior maintenance worker for the Mass. Turnpike Authority for 31 years, retiring a few years ago.
A member of the Marshall-Leland American Legion Post in Upton and the Eastham Elks, he loved fishing and especially enjoyed trips to Cape Cod. He had been an EMT and volunteer firefighter with the Upton Fire Company for several years. Babe will be remembered by friends and family as loyal and loving with a tender heart.
In addition to his wife of 36 years, he leaves three sons, John J. Porter and his wife Lori of Hopedale, Ernest B. Porter III of Uxbridge, and Erik M. Porter of Plymouth; a daughter, Lori-Beth Antaya and her husband Joseph of Upton; two brothers, John F. Porter, Sr. of Upton, and James Porter and his wife Bunny of Milford; a sister, Elaine Porter of Upton; and five grandchildren, Andrew and Caroline Porter of Hopedale, and Brianna, Lora, and J.D. Antaya of Upton. He was also the brother of the late Janet and Richard Porter.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Federation for Children with Special Needs, The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street, Suite 1102, Boston, MA 02129, or to the Upton Ambulance Fund, Box 29, Upton, 01568.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 28, from the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, 45 Main St., Upton, with a funeral mass at 11:30 a.m. in St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, 151 Mendon St., Upton. Following cremation, burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in the spring. Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday, December 27, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Harold A. Bates, 87, a lifelong resident of Upton
Mr. Bates was born in Upton, one of ten children of Daniel H. and Ina M. (Pond) Bates. He worked as a custodian, retiring in 1990 from Polyform Co. in Rockdale, where he had worked 18 years. He had previously worked at the Knowlton and Kartiganer hat companies in West Upton, and then at Stylon Co. in Milford for 20 years.
He leaves two sisters, Vivian Grimley of Auburn and Arlene Consoletti of Colorado, and many nieces and nephews. A brother, Oscar Bates of Upton, died on Dec. 1.
The family extends thanks to the staff of Beaumont and Salmon VNA & Hospice for their care. Flowers are acceptable or memorial donations may be made to the Upton Ambulance Fund, Box 29, Upton 01568.
Funeral services were held Thurs., Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. in the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home. Burial followed in Lakeview Cemetery.
Oscar K. Bates 95
Oscar K. Bates 95, a lifelong resident of Upton, died at home on Sun., Dec. 1, 2013 after a period of declining health. His wife of 62 years, Christine (Whitney) Bates, died in 2001.
Mr. Bates was born in Upton, one of ten children of Daniel H. and Ina M. (Pond) Bates. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a founding member of the George L. Wood VFW Post in Upton. He worked in construction and manufacturing, including at the former Kartiganer Hat Co. in West Upton. He enjoyed deep sea fishing, gardening, and traveling with his family to many of the Caribbean islands.
He leaves one son, Richard Bates of Upton; a daughter, Linda Johnson and her husband Bruce of Millbury; a brother, Harold Bates of Westboro; two sisters, Vivian Grimley of Auburn and Arlene Consoletti of CO; five grandchildren, Steven, Kevin, and Jill St. Cyr and Candace White, all of CT, and Ryan Johnson of Auburn; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren. He was also the father of the late Beverly A. St. Cyr.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Upton Fire & EMS Association, Box 580, or to the George L. Wood VFW Post, Box 472, both Upton 01568; or to the VNA Care Network, 333 Turnpike Rd., Southborough 01772.
Private graveside services with military honors will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Upton at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.
Toni M. Vaccaro, 38
Toni M. Vaccaro, 38, a lifelong resident of Upton, died Thurs., Nov. 21, 2013 at home. Toni was born in Worcester, a daughter of Charles J. Vaccaro of Upton and the late Mary E. (Kirby) Vaccaro. She was a graduate of Nipmuc Regional High School and Assumption College in Worcester, and had worked in the business office of th
e Ashland Public Schools for 14 years. In addition to her father; she leaves her fianc, Alan Graham, and his sons, Jake and AJ Graham, of Upton; one sister, Tracee Perkins and her husband Richard of Upton; a brother, Scott Brueggeman and his wife Darbie of Lowell; 3 nieces, Danielle and Alexandra Perkins of Upton, and Sarah Brueggeman of St. Peters, MO; and a nephew, Ryan Brueggeman of Phoenix, AZ. She was the proud godmother of 6 children. Funeral services will be held Tues., Nov. 26, from the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, 45 Main St., with a funeral mass at 10 a.m. in St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, 151 Mendon St. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, North Main St., all in Upton. Calling hours at the funeral home are Mon. from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Upton Police Assoc., 30 School St., or to the Upton Fire & EMS Assoc., Box 580, both Upton, MA 01568. Courtesy of www.uptonfunerals.com.
John T. “Jashu” Zinkevich, 58
John T. “Jashu” Zinkevich, 58 of Upton, MA died Friday, November 8, 2013 in Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford, MA. He was born in Worcester, son of the late
John and Mary (Kalczynski) Zinkevich.
Mr. Zinkevich was a graduate of Worcester Boy’s Trade School, Worcester, MA. He worked as an Assembly Technician for Waters Co., Milford, MA for 28 years.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the James E. Kellett and Son Funeral Home, 21 West St., Milford, MA. Calling hours will be Monday, November 18, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jashu’s memory to The Worcester Animal Rescue League, 139 Holden St., Worcester, MA 01606. or to Tufts Wildlife Clinic, 200 Westboro Rd., No. Grafton, MA 01536 www.kellettandson.com
courtesy of James E. Kellett and Son Funeral Home
Steven J. Foye, 56 – Upton Volunteer Firefighter/EMS
Steve was born in Framingham, a son of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Aylward) Foye. He grew up in Hopkinton and was a graduate of Keefe Technical High School in Framingham. He worked at FIBA in Westborough for many years and then as a machine operator for Healard Machine Co. of Holliston. He also warked part-time at Fin & Feather Sports in Upton for many years and was a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Upton Fire Company. He was a motorcycle enthusiast, enjoyed fishing and the outdoors, and was known for his sense of humor.
In addition to his wife of 36 years, he leaves one son, Joshua S. Foye of Upton; a brother, Edward Foye of Ashland; two granddaughters, Anna and Adeline Foye; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Upton Ambulance Fund, Box 29, Upton 01568.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 8, at 10 a.m. in the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, 45 Main Street, Upton.
Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.
courtesy of Williams Pederson Funeral
Lynn Paul (Evangeline Marie Champagne), passed away peacefully on October 13, 2013 exactly 9 days after celebrating her 102nd birthday with family and friends in North Miami Beach, Florida. Lynn was born on October 4, 1911 in Newton. A wonderful wife and homemaker, Lynn was predeceased by her husband Raymond C. Paul and seven brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, Ray Paul, his wife Marsha, daughter Nancy Shevlin and husband Barry, grandchildren David Paul and wife Patty, Julie Paul-Brown and husband Tim, Joshua and Jake Shevlin, and great grandchildren Lily Brown, and Abigail and Megan Paul. Lynn and Raymond lived in Framingham for more than 30 years and moved to Ft. Lauderdale to enjoy their retirement in the late 1970s. After Raymond passed away in 1990 she returned to Massachusetts. Lynn was a talented organist and well known among her friends at the senior centers in Upton and Northborough since she could play any song that was requested. Lynn lived independently at the Milhaus Apts. in Upton until she was 98 years old where she had many friends and enjoyed having lunch and celebrating many holiday festivities at the Senior Center. Always ready for something new, Lynn went back to Florida to live with her daughter and family enjoying the sunshine, warm breezes and the constant companionship of her granddog. She was thrilled when her family flew to Florida to celebrate her 100th birthday in 2011. Devoted to family and friends, Lynn was caring, thoughtful and always happy to help in any way she could. She was known to say with a smile, Have a party when Im gone so an intimate service and gathering will be held to celebrate her incredible life.
Joan E. (Faretra) Marchand
May 8, 1939 – November 3, 2013
|Joan E. (Faretra) Marchand, 74, of Upton, passed peacefully with family by her side in Milford Regional Medical Center on November 3, 2013 after a long illness. She was the wife of retired Upton Police Chief Rodney B. Marchand.Mrs. Marchand was born in Natick, the daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Cotter) Faretra, and was a 1957 graduate of Natick High School. She had lived in Upton for 50 years. She worked as a telephone operator for more than 30 years, retiring in 1995. She also dispatched for the Upton Police Department out of her home, worked at Kelly’s Farm Stand for many years, and was a teachers’ aide and cafeteria worker at Upton Memorial School. A former member of the Upton Bloomer Girls, she enjoyed vacations on their boat at Lake Winnipesaukee, NH and cottage at Wells Beach, ME, loved to sing, and often performed with her father at family gatherings, giving comfort and joy with her beautiful voice. Her greatest happiness was loving her family and friends.In addition to her husband of 53 years, she leaves two sons, Michael Marchand and his wife Patricia of Upton, and Paul Marchand of Natick; two grandchildren, Lauren Marchand of Northbridge, and Shaun Marchand of Upton; and two great-grandchildren, Trevor and Alexis.If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Upton Ambulance Fund, Box 29, Upton 01568.Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Upton.|
Dorothy O. (Kenadek) Shackleton, 90 – Resident of Upton for 60 years
Dorothy O. (Kenadek) Shackleton, 90, died Thurs., Oct. 24, 2013 in Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northbridge after a period of declining health. She was the widow of Fred Shackleton, who died in 1977.
Mrs. Shackleton was born in Worcester, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ora (Salisbury) Kenadek. A graduate of Becker College, she had lived in Upton over 60 years and attended Trinity Episcopal Church in Milford. She worked in the West Upton hat industry and then as an aide for the VNA.
She leaves her daughter, Gail Ames of Upton; a brother, Donald Kenadek of Uxbridge; two grandchildren, Tara Ames-Davison of Brentwood, CA, and Christopher Ames of Upton; and a great-grandson, Camden Davison. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Lakeview Cemetery in Upton.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Upton Ambulance Fund, Box 29, Upton 01568.
There are no calling hours.
Elaine L. (Kramer) Mazza, 62, of Upton, died at home on Sunday, October 13, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Dennis J. Dunphy.
Elaine was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Sidney and Agnes (Guarnieri) Kramer. She was an executive administrative assistant at Data General and then EMC for the past 30 years.
In addition to her husband of 22 years, she leaves one son, James Mazza, Jr. of Los Angeles, CA; a stepson, Joe Dunphy of Douglas; and three grandsons, Boston Mazza, and Jesse and Adam Dunphy.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 16, at 10 a.m. in Lakeview Cemetery in Upton.
Calling hours at the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, 45 Main Street, Upton, are Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Richard S. Kelly
January 16, 1915 – October 4, 2013
Richard S. Kelly, 98, a long-time Upton businessman, died Friday, October 4, 2013 in Milford Regional Medical Center after an illness. His wife, Kathleen A. (Gray) Kelly died in 1999.
Mr. Kelly was born in Clear Lake, WA, a son of the late James E. and Mary Ellen (Gaffney) Kelly, and had lived in Upton since 1936. A self-employed farmer, he and his wife operated the Kelly Farm Stand, which was established by his parents in 1936, and which continues to be family run. He was a communicant of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish and was a Registrar of Voters for the Town of Upton for many years.
He leaves one daughter, Kathleen Zamagni and her husband William, Jr., of Putnam, CT; two sons, Richard B. Kelly and his companion Jacqueline Frassica of Upton and FL, and William J. Kelly of Upton; 6 grandchildren, Sarah Kelly of Boston, Jason Zamagni of Midlothian, VA, Mary Ellen Allard of Upton, Matthew Zamagni of Pomfret, CT, Richard Kelly of Northbridge, and Elizabeth Kelly of Brooklyn, NY; and 4 great-grandsons, Benjamin Kelly, Luke Zamagni, Ian Kelly, and Roman Lang. He was also the brother of the late James and Robert Kelly and Mary Lukko.
If desired, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the St. Gabriel the Archangel Building Fund, 151 Mendon St., Upton 01568.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 10, from the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, 45 Main St., Upton, with a funeral mass at 10 a.m.
in St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, 151 Mendon St., Upton.
Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Carmella “Millie” (Campo) Sanders, 89, formerly of Upton, died Tuesday evening, October 1, 2013 in Life Care Center of West Bridgewater after a period of declining health. She was the widow of Norman J. Sanders, who died in 2012 after 52 years of marriage.
Mrs. Sanders was born in Boston, a daughter of the late Guiseppe and Maria (Golisano) Campo. She worked as a meat packer for Colonial Provisions in Boston for 40 years, retiring in 1986. An Upton resident since 1974, she was a communicant of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, volunteered for several years with TriValley Meals on Wheels, and had been active with the Friends of Upton Elders.
She leaves one brother, John Campo of Bridgewater; a sister, Frances Vierria of San Jose, CA; two stepchildren, Norman Sanders, Jr. of Upton and Gail Cannon of Reading; 3 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Mary Loucks, Viola LaPonta, and Salvatore Campo.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral services will be held Fri., Oct. 4, from the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home (www.uptonfunerals.com), 45 Main St., Upton, with a funeral mass at 11 a.m. in St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, 151 Mendon St., Upton. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. A calling hour at the funeral home is Fri. from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Dorothy (Young) Bates
March 12, 1928 – September 26, 2013
Dorothy (Young) Bates, 85, of Mendon and formerly of Upton, died Thursday morning, September 26, 2013, in Beaumont Nursing Center in Westborough after a long period of declining health. She was the widow of Daniel F. Bates, who died in 2003.
Dot was born in Milford, a daughter of the late Charles and Hannah (Lawson) Young. She worked in the West Upton hat industry and at the former Draper Corp. in Hopedale, and then as a school bus driver for P & T Bus Company for many years. A charter member of the Upton Bloomer Girls, she was recently honored for 50 years of service to that organization. She especially enjoyed Bingo and riding her bike along the Cape Cod Canal.
She leaves one son, Daniel C. Bates and his wife Ann Marie of Upton; a daughter, Donna M. MacNaughton and her husband Mark of Mendon; 4 grandchildren, Mark G. MacNaughton of Uxbridge, Daniel W. Bates of Upton, Melissa Scott of Hopkinton, and Jessie McMaster of Franklin; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Mabel Phipps.
The family extends thanks to the staff at Beaumont Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation for all the wonderful care and support. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Upton Bloomer Girls, Box 121, Upton 01568.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 30, at 10 a.m.
in the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, 45 Main St., Upton.
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Upton.
Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Marion E. (Whitney) Wellman, 87, and Donald A. “Flash” Wellman, 89, – Longtime Residents of Upton Died 4 Days Apart, Now Together for Eternity
Marion E. (Whitney) Wellman, 87, and Donald A. “Flash” Wellman, 89, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on September 8 and September 11, 2013 respectively. They were married for 65 years.
Marion, born in Grafton, and daughter of the late Daniel and Nora (McCarthy) Whitney, was a graduate of Grafton High School. Don, born in Milford, son of the late Ernest and Hazel (Houghton) Wellman, was a graduate of Upton High School. He was a World War II Army veteran who saw action in the European Theater proudly serving General Patton’s Third Army, Yankee Division. Don and Marion married on July 30, 1948 and lived in Upton until 1987 when they moved to Newcastle and Buxton ME; since 2008 they’ve resided in Sutton.
Marion and Don had long careers with the U.S. Postal Service. Marion worked at the Upton Post Office, and Don in Westborough. Don had previously worked as a textile engineer at the former Draper Corp. in Hopedale.
Marion earned a Bachelor of Braille Transcription and manually transcribed printed textbooks. She was a licensed day care provider and a US Census taker for many years. In addition, she was active in the Women’s Auxiliary and Girl Scouts. Marion was a master gardener, voracious reader, excellent cook, and a skilled knitter.
Don was a member of the Marshall-Leland American Legion Post in Upton and for many years refereed high school basketball and coached baseball from Farm League through Babe Ruth. Don served the community as Registrar of Voters, an Associate member of the Zoning Board, and on the Mendon-Upton School Board, Board of Fire Engineers, Military Draft Board, and the Boys Club.
Marion and Don were members of the United Parish of Upton and the First Congregational Church of Buxton, ME.
They leave 3 children, Deb Hebert and husband Dave of Sutton, Jane Wellman-Little and husband Paul of Bradford, ME, and Stan Wellman and wife Susan of Spokane, WA; 6 grandchildren: Leigh Gates, Wilmington, NC; Alex Hebert, South Boston; Gabrielle Booth, Windham, ME; Zoe Little, Bradford, ME; Kyl Wellman, Seattle, WA; and Marianne Wellman, Portland, OR; 3 great-grandchildren: Hannah and Nathan Gates and Nora Booth. Don leaves his sister, Dorothy Francis of Upton. Marion was sister to the late Daniel, David, Charles, and Paul Whitney, and Marjorie Sadler.
Marion and Don had a great love for their family and each other. They raised their children to value the importance of community service, to love the natural world, and to be stewards of the environment.
Memorial donations may be made to Honor Flight New England, PO Box 16287, Hooksett, NH 03106.
They died 4 days apart.
Two good, wonderful people,
two meaningful lives,
two peaceful deaths,
now together for eternity.
Following a private burial in Lakeview Cemetery, the family invites you to a memorial service at Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, 45 Main Street, Upton, 10 a.m., Saturday, November 9, 2013.
F. Blaine Hawkes, 86 – Past Chairman of the Mendon Conservation Committee
Resided In: Mendon
Visitation to be held on: Wed. Aug. 21, 2013 from 3 – 6 PM in Uxbridge funeral home
Services to be held on: Wed. Aug. 21, 2013 at 6 PM in Uxbridge funeral home
Cemetery: later date in Maine
Mendon – F. Blaine Hawkes, 86 , of Pleasant St. died Sat. August 17, 2013 in Lydia Taft House, Uxbridge. He was the husband of the late Alma V. (Salve) Hawkes who died in 2012.
Mr. Hawkes was a teacher for the Norfolk County Agricultural School where he was employed for 34 years before retiring in 1987.
Mr. Hawkes was born on January 18th, 1927 in Taunton; the son of the late Wyman E. and Eliza V. (Atherton) Hawkes.
Mr. Hawkes graduated from Mt. Hermon School, in Northfield, MA, class of 1946, and then went on to the University of Maine where he graduated in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree.
Mr. Hawkes was a member of the National American Farmers Association, a former member and leader of the 4H Club, Worcester County Advisory, a member of the 7th Degree (The Grange), and Past President of the New England Hereford Cattle Association. He was a member, and past chairman of the Conservation Committee in Mendon for 18 years and was the former owner of the Arthur Robinson farm in Mendon.
He took great pride in sharing his knowledge, teachings, and passion of animals and agriculture to all – both young and old, and especially to his family.
Mr. Hawkes is survived by his two sons Peter W. Hawkes of Mendon, and Charles B. Hawkes of Whitinsville; one daughter Betsy C. Brady of Farmington, ME; and 7 Grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wed. Aug. 21 at 6 PM in the Buma Funeral Home, 101 North Main St., Rte. 122, Uxbridge.
Visiting hours will be Wed. from 3 – 6 PM in the funeral home prior to the funeral service.
Interment will be in Chase Cemetery in East Wyndam, ME at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Worcester City 4-H Advisory Council, c/o Alice Shaw, 17 Douglas Rd., Oxford, MA 01540 or to the Life Choice Hospice, 12 Midstate Dr., Auburn, MA 01501.
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David Michael Baldiga, 53, of Upton, died peacefully July 6, 2013 surrounded by his family. Born August 5, 1959, Dave grew up in Bellingham and Mendon and was an Eagle Scout and 1977 graduate of Nipmuc Regional High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and worked for more than 30 years in the construction management field. Dave was married to the love of his life, Christine (Dodd), for 31 years. As leaders in the Worldwide Marriage Encounter ministry, Dave and Chris witnessed their love for each other to countless couples and priests throughout New England and the world.
As active members of Holy Angels Parish in Upton, Dave and Chris served as Eucharistic Ministers and taught religious education classes. In 2005, when the Catholic communities of Mendon and Upton decided to build a new church, Dave’s passion and experience called him to take on a leadership role in the planning and building of the new Saint Gabriel’s Church.
Dave’s first love and devotion has always been his family. He loved exploring the outdoors, especially mountain-top vistas, with his family. Dave and his family cherished their time together camping and skiing in the White Mountains and discovering the world on their trips across the country, Italy, and Greece.
In addition to his wife, Dave is survived by his loving parents Robert and Lois Baldiga of Mendon; his children, Sarah of Cambridge, Julie and her fiancé William Fitzpatrick of Framingham, and Jonathan and his wife Christina of Salem; and his three brothers, William and his wife Nancy of Milford, Mark of Cape Coral, FL, and Joseph and his wife Mary of Hopkinton. Dave is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations to the Saint Gabriel’s Building Fund, 151 Mendon Street, Upton, MA 01568 or to the Rise Above Foundation at http://www.weriseabove.org.
A funeral Mass and rite of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, July 11, at 10am at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church, 151 Mendon Street, Upton.
Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, North Main Street, Upton.
Calling hours at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church are Wednesday, July 10, from 5 to 8 pm, closing with a vigil service of prayer at 8pm.
Bryce K. Griswold
Birthplace: Cuba, NY
Resided In: Mendon, MA
Visitation to be held on: Friday June 28, 2013 from 4-7 PM in the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home
Services to be held on: Friday June 28, 2013 @ 7 PM in the Buma Sargeant Funeral Home
|Mendon – Bryce K. Griswold, 48, of Mendon passed away unexpectedly Sun. June 23, 2013 while on a hiking trip at Mt. Monadnock, NH. He was the husband of Charlene G. (Trask) Griswold.
A resident of Mendon for the past 14 years, he was presently working for LogRhythm, Inc. for the past 5 years. Previously, he had been employed at Imperva and Authentica. Prior to living in Mendon, he was a resident of Hopedale.
Bryce was born in 1965 in Cuba, NY the son of Sunnie (Day) Griswold of Canisteo, NY and the late Walter Griswold and was a graduate of Canisteo High School and received his degree from Alfred State College, Alfred, NY.
He loved to spend his time surrounded by those he cared most about, his family; especially his children and his wife. He was a devoted husband, wonderful father, loving son, caring brother and true friend. He lived passionately, enjoying diverse music, the outdoors, hiking in the mountains and hunting in the woods of his childhood home. He had a true appreciation of nature and all living things. He was extremely good natured, always willing to help others.
In addition to his loving wife Charlene and his mother Sunnie, he is survived by a son Jared C. Griswold, 16 and a daughter Skylar J. Griswold, 18 both of Mendon; a sister Becky Griswold of Elmira, NY; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Visiting hours will be held Friday June 28, 2013 from 4 – 7 PM in the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress St., Milford, MA followed by a prayer service at 7 PM in the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the “Griswold Educational Memorial” fund that has been set up for his children Skylar and Jared through Citizens Bank, 196 E Main St, Milford, MA 01757 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, MA Chapter, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472 in memory of Bryce’s father Walter Griswold.
Courtesy of Buma Funeral Home