Gerald L. Meiler, 83

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Gerald L. Meiler, 83, of Upton, died peacefully December 9, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Sandra L. (Natalzia) Meiler for 44 years. Born in Buffalo, New York on July 10 1931, he was the son of the late Ferdinand and Rosa (Schilling) Meiler. Mr. Meiler was raised in Lancaster, New York and resided there until moving to Massachusetts in 1975. He attended St Marys High School in Lancaster and represented his high school at Boys State at Colgate University. … [Read more...]

Harry A. Hamilton, Jr., 85

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UPTON - Harry A. Hamilton, Jr., 85, of Upton, died Sunday, December 7, 2014 in U Mass Medical Center in Worcester. His wife of 58 years, Theresa-Marie (Gulledge) Hamilton, died in 2012. Mr. Hamilton was born in Boston, the son of the late Harry and Catherine (Nihill) Hamilton. He attained the rank of sergeant with the U. S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a graduate of Mass. College of Pharmacy. He was a pharmacist who lived in Shrewsbury and Hopkinton before coming to Upton in … [Read more...]

Retired Upton Police Chief Rodney B. Marchand, 77

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UPTON - Retired Upton Police Chief Rodney B. Marchand, 77, of Upton, died November 29, 2014 in the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester after a period of declining health. His wife of 53 years, Joan E. (Faretra) Marchand, died last November. Chief Marchand was born in Needham, the son of the late Joseph and Mildred (Gear) Marchand. He grew up in Sherborn and Holliston and was a 1957 graduate of Holliston High School. He served with the Massachusetts National Guard … [Read more...]

Barbara A. (Searing) Robertson, 83


UPTON – Barbara A. (Searing) Robertson, 83, of Upton, was called by the Lord to Heaven and passed peacefully in her home on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, with her family by her side. Throughout the past 83 years, her faith, strength, and courage were unshaken through every obstacle she faced. Her family is comforted in knowing that her spirit will shine on. She was born October 28, 1931 at her home in Mansfield, MA. She was the daughter of Harry and Ida (Beaulieu) Searing, who preceded her in … [Read more...]

Thelma E. Daubney, 85

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Thelma E. Daubney, 85, of Westerly, R.I. and formerly of Upton, died late Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in Lawrence Memorial Hospital in New London, CT after an illness. Thelma was born in Northbridge, a daughter of the late Henry and Ethel (Culley) Daubney. She worked at the former Kartiganer Hat Company in West Upton and then as a machinist at other area manufacturers, retiring in 1991 from Fenwal Safety in Marlboro before moving to Westerly. She had been a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Order … [Read more...]

Mihran “Joe” Matellian, 88


Mihran  "Joe" Matellian, 88 of Hopedale, MA and Wellington, FL passed away peacefully on October 5, 2014.  He was a patient at Darcy Hall of Life Care in West Palm Beach, FL.  He was born October 13, 1925 in Hopedale, MA and was a 75 year resident of Hill St (White City) prior to his retirement in Wellington FL.  He was the eldest son of Kachig and Goulizar (Ehmalian) Matellian.  He was predeceased by  his brother Hampar "Jimmy" Matellian in 1998, and his long time companion Sally Ann Leary in … [Read more...]

John Gaskill, 88 – formerly of Upton

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John F. Gaskill July 31, 1926 - September 19, 2014 Naples, FL John Gaskill of Naples, FL, and formerly of Mendon and Upton, passed away on September 19, 2014 at the age of 88. John was best know for his many years as the owner of three restaurants on the Main Street of Milford, Mary Lynn's, The Soda Shoppe, and Johnny Jacks. Known as "Honest John" to many, he never let anyone go without food regardless of their ability to pay. He leaves behind his wife of 66 years, Dorothy (Murray) … [Read more...]


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