George A. Moir, 95

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George A. Moir, 95, of Upton, died early Wednesday, September 2, 2015, in Countryside Healthcare in Milford. His wife of 56 years, Elise M. (Toomey) Moir, died in 2008. Mr. Moir was born in Graniteville, VT, the son of the late George and Margaret (McLellan) Moir. He was a graduate of Worcester Boys Trade School and worked as a foreman for Tennessee Gas Pipeline for 33 years, retiring in 1985. A WWII Army veteran who saw action in Europe, he was a member of the George L. Wood VFW Post, … [Read more...]

Richard A. Lemoine, 89

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Richard A. Lemoine, 89, died Saturday, August 8, 2015 in Beaumont Nursing Home in Northbridge after a period of declining health. He was the husband of Anne E. “Betty” Lemoine, with whom he was married for almost 66 years. Dick was born in Northbridge, a son of the late George and Alice (LeBlanc) Lemoine. He was a graduate of Northbridge High School, where he played football and track. He served ten years with the Navy Seabees, in the Philippines during World War II and in Africa during the … [Read more...]

Kevin McElreath, 49

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Troy Kevin McElreath, 49, of Whitinsville and formerly of Upton, died Friday, July 31, 2015 in U Mass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. He was the husband of Upton Town Clerk Kelly A. (McCormack) McElreath and had been a firefighter/EMT for the Town of Upton for many years. Kevin was born in Worcester, a son of Troy Jack McElreath of Westborough and the late Margaret Mary (Beaumont) McElreath. He grew up in Uxbridge and had lived in Upton for 23 years before recently moving to … [Read more...]

Dorothy M. “Dot” (Wellman) Francis, 90

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Dorothy M. (Wellman) Francis, 90, passed away at home, Saturday, August 1, 2015,  with her family by her side after an illness. She was the widow of Harold F. Francis, who died in 2008 after 65 years of marriage.   A lifelong Upton resident, Mrs. Francis was the daughter of the late Ernest and Hazel (Houghton) Wellman. She attended Upton schools and graduated as the valedictorian of the Class of 1942. She graduated from Becker College in 1943 and then worked in the office of the former … [Read more...]

Muriel M. (Cote) Brochu, 79

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UPTON - Muriel M. (Cote) Brochu, 79, of Upton, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in Beaumont Nursing Center in Northbridge after a period of declining health. She was the widow of Bernard Brochu, who died in 1991.   Mrs. Brochu was born in Upton, a daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Page) Cote and lived here most of her life. She worked at Fenwal in Ashland for many years and was a communicant of the former Holy Angels Parish.   She leaves four children, Kellie St. Onge of Mendon, … [Read more...]

Rachel H. (Lemoine) Rivard, 89

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UPTON - Rachel H. (Lemoine) Rivard, 89, formerly of Grafton and Upton, died early Saturday, July 18, 2015 in Beaumont Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough after a period of declining health. She was the widow of Donald A. Rivard, who died in 1985.   Mrs. Rivard was born in Grafton, the daughter of the late Hormedas and Bertha (Cardin) Lemoine. She grew up in Grafton and lived in Upton for 50 years, where she was a communicant of the former Holy Angels Parish and a straw … [Read more...]

Thomas Andrew Bertrand, 34 – formerly of Upton

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Thomas Andrew Bertrand, 34, of Dorchester, formerly from Upton, passed away Tuesday, July 7th 2015 after a struggle with drug addiction. Tommy worked as a District Sales Manager for Mission Foods. He was born in 1981 in Worcester, the son of Betsy (Sadler) and Jules Bertrand. He was a graduate of Holy Name High School where he played Baseball and Football and continued to play Collegiate Football at Assumption College, graduating in 2003. Tommy continued his love of sport, playing Men’s Softball … [Read more...]

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