Charles W. Francis, Jr., 66

DOUGLAS - Charles W. Francis, Jr., 66, of Douglas, and formerly of Upton, died Thurs., Apr. 17, 2014 in U Mass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester after an illness. He was the husband of Denise E. (Ramsey) Francis. Mr. Francis was born in Milford, the son of the late Charles and Louise (Stanley) Francis, and was a US Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Era. A resident of Upton before coming to Douglas 35 years ago, he worked as a mechanic for Caterpillar in Hopkinton until retiring three years … [Read more...]

Janet Ellen Goodfriend, 47


Janet Ellen Goodfriend of Upton, MA passed away Saturday April 19th after a courageous battle with cancer. Janet is the daughter of Jo and Michael A. Goodfriend, MD currently of Sutton MA. Born in Rochester NY in 1967 the family then moved to Fort Devens MA before settling in Ithaca NY. She attended Ithaca schools before graduating from New Hampton School ('85) in NH. She earned her B.A. in English with a teacher's certification from Fredonia's State University of New York ('89) and then a … [Read more...]

Rose S. (Altrath) Klink, 78


Rose S. (Altrath) Klink, 78, of Upton, died peacefully early Saturday, April 5, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Spencer. She was the wife of George Klink. 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 … [Read more...]

Frances H. (Ryder) Libbey, 95 – longtime Upton resident

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Frances H. (Ryder) Libbey, 95, of Milford passed away Sat. March 29, 2014 in the Blaire House of Milford. She was the wife of the late Arah Libbey who died in 1986. 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 … [Read more...]

Edward R. Francis, 86 – Longtime resident of Upton

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Edward R. Francis, 86, a 59-year resident of Upton, passed away peacefully Monday, February 3, 2014 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Jessie (Kenney) Francis. 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 … [Read more...]

Edward C. St. Andre, 90: Long-time resident of Upton

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Edward C. St. Andre, 90, a long-time resident of Upton, went home to the Lord on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Milford Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was the husband of Dorothy M. (Finnegan) St. Andre for 68 years. In addition to his wife, he leaves a daughter, Sandra Bartlett, wife of Art Bartlett of Uxbridge; a granddaughter, Pennie Peterson and husband Terry of Dracut; a grandson, Jeffrey Bartlett of Marlborough; four great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Bartlett, Jr. of … [Read more...]

Karen M. (Marais) Scott, 58 – Resident of Upton for 25 Years

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Karen M. (Marais) Scott, 58, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in Milford Regional Medical Center after a motor vehicle accident. She was the wife of Allan J. Scott and had lived in 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 … [Read more...]

Waneta L. (Sadler) Kuczinski, 90 – Lifelong resident of Upton


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 … [Read more...]

Clifford C. Crosby, Jr., 81 – Lifelong Upton Resident

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Clifford C. Crosby, Jr., 81, a lifelong Upton resident, died Wednesday morning, December 18, 2013, in Blaire House of Milford after a period of declining health. Mr. Crosby was born in Milford, a son of the late Clifford and Grace (Haynes) Crosby. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and had worked as an orderly at Westboro State Hospital for more than 20 years, retiring over 20 years ago. He leaves one brother Earle Crosby and his wife Sylvia of Upton. His companion of many … [Read more...]

Harold A. Bates, 87, a lifelong resident of Upton


Harold A. Bates, 87, a lifelong resident of Upton, died early Tues., Dec. 3, 2013 in Beaumont Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough after a period of declining health. 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 … [Read more...]


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