Dorothea (MacLaughlin) Childs, 97

Dorothea (MacLaughlin) Childs, 97, a longtime resident of Upton, died peacefully on January 5, 2016 in Beaumont Skilled Nursing Center in Northborough after a period of declining health. She was the widow of Verne Childs, who died in 1984, and Leo Lamanuzzi, Sr., who died in 1992.   Dorothea was born in Milford, a daughter of the late Austin F. and Sarah (Sara) MacLaughlin. She came to Upton in 1934 and had been a hat worker in the West Upton hat industry and a member of the former Upton … [Read more...]

Ronald F. Czajak, 77

Ronald F. Czajak, 77, of Upton, died late Monday, December 14, 2015 in Heywood Hospital in Gardner after an illness. He was the husband of Diane (Worthington) Czajak. Born in Syracuse, NY, he was the son of the late Stanley and Catherine (Wells) Czajak, and was a graduate of New York University. He worked as an accountant in the financial services industry and had lived in Upton for over 20 years. He was a communicant of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish. In addition to his wife, he leaves … [Read more...]

William H. Sadler, 89, of Upton

William H. Sadler, 89, of Upton, passed away at home on December 3, 2015 with loved ones by his side and in his heart. His wife of 52 years, Marjorie (Whitney) Sadler, died in 2006. Born in Upton, a son of the late H. Stephen and Grace (Weir) Sadler, Bill lived his entire life in the town he loved, where he was known for being an all-around great guy. Bill proudly served his country in the Korean War and was an active member of the Marshall-Leland American Legion Post 173 for 70 years, serving … [Read more...]

Margaret C. (Desmarais) Johnson, 82

Margaret C. (Desmarais) Johnson, 82, of Upton, died late Saturday, November 21, 2015 in St. Camillus Health Center in Northbridge after an illness. Her husband of 60 years, Herbert L. Johnson, died in 2012.   Mrs. Johnson was born in Milford, the daughter of the late Armand and Marian C. (Piotrowski) Desmarais. A graduate of the former Mendon High School, she was a homemaker who lived in Upton since 1969.   She leaves two sons, Stephen Johnson of Phoenix, AZ, and Paul Johnson and his wife … [Read more...]

Gerald J. Lavergne, 81

Gerald J. Lavergne, 81, of Upton, died Monday, November 16, 2015 in U Mass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester just days after being stricken ill. He was the husband of Elizabeth E. (Akeley) Lavergne.   Mr. Lavergne was born in Milford, the son of the late Gerard J. and Caroline M. (Smith) Lavergne. He was a U. S. Army veteran who served in the Army of Occupation of Germany and worked as a machine operator at Micro Group in Medway for 30 years, retiring in 2009. A member of the George L. Wood … [Read more...]

Nancy E. (Churchill) Kennedy, 91

Nancy E. (Churchill) Kennedy, 91, of Upton, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of the late George P. Kennedy.    Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late George and Nanine (Sprague) Churchill. She was educated in Worcester schools and graduated from Worcester Classical High School in 1942. Nancy also attended and graduated from Becker Junior College.    Nancy was employed as a bookkeeper for Town Line Dairy for 25 years … [Read more...]

James J. Gormley, Jr., 70

James J. Gormley, Jr., 70, of Upton, died Mon., Oct. 26, 2015 at his home after a battle with lung cancer. He was the husband of Mary Ann (Popec) Gormley, who died in 2011 after 39 years of marriage.   Mr. Gormley was born in Boston, a son of the late James and Helen (Jordan) Gormley. He grew up in Quincy and was a U S Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. A graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, Framingham State, and Worcester State; he had a nearly two decade career at Hewlett … [Read more...]