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Leominster, MA 01453
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~ Elida A. (Funari) Meade

LEOMINSTER ó Elida A. (Funari) Meade, 94 years old, of Wolfeboro, NH, formerly of Leominster died Monday, September 10, 2012. She is survived by her son Kenneth Meade and his wife Jeanne of Hilton Head Island, SC, her daughter Peg Radley and her husband Tim of Wolfeboro, NH and Saint Simons Island, GA, 2 sisters, Aurora Cavaioli and Angela LeMay both of Leominster, 4 grandchildren, Kristin Manduca, Sean Meade, Mark Radley and Kate Radley-Ellis, and 3 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Meade in 1997.

Mrs. Meade was born in Leominster on September 7, 1918, daughter of Benedetto and Anastasia (DiPaoli) Meade and had lived in Leominster before moving to Wolfeboro 15 years ago. She had been a waitress at the Il Camino Restaurant in Leominster for 25 years, before retiring several years ago. She was a member of St. Anna's Church in Leominster.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 2 pm in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral home, 106 West Street, Leominster. Burial will be in St. Leo's Cemetery, Leominster at a later date.
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Dr. Paul Robert DeLisle

~ Dr. Paul Robert DeLisle

LEOMINSTER ó Dr. Paul Robert DeLisle, 83,of Leominster, Massachusetts, passed away on September 9, 2012. A member of St. Cecilia's Parish, Dr. DeLisle was born in Leominster, Massachusetts, to Dr. Antonio and Eva DeLisle. Upon graduating from Assumption Preparatory School, Dr. DeLisle first attended Assumption College, then went on to Tufts Dental School, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree in 1956. Shortly thereafter, he became a Captain in the Air Force stationed in Limestone, Maine for 2 years, before returning to Fitchburg to establish the dental practice where he would work for the next 44 years. Until his retirement from dentistry in 1999, Dr. DeLisle was an active member of the regional dental community, and served as a member of the Central New England Dental Research Group, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Dental Society, and the Wachusett District Dental Society, of which he was a past president.

Dr. DeLisle's commitment to his career was surpassed only by his contagious sense of joie de vivre, his loving devotion to his family, and his adherence to the motto "Quel le beauvoyage!". An avid boater, Dr. DeLisle spent his summers navigating the waters of Lake Champlain from Vermont to Montreal and back again aboard his boat, the Dee-Em-Dee, with his beloved first mate and wife of 57 years, GisÈle (Poirier) DeLisle, and a cherished crew of children: daughter Michelle (DeLisle) Randall and son-in-law Mark Randall of Leominster, MA; daughter RenÈe (DeLisle) MacDonald and son-in-law Stuart MacDonald of Barrington, RI; daughter Gigi (DeLisle) Grimley and son-in-law James Grimley of Leominster, MA; son Roger DeLisle and daughter-in-law Lori (Peterson) DeLisle of Leominster, MA; son Daniel DeLisle and daughter-in-law Maria (Condos) Wilson of Leominster, MA, and grandchildren: Danielle, Ian and Adrienne Randall; John, Sarah, Cameron and Paul MacDonald; Nadine, Celine and Gabrielle Grimley; AndrÈa, Lucas, Colin and Dylan DeLisle; and Nicole Wilson.While serving as Captain of his own vessel, Dr. DeLisle was also a past Commodore and honorary member of the Royal Savage Yacht Club, as well as a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, Dr. DeLisle is survived by his siblings: sister Jacqueline Dumont; brother Gerard DeLisle and sister-in-law Margaret; sister Louise Fortin and brother-in-law Auguste; sister Lucie Hastings and brother-in-law Charlie; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dr. DeLisle was preceded in death by his sister, Cecile DeLisle and his granddaughter, Alexis Wilson.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2012 from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church, 180 Mechanic Street, Leominster. Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Cecilia's Church Restoration Fund, 170 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA 01453.
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~ Merrill R. Zwicker

LEOMINSTER ó Merrill R. Zwicker, 88 years old, of Leominster died Sunday, September 9, 2012 at River Terrace Healthcare in Lancaster. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Mary D. (Weir) Zwicker, 4 daughters Linda Wilson of Mechanicsville, VA, Cynthia Zwicker of Ashby, Marlene Bardsley of Port St. John, FL and Laurie Courtney of Fitchburg, 4 sons Guy Zwicker of Dracut, James Zwicker of Fitchburg, Merrill Zwicker of Cheektowaga, NY and Scott Zwicker of Leominster, 2 sisters Marion Weeden of Oklahoma and Dawn Lee Lowe of Ohio, 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by 2 grandchildren.

Merrill was born in Wilson's Beach, Campobello Island, N.B., Canada on October 12, 1923, son of Guy and Myrtle (Brown) Zwicker and lived in Leominster most of his life. He graduated from Leominster High School in 1941 and was a Seabee in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked as a tool & die maker for many years. He was a member of the Leominster Lodge of Elks, the Leominster AMVETS, the Leominster Sportsmen's Club, and was a member and past president of the Leominster Eagles. In his younger years, Merrill was an outstanding baseball player, playing on the U. S. Navy team and had a tryout with the Boston Red Sox.

A private burial service will be held at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon. There are no calling hours. The Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Gloria Allridge

~ Gloria V. (Currier) Allridge

LEOMINSTER ó Gloria V. (Currier) Allridge, 90 years old of Leominster, died Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in the Baldwinsville Nursing Home and Rehab Center after a short illness.

She was born in Leominster, the daughter of Frank and Helene (Gonyea) Currier and had lived in Lunenburg before moving to Leominster 6 years ago.

Gloria Allridge, Marine Corps VeteranMrs. Allridge was the secretary for Local 60 Health & Welfare Fund in Leominster, as well as a glass cutter for more than 40 years at the former Foster Grant Co. in Leominster. She also served as the secretary for the Local 60 AFLCIO. She was a Marine Corps Veteran of World War II, a member of Our Lady of the Lake Church and was a former secretary for the Leominster Golden Ages.

She is survived by her 3 daughters, Cheryl Ann Bouchard and her husband Paul of Leominster, Helen E. Allridge Buckler and her husband William of Winchendon, and Valerie Frazee of Dover, NH; 2 sisters, Lorraine Kendall of Gardner and Lucille Croteau and her husband Harvey of Boca Raton, FL; 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband William G. Allridge and her brother Vernon Currier.

A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Lake Church, 1400 Main Street, Leominster. Burial will be in North Cemetery in Lunenburg. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to the Baldwinville Nursing Home and Rehab Center Activity Fund, P.O. Box 24, Baldwinville, MA 01436. The Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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~ Rollin "John" Firmin

LEOMINSTER ó Rollin "John" Firmin, 91 years old of Leominster, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2012 in Health Alliance-Leominster Hospital.

He is survived by his son, Bryant J. Firmin of Northborough, and daughter, April R. Firmin of Lunenburg. He also leaves five beloved nieces and their families. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Mae (Johnson) Firmin in 1980, and his two sisters, Marjorie Bingham and Agnes Chase.

Mr. Firmin was born September 20, 1920 in Leominster, son of Rollin and Mary (Johnston) Firmin and was a lifelong resident.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee during both World War II in the South Pacific and the Korean Conflict. He was a Lieutenant call-fireman with the Leominster Fire Department for many years. He also worked for the Mass. Electric Co. as a Senior Engineer and Manager, retiring in 1981. He was a member of Pilgrim Congregational Church in Leominster.

Mr. Firmin's wishes were that there would be no calling hours or funeral. A private Military Burial was held on Tuesday, August 28th in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster. The family asks that memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Pilgrim Congregational Church Food Pantry for the needy, 26 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453. The Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home of Leominster assisted the family with the arrangements.
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Lynda L. (Andrus) Vautour

~ Lynda L. (Andrus) Vautour

LEOMINSTER ó Lynda L. (Andrus) Vautour, 52 years old, of Leominster, died unexpectedly Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.

She is survived by her father William G. Andrus of Leominster, daughter Laura L. Vautour of Leominster, 3 sons Jeremy M.J. Vautour and his wife Melissa of Leominster, Adam W. Greene and his husband Tim of Lowell, and Dylan S. Vautour of Lowell, 2 sisters Donna Woodward and Terrie Warren both of Leominster, 2 brothers Wayne Andrus of Canada and Mark Andrus of Leominster, and grandson Michael Vautour of Leominster. She was predeceased by her mother Simone (Belliveau) Andrus in 2008.

Lynda was born in Shediac, NB, Canada on October 16, 1959 and had lived in Leominster most of her life. She graduated from Leominster High School in 1977 and received an Associates Degree from Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner. She was a member of St. Anna's Church and St. Anna Society. She was a valued member of Family Advisory Committee to DCF, she was Queen Mother to the Red Apple Ladies, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, as well as volunteering for many other organizations. Lynda will sadly be missed by all who knew her. Her smile and laughter will last as a cherished memory. She was a volunteer extraordinaire, a great friend, mother, daughter, sister, and aunt, but what she was most proud of is being Michael's Memere!

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2012 from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster with a mass at 11 a.m. in St. Anna's Church, 194 Lancaster Street, Leominster. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. Anna's Restoration Fund, 199 Lancaster Street, Leominster, MA 01453.
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~ Kenneth P. Dauphinais

LEOMINSTER ó Kenneth P. Dauphinais, 90 years old, of Leominster, died Saturday, August 25, 2012 in the Life Care Center of Leominster. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Constance P. (Kendall) Dauphinais; 2 sons, Kenneth P. Dauphinais, Jr. and his wife Mary of Westminster, and Stephen K. Dauphinais of Leominster; 3 grandchildren, U.S. Army Spec. James D. Dauphinais and his wife Krystle of Fort Bragg, NC, Brian K. Dauphinais of Leominster and Lisa N. Dauphinais of Leominster and a great granddaughter Marisa Dauphinais of Fort Bragg. He was predeceased by his sister Lorraine C. DiNatale in 2001.

Ken was born April 1, 1922 in Fitchburg, son of Theodore and Rose (Archambault) Dauphinais and had lived in Leominster for many years. He was a graduate of St. Bernard's Central Catholic High School in Fitchburg and was a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran. During the war he served in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. Ken worked at Simonds in Fitchburg for over 40 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of St. Leo's Church and the Simonds Recreation Club. Ken enjoyed sailing and fishing at his summer home on Stodge Meadow Pond in Ashburnham.

A funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster with a mass at 11 a.m. in St. Leo's Church, 128 Main Street, Leominster. Burial with military honors will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.
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Cindy H. (Boivin) Donahoo

~ Cindy H. (Boivin) Donahoo

LEOMINSTER ó Cindy H. (Boivin) Donahoo, 44 years old, of Leominster, died Sunday, August 19, 2012 in Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, after a long and courageous battle with leukemia. She is survived by her husband of 14 years, Shawn Donahoo, and daughter Ashley Donahoo of Leominster, sister Karen Bouchard of Fitchburg, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 2 sisters, Shelly Boivin in 2007 and Suzanne Perla in 1983.

Cindy was born March 26, 1968 in Leominster, daughter of the late Susan (Jarvis) Prescott. She had worked as a quality control technician at Alpha Gary Co. in Leominster for 28 years. Cindy was a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. in the funeral home.
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Irene M. (Leger) Salvatore

~ Irene M. (Leger) Salvatore

LEOMINSTER ó Irene M. (Leger) Salvatore, 91 years old of Leominster, died Friday, August 17, 2012 in Sterling Village. She is survived by her son Robert Salvatore and his wife Diane of Leominster; 5 daughters, Sheila Rogers and her husband Thomas of Leominster, Nancy Davis of Suffield, OH, Ann Johnson and her husband Jeff Haines of Kerhonkson, NY, Susan Mayhew and her husband Peter of Leominster, and Jean Salvatore and her companion Kevin Kammerer of Bel Air, MD; daughter-in-law Pamela Salvatore of Leominster; 3 sisters, Doris Vaillancourt of Fitchburg, Terry Rouleau of Fitchburg and Claire Leger of Leominster; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Geno A. Salvatore in 1985 and by her son Gary Salvatore in 1999.

Irene was born May 21, 1921 in Canada, daughter of Fidel and Sarah (Veautour) Leger, grew up in Fitchburg, and had lived in Leominster for many years. She was a member of St. Anna's Church in Leominster. She loved spending time with her family, watching Red Sox games, watching her son and grandsons play softball, playing cribbage and Bingo, and doing crossword puzzles.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, August 20, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home 106 West Street, Leominster. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from the funeral home with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Anna's Church, 194 Lancaster Street, Leominster. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the St. Jude Shrine, 512 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 or the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
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Kevin C. LeBlanc

~ Kevin C. LeBlanc

LEOMINSTER ó Kevin C. LeBlanc, 39 years old, of Leominster, died Sunday, August 5, 2012 from injuries he received in an automobile accident.

He is survived by his wife of 8 years Denise A. (Conrad) LeBlanc, daughter Sylvia Rose LeBlanc of Leominster, son Devin A. LeBlanc of Winchendon, step-son Luca Korhonen of Attleboro, sister Sharon Robichaud of Westerville, OH, 3 nieces Erin Robichaud, Taylor Hogan and Monique Conrad, and 3 nephews Justin Robichaud, Reid Robichaud, and Matthew Paulino, 2 brothers-in-law Brad Conrad and his wife Michelle of Kingston, NH, and Doug Conrad and his fiancÈe Jenn Emmitt of Beverly, many aunts, uncle and cousins.

Kevin was born September 12, 1972 in Fitchburg, son of Edmond and Anne-Marie (Savoie) LeBlanc and lived in Leominster for the past 27 years. He had been a sheet metal technician at NorthStar Sheet Metal of Leominster for many years. Kevin enjoyed fishing, cars, motorcycles, tinkering with and fixing things. Kevin was well known for his sense of humor and practical jokes.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church, 180 Mechanic Street, Leominster. Burial will follow in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours will be held on Friday, August 10, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kevin Leblanc aka Frenchie Memorial Fund, c/o Amy Tata, 551 Pleasant Street, Leominster, MA 01453, or www.facebook.com/kevin-leblanc-aka-frenchie-memorial-fund, or www.giveforward.com, or donations may be dropped off at Tata Auto, 17 Marguerite Ave #2, Leominster MA 01453.
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Marjorie I. (Fuller) Bilodeau Verder

~ Marjorie I. (Fuller) Bilodeau Verder

LEOMINSTER ó Marjorie I. (Fuller) Bilodeau Verder, 91 years old, formerly of Leominster, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012 in Gardner after a lengthy illness.

She is survived by 5 daughters, Leona Russell, Rose Poirier and Linda Swan all of Gardner, Nancy Newton and Joyce Hietala both of Florida, 3 sons, Joseph Bilodeau of Hubbardston, Peter Bilodeau of Baldwinville and David Bilodeau of New Hampshire, 3 step-children, Barbara Goodwin of New Hampshire, Gary Verder of Lunenburg and Ruth Moulton of Pepperell, a brother Phil Desmarais of Leominster, a sister Dorothy Marino of Ayer, 36 grandchildren, 69 great grandchildren and 21 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her 1st husband Leo Bilodeau, her 2nd husband Douglas Verder, her son Leo Bilodeau, Jr. and her daughter Carolyn Comeau.

Marjorie was born September 15, 1920 in Clinton, daughter of Edward O. and Bertha E. (Keyes) Fuller and had lived in Melbourne, FL for 15 years before returning to this area in 2005. She had worked at the former Foster Grant Co. and Rockdaleís Department Store both in Leominster. Then she worked as a custodian for the Leominster Public Schools for several years. Marjorie loved to knit and read.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 4-6 p.m. in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
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