Obituaries

Virginia D. Meagher

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Virginia D. Meagher, 84               WEST BOYLSTON - Virginia Dolan Meagher, 84, of West Boylston and formerly of Worcester, died Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the UMass-Memorial Medical Center after being stricken ill at home.               She leaves her husband of 50 years, Richard A. Meagher; a son Richard A. Meagher Jr. and a daughter Kathleen D. Ryder, both of Worcester; two grandchildren, Alli...

Mary H. Roy

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Mary H. Roy               Mary Hamilton Roy of Dennis, beloved wife, mother, sister, friend and teacher, died on March 26, 2017 at the age of 59 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Mary was born on July 12, 1957 in Pittsfield.  She grew up in Medfield and graduated from Medfield High School class of 1975.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts at Framingham State College in 1979 and a Masters of Education at ...

William Cameron McConnell, Jr.

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  William Cameron McConnell, Jr.        William Cameron McConnell, Jr., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 24 at the age of 92 after a decade-long battle with Alzheimer's. He was surrounded by his loved ones in Sanibel, Fla.         Bill was born on August 13, 1924, in Massillon, Ohio, the son of Florence Cabbut and William Cameron McConnell, Sr. He graduated from Massillon High...

Brooke Naramore Williams

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Brooke Naramore Williams             West Harwich - Architect Brooke Naramore Williams of Chestnut Hill and West Harwich died at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on March 2nd. He was 58 years old and fought a courageous battle against cancer. His family would like to thank the hospital staff for the tremendous care he received during the past several months.             Williams was president ...

Dr. Forrest A. Jacobs

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Dr. Forrest A. Jacobs               Dr. Forrest A. Jacobs, formerly of Auburn and West Chatham died on Sunday, March 5, 2017, in New Port Richey, Fla.               He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Shirley (Holbrook); son, Glenn and his wife Leslie, of New Port Richey, Florida; two granddaughters, Tara Johnson and her husband, Robert of Tampa; Amy Gee and her husband, Brian of Toronto, Canada; ...

Kevin L. House

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Kevin L. House PORTLAND, Maine - Kevin L. House, 60, passed away at this home in Portland on March 2, 2017, after a brief illness. Kevin was born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 11, 1956, the third child of seven of Frank E. House III and Patty (Tighe) House. Kevin graduated from Windsor High School in 1975 and eventually made his way to Burlington, Vermont where he worked in the building eq...

Theodora E. Koepper

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Theodora E. Koepper                 Theodora E. Koepper died peacefully at the home of her daughter Cynthia Thompson in Acton on February 21, 2017 at the age of 94. Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, she was the daughter of Gertrude and Leo Berberich.                 She married John G. Koepper in 1942.  Shortly after he was deployed to England as part of the 8th Air Force, 389th Bombardment Group.  After the War th...

Robert Harris Wilkinson

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Robert Harris Wilkinson             West Harwich - Robert Harris Wilkinson of West Harwich died peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital on March 9, 2017 with his family beside him.              Bob, also well known as “Wilkee” was born on August 6, 1941 in New Haven, Conn.  He was the son of the late Bob and Ann (Fitzharris) Wilkinson.  He was the beloved husband of his wife Phyllis (Holden) Wilkinson and his daugh...

Sharon (Gentry) Cruickshank

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Sharon (Gentry) Cruickshank                   CHATHAM – Sharon (Gentry) Cruickshank passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 8 in Chatham at the age of 80.  Sharon was born in 1937, in Findlay, Ohio, to Hazel M. (Corbin) and Myles F. Gentry.                 After graduating from Port Clinton, Ohio, High School in 1955, she attended Kent State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree, m...

Paul Eric Engstrom

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Paul Eric Engstrom               Paul Eric Engstrom, 76, of Chatham, passed away in Boston on February 25, 2017 surrounded by loving family. He is survived by Roswitha (Müller) Engstrom his beloved wife of 38 years.             Paul was born and raised in Worcester and graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He spent 30 years of his actuarial career with The Hartford Insurance Group where he se...

Capt. Donald Austin Byrne

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Capt. Donald Austin Byrne     LONGWOOD, Fla. – Capt. Donald Austin Byrne, only child of Terence Julius Byrne and Margaret Mary Ferguson died on February 24, 2017.  Born in 1934 in Manhattan, New York, and raised in Flushing, N.Y. After primary school at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, he graduated from Xavier High School’s ROTC program Class of 1951. Don briefly attended Stevens ...

Dennis Paul Picard

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Dennis Paul Picard                 Dennis Paul Picard, 61, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 26, 2017 while snowmobiling in his favorite place in the world, Eustis, Maine. He was coming in from ice fishing for the day with some of his buddies on Flagstaff Lake. It was a tragic freak accident not involving recklessness, carelessness or alcohol.                 Dennis was born in Woonsocket, R.I. on F...