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D'Elia Sr., Charles - Shrewsbury  
Charles A. D'Elia Sr. 86, long time Worcester Teacher Shrewsbury - Charles A. D'Elia Sr, 86, of Shrewsbury passed on to Eternal Life with our Lord on Sunday April 19, 2015, surrounded by his loving family at the Rose Monahan Hospice in Worcester, after an illness. Born in Worcester, Charlie was the son of the late Pasquale and Theresa (Lopardo) D'Elia. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years Clara (Piccolomini) D'Elia of Shrewsbury, a son Charles D'Elia Jr of Shrewsbury, a daughter Anne (D'Elia) Constantine and two grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew, all of North Oxford. He leaves a sister Ann (D'Elia) Iandoli of Worcester. He was predeceased by his brothers Joseph D'Elia and Ralph (Jack) D'Elia, and his sisters; Camella Dintini, Mary Biscotti, Rose Palumbo, Rita McGlamory, Louise Graziano and Theresa McCarthy. Charlie also leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews. Charlie graduated from North High School where he was an all city athlete. He also pitched for the College of the Holy Cross where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Languages, graduating in 1951. He earned his Master's Degree in Education at Worcester State University. Charlie served his country in the army, stationed in Germany during WW II. He was employed by the Worcester Public Schools, retiring after many years as the Department Head of Foreign Languages at North High School. Charlie served as both assistant and varsity football coach at North. He went on to coach both junior varsity basketball and baseball in which his teams won many inter-high championships. Many of Charlie's students still remember him today as a warm and caring educator who was always there to help. He was a former ITAM Vets State Commander and was a member of Post 3 Italian World War II Veterans and the East Side Post 201 American Legion. "Grampy" always enjoyed spending time with his two grandsons, who he completely adored. He also had a passion for gardening and always had a beautiful vegetable garden. Charlie enjoyed traveling and spending time on Cape Cod with his family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church Restoration Fund, 24 Mulberry St. Worcester or Rose Monahan Hospice Home, 10 Judith Rd., Worcester. The family would like to personally thank Rose Monahan Hospice Home for their care in Charlie's final days. Funeral services will be held from the Mercadante Funeral Home, 370 Plantation St., Worcester. Calling hours are from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Wednesday April 22, 2015. The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church on Thursday April 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Shrewsbury. To leave a message of condolence for the family or share a special memory of Charles please visit his memorial site at mercadantefuneral.com
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 20 to Apr. 22, 2015
Dansereau, Jill - Chesapeake  
Jill E Dansereau, 71 CHESAPEAKE, VA - Jill passed away peacefully in her home with family by her side, after a six year battle of Renal Cell Carcinoma. She was a native of Holland, MA. She was formerly employed with Norton Company of Worcester. Proceeded in death by father Raymond Lashua, mother Veronica Bizzotto, brother Monty Lashua. Survivors include husband Richard Dansereau. Her three children Kelly (Charles) Dansereau - Wittenbrook, Dawn (Aldo) Dansereau-Vicenzi and Tobe (Jennifer) Dansereau. Grandchildren, Benjamin (Deborah) Wittenbrook, Ian White, Richard (Araceli) Wittenbrook, Heather White, William (Natalie) Wittenbrook, Dawn White, Kendra Dansereau, and Makenzi Dansereau. Great grandchildren, Daneyes White, Aeylei White, Orin white, Harry Wittenbrook, and Charlie Wittenbrook. Siblings, Ronalee Hietala, Jack (Chris) Lashua and Larry (Kathy) Bizzotto. Celebration of Life Services will be held on May 9, 2015 at Redeemer Church in Chesapeake, VA. In lieu of flowers we are asking for monetary donations to be sent to the Dean R. O'Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fund @ www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/marcus-zeal/in-loving-memory-of-nana
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26, 2015
DelFem, George - Shrewsbury  
George J. DelFem U.S. Navy, Retired Shrewsbury - George J. DelFem, United States Navy, Retired, 70, of Shrewsbury and Greentown, PA, passed away in the loving arms of his wife, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. George is survived by his wife, Debra (Bondanza) DelFem; three daughters, Lisa DelFem of Worcester and Greentown, PA; Tracy Kniskern and her fiancé Christopher Bird of Shrewsbury, and Jennifer Hasselstrom and her husband Michael of Worcester; his mother, Marie (Ruffanelli) DelFem of Shrewsbury; nine grandchildren, Thomas "TJ" Brunell of North Brookfield, Heather Brunell of Southbridge, Bridget Brunell of Worcester; Symantha Surowaniec of Shrewsbury, Christopher and Vincent Bird of Shrewsbury, Brenden Mozer, Conner and Kayleigh Rose Hasselstrom all of Worcester; and a great grandson, Julian Beasley. He was predeceased by a grandson, Caleb Hasselstrom. George was born in Treveso, Italy, son of the late Arthur LaMontagne, and came to Worcester as an infant, settling with his family on East Central Street, before moving to Shrewsbury in 1957. George served his nation proudly in the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and the National Guard from 1964 to 1980. After his retirement from the military he worked as a security guard for Philmark Security Company. He later worked as a Constable for the Worcester County Sherriff, retiring several years ago. He was a member of East Side Post 201 in Worcester and the Victor Quaranta Post 397 in Northborough. He was very active in the Reunion Group for the Sailors of the U.S.S. Allagash AO97, and served as the group's treasurer from 1993 to 2013. Calling Hours for George will be held on Saturday, April 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a Funeral Service at 4 p.m. in MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester. Sailors from the United States Navy will present Military Funeral Honors at the conclusion of the services. The family has asked that flowers be omitted and donations in memory of George J. DelFem, be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675 or to the Promise Land Volunteer Fire and Ambulance, P.O. Box 420, Greentown, PA 18426. There is an online regester, where you can leave condolences, at www.mercadantefuneral.com
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 22 to Apr. 24, 2015
Delorey, Fred - Clinton  
Fred Delorey, 62 Clinton - Fred Delorey, 62, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Mary Jane (McAuliffe) Delorey; their three children, Katie Delorey & fiancé Joe Durocher of Clinton; Jennifer McNamara & husband Stephen of Lancaster; Brian Delorey & wife Kali of Clinton. Fred was anxiously awaiting the arrival of two grandchildren on the way and is survived by 4 grandchildren that he absolutely adored, Ali Delorey, Aidan and Cullen McNamara, and Cayden Durocher. He leaves his siblings, Sheila Doiron of Clinton; Thomas Delorey & wife Debbie of Leominster; Clarence Delorey of Clinton; Cliff Delorey & wife Jill of Orlando, FL; Delia Maddocks & husband Scott; and Shirley Delorey; and aunt, Phyllis Young, all of Clinton; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Fred was born in Clinton to the late Thomas & Sheila (Grady) Delorey. He graduated from the Clinton High School Class of 1970 and obtained his technical degree in plumbing from Worcester Boys Trade. Freddie worked for George Novia Plumbing and Carabetta Enterprises before establishing Fred Delorey Plumbing & Heating in Clinton, which he successfully owned and operated for more than 35 years. In addition, he served for many years as the Plumbing & Gas Inspector for the towns of Bolton, Clinton, and Lancaster, and alternate Inspector for Sterling and Berlin. Fred served on the committee for the Crystal Club Charity Open since its inception 31 years ago, held membership with the Clinton Lodge of Elks and Polish American Veterans, and was a proud sponsor of Little League Baseball in Clinton. He enjoyed summers with his wife and family in Salisbury and Wells Beach and most cherished the company of his grandchildren. Fred will be dearly missed and remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, nephew, uncle and friend. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 8:30AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St., Clinton. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Lancaster. Calling hours will be held in the funeral home on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 4 until 7PM. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Fred Delorey to: Crystal Club Charity, 343 Main St., Clinton, MA 01510. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 22 to Apr. 23, 2015
Delorey, Fred - Clinton  
Died Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Calling hours 4-7pm Friday, April 24, 2015. at the funeral home. Funeral service 8:30am Saturday, April 25, 2015. St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St., Clinton. Funeral Home: Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home 176 Water St.
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2015
Demis, Panteles - Worcester  
Panteles Demis, 87 Worcester - Panteles Demis, 87, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2015 in Holy Trinity Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete and in the care of CALLAHAN~FAY~CASWELL Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street.
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2015
Dik, Robert - Worcester  
Robert E. Dik, 86 WORCESTER - Robert E. Dik, 86, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at his home. He is survived by a daughter, Melinda K. Dik of Milwaukee, WI; a son, Robert K. "Ross" Dik, his wife, Lisa F., and their children, Christopher K. Dik and Steven E. Dik, all of Worcester; and a sister, Diane L. Matteson, of Madison, CT. He was preceded in death by his partner of 20 years, Malba Chase Ryder and his two brothers, Donald B. Dik and David W. Dik. Born in Fitchburg, he was the son of Harold T. and Gladys L. (Barker) Dik. Bob graduated with honors from Clark University where he was co-captain of the varsity basketball team and recipient of the Hebert Trophy for outstanding senior athlete. He was a member of the Clark University Board of Trustees from 1969 to 1981. Bob served in the U. S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Bob began his career at the former State Mutual Life Assurance Company. He worked for Knight-Dik Insurance Agency for 59 years, serving as president until 1991. He earned the CPCU insurance designation and taught insurance courses for many years. He was a longtime member of Tatnuck Country Club, the Worcester Club, and Kiwanis International. He was an avid reader, sports fan, and bridge player. Raised on Bittersweet Farm in Townsend, Bob loved the outdoors and continued to chop his own wood for fireplace fires up until his death. Funeral services will be held privately. Donations in his memory may be made to the Worcester Public Library Foundation, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608. Arrangements are in the care of CALLAHAN~FAY~CASWELL Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street, Worcester, MA 01608. To place an online message of condolence, please visit www.callahanfay.com
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2015
DiPietro, Angelina - Worcester  
Angelina (Oliveri) DiPietro, 88 WORCESTER - Angelina (Oliveri Johnson) DiPietro, of Worcester passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 22, 2015 with her family gathered beside her. She was 88 years of age. Angelina's husband Anthony DiPietro passed away in 1999. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Sharon Handy and her husband Clifton of Worcester; Her grandchildren Cindy Kelley and her husband David of Shrewsbury, Derrick Handy of Worcester, Stephen Handy and his wife Kimberly of Barre, and Timothy Handy of Worcester; Her 3 great grandsons David Kelley, Brayden Handy, and Silas Handy. Along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A daughter, Eileen Lloyd passed away in 1997. Two brothers, Ralph and Joseph Oliveri Jr. as well as four sisters, Camille Carlson, Antoinette Frietsch, Lillian Allison and Marie Pacek predeceased her. She was born in Worcester, one of seven children of Joseph and Maria (Shanemen) Oliveri. She worked at the former RH White Department store in Lincoln Plaza for over 25 years before retiring. As a typical woman of Italian heritage, her family was her life's inspiration. Her daughters, grandchildren and great grandsons were her world. Having them near her, watching them and sharing in those special moments were what made her the happiest. Nothing was more important. She loved to travel and especially to cook Italian delicacies and cookies; sharing them with family and friends. Angelina was a member of St Joan of Arc Church, and the Our Lady of Mt Carmel Golden Years. Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours Sunday, April 26th from 3 pm to 6 pm in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. Her funeral will be held Monday, April 27th from the funeral home with a Mass at 10:30 am in St Joan of Arc Church, 570 Lincoln St. Burial with her parents will follow in St John's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial remembrances in her name can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, Ma 02472, www.alz.org/manh . www.mercadantefuneral.com
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 22 to Apr. 25, 2015
Donahue, William - Worcester  
William E. Donahue, 71 Worcester - William E. Donahue, 71, of Worcester, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at home after a long illness. He leaves his wife of 51 years, Nancy (Corn) Donahue, two daughters, Lori Mathews and her husband Doug, and Karen M. Bellerose; two sons, Bill and Paul Donahue, all of Worcester; three brothers, R. Stephen Donahue and his wife Elaine of Salisbury, Donald P. Donahue and his wife Joann, and Philip D. Donahue and his wife Charlene, two sisters, Elizabeth V. McGuiness, and Sharon T. Powers and her husband Thomas, all of Worcester; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. His son, John J. Donahue, died last year. He was also predeceased by his brothers Thomas and John Donahue, and his brother-in-law John McGuiness. Bill and Nancy also had 13 foster children. Bill was born in Worcester, son of John J. and Elizabeth V. (Harney) Donahue. Bill was a salesman all his life. He worked at Sears-Roebuck, Brierly-Lombard, Care Transmission Co., and was recently working at his business at the Automart. He was also a past owner of Breen's Cafe. Bill was deeply involved in the Worcester community always seeking to help the less fortunate. He coached Little League baseball and volunteered with the March of Dimes. He also participated in city and state politics. Bill loved gardening, golfing, his buddy Cooper and most importantly his family. The Donahue family wishes to thank the VNA Care Network and Dr. Mark Schrank for their skilled and compassionate care. Calling hours are Monday, April 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral will be Tuesday, April 28 from the funeral home with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, 555 Pleasant St., Worcester. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the VNA Care Network & Hospice, 120 Thomas St., Worcester 01608.
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2015
Donnelly Jr., John - Millbury  
John S. Donnelly, Jr. MILLBURY - John S. Donnelly, Jr., 85, died Tuesday, April 21st in UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, surrounded by his loving family. John leaves his wife of 60 years, Irene G. (Mongeon) Donnelly; four children, John S. Donnelly, III and his partner, Ben Grehan of Florida, Donna M. Flaminio and her husband, Frank of Worcester, Kathleen A. McCauliffe and her husband, Sean of Maryland and Thomas P. Donnelly and his wife, Katherine of Millbury; seven grandchildren, Frank, Kevin, Erin, Ashley, Anna, John and Emily; two brothers, Thomas and Taylor Donnelly; two sisters, Elizabeth McCarville and Margaret Desrosiers; many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Margaret Donnelly. John was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War. He was a civil engineer for the Mass Department of Public Works for 43 years retiring in 1997. In 1972 he was elected to the Millbury Board of Selectmen, serving eleven consecutive years as its chairman. John was retired from the Millbury Fire Department and served on its board of engineers. He was a coach for Millbury Little League and referee and coach for Millbury Pee Wee Basketball. John was long time member of Whitinsville Country Club and served many years on the board of governors as its treasurer. He was a member of the Millbury Old Timers for many years. John received the Third Annual Leo P. Bachant Democrat of the Year Award in 1991. He was also a member of the Charles F. Minney VFW Post and Vernon Hill American Legion. John was a long time parishioner of St. Brigid Church in Millbury. John's calling hours will be held on Friday, April 24th from 5 to 8 p.m. in Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 Main Street in Millbury. His funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 25th with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Brigid Church, 59 Main Street in Millbury. Burial will follow in St. Brigid Cemetery in Millbury. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Millbury Fire Fighters Relief Association, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA 01527. To leave a special message or memory for the family in John's online condolence book please visit: www.mulhane.com
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 22 to Apr. 23, 2015
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