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Dumphy, Ralph - Shrewsbury  
Ralph E. Dumphy, 84 SHREWSBURY - Ralph E. Dumphy, 84, of Shrewsbury died Monday September 19, 2016 at the Christopher House in Worcester surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Worcester son of the late Thomas and Ora (Burpee) Dumphy. He graduated from Saint John's High School in 1950. He later continued his education at Worcester State College receiving both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education. Like most men his age Ralph served in the United States Army and honorably served his country during the Korean Conflict. Ralph then met Patricia A. Gannon whom he married on July 4, 1956 in Saint Margaret Mary's Church in Worcester. They celebrated 60 wonderful years of marriage this past summer. Ralph was an educator most of his life and enjoyed being a mathematics teacher for over twenty five years with the Shrewsbury School System until he retired. Ralph was a hard worker who never gave up; even in his retirement he found time to work with Catholic Chartites and the Guild of Saint Agnes and volunteered at the soup kitchen and food panty at St. John's Church in Worcester. He also had a few hobbies including being a "foodie" most of his life, he enjoyed cooking everything and anything for his family and friends and was a collector of Lionel Trains. Most of all, Ralph cherished the time spent with his family and he found tremendous joy in his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ralph was a faithful member of Saint Mary's Parish in Shrewsbury and a 50-plus year member of the Solidarity of Our Lady at Holy Cross College. He was a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the National Teachers Association. Besides his wife, Patricia Ralph leaves his loving children, Mary L. Naples and her husband John of Shrewsbury, Ralph J. Dumphy and his wife, Elaine of Nashville, TN, Anne Marie Hayes and her husband Michael of Belmar, NJ and Patricia E. MacIsaac and her husband Andrew of Shrewsbury; nine grandchildren, Elizabeth Naples Walsh and her husband Andrew of Holden, Christopher Naples and his wife Megan of Worcester, Matthew Naples and his wife, Caitlin of Acton, Caitlyn Dumphy Bullock and her husband Eric of DuPont, WA, Katherine Hayes Hoffman and her husband Timothy of Bryn Mawr, PA, Michael E. Hayes, Jr., and his wife Ryan Clarke Hayes of NYC, Erin Hayes Vickers and her husband Andrew of Belmar, NJ, Shannon Hayes of NYC, and Jake A. MacIsaac of Shrewsbury; nine great grandchildren, Grace and Daniel Walsh, Lillian, Ryan and Patrick Naples, Reese, Adelaine, and James Hoffman and Isla Vickers; also survived by two brothers, Leo Dumphy of N.C., Charles Dumphy of Worcester and a sister, Carol Cote of Worcester and several nieces and nephews. The Dumphy family wishes to extend their gratitude to the entire staff at Christopher House, Family Tree Home Care, Hospice of Jewish Health Care, and the Sisters of Mercy for their compassionate care of Ralph and their family during his illness. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Ralph's family on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 3:00-7:00 PM in the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main Street, Shrewsbury. The funeral will be on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from the funeral home with his funeral Mass celebrated at 11:00am in Saint Mary's Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury. Memorial contributions can be made to Saint John's Food for the Poor Program, 44 Temple St, Worcester, MA 01604. To leave a note of condolence for Mr. Dumphy's family or to view his Book of Memories, please visit, www.brittonfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sept. 19 to Sept. 21, 2016
Dwelly IV, Robert - Barre  
Robert C. Dwelly IV, 52 Barre - Robert C. Dwelly IV, CPA, MST, ChFC, PFS, 52, died peacefully at his home in Barre. He was born in Worcester, the son of Phyllis A. (Urban) and the late Robert C. Dwelly III. He was a lifelong Barre resident. Robert is survived by his loving mother, Phyllis A. (Urban) Dwelly of Barre; his uncles, Lance Foss of Camden, ME, Wesley Dwelly of Oakham and Rodney Dwelly of Winlock, WA; and his aunts, Carole and Pauline Dwelly. He also leaves his beloved beagle "Kappy". He was predeceased by his father, as well as his loving brother, Christopher J. Dwelly in 2009. Robert graduated from Westfield State University and went on to earn an MBA from Northeastern University. He was a Certified Public Accountant for over 30 years. Most recently he worked for Reagan and Company in CP Accountants in Leominster. He also had a private business providing tax, bookkeeping and financial planning services. Robert loved sports. He umpired for several Worcester area baseball leagues and refereed for several football teams. He loved the Steelers and the Patriots and was a proud Republican. Most of all he was a loving and devoted son and a great friend to many. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September, 27th at St. Joseph's Church, 90 Common St., Barre. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Second Chance Animal Shelter,111 Young Rd., P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield, MA 01515. To share a memory or offer an online condolence visit www.milesfuneralhome.com
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sept. 17 to Sept. 25, 2016
Fangsouthanh, Nokham - Fitchburg  
Died Thursday, September 22, 2016. Calling hours 1-8pm Friday, September 30, 2016. at the funeral home. Funeral service 9-11:30am Saturday, October 1, 2016. at the funeral home. Funeral Home: Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli Funeral Home 243 Water Street
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sept. 26 to Sept. 27, 2016
Fisher, Jeffrey - Gardner  
Died Friday, September 16, 2016. Calling hours 5-8pm Thursday, September 22, 2016. Funeral Home. Funeral service 11am Friday, September 23, 2016. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Funeral Home: Boucher Funeral Home, Inc. 110 Nichols Street
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sept. 20 to Sept. 21, 2016
Fox, Gerard - Sturbridge  
Gerard D. Fox, 71 Sturbridge - Gerard D. Fox, 71, of Walker Pond Rd., passed away on Friday, Sept. 23rd, in the Rose Monahan Hospice Home, Worcester, after a 9 month battle with brain cancer. He leaves his wife of 48 years, Janet C. (Yeager) Fox; his daughter, Jennifer J. Fox of Philadelphia, PA; his son, Ian B. Fox of South Burlington, VT; his two sisters, Paula Linwick of Atlantic Beach, FL and Barbara Chinners of Moncks Corner, SC; his grandson Finley of Philadelphia; and two nephews. He was born in Amityville, NY the son of Gerard B. and Dorothea (Detlefsen) Fox, moving to Wayland, MA when he was 9 years old. He was a graduate of Wayland High School, he received his Bachelors Degree from Merrimack College and his MBA from Boston College. He moved to the Sturbridge area in 1973. Gerard was the comptroller for the Linatex Co. in Stafford Springs, CT for many years. He later was the comptroller for several companies in the Boston area until he retired. Jerry pursued his love of teaching at Quinsigamond College where he taught part time before retiring and continued to teach part time after retirement. He also previously served on the Finance Committee for the Town of Sturbridge. Jerry was an avid golfer and was a member of Heritage CC in Charlton. He loved cycling and enjoyed hiking and fishing. His family would like to thank the staff of the Rose Monahan Hospice Home for all the care and compassion they gave to Jerry during the final days of his illness. Calling hours for Jerry will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29th, from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, with a memorial service to follow in the funeral home at 12:00pm. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Brain Tumor Society on line at www.defeatgbm.org . www.morrillfuneralhome.com
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2016
Gilman, Ruth - West Brookfield  
Ruth M. Gilman, 83 West Brookfield - Ruth M. (Collins) Gilman, 83, formerly of West Brookfield died peacefully in her sleep September 19, 2016. She is reunited with her husband of 54 years, George L. Gilman, Jr. who passed away in 2007 and her daughter Diane L. Inzerillo who passed away in 2010. Ruth was born in Worcester, the daughter of Charles E. and Blanche (Rioux) Collins. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her daughter, Vivian A. Stickles and her husband Robert of Rutland; her son-in-law Louis P. Inzerillo of Worcester; her granddaughters, Meghan J. Sawicki and her husband Joseph of Faribault, MN and Katie M. Goulet and her husband Matthew of Rutland; and her great grandchildren Emma, Aaron, Noah, Olivia and Isabelle. In addition to her husband and eldest daughter, she was predeceased by her sister June Bujnevicie and her brothers John J. Collins and Charles E. Collins Jr. Ruth was devoted to and loved her family, friends and the Town of West Brookfield, her home for more than 60 years. She proudly supported her husband's 50+ years of dedication to the town's fire and ambulance squads. Ruth worked for many years in the West Brookfield and Quaboag Regional School Districts as a secretary/bookkeeper and was an accomplished seamstress. Ruth was a long standing member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Ruth was a woman who lived her life with hard work, honesty, loyalty, empathy for others and gratefulness for those in her life. Ruth's family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and thanks to the staffs at the Christopher House Brookside Unit, Dodge Park Rest Home and Jewish Health Care Hospice for their comforting care and support over the years. A calling hour will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 E. Main Street, West Brookfield followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM in the Sacred Heart Church in West Brookfield. Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery in West Brookfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to the West Brookfield Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 540 or the West Brookfield Fire Department, P.O. Box 372, both West Brookfield, MA 01585. varnumfuneralhome.com
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sept. 19 to Sept. 20, 2016
Goldberg, Ronald - Milford  
Ronald M. Goldberg, 78 CORRECTION Milford - Ronald M. Goldberg, 78, died on Sunday, September 18th, at the Milford Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He leaves his wife of 55 years, Rita (Sulkes) Goldberg; a son, Richard Goldberg, and his wife, Ann of Shrewsbury; a daughter, Stephanie Goldberg and her husband, Peter Padavano of Shrewsbury; a sister-in-law, Jude Sulkes of Wayland; and three grandchildren, Sarah and Kathryn Giusti and Ari Peter Padavano. He graduated Moses Brown Academy in Providence, Rhode Island, attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He was an expert watch aficionado. He owned and operated Marshall's Jewelers for 45 years. He was a 50 year member of the Perfection Lodge of Mason's of Framingham, Beth Shalom Synagogue of Milford and was a member of the Rotary Club of Milford. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 12:00 NOON ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH IN BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE, 15 JAMESBURY DRIVE, WORCESTER UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN. Burial will be in B'Nai Brith Cemetery, Worcester. *CORRECTION* Immediately following the interment service, memorial observance will be held at The Willows, 101 Barry Road, Worcester and later from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at his residence. Memorial observance will continue from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday and Thursday at his residence. Minyan service will be at 6:30 PM each evening at his residence. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Oliva Patient Care Fund, Milford Regional Medical Center, 14 Prospect Street, Milford, MA 01759. www.milesfuneralhome.com "Family Owned" 508-829-4434
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sept. 18 to Sept. 20, 2016
Gray, Elizabeth - Worcester  
Elizabeth H. Gray, 92 Worcester - Elizabeth "Libby" (Gorham) Gray, 92, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016 in Homestead Hall surrounded by her loving family. She leaves a son Gregory G. Gray and his wife Jean of Oxford; a daughter Jennifer H. Schlegel and her husband Mark of Worcester; 8 grandchildren- Christopher, Matthew, Megan, and Andrew Gray, Jason, Joseph, and Joshua Schlegel, and Amanda and her husband Paul Henrickson. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 54 years, Gordon K. Gray and a brother Lee Gorham who died shortly after birth. Libby was born in Round Pond Maine, daughter of the late Ralph E. and Ethel May (Tole) Gorham. She graduated from Bristol High School Bristol, ME and Lincoln Academy 1942. She worked at the Bath Iron Works during WWII and the Maine State employment office in Bath, ME. Libby then traveled to Worcester where she met her future husband Gordon at a USO dance. Libby worked for Worcester Envelope when she first settled in Worcester and then spent her remaining working years as an administrative assistant at Davis Publications on Portland Street in Worcester. She was a member of Adams Square Congregational Church for many years where she sung in the choir and Greendale Peoples Church. Libby enjoyed visiting with her grandchildren, playing cards with Alton and Lillian their neighbors on Millbrook Street and vacationing on the coast of Maine. Libby's family lineage can be traced back to the Mayflower and early American history. Calling hours will be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. in Nordgren Funeral Home 300 Lincoln St. Worcester. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Greendale Peoples Church 25 Francis Street Worcester. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Libby's memory may be made to Greendale People's Church - Ralph Marsden Memorial Fund. For directions or to leave an online condolence message, please visit Nordgrenmemorialchapel.com
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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2016
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