Alice F. (O'Malley) Jacobs
PAXTON - Alice F. (O’Malley) Jacobs, 81, of 6 Meadowbrook Dr., Paxton, died Monday, August 2, in St. Vincent Hospital. She leaves her husband of 58 years Walter E. Jacobs; one daughter Alice F. wife of Robert F. Hart of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Gary A. Hart of Scottsdale, Ariz., Tara Hart of Worcester, and Wendy T. Hart of Kissimmee, Fla.; two brothers. Anthony O’Malley of Boylston and Richard O’Malley of Worcester, and three sisters. Kathleen O’Malley, Mary Johnson and Ann O’Malley all of Worcester. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Anthony C. and Kathleen (Brennan) O’Malley, and had lived in Paxton for 50 years. She was a graduate of Commerce High School. She had been a typist in Norton Co. Abrasives for 25 years retiring in 1982.
A Mass was held on August 5 in St. Columba Church, Paxton. Burial was in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton.
Agnes A. (Carlson) Jacobson
HOLDEN - Agnes A. (Carlson) Jacobson, 95, died Tuesday, August 3, 2004 in UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester after an illness.
Her husband, Albert E. Jacobson, died in 1985. She leaves a daughter, Sandra A. Packard, and her husband Stephen J. of Holden; four grandchildren, Richard McElhiney of S. Yarmouth, Sean McElhiney of Ashuelot, N.H., Sandra Lee Vitale of Wall Township, N.J., Mark Rayworth of Hubbardston and Stephen J. Packard of Malden; eight great grandchildren; a great great granddaughter; nephews and nieces. A daughter, Helen L. Travers, died May 21 of this year. Four brothers and three sisters predeceased her.
Mrs. Jacobson graduated from Holden High School and worked 17 years as the assistant cafeteria manager at Dawson Elementary School in Holden. Previously, she worked in the Actuarial Dept. at State Mutual Assurance Co. in Worcester. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Holden and the Holden Grange. She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
A funeral service for Mrs. Jacobson was held August 7 in the First Congregational Church, Holden. Burial followed in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Congregational Church, 1180 Main St., Holden, MA 01520. Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden directed arrangements.
Susanna V. "Susie" Adams
Susanna V. "Susie" Adams of Needham died August 3 after a battle with leukemia. She was the daughter of Robert C. and Joanna (Guidara) of Needham, sister of Virginia Anderson and husband Steven of Northboro and Robert F. Adams of Boston. She was the granddaughter of Gunhilde Adams of Worcester, formerly of Holden, and aunt to Nathan and Laurie Anderson. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ms. Adams was a graduate of Needham High School, attended Hofstra University and graduated from Emerson College. She captained the tennis team and played field hockey at Needham, and was the number one tennis player in Division One while at Hofstra. She was employed by the Shapiro - Lichtman talent/literary agency in Los Angeles.
The funeral was held August 6 from Eaton Funeral Home, Needham, followed by a Mass in St. Joseph Church. A scholarship fund is being set up at Needham High School. Make checks payable to the Susanna V. Adams Scholarship Fund, c/o Sovereign Bank, 965 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492.
John Clark Woodbury
HOLDEN - – John Clark Woodbury, 75, of Worcester, formerly of Holden, died Sunday, August 8, 2004 at the Jewish Healthcare Center after a nine year battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
He leaves his wife, Virginia (Quick) Woodbury. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary just a year ago. He is also survived by three sons: John S. Woodbury of Madison, N.J., Benjamin C. Woodbury of Holden and Thomas C. Woodbury of Worcester; a daughter, Dr. Ann M. Woodbury of Auburndale; and five grandchildren. He was born in Worcester, son of John Edward and Irene (Clark) Woodbury. He lived most of his life in Holden and Worcester. He graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Harvard College and the School of Industrial Management at WPI. He served in the United States Coast Guard.
Until his retirement in 1991, Mr. Woodbury was vice president - marketing and advertising manager of Woodbury & Company, Inc., his family company, which specialized in engraved business stationery.
He was a board member of the United Way of Central Massachusetts, where he was chairman of the Allocations Division and vice president, and long - time member of the finance committee. He was president of the Worcester Branch of the Dickens Fellowship, Friends of the Worcester Public Library, Elder Home Care Services of Worcester Area, Inc. and the Ad Club of Worcester. He served the American Antiquarian Society on its council and its Development Committee. He was employed as an interpreter at Old Sturbridge Village and volunteered as a tour guide at the Wells Estuarine Research Reserve in Wells, Me.
He served United Congregational Church in many ways, including moderator, chairman of the search committee, deacon and treasurer.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thusday, August 12, in United Congregational Church, 6 Institute Road, Worcester. Donations may be made to the United Way of Central Massachusetts, 484 Main St., Worcester 01608. Caswell King Funeral Directors is directing arrangements.
Mary L. Beshaw
STERLING - Mary Lynne (Gale) Beshaw, 54, of 39 Linden St., East Douglas, formerly of Sterling, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, in UMass Memorial, Worcester, after an illness.
She leaves her husband of 35 years, Joseph C. Beshaw; her son at home, James W. Beshaw; a daughter, Rachel L. Beshaw of Belchertown; her mother, Patricia (Hayes) Gale of Gardner; three brothers, Steven Gale of St. Augustine, Fla., Robert Gale and Alan Gale, both of Fitchburg; two sisters, Ann Fini of Templeton and Marla Gale of Erving; many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Beshaw was born in Cambridge, daughter of the late Harrison Gale, and lived in Sterling for 16 years before moving to East Douglas in 1992. She was marketing director at Aberman & Associates in Lancaster for 30 years. She was a member of St. Richard of Chichester Church.
The funeral was March 14, from Miles - Sterling Funeral Home, 100 Worcester Road, Sterling, with a Mass in St. Richard of Chichester Church, Sterling. Burial was private. Memorial donations may be made to St. Richard of Chichester Church, P.O. Box 657, Sterling, MA 01564 - 0657.
Jeanette R. Dube
STERLING - Jeanette R. (Pellerin) Dube, 75, of 11 Glendale Ave., died Thursday, March 9, 2006, in Sterling Healthcare Center after an illness.
Her husband, Jean Paul Dube, died in 1989. She leaves three sons, Daniel F. Dube of Princeton, James R. Dube of Sterling and Gerard A. Dube of Leominster; a brother, Edward Pellerin of Clinton; three sisters, Lorraine Arsenault of Lancaster, Pauline LaBelle of Leominster and Joanne Herzig of Colorado; four grandchildren, Timothy, Nicole, Brandon and Kate Dube; nephews and nieces. Her son, Paul "Pete" H. Dube, died in 1992 and a daughter - in - law, Jean (Carima) Dube, died in 1998. She was also predeceased by a brother, Fernand Pellerin and a sister, Marie Pellerin.
Mrs. Dube was born in Rumford, Maine, the daughter of Henry and Olida Rosanna
Blais) Pellerin and lived in Lewiston, Maine and 49 years in Sterling. She was a member of St. Richard of Chichester Church in Sterling.
The funeral was March 13, from Miles - Sterling Funeral Home, 100 Worcester Rd., Sterling, with a Mass in St. Richard of Chichester Church, 4 Bridge St. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Sterling. Memorial donations may be made to the Sterling Fire Department, Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 515, Sterling, MA 01564.
Rose Rustigian Baljian
PAXTON - Rose Rustigian Baljian, 85, of Worcester, formerly of Paxton, died Thursday, March 9, 2006, five days before her 86th birthday, at the Odd Fellows Home in Worcester after a long illness.
She was married for 57 years to the late Vahe V. Baljian, who died in 1999. Born in Hartford, Conn., she was the daughter of Kevork and Aghavni Rustigian She graduated from Bulkeley High School in 1937 and worked at The Travelers Insurance Co. until her marriage. She moved to Worcester in 1947 and retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in 1982 after 23 years. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church and its Ladies' Guild. She was an expert Armenian cook and her happiest times were gatherings of family and friends around her table. She learned to play the piano on her own and could play anything after hearing it just once. She sang in various Armenian choruses, enjoyed crossword puzzles and was an expert Scrabble player.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Baljian of Worcester; a son, the Rev. Fr. Antranig Baljian of Waltham; a granddaughter, Nayiri Bell of Waltham; a grandson, Deacon Nishan of Waltham; and a brother, Robert Rustigian of Honolulu, Hawaii; many nephews and nieces, George Rustigian and Roy Zartarian of Newington, Conn., Dr. Arsine Oshagan of Radnor, Pa., Jackie Rustigian of Alexandria, Va., Anne Zartarian of New York City, Charlene Zartarian of Larchmont, N.Y.; Lois, Robert, Pamela and Ronald Rustigian of Conn.; Marianne Pajak of Az. and Craig Rustigian of Or.; grandnephews and nieces; and cousins. She was predeceased by two brothers, Jacob Rustigian and John Rustigian; and two sisters, Margaret Zartarian and Alyce Rustigian.
Funeral services under the direction of Nordgren Memorial Chapel were held March 14 in Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 635 Grove St., Worcester. Burial was in Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vahe and Rose Baljian Memorial Scholarship Fund of St. Stephen's Armenian Elementary School, 30 Elta Ave., Watertown, MA 02472.
Elsie M. Gonyea
HOLDEN - Elsie M. (Frohock) Gonyea, 85, of Holden, died in Holden Nursing Home on Saturday, March 11, 2006, after an illness.
Her husband of 58 years, Romeo A. Gonyea Sr., died in February 2001. She leaves her daughter, Faye M. Ellis of Holden; two sons, Romeo A. Gonyea Jr. of Snohomish, Wa. and Larry L. Gonyea of Clearwater, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and two great - grandsons. Three brothers predeceased her. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Walter and Ethel (Fielder) Frohock, and lived in Holden 48 years.
Mrs. Gonyea was a 1939 graduate of the former Commerce High School. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Jefferson, sang in its choir for 25 years, was past president of the Women's Guild and taught First Communion classes. She was a member of the Holden Grange and the Friends of the Holden Council on Aging. She and her husband were volunteers for the Mass. Association for the Blind in Worcester and for the Holden Council on Aging since its inception. They were honored by the Holden Democratic Committee for being "Good Neighbors" and were recipients of a community service award from Holden Grange. She was an election clerk for 37 years, mainly in precinct 3.
The funeral was March 15, from Miles Funeral, 1158 Main St., Holden, with a Mass in St. Mary's Church, 114 Princeton St., Jefferson. Burial was in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester. Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of the Holden Council on Aging, 1130 Main St., Holden, MA 01520.
John J. Goullis
STERLING - John J. Goullis, 88, of 20 North Cove Road, died March 11, 2006, in Sterling Healthcare Center.
He was born in Clinton, the son of John and Katherine (McNamara) Goullis, and lived his entire life in Clinton and Sterling. He was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army and a veteran of World War II, serving in the Panama Canal. From his teen years he was a ham radio enthusiast, earning a first class license and the early call letters W1HQA. For many years he was known in the region as "The Sewing Machine Doctor" because for a very small fee and the chance to socialize a bit, he would make house calls to repair sewing machines of local housewives. In 1970, he shut off his radios and the TV to commit himself to the study of the Bible. He possessed a keen memory and would read local newspapers from front to back. He never married and is survived by three nephews, John Parker of Pepperell, Philip Parker of Clinton and Dennis Parker of Tempe, Az.; and a niece, Kathleen Gilmore of Springfield.
A private graveside service was held at Oak Hill Cemetery, Sterling. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 884 Millbury St., Worcester, MA 01607. Miles - Sterling Funeral Home , 100 Worcester Road, Sterling, directed arrangements.
Georgette T. Menard
HOLDEN - Georgette T. (Carreau) Menard, 81, of 68 Reservoir St., Holden, formerly of Colony Homes in Worcester, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006 in Oakdale Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center after an illness.
Her husband of 52 years, Victor A. Menard, died in 1998. She leaves her son, Victor A. Menard of Great Mills, Md.; three daughters, Jeanne R. Zaleski of N. Oxford, Elaine C. Fornari of Worcester and Sandra A. Menard of W. Boylston; two sisters, Dorothy Kaufmann of Johnstone, R.I. and Antoinette Beaudry of Charlestown, N.H.; six grandchildren; and five great - grandchildren.
She was born in Claremont, N.H., daughter of Lorenzo A. and Yvonne (Maheux) Carreau, and lived in West Boylston and Worcester.
Mrs. Menard graduated from St. Mary's High School in Claremont, and for many years was a bookkeeper for Dr. Carl Marsh in Worcester. She was a member of St. George's Church and Sultana of the International Order of Alhambra Alcave Caravan 73. She was a recipient of the Emerald Award from the Emerald Club for her volunteer work at the Mercy Centre in Worcester.
The funeral was March 11, from Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden, with a mass in St. George's Church, 38 Brattle St., Worcester. Burial was in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Mercy Centre, 25 West Chester St., Worcester, MA 01605.