Mildred C. Johnson
HOLDEN - Mildred C. (Nilson) Johnson, 93, a 54 - year resident of Holden, died Sunday, April 9, 2006 in UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester, after a short illness.
Her husband, Harold G. Johnson, died in 1978. She leaves her daughter, Beverly C. Morrilly of West Boylston; a son, Kenneth G. Johnson of Palm City, Fla.; five grandchildren, Lynn McQuoid, Lisa McGovern, Bruce Johnson, Paul Johnson and Susan Michael; and two great - grandchildren. Three sisters and a brother predeceased her. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Carl G. and Annie (Erikson) Nilson, and was a graduate of Commerce High School.
Mrs. Johnson worked at the Lutheran Nursing Home for many years as a nurse's aide. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and previously she was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Worcester. She was also a member of the VASA Order of America Nordic Lodge #611 and the Chaffins Women's Club.
The funeral service for Mrs. Johnson will be held at 10:30 a.m., April 13, in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 346 Shrewsbury St., Holden. Burial will follow in All Faiths Cemetery, Worcester. A calling hour will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the service in Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 72 Cambridge St., Worcester, MA 01603.
Mary F. Leander
HOLDEN - Mary F. (Hoffman) Leander, 84, of Kenwood Road, died Thursday, April 20, 2006 in Sterling Healthcare Center, Sterling, after an illness.
Her husband of 50 years, Robert W. Leander, died in 1998. She leaves a son, Robert H. Leander of Barre; three grandchildren, Michael Leander of Barre, Sara Morris of Marlboro and Kathleen Leander of Holden; five great - grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Four brothers predeceased her. She was born in Paris, Texas, daughter of John D. and Ida Lee (Hope) Hoffman, and graduated from Paris Junior College.
Mrs. Leander was a supervisor in insurance records for State Mutual before retiring in 1979. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Holden and a member of the Harold N. Keith American Legion Post 204 in West Boylston.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in the First Baptist Church of Holden, 1216 Main St. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Sterling Healthcare Center, 18 Dana Hill Road, Sterling, MA 01564. Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden, is directing arrangements.
Teresa C. Roselund
PAXTON - Teresa C. (Deely) Roselund, 79, of Worcester, formerly of Paxton, died Friday, April 21, 2006, in the Sterling Healthcare Center, Sterling, after an illness. Her husband of 41 years, Carl A. Roselund, died in 1989.
She leaves a son, Stephen T. Roselund of Dudley; two daughters, Carla D. Forts of Holden and Susan Peloquin of Millbury; a brother, Joseph C. Deely of Worcester; six grandchildren, Julie, Jared, Joel, Meredith, Michael and Matthew; two great - grandchildren, Bianca and Edwin; many nieces and nephews. Her brother Richard and three sisters, Marguerite, Mary and Martha, predeceased her. She was born in Worcester, the daughter of Peter F. and Teresa L. (Hanley) Deely and graduated from the Ascension High School in Worcester.
The funeral service was April 24, in St. George's Church, 38 Brattle St., Worcester. Burial was in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden, directed arrangements.
Steve Andrew Olesin
Steve Andrew Olesin, 56, of Acton, died Monday, April 17, 2006, in an automobile accident in Vernon, N.J., with his wife Jane. He was an engineer for Digital Equipment Corp. for many years, retirring several years ago. He built guitars and furniture, and recently published a book on woodworking. He is survived by his mother, Maria Olesin of Wellington, Fla,; his brother, Andrew Olesin of Princeton; nieces Katherine, Emily and Sandra Olesin; and a nephew, Alexander, all of Princeton. His father, Andrew, died in 1991.
A memorial service was held April 22, at Acton Congregational Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, CA 22203 or a charity of one's choice. Lazear - Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick, NY 10990, directed arrangements.
John S. Belrose Jr.
HOLDEN - John S. Belrose Jr., 68, of 111 1A Manning St., Jefferson, formerly of Concord, N.H., died Thursday, June 8, 2006 in UMass Medical Center, Worcester, following a short illness.
Born in Concord, N.H., he was the son of John S. and Felice (Liberty) Belrose Sr., and a 1955 graduate of Concord High School.
He was a self - employed private investigator, founder and president of Am - Co International Investigations. He was a member of the International Intelligence Network Association and U.S. Air Force OSI (Office of Special Investigations), Military Assistance Command in Vietnam Studies & Observation Group. He was attached to Air America CIA Operations in Thailand and director of security for Burns International Investigations, serving in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Iran. In Iran, he worked with the Shah of Iran's Secret Police and was one of the last Americans to leave during the Iran - Hostage Crisis of 1979. He was vice president of American International Investigations serving in Latin America, South America, China and Europe. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1962.
He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He leaves one son, John S. Belrose III, of Concord, N.H; five daughters, Barbara Warren - Handt and Debra Redlon, both of Concord, N.H., Sarah Murphy and Laura Belrose, both of Jefferson, and Meredith Belrose of Rindge, N.H.; one brother, Stephen M. Belrose of Concord, N.H.; one sister, Margaret McDonald of Lancaster, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, four great - grandchildren; one aunt, Jane Russell of North Palm Beach, Fla.; eight nieces, nephews and several cousins. He also leaves his former spouses, Maryann Powers of Concord, N.H. and Jacqueline E. Feldman of Rindge, N.H.
Graveside services are today, June 15, in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, N.H. The Boucher Funeral Home, Inc. (www.boucherfuneral.com), 110 Nichols St., Gardner, is directing arrangements.
Doris H. Carlson
HOLDEN - Doris H. (Hjertstrand) Carlson, 88, of Colony Homes, died Friday, June 9, 2006 in Holden Nursing Home after an illness.
Her husband of 39 years, Charles Carlson, died in 1979. She leaves two daughters, Gail McEachern of Jackson, Wy. and Dianne Landquist of Rutland; five grandchildren, Kurt McClelland, Cheryl Toland, Eric, David and Jeffrey Landquist; one great - granddaughter, Anika Toland; and two nephews. Her son, Larry Carlson, a brother, Raymond Rand, and a grandson, Mark McEachern, predeceased her.
Mrs. Carlson was born in Worcester, daughter of Sven Hjalmer and Marie Carolina (Segelson) Hjertstrand, and was a graduate of Commerce High School. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, the LCW Circle, Koinonia Group, Chaffins Women's Club and the Holden Senior Center. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, baking and traveling to the beaches of Maine. Her greatest love was for her family and friends, and her strong faith.
A memorial service was held June 14 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Holden. Burial was private. Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, 346 shrewsbury St., Holden, MA 01520. Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden, directed arrangements.
Henry J. Maki
HOLDEN - Henry "Hank" J. Maki, 71, of Holden died at home on June 12, 2006 after a long battle with cancer. He and his wife Janice (Anderson) Maki celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 17, 2005.
He is also survived by his son, Jon W. Maki of Spencer; two daughters, Jill E. Glidden of Worcester and Jennifer L. Blake of Jefferson; a sister, Ruth A. Miller of Holden; six grandchildren, Amie, Amanda, Melissa, Megan, Cassidy and Derrick; two nieces, Lynn and Lori; and his brothers - in - law, Don W. Anderson and Richard Deutchman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was born in Worcester, the son of Carl and N. Alli (Laiho) Maki, and graduated from Commerce High School in 1953.
Mr. Maki was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1957 to 1959 on the destroyer U.S.S. Forrest Royal. He was a data controller at Norton Company for more than 30 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church and sang in its choir for more than 40 years. He belonged to the Rufus Putnam Lodge of Masons in Rutland and the Greendale Men's Club in Worcester. He valued most his faith, his family, his friends and his camp in New Hampshire.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, in the Epworth United Methodist Church, 64 Salisbury St., Worcester. His body has been donated to Harvard Medical School for cancer research. Memorial donations may be made to the Epworth United Methodist Church, Memorial Fund, 64 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609; or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden, is directing arrangements.
Gwenith C. Owens
PAXTON - Gwenith C. Owens, 85, of Paxton, died Thursday, June 8, 2006 in the Bolton Manor Nursing Home in Marlborough after a long illness.
She leaves a sister, Rhoda Nicholson of Paxton, and many nieces and nephews. Her sisters, Althea Cook and Celine Pasic, predeceased her.
She was born in Worcester, daughter of John J. and Veronica D. (Noonan) Owens, and lived in Paxton for more than 30 years.
She graduated from Commerce High School and St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing, both in Worcester. She was a registered nurse. In 1955, she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where she served many years as an active duty nurse. She held the rank of Major and also served many years in the Air Force Reserve before her retirement in 1979. She was a member of St. Columba Parish and St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association.
A funeral Mass was held in St. Columba Church, Paxton, on June 12. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, directed arrangements.
George E. Streeter Jr.
STERLING - George E. Streeter Jr., 55, of West Boylston, formerly of Sterling, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at UMass Medical Center, Worcester, after a short illness.
He was born in Worcester, son of George E. and Catherine M. (McGrann) Streeter, grew up in Sterling and lived there most of his life. He graduated from Wachusett Regional High School and the apprenticeship program at Worcester Vocational School.
He was the general foreman for Local #4 at the Worcester Courthouse. He was a 30year Local #4 Union pipefitter and foreman for many projects, including Suffolk County House of Correction in Boston, Mechanics Hall, St. Vincent Hospital, Medical City Hospital, UMass Memorial, UMass Medical School, Mass College of Pharmacy, the new Worcester Vocational School and the DCU Center. He was an honorary member of the Reenactment Society of New England.
He leaves his mother, Catherine M. Streeter of Sterling; two sons, Michael A. of Key Largo, Fla. and Steven D. Streeter of Sterling; six sisters, Mary DeFeudis of Northboro, Elizabeth Samuelson of Toledo, Ohio, Eileen Streeter of Boston, his twin sister, Catherine Pearson of West Boylston, Evelyn Geer of Stowe, Vt. and Anne Atkins of Holden; two brothers, Joseph Streeter and Thomas Streeter, both of Vermont.; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his best friend, David Erickson, and his wife Sonia and children Victoria and Venessa of Worcester.
The funeral was June 10 in St. Mary's Church, Jefferson. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Sterling. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 630 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608 or St. Mary's Church, Building Fund, 114 Princeton St., PO Box 2200, Jefferson, MA 01522. Fay Brothers Funeral Home (www.faybrothers.com), 1 W. Boylston St., W. Boylston directed arrangements.
Elmer E. Hair Jr.
PAXTON - Elmer E. Hair Jr., 90, of Colony Lane, died Sunday, June 11, 2006, in Tatnuck Park at Worcester.
His wife of 57 years, Isabel C. (Hooker) Hair, died in 2001. He leaves his son, Stephen E. Hair of Auburn; a daughter, Dianne I. Durso of Bridgewater; two sisters, Doris Hair of Worcester and Evelyn Pulling of Auburn; five grandchildren; and two great - grandchildren.
Mr. Hair was born in Hartford, Conn., son of Elmer E. and Mary A. (Kiley) Hair Sr. He was a graduate of South High School and UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture, where he excelled in football and basketball. He was a co - owner and operator at Sunrise Dairy in Holden. He continued working until he was 79. He was a member of First Congregational Church of Paxton, the Rufus Putnam Lodge of Masons and The Sons of Paxton. He was a devoted husband and father who exemplified strong family values and work ethic. He was also an avid horseman.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today, June 15, in the First Congregational Church, 1 Church St., Paxton. Burial will follow at North Cemetery, Sturbridge. There are no calling hours. The family will receive guests at the church from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church of Paxton, Memorial Fund, 1 Church St., Paxton, MA 01612. Miles Funeral, 1158 Main St., Holden is directing arrangements.