George H. O’Connell, 59
George H. O’Connell, 59, of 14 Otis St., died Monday, Dec. 31,
at home after a long illness.
He leaves a sister, Annie M. O’Connell, with whom he lived;
nephews and nieces. He was born in Clinton, son of Stephen W. and
Margaret (Crowley) O’Connell.
He graduated from Clinton High School in 1960 and attended New
England School of Accounting.
Mr. O’Connell worked 15 years for the Massachusetts Department
of Correction at MCI Shirley, retiring in 1997. He was a
member of the Massachusetts State Employees Association and
a life long member of St. John the Evangelist Church.
The funeral was held Friday, Jan. 4, from Philbin-Comeau Funeral
Home, with a Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial
was in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to
VNA Hospice, 365 Nichols Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420.
Ursula Santana, 86
Ursula (Carmona) Santana, 86, of Lancaster, died Tuesday,
Jan. 1, 2002 in UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus,
Worcester, after an illness.
She leaves her husband, Jenaro Santana; a son, Genaro
Santana of Athol; three daughters, Angelina and Lucy Santana, both
of Lancaster, and Julie Kamieneski of Salisbury; and four grandchildren.
She was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, daughter of
Manuel and Angelina (Resey) Carmona.
Mrs. Santana was a member of Spanish Seventh-Day Adventist
The funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 7, in Spanish Seventh-
day Adventist Church, Leominster.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster. Donations
may be made to Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church, 41 Cross
St., Leominster, MA 01453 and may be left at the funeral home.
Agnes T. Starr
Agnes T. (Lepore) Starr, of 24 Water St., Clinton, a former
bookkeeper, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 in River Terrace Healthcare Center,
Lancaster, after a long illness.
She leaves two daughters, Carole McLauglin and Angela
Marc-Aurele, both of Clinton; a brother, John Lepore of Fitchburg;
three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Three brothers and two
sisters predeceased her. She was born in West Boylston, daughter
of Lawrence and Angelana (Colangelo) Lepore, and lived in
Clinton most of her life.
Mrs. Starr was a bookkeeper for many years at Worcester
Country Club. She also worked as a waitress at area restaurants. She
enjoyed bowling and was a member of Clinton Senior Citizens.
A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at Our
Lady of Jasna Gora Church. Burial will be at the convenience of the
family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s
School, 128 Franklin St., Clinton, MA.
James F. Fadden Jr., 68
James F. Fadden Jr., 68, of 306 Water St., Clinton, died Sunday,
Jan. 6, 2002 in Clinton Hospital after a long struggle with multiple
He leaves his wife of 39 years, Katherine A. (O’Toole)
Fadden; two sons, Daniel E. Fadden of Sutton and Michael W.
Fadden of Clinton; a sister, Evelyn DeToro of Palm Harbor, Fla.;
nieces and nephews. He was born in Boston, son of James F. and
Cecelia F. (Helfer) Fadden and lived in Clinton many years. He
graduated from Northboro High School in 1951 and attended
American International College, Springfield. He served in the Navy
from 1952 to 1956.
Mr. Fadden worked as a sales representative for various
wire and cable companies in the Worcester County area for 23
years before retiring because of illness. He was a member of St.
John the Evangelist Church and a life member of the Clinton Lodge
of Elks. He was a former member of Clinton Council Knights of Columbus.
He was an avid golfer and sports fan and was recruited to
play baseball for the Atlanta Braves.
The funeral was held Wednesday, Jan. 9, from Robert J.
McNally Funeral Home, with a Mass at St. John the Evangelist
Church. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery, Lancaster. Memorial
contributions may be made to Clinton Hospital Foundation, 201
Highland Street, Clinton, MA 01510.
Milicent E. Roche, 55
Milicent E. (Johnston) Roche, 55, of 191 Prescott St.,
Clinton, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 in Coes Pond Hospice Residence,
Worcester, after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
She leaves her husband of 11 years, John Roche; a stepdaughter,
Kim Roche of Connor, N.H.; an aunt, Rose (Hamilton) Kobus of
Clinton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was born in
Clinton, daughter of William E. and Edythe F. (Hamilton) Johnston,
and lived her entire life here.
She graduated from Clinton High School in 1964 and attended Mt.
Wachusett Community College.
Mrs. Roche worked for Acton Medical Associates. Previously,
she worked in the payroll department at Clinton Hospital,
Amory Plastics, Clinton, Ad Care Hospital, Worcester and 18 years
at Digital Equipment Corp. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian
Church, USA, and served many years as the church treasurer
and financial secretary. She was a Girl Scout and a charter member
of the Clinton Order of the Rainbow for Girls, serving as a worthy
adviser. She enjoyed cross stitching and gardening.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12,
in the Presbyterian Church, USA, 175 Chestnut St. Burial will be in
Woodlawn Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian
Church Window Restoration Fund, 175 Chestnut St., Clinton,
MA 01510, or to the Hospice Residence, 10 Judith St., Worcester.
Ruth E. Fox, 83
Ruth E. (Martin) Fox, 83, formerly of 86 Beech St., Clinton,
died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002 in Keystone Nursing Home, Leominster,
after an illness.
Her husband, William J. Fox, died in 1993. She leaves three
daughters, Susan Fox of Framingham, Laurie Domiano of Worcester
and Linda Sleeper of Greenville, N.H.; a grandson; and
nieces and nephews. Two brothers predeceased her. She was born in
Clinton, daughter of Shirley A. and Addie (Goss) Martin, and
graduated from Clinton High School in 1936. She served in the
Marine Corps during World War II.
A graveside service was held Friday, Jan. 11, in Woodlawn
Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s
Research Hospital, 332 North Lauderdale, Memphis, TN
38105; or to Toys for Tots, PO Box 1947, Quantico, VA 22134.
Jennie E. Mayberry, 88
Jennie E. Mayberry, 88, of 110 Orange St., Clinton, died Friday,
Jan. 11, 2002 in Clinton Hospital after an illness.
She leaves a sister, Marion E. Mayberry, with whom she
lived; a nephew, Robert W. Mayberry and a grandniece, Katherine
E. Mayberry, both of Grand Haven, Mich. A brother, Robert J.
Mayberry, predeceased her. She was born in Clinton, daughter of
Charles and Martha (Armstrong) Mayberry. She graduated from
Clinton High School and the former Becker Business College.
She was a bookkeeper at the Clinton-Athol Co-Operative Bank
for 12 years before retiring. She previously worked at Clinton Hospital
for 11 years and also at the former Clinton Trust Co. for several
She was a life member of the Church of the Good Shepherd and
an active volunteer for various organizations and programs within
the diocese, including the former Young Peoples Fellowship Organization.
She was a member of the Clinton Women’s Club.
Ms. Mayberry enjoyed writing, and for many years her work
was published frequently in the former Clinton Daily Item. She
was also accomplished at knitting and often donated her work to local
charities, church fairs and fund-raisers.
The funeral was held Monday, Jan. 14, in the Church of the
Good Shepherd Episcopal, Clinton.
Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to Church of
the Good Shepherd, 209 Union Street, Clinton,