CHARLES W. GORR, SR.
HUBBARDSTON — Charles W. Gorr, Sr., 76, of 32 Kruse Road, died Sunday night, April 29, 2007 in the Wachusett Manor Nursing Home. Born in Irondequoit, NY on March 15, 1931, he was the son of Ernest H. and Laura (Schlottman) Gorr and had lived here for many years.
GARDNER — Sally-Ann Hedenberg, 45, of 41 Jay St., Gardner, died peacefully Monday afternoon, April 30, 2007 in UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus. She was born in Nurnberg, Germany on November 11, 1961.
JEANNETTE R. GJELTEMA
GARDNER — Jeannette R. (Boyer) Gjeltema, 84, of 104 Church Street, died Friday April 27, 2007 in the Wachusett Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements, which are incomplete, are by the Smith Funeral Home Inc.
LUTHER H. HAYES, JR.
EAU CLAIRE, WI — Luther H. Hayes, Jr., 86, of Eau Claire, WI, formerly of Winchendon, died early Friday morning, April 27, 2007 after a long illness. Mr. Hayes was born in Fitchburg on May 16, 1920, son of the late Luther H. Hayes, Sr.
Rudolph "Rudy" Ferrucci Sr.
HOPEDALE -- The funeral for Rudolph "Rudy" Ferrucci Sr. took place Wednesday, June 18, 2003 from Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home.
He was the husband of Clara Tosches Ferrucci for 55 years.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Hopedale, celebrated by the Rev. William Konicki.
Joseph Manella assisted as deacon.
Sanctuary assistants were Kelly Hood and Frank Rummo.
Eucharistic ministers were Lorraine Sutton and William Sutton.
The pall was placed on the casket by his sons and daughters-in-law, Rudolph Ferrucci Jr., Lynn Ferrucci, Robert Ferrucci and Lauren Ferrucci. The sheaf of wheat was placed on the casket by his wife, Clara Ferrucci.
Lectors were his nieces, Patti Staltare and Roberta Bolduc.
Gift bearers were his grandchildren, Erika Ferruci, Brian Ferrucci and Adam Ferrucci.
Words of remembrance were offered by his nephew, Richard Ferrucci.
The organist was Donna McIntyre, and the cantor was Charlotte Grillo-Manna.
Bearers were his grandson, David Ferrucci, and his nephews, Richard Ferrucci, James Ferrucci Jr., Michael Ferrucci, Steve Ferrucci, Peter Ricciardelli, Paul Tosches and Thomas Capuzziello.
Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery, where the Rev. Konicki and Deacon Manella offered prayers in the Bertoni Chapel.
Mr. Ferrucci, 76, of Hopedale, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, in Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
James D. Frederick, 61, of Hopedale
HOPEDALE -- James D. Frederick, 61, of Hopedale, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital.
He was the husband of Joan M. (Rocha) Frederick for 13 years.
Born in Bedford, Ind., he was the son of the late William and Elsie (Dossett) Frederick.
A 1959 graduate of Bedford (Ind.) High School, he attended Indiana University and moved to Hopedale in 1980. He was a salesman at Mega Block Toys.
Besides his wife, he leaves two stepsons, Paul, and wife Heather (Ansart) McLain of Greenfield, and Brian, and wife Lynne (Witzell) McLain of Bellingham; and a granddaughter, Camaryn McLain of Greenfield.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 19, at 10 a.m., at the chapel at Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St., Milford. The Rev. Paul Traverse, pastor of Pine Street Baptist Church, will officiate.
Cremation will follow at Rural Cemetery in Worcester.
Visiting hours are Wednesday, June 18, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Vincent Nappa, 72, of Mendon
MENDON - Vincent Nappa, 72, of Mendon, died Monday, April 1, 2002, in the University of Massachusetts-Memorial Medical Center, Worcester.
He was the husband of Marie (Davis) Nappa.
Mr. Nappa was born in East Boston, the son of the late Carmen and Lucy (Ballardino) Nappa and was raised in Belmont. He was a graduate of Belmont High School, and attended Wentworth Institute in Boston. A resident of Mendon since 1984, Mr. Nappa previously was a longtime resident of Milford.
A master electrician, Mr. Nappa owned and operated Mid-State Electric Co. in Milford for 10 years, and later, Nappa Electric in Mendon, until retiring in 1996. He previously was employed at EG&G Inc. in Bedford for 16 years, as a timing and firing specialist. He worked on above-ground testing of atomic bomb projects with the Atomic Energy Commission in Nevada and in the Pacific during the 1950s and 1960s.
He served as a past Town Meeting member in Milford, and as a Boy Scout leader there. He was a member of the Mendon Senior Center, a member of the Roger L. Wood American Legion Post 355 in Mendon, and a past member of the Italian-American Veterans Post 40 in Milford. Mr. Nappa was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Milford.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
He enjoyed golfing, gardening, cooking, and was a loving grandfather.
Mr. and Mrs. Nappa observed their 45th wedding anniversary Oct. 20.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Steven M. and his wife, Sara Samoiloff Nappa, of Providence, R.I., and Vincent D. Nappa of Mendon; two daughters, Michele M. and her husband, Kristopher D. Ellicks, of Acton and Rosemarie A. and her husband, Joseph F. Bradley of Stow; one brother, Joseph Nappa of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five sisters, Laura Parsons of Reading, Caroline Nappa of Belmont, Geraldine Nappa of Redington Shores, Fla., Jean Brenner of LaCrescenta, Calif., and Connie Fisher of Cushing, Okla.; five grandchildren, Allison Bradley of Stow, Kevin Ellicks and Susanne Ellicks, both of Acton, and Nina Nappa and Isabella Nappa, both of Providence; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late George Nappa of Scituate, Anthony Nappa of St. Petersburg, Fla., and a sister, Delores Afienko of St. Petersburg, Fla.
A memorial Mass will take place Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Winter Street, Milford.
Burial, with full military honors, will be at a later date, in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
There are no public calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to the University of Massachusetts-Memorial Medical Center, Kidney Transplant Unit, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01605.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress St., Milford.
Mary T. (Doyle) Hanley, 83, of Hopedale
MILFORD - Mary T. (Doyle) Hanley, 83, of Hopedale, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at the Milford Geriatric Authority, Milford, where she had been a resident since 1998.
She was the wife of the late George E. Hanley, who died in 1982.
Born in Milford, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Barrett) Doyle.
She attended Milford public schools and was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of 1938.
She was employed as an administrative assistant for more than 30 years at Framingham State College, retiring in 1994. Prior to that, she had been employed at the former Draper Corporation in Hopedale.
Mrs. Hanley was a longtime resident of Hopedale and a longtime communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Hopedale.
She leaves two daughters, Mary Ellen and her husband, Dennis LaCroix, of Reading, and Nancy J. Hanley of Hopedale; a son, John E. "Jack" Hanley of Hopedale; three grandchildren, Kevin Hanley and Laura Hanley of Hopedale, and Courtney LaCroix of Reading; also many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will take place Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 9 a.m. from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress St., Milford, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 187 Hopedale St., Hopedale.
Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Cedar Street, Rte. 85, Milford.
Visiting hours at the funeral home are Monday, Dec. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Robert T. Symonds, 87, of Hopedale
HOPEDALE - Robert T. Symonds, 87, of Hopedale and Edgartown, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at his residence in Hopedale.
He was the husband of Helen W. (Wright) Symonds.
He was born in Waban, the son of the late Henry Allen and Eliza P. (Tuttle) Symonds. He was a resident of Hartford, Conn., before moving to Milford in 1952, and later to Hopedale in 1983. He was a graduate of Newton High School and a 1938 graduate of Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. Mr. Symonds did post graduate work at Bentley College, studying business administration. He was a graduate of the University of Vermont Pilot Training Program.
Mr. Symonds was currently the treasurer and a director of the Milford Water Co. He retired as the superintendent of the Milford Water Co. in 1986, after 32 years.
He was a former pilot for former Northeast Airlines and during World War II, flew with the US Air Transportation Command with United Airlines and Trans-Ocean Airlines, transporting wounded troops returning home from the war in the Pacific Theater. He was a former vice president of the Edgartown and Barnstable water companies.
Mr. Symonds was a charter member of Milford Lions Club. He was a lifetime member of the New England Water Works Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Water Companies. He was a former Town Meeting representative. He was formerly active on the Town Pool Swim Committee. Mr. Symonds was a member of the First Congregational Church of Milford, and served as trustee and deacon for the church.
Mr. Symonds and his family spent summers in Edgartown since 1975. He enjoyed tennis, skiing, camping and sailing with his family. He loved animals.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Robin W. Symonds of Tewksbury and Barbara S., wife of Gerald A. Beltz of Lexington; three grandchildren; Christopher W. Beltz, Nora M. Beltz and Martha A. Beltz, all of Lexington; and one sister-in-law, Mildred S. Symonds of South Yarmouth.
He was also the brother of the late Edmund A. Symonds, Allen M. Symonds and Marion E. Jones.
A memorial service will take place Saturday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. in the First congregational Church of Milford, 4 Congress St., Milford.
Graveside services will take place Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Norway Plain Cemetery, Rte. 123, Hancock, N.H.
There are no funeral home calling hours.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress St., Milford. For additional information, see www.bumafuneralhome.com.
Memorial donations may be made to Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund, 1 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02146-9795, or to the Bancroft Memorial Library, care of Friends of the Hopedale Library, 50 Hopedale St., Hopedale, MA 01747.