Josephine A. (Tamulevich) Pockevicius
WORCESTER - Josephine A. (Tamulevich) Pockevicius, 83, of 12 Mallard Rd., died Friday Oct.12 in Oakwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11 Pontiac Ave., Webster.
She leaves her husband of 65 years, Andrew A. Pockevicius; three daughters, Mary Ann Roy of Gardner; Eugenia A. Lukason and Ruthe N. Pockevicius both of Worcester; three grandchildren, Tracey Roy of Easton, Maryland; Michael J. Lukason of Hopkinton and Terri Berlo of Brentwood, New Hampshire; and four great - grandchildren, Jack and Heather Berlo and Daniel and Sam Lukason. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Peter and Josephine (Bardsilauskas) Tamulevich and was raised and educated in Vilnius, Lithuania and returned to Worcester in 1935.
She was a member of St. Catherine of Sweden Church.
Mrs. Pockevicius was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday October 16, from Dirsa - Kazlauskas Funeral Home, 51 Providence St., with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Catherine of Sweden Church, 1 Wiser Ave. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery.
A calling hour will be held Tuesday October 16 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oakwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11 Pontiac Ave., Webster, 01570.
Benedict J. Kacevich
NORTH GRAFTON - Benedict J. Kacevich, 78, of 23 Williams Rd., died September 28 in Providence Extended Care Center, 119 Providence St., Worcester.
His wife of 39 years, Helen M. (Madaio) Kacevich died in 1989.
He leaves a son, Robert F. Kacevich, of North Grafton; three sisters, Margaret M. Heller of Zephyr Hills, Florida; Katherine A. "Kitty" Zemaitis of Millbury and A. Ruth Aiksnoras of Holden; and several nephews and nieces. Two brothers died before him, Adam Kacevich of Bradenton, Florida in 1994 and Joseph B. Kacevich, Sr., of Worcester in 1998. He was born and raised in Worcester, son of Adam and Alexandria (Krilovich) Kacevich and had lived in North Grafton 45 years.
Mr. Kacevich was a security guard 10 years for State Mutual Life Assurance Co., and retired in 1989.
He was an Army veteran of World War II serving with an anti aircraft artillery unit.
He was a member of St. Mary's Church in North Grafton, the Grafton Senior Citizens and the AARP.
Mr. Kacevich was graduated from Commerce High School in Worcester.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday October 2, from Dirsa - Kazlauskas Funeral Home, 51 Providence St., Worcester, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 17 Waterville St. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester. Calling hours in the funeral home are Monday October 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Julia L. (Minkavich) Jonis
Worcester - Julia L. (Minkavich) Jonis 104 formerly of 557 - 97 Southwest Cut - Off died Wednesday September 12, in University Commons Nursing Care Center after a short illness.
Her husband Vincent Jonis died in 1956. She is survived by two sons Joseph Jonis of Worcester and Vincent Jonis of Orange Park Florida. A daughter Felicia J Naughton of Whitinsville and her ninety seven year old sister Helen Capinas of Cherry Hill New Jersey. She also leaves fourteen grandchildren, twenty seven great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A brother Joseph Mannix of New York City died in 1984.
She was born in Lithuania a daughter of John and Magdalen (Marashka) Minkavich and came to this country 103 years ago . She was raised and educated in Wilkes Barre Pa. During World War II while her sons served in the military, she supported the war effort while working at the former Cornel - Dubilier Electric Corp. where she was cited as top War Bond buyer among the employees. She also served as an Air Raid Warden in her neighborhood.
Mrs. Jonis was the owner and operator of the former Julia's Cleaners then at 106 Green Street in Worcester.
With the help of her daughter Felicia Naughton and Robert Cronin of Catholic Charities Education Program, she realized her lifelong dream of becoming a Citizen of the United States when she was sworn in at age ninety nine by Karon Ann Hayden Assistant District Director for Immigration and Nationalization Service in Boston. Lost papers while entering the country in 1898 with her mother created problems in earlier efforts to become a citizen.
Mrs, Jonis was a member of Saint Catherine of Sweden Parish and the Auburn Senior Citizens Club.
The funeral will be held Saturday September 15th from The Dirsa - Kazlauskas Funeral Home 51 Providence Street with a Mass at 10am in Saint Catherine of Sweden Church 1 Wiser Avenue. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery Worcester. Calling hours at the funeral home will be today Friday September 14 from 5 to 8pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made instead to Saint Catherine of Sweden Church 1 Wiser Ave. Worcester Mass. 01607
John Ronald Mattson
WORCESTER - John Ronald Mattson, 61, of 49 Pleasant Valley Dr., formerly of 80 Malvern Rd., died Saturday Sept. 8 in his home.
He leaves two brothers, Francis J. Mattson of Westminster and Richard A. Mattson of Merrimack, New Hampshire; a sister, Judith E. O'Donnell of Norwood two nieces and two nephews. He was born in Worcester, son of Hilding and Nellie F. (Noles) Mattson and lived here all his life.
Mr. Mattson was an assembler five years at Pratt & Whitney Co., in Hartford and more recently before he retired he worked for Holy Cross College.
He was a member of Our Lady of Vilna Church.
Mr. Mattson was graduated from Worcester Boy's Trade High School where he studied to be a cabinetmaker.
The funeral will be held Thursday September 13, from Dirsa - Kazlauskas Funeral Home, 51 Providence St., with a Mass at 11:15 a.m. in Our Lady of Vilna Church, 151 Sterling St. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery.
A calling hour will be held from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday September 13 in the funeral home
Nell M. (Galvin) Mitchell
Worcester - Nell M. (Galvin) Mitchell 88, of 51 Waverly Street died Monday September 10 in UMass - Memorial Hospital, Memorial Campus following an illness.
Her husband Robert E Mitchell Sr. died in 1948. Mrs. Mitchell is survived by two sons Colin A Mitchell of Oxford and Robert E Mitchell Jr of Sutton. A brother John Galvich of Worcester and four sisters Rita E Miner of California, Dorothy A Vaicilionis, Barbara E Galvich and Elizabeth T O'Donnell all of Worcester. A brother William Galvich of Worcester and a sister Ann Whitticom of Laconia New Hampshire predeceased her. She also leaves nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Mitchell was born in Worcester a daughter of William and Anne B (Ridick) Galvich and lived here all of her life. She was educated in Worcester Schools.
A longtime member of Saint Casimir Parish, she was also a member of its Choir, Council 26 Knights of Lithuania, The American Lithuanian Roman Catholic Womans Alliance Chapter 5 and a former member of Saint Casimir's Mothers Guild.
During and after World War II, she was a Volunteer Interpreter for Lithuanians migrating to the United States.
The funeral will be held tomorrow September 13 from The Dirsa - Kazlauskas Funeral Home 51 Providence Street with a Mass at 10am in Saint Casimir Church 41 Providence St. Burial will follow in Saint John's Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home are today September 12 from 6 to 8pm.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and that donations be made to The Blood Donor Fund of UMass Memorial, in care of The Foundation,16 Shaffner Street Worcester Mass. 01605, or to the American Red Cross, 61 Harvard St.,Worcester Ma., 01609.
Mary C Yuodsnukis
Old Saybrook Conn. - Mary C Yuodsnukis 99 of 41 College Street Old Saybrook, formerly of 50 Upsala Street Worcester died Sunday August 9 in The Saybrook Convalescent Hospital.
Her husband Andrew H Yuodsnukis died in 1997. She is survived by a daughter Joan B Peckaitis of Old Saybrook, two granddaughters, Christine Peckaitis of Ridgefield Conn. and Mary Peckaitis of Old Saybrook, a grand niece and many nieces and nephews.
She was born in Worcester a daughter of Matthew and Mary (Mason) Schuka, Educated in Worcester Schools, she later worked as a Shuttle Maker for the former John Pratt Co. retiring many years ago. She moved to Old Saybrook in 1997.
A longtime member of Our Lady of Vilna Parish in Worcester, she enjoyed many hobbies including Knitting, Rug Braiding, Tatting and other handwork. She also enjoyed reading.
The funeral will be held Wednesday September 12, from The Dirsa - Kazlauskas Funeral Home 51 Providence Street with a Mass at 11am in Our Lady of Vilna Church 151 Sterling Street. Entombment will be in The Notre Dame Mausoleum, Worcester.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 10:30 on Wednesday prior to the funeral.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and that donations be made to either The Estuary Council of Senior Clubs Inc. 220 Main Street Old Saybrook Conn. 06475 or The Acton Public Library, Tucker Fund 60 Old Boston Post Road Old Saybrook Conn. 06475
Morgan H. Potter
Worcester - Morgan H. Potter 88 of 27 Germain Street died August 6 in Christopher House.
He leaves his wife of forty eight years, F.Louise (Bass) Potter, a daughter Janice E Potter of Worcester and a step daughter Elizabeth F McMillan of West Boylston. Seven Grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Mr. Potter was born in Worcester a son of Charles N. and Cora Belle (Hall) Potter and lived here all of his life. A Graduate of North High School, he attended New England School of Accounting. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy SeaBees in the European African Middle Eastern Theatre of Operations. He was for many years a salesman for Bancroft Oil, Quaker State Motor Oil. He retired in 1988.
Mr. Potter was a Classic Car enthusiast.
A longtime member of the 100 Club of Mass. he was also a member of the Southern Mass Police Association, The Worcester County Deputy Sheriff's Association and The Classic Car Club of America.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday August 26th at 5pm in Epworth United Methodist Church 64 Salisbury Street Worcester.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
There are no calling hours.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and that memorial contributions be made in his memory to The Memorial Fund of Epworth United Methodist Church 64 Salisbury Street Worcester Mass.
The Dirsa - Kazlauskas Funeral Home 51 Providence Street is directing arrangements