Doris (Nadeau) Parmenter

1927  -  2014

Doris (Nadeau) Parmenter, 87, of Leominster, died November 11, 2014, in Life Care Center of Leominster, after an illness. She was born April 4, 1927, in Ware, MA, daughter of the late Alfred and Caroline (Jablonski) Nadeau. Doris attended Saxton Trade School. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of St. Leo's Parish.
Doris is survived by four daughters; Annmarie Gillis and her husband Fred of Port Hueneme, CA, Nancy Bellino-Bowman and her husband Robert of Gilsum, NH, Sandra Desilets and her fiancee Vito of Hubbardston, MA, Dale Ouellette and her husband Steven of Lunenburg, MA, a brother; Edward Nadeau of Leominster, three sisters; Florence Rousseau of Leominster, Claire Morin of Millbury, MA and Elizabeth Pearson of North Carolina, four grandchildren; Miranda Gillis, Andrew Ouellette and his wife Ammie, Adam Desilets and Shawn Ouellette, along with a greatgrandson, Jacob Ouellette.
She was predeceased by her husband Charles H. Parmenter, who died Dec. 14, 1986, a son Robert Parmenter, who died in 2001 in California, and a sister Helen Vallee.

Funeral Information

Her Funeral will be held Friday, November 14, 2014, from Wright-Roy Funeral Home, Inc., 109 West St., Leominster, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Leo's Church, 128 Main St., Leominster. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours will be held Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday morning from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

Denise "Dee" R. Caron

1927 -  2014

Denise "Dee" R. Caron, 87, of Epsom, NH, formerly of Leominster and Lunenburg, MA died June 29, 2014 in Epsom Health Care Center, after an illness. She was born in Fitchburg, MA, May 17, 1927, daughter of the late Ralph J. and Flora M. (Landry) Caron. She was a graduate of Leominster High School. Denise worked as an electronic technician at Digital Equipment Co., in Westminster, Maynard, Hudson and Marlboro, MA, before her retirement.
She is survived by a brother, Ralph F. Caron and his wife Helen of Tamworth, NH, four nephews; Douglas Hendley of Gardner, MA, Wayne Hendley of Manchester, NH, Gary Hendley of Dunbarton, NH and Greg Caron of Hillsboro, NH. She was predeceased by a sister, Lorraine Hendley of Dunbarton, NH.

Denise's Funeral will be held Monday, July 7, 2014 from Wright-Roy Funeral Home, Inc., 109 West St., Leominster, with a Mass of Christian Burial being held in St. Leo's Church, 128 Main St., Leominster at 11:00 a.m. Calling hours will be held Monday morning, prior to the funeral, from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. After cremation, burial will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA.

Lorraine A. (Metivier) Fontaine

1927 -  2014

Lorraine A. (Metivier) Fontaine, 86, of Leominster, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, in UMass Medical Center, Worcester. She was born on July 14, 1927, in Leominster, MA, was the daughter of John and Laura (Marcotte) Metivier. She was a graduate of Leominster High School Class of 1945. Lorraine worked as a bookkeeper and accountant before retiring. She was a member of St. Cecilia Parish in Leominster, where she worked Bingo, and the church fairs. Her hobbies were baking, and she had a private sewing circle with her close friends, and loved to shop. She is survived by her two sons Alan Fontaine of Bedford, N.H. and Neil Fontaine of Leominster, her four grandchildren Michealla, Nicholas, Jayson, and Aidan. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, A. Paul Fontaine, on May 7, 2011, and her sister Muriel Richardson.

Lorraine's funeral will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014, from the Wright-Roy Funeral Home 109 West St. Leominster, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church 168 Mechanic St. Leominster, Burial will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours will be Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the funeral home, and Friday morning, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

1927 -  2012

Charles Emerson Lynch, 85, of Leominster died Friday October 5, 2012 in the Rose Monihan Hospice Home surrounded by his family. He was born on April 11, 1927 in Newark, New Jersey, was the son of John J and H. Elizabeth (Merithew) Lynch.

He was a United States Navy Veteran of WWII having served in Guam. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Crawley Corporation then he went on to be a maintaince manager for USCI Bard in Billerica, and then worked for Murray Printing before retiring. Charles was a member of the Eastwood Club, North Leominster Rod and Gun Club, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was a marksman with skeet and trap shooting, he was an avid motorcycle enthusiast. His nickname was "The Legend" he was also known as the "Go to guy" and he was considered a great mentor.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Elizabeth "Betty" Lynch of Leominster, his son John Lynch and his wife Julie of Lunenburg, his daughter Frances Lynch of Fitchburg, his step-daughter Karin Belanger of Alabama, his brother John M. Lynch of Lancaster, his sister Elizabeth Jean Flanagan of Leominster, his grandchildren Sarah K. Philips of Fitchburg, Adam Lynch of Montpelier, VT, Molly Lynch of Lunenburg, Rebecca Lynch of Lunenburg, Collin Warman of Huntsville, AL and Jenny Trainor of Madison, AL and three great-grandchildren in Alabama. He was predeceased by his son James Lynch in 2007.

Calling hours will be held on Friday October 12, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.,in the Wright-Roy Funeral Home 109 West St. Leominster, and the funeral service will begin at 12:00 p.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster.

Rita Ann (DiGeronimo) Debitetto
Jan. 1, 1928 - March 13, 2012


Rita Ann Debitetto, 84, of Venice, Fla. and former resident of Winchester & Leominster, MA. and Sarasota, FL, passed away on March 13, 2012. She was born to James V. and Carmella M. DiGeronimo on Jan. 1, 1928 in Fitchburg, Mass. She graduated from Leominster High School in 1945 and then attended Larson Junior College.

Rita and her husband, Michael were co-owners of Debitetto Insurance Agency. She was a member of the Winchester Boat Club, Oak Hill Country Club, Orchard Hills Tennis Club, Bent Tree Country Club in Sarasota where she had two holes-in-one, and Prestancia C.C. Rita also enjoyed Bocce, Bridge and playing cards. She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Michael; loving children, daughter, Diane Debitetto and son, Michael (Cheryl) Debitetto; a beloved sister, Dorothy A. (DiGeronimo) and her husband Ronald J. St. Laurent, a sister-in-law Gloria DiGeronimo, wife of Arthur, and a brother James DiGeronimo Jr.. Four adoring grandchildren, Max J. (Sable) Weisman, Nathan Debitetto and Jake V. Debitetto. She also leaves behind a Godchild, David J. (Laurine) DiGeronimo, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rita was preceded in death by her brothers, Michael J. DiGeronimo and Arthur P. DiGeronimo. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00PM on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Farley Funeral Home in Venice. Following the service a collation will be served at Venetian Falls Clubhouse, Jackson Rd., Venice. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association , P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692 or to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923. Farley Funeral Home in Venice, Florida is handling the arrangements. To send condolences visit

Robert W. Cosseboom

1926  -  2012

Robert W. Cosseboom, son of Sylvester G. Cosseboom and Viola M. (Goodwin) Cosseboom of Leominster passed away at home on January 28, 2012. Born August 21, 1926, Bob was a lifelong resident of Leominster.

He worked as a shoe salesman for 56 years with Student Brothers and Fini shoe stores. Bob was the Director of TAG (Teen Age Gathering) for 14 years. TAG donated thousands of dollars in scholarships and athletic awards to many LHS students. Bob was also the donor of the Broderick-Kucharski award which was given each year at graduation. Having graduated as President of the Class of 1945, Bob was an active member of the reunion committee. The class held its 65 year reunion in June 2010 at Barbers Crossing in Sterling. Bob was warden for many years in Ward 2A. He was also an avid harness racing fan and a collector of more than 300 movie videos dating from the early 30’s to present.

He leaves two nephews, William S. Lemoine and his wife Charlene of Waukesha, WI and David A. Stebbins of NH. He leaves a grand nephew, Bret Lemoine of Appleton, WI, as well as many valued friends, especially Bob Johnson and memories of his late wife, Sue.

At Bob's request there will no calling hours and burial services will be private. Any remembrances in Bob's name may be made to the Pat Brody Shelter for Cats, P.O. Box 142, Lunenburg MA 01462 or to Ginny's Food Pantry, 52 Mechanic St. Leominster, MA 01453. The Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster is assisting the family with arrangements.

Evelyn E. (Nimee) MacGillvray

1927  -  2010

Evelyn E. (Nimee) MacGillvray, 83 years old, formerly of Leominster, MA, and Portsmouth, RI, died May 20, 2011 in Blenheim Newport after a long illness. She leaves her daughters, Cindy J. Williams and her husband David W. of Middletown, RI and Beth A. Piermarini and her husband David M. of Townsend, MA, a granddaughter Ashley E. Williams also of Middletown, RI, a sister Ruth A. Nimee of Worcester, MA, and a brother William Nimee of Waltham, MA. Evelyn was married for over 50 years to the late Robert S. MacGillvray who passed away on October 1, 2006. She was also predeceased by a daughter Robin L. MacGillvray in 1977, a sister Marguerite (Nimee) Swydan, and a brother Robert Nimee.

Mrs. MacGillvray was born on July 2, 1927, in Leominster, MA, the daughter of the late George and Mary (Peters) Nimee and had lived in Leominster most of her life. She was a graduate of Leominster High School the Class of 1945 and later attended Simmons College. For many years, she worked alongside her family at Nimee's Clothing Store and also worked at Montachusett Opportunity Council (MOC) in Sterling, MA. Evelyn enjoyed volunteering at Leominster Hospital. For over 15 years, Evelyn and Robert were members of Oak Hill Country Club of Fitchburg, MA. While living in Leominster, Evelyn and her family worshipped at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Evelyn's proudest moment was the birth of her granddaughter Ashley. She always enjoyed having the cleanest car and the most perfectly manicured lawn in the neighborhood.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the Harbor staff at Blenheim Newport and Beacon Hospice.
Rita Cora ( Remy ) DeCarolis

1927  -  2010      

Rita Cora (Remy) DeCarolis, 83 years old, of Leominster, died on Friday, October 15, 2010, after a brief illness. She is survived by her 5 sons, Michael DeCarolis of Leominster, Berardino DeCarolis of Leominster, Vincent DeCarolis of Castro Valley, CA, Richard DeCarolis and his wife Christina of Leominster and Joseph DeCarolis and his wife Cheryl of Lunenburg, 3 brothers George "Duke" Remy of Malden, Laval "Jimmy" Remy of Ludlow, VT and Marcel "Peter" Remy and his wife Jackie of Vero Beach, FL, 6 grandchildren, Sheena, Nicholas, Vincent, Anthony, Richard and Kyle, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her former husband Vincent "Chasbo" DeCarolis, her brothers Doria "Titou" Remy and Charles Remy and by her sister Paulette Scoggins.

Rita was born in Leominster on May 22, 1927, daughter of Dr. Louis Remy DDS and Graziella (Favreau) Remy and was a life long resident. She graduated from Leominster High School and worked at the former Selig Manufacturing in Leominster several years ago. She was a life long member of St. Cecilia’s Church in Leominster and was an avid BINGO player.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church, 180 Mechanic Street, Leominster. Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Leominster.

Martha "Sissy" (Bottomley ) Valeri

1927 - 2008 

Martha "Sissy" (Bottomley) Valeri, 81 years old, of Leominster died on Tuesday, June 10 in HealthAlliance-Leominster Hospital after an illness. She is survived by 2 sons Robert Valeri of Tennessee and John Valeri of Leominster, a daughter Tina Lane of Leominster, her grandchildren Gary Lane, Jr. of Gloucester, Etta Lane of Leominster, Jacob Valeri of Waltham, Luke Valeri of Nashua, NH, Nathaniel Valeri of Leominster and Rachel Valeri of Tennessee, 2 great grandchildren Jayden Harvey and Tehya Harvey Lane of Gloucester, 2 brothers Robert Bottomley of Montana and Theodore "Joe Joe" Bottomley of Ocala, FL She was predeceased by her beloved husband Rocco A. Valeri in 1995 and her youngest brother James Bottomley in 1986. Mrs. Valeri was born in Leominster on March 12, 1927, daughter of Irving and Edith (Pennery) Bottomley and was a life long resident. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Lorraine C. (Belanger) Simard           1927 - 2007 

Lorraine died on Sunday, Dec. 9, in the The Highlands Nursing Home in Fitchburg.

She was born in Fitchburg on Sept. 8, 1927, the daughter of the late John and the late Rachael (Guillmette) Belanger. She grew up in Leominster and graduated from Leominster High School.

Mrs. Simard worked in the loan department at the Leominster Savings Bank and the Worcester County National Bank and Shawmut Bank. She was a communicant of St. Cecilia’s Church. She lived in Port Charolette, Fla., for the past 10 years. She was a member of the Leominster and the Port Charlotte, Fla., Elks and the Moose Club in Port Charlotte, Fla.

Lorraine loved her family dearly. She was a devoted wife, compassionate mother and a caring and loving grandmother. She took great pleasure in being a homemaker, and was an accomplished seamstress. Lorraine enjoyed people, and made many friends during the several years she worked in the load department of a number of local banks. She will be greatly missed by family and friends; however, her memory will forever warm the heart of those who knew and loved her.

She leaves her husband of 59 years, J. Arthur Simard; three daughters, Andrea R. Munderloh of Westfield, Adele L. Bodanza and husband, Mark, of Leominster, Celeste A. Kandawalla of Bradington, Fla.; and one son, David A. Simard and wife, Lisa, of Leominster; one brother, Paul Belanger and wife, Cecile, of Chelmsford; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Theresa Poirier; and her husband, Lawrence.

A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. in St. Cecilia’s Church, 180 Mechanic St., Leominster. Burial will be at a later date. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in her memory to the National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Building B, Centennial, CO 80112. For more information or to sign our online guest book, please visit M.A. Simard & Son Funeral Home, 14 Walker St., Leominster, is directing arrangements

MaBelle “Belle” S. Appleton     1927 - 2006

MaBelle “Belle” S. Appleton, 79, of 142 Chapman Place, died Sunday morning in HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster after an illness.

The daughter of Robert S. and Doris (Cook) Appleton, Miss Appleton was born in Whitinsville on July 1, 1927. She is survived by her brother, Robert S. Appleton; two sisters, Sarah Bergeron,  Barbara Rettig. She was predeceased by two sisters, Eleanor Wronski and Geraldine Marshall. She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery after cremation.


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