Michael J. Cannavino Jr.
1944 -- 2014
James Cannavino Jr. 70, of Fitchburg, MA passed away peacefully on
Sunday, October 5, 2014 after a brief battle with cancer.
He was born in Leominster, MA, to the late Michael James Senior and
Carmela (Lena) Cataleta Cannavino on July 24, 1944. Michael met his high
school sweetheart and wife of 36 years, Annie and invaluable friends who
shared his life-long passion for music, becomng locally famous with the
CAVEMEN. He also served in the army during the 1960's. Michael retired
from his professional career as a City Manager with the Fitchburg
Department of Public Works in 2010.
In addition to his parents and wife he was predeceased by a brother
James Michael Cannavino and a nephew Jason Matthew Cannavino, both of
Lunenburg, MA. Michael is survived by three children; Michael John
Cannavino, of New Hampshire; Dawn Marie (Cannavino) Richard, of
Massachusetts; Kristen Marie Cannavino, of Oregon; and a sister, Theresa
(Cannavino) Morin of Maine; and an uncle, Frank Columbus Cannavino of
Leominster, MA. He is also survived by three grandchildren, a great-
granddaughter and two nieces.
Michael was loved by his cousins and will dearly missed by his family
and many friends.
CANNAVINO -- A family celebration of his life was held at Slattery's
Restaurant in Fitchburg, MA. Per his wishes,
MICHAEL "MIKE" KENT
1945 - 2014
MICHAEL KENT DIED IN HIS HOME ON OCT 10, 2014, OF NATURAL CAUSES..
HE LIVED IN DES MOINES, IA SINCE 1970, UNTIL HIS PASSING.. MIKE WAS
A GRADUATE OF DRAKE UNIVERSITY, DES MOINES, IA CLASS OF '67.. AFTER
JOINING THE ARMY AND SERVING DURING VIET NAM, HE RETURNED TO DRAKE
TO GET HIS MASTERS IN HISTORY. HE TAUGHT SCHOOL IN DES MOINES AND
COACHED SOFTBALL. HE LATER RETIRED FROM NABISCO... MIKE WAS A HALF
MARATHON ENTHUSIAST, WINNING SEVERAL EVENTS IN IOWA AND SURROUNDING
Lifetime Leominster, MA resident, John Albert
Harrington, Sr., passed away on November 28, 2012. He was a loving
father, grandfather, and brother. John was the son of the late Nelson
Harrington and late Anna Mahan Harrington.
He is survived by his daughter, Lisa & Brian DeKeyser of Denver, NC,
sons, John "JJ" Harrington Jr. of Westminster, MA, and Justin Harrington
of Sterling, MA; sister, Jean & Frank Harrington Gagne of Leominster,
MA; and brothers, David Harrington of Fitchburg, MA, and Edward "Ted" &
Cheryl Harrington of Baldwinville, MA. He was also survived by his
grandchildren, Aysha-Noel Harrington, Sierra D Harrington, Darryl
Osborne of Denver, NC, Jacob Harrington of Westminster MA; and two
great-grandchildren, Samuel John Harrington and Ariel Harrington-Butler
of Denver, NC; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
John worked for many years at Simon Saw in Fitchburg. He was the owner
of Moss Hollow landscaping, crafts and wholesales. He is also remembered
for running the ski shop at Pheasant Run Ski area.
John's passion was working for the many farmers markets in the area, as
well as setting up at the Boston Flower show. He was an award winning
member of the Buxton Branch Begonia Society, The Holliston's
Agricultural Commission, and a strong supporter of Tower Hill.
James Scott Conner Jr.
1945 - 2012
James " Scott" Conner 67, of Fitchburg, and
formerly of Leominster, died Friday evening November 16, 2012 in Beth
Israel Hospital, Boston, M.A. following complication after surgery. He
was born on August 11, 1945 in Leominster, MA, was the son of the late
James S. Conner Sr. and Beth A. (Wallace) Conner. He was a graduate of
Leominster Trade High School. Mr. Conner was a United States Army
Veteran of the Vietnam Era having served from 1965-1967 and attaining
the rank of E-3. He worked for Lockwood Plastics for many years and more
recently as a trucking broker and logistics for local companies. He was
an avid photographer, loved taking pictures of family, friends, and
nature, was a NASCAR fan, loved watching the races with his friends, and
enjoyed working outside especially in his own yard. He is survived by
his wife of 46 years Virginia A. (Quinn) Conner, three sons Keith Conner
and his wife Kelly, Peter LaFleur, and Paul LeFleur and his wife
Michelle, two brothers Jonathan Conner and his wife Patty and Bradley
Conner and his wife Barbara, two sisters Patricia Cucchiara and her
husband Dick, and Colleen Degrafenried, five grandchildren Joseph
Conner, Britni Conner, Neil Conner, Sarah Colston, Sean LeFleur,and many
nieces and nephews . Jim was very close to his sisters-in-law, Patricia
Quinn and Mary Carey, and his brothers-in-law, Michael and Richard
Quinn. He was predeceased by his parents James S. and Beth Conner Sr.
and sister Joan Petrini.
The funeral will be held on Monday, November 26,
2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Wright-Roy Funeral Home 109 West St.
Leominster, Burial with Military Honors will be at 1:00 p.m. in
Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery 211 Glenallen Rd Winchendon,
Calling hours will be Monday November 26, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00
a.m. in the funeral home.
Paul J. Smith
1945 - 2011
Paul J. Smith 65 of Leominster died Saturday July
30, 2011 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born on September
28, 1945 in Leominster; MA was the son of Francis and Ethel (Grimley)
Smith. Mr. Smith worked as a Lineman & then Foreman for National Grid
before retiring. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Parish in
Leominster, the Leominster Sportsmanís Club and the Leominster Knights
of Columbus Council # 406. He is survived by his wife of 42 years
Shirley A. (Marchetti) Smith of Leominster, three sons Eric P. Smith and
his wife Stephanie of Leominster, Todd M. Smith and his wife Christina
of Leominster and Jason M. Smith and his wife Megan of Leominster, a
brother Donald Smith and his wife Kathy o f Leominster, four
grandchildren Riley, Connor, Kellan, and Brooke. Burial was in St. Leoís
02, 1945 - September 18, 2008
Ethel Mae Whitney Poutry, 63, of 18 Woodruff Road
died Thursday evening September 18, 2008 at the Rose Monahan Hospice
Home in Worcester after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born
May 2, 1945 in Leominster, daughter of Leland A. and Mildred F. (Mahan)
Whitney and lived in Leominster and Clinton all of her life. She
attended Leominster High School, Mount Wachusett Community College in
Gardner and received her bachelorís degree from University of
Massachusetts Amherst. She had worked at Digital Corporation for many
years as a Technical Writer and in more recent years she ran her own
courier service. She was a member of St. Leoís Parish in Leominster, and
a longtime member of the Templeton Fish and Game Club. A caring and
compassionate person, Ethel was particularly fond of her extended family
and cousins. She hosted numerous family events, including Fourth of July
gatherings at her summer place in Templeton, over the years and up to
including this recent summer. She will be remembered lovingly by her
cousins, whose numbers now include three generations, for her selfless
efforts towards their families, which she considered her own immediate
family. She also maintained several close friendships, a woman of many
talents; she planned and did a large part of the building of her summer
place. She leaves her close cousin and caregiver Ron Rogers; cousins
Kevin Rogers, David Rogers, Michelle White, and Julie; Mary Moreau;
Pearl Fournier and Norma Stankaitis., she also leaves close friends, and
her long time friend Olmond Poutry of Clinton. She was predeceased by
her father Leland A. Whitney in 1965, a brother Donald L. Whitney in
1987, and her mother Mildred F. Whitney in 1994.
Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 64 years old. He was born and raised in
Leominster, MA and attended Leominster schools. He attended Wentworth
Institute in Boston and Lowell Tech.
Dave has lived in Niantic, CT for over 30 years. For the last year he
resided at Life Care Center of Plymouth.
Dave managed and owned several restaurants, installed cable television
and most recently, he was self employed.
the son of the late Ralph V. Kennedy and Adah (Parker) Kennedy. He was
predeceased by his brother Ronald Kennedy who died February 13, 2008. He
is survived by his sister Susan Anastasia, a niece and nephew, their
families and many cousins.
Dave was vice commander of the American Legion Turner Tinker Post 128 in
Niantic. He helped put on dinners, organize toy drives and help with
charitable events. He was also a member of Kari-Hill VFW Post 5849 in
Niantic and a member of the East Lyme Veterans Council.
will be held at the Oakdale United Methodist Church in W. Boylston, MA
on Thursday October 15, 2009 at 11 A.M. Interment will be at Glen Valley
Cemetery in Barre, MA following the service. In lieu of flowers, the
family asks that you make donations in David's name to the ALS Assoc,
320 Norwood Park South, 2nd floor, Norwood, MA 02062
1945 - 2008
died Friday, December 26, 2008, at her Leominster home surrounded by
family. She was born in Leominster, MA, May 1, 1945, daughter of
Bradford W. Eisner and Louise (Morin) Eisner. She graduated as a
Registered Nurse from Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing in Boston, in
1966. She married her high school sweetheart, Thomas J. Haas on May
28th, 1966. One of the very few childbirth educators given special
permission to use the Lamaze name, she taught Lamaze groups in her home
for over 30 years. She was also a LaLeche breastfeeding consultant for
the same amount of time. In addition, she has worked as a home health
care nurse for the past 20 years, most recently for Family Lives of
Wakefield, MA. She's been an active member of LaLeche League,
Massachusetts Nurses Association, and the Alumni Association of Peter
Bent Brigham. Jane has lived life with a passionate enthusiasm. She and
Tom built a cabin retreat in the NH mountains, where they would spend
joyful, quiet weekends. She will be dearly missed by her devoted
husband, Tom; her son, Jon, her daughter-in-law, Larissa; her
grandchildren, Danielle, Matthew, Elizabeth and Michael Haas.
1943 - 2008
Barbara L. Reid, 65 years old, of Leominster, died
Saturday, November 29, 2008 at the Golden Living Center in Fitchburg.
She is survived by her sister Carol L. Reid of Leominster, her
step-father, Edmund R. Willrich of Leominster, an uncle and several
cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Howard M. Reid, in 1952 and
her mother, Grace (Watt) Reid Willrich, in 2001.
Ms. Reid was born in Queens Village, New York, on
February 25, 1943 and had lived in Leominster since 1954. She was a 1963
graduate of Leominster High School and had worked at Pierce's Craft Shop
in Leominster several years ago. Barbara had taught Sunday School at the
Unitarian Universalist Church in Leominster. She enjoyed reading, doing
crafts and watching videos.
England 1944 - 2010
Dennis P. England, 66 of Leominster, died
Saturday, November 6, 2010 in the U Mass Memorial Medical Center -
University Campus, Worcester.
He was born in Leominster, on May 23, 1944, the
son of the late George J. and the late Irene (St. Cyr) England.
Dennis grew up in Leominster and he was a veteran
of the U.S. Navy serving in the Navy SEALís (US Naval Special Warfare)
he was a BUC (Builder Chief) who graduated with class 40West. He was one
of two Navy SEALís who recovered astronaut Gordon Cooper from his
Mercury Space Capsule in 1963. He worked for the Federal Government at
Fort Devens for many years. He was a member of the Carpenters Union
Local 28. He was a member of the Leominster Eagles and the Leominster
Franco American Club.
He leaves one son, Dennis P. England, Jr. of
Leominster; a step son, William Hillman of Ashburnham; two step
daughters, Lori Bourque of Fitchburg; Sharon Keaton of Pollo Beach, FL;
one brother George England, FL; four sisters, Leah St. Cyr of Machia,
ME, Rosalie St. Germain of Treasure Island, FL, Cynthia Hazzard of
Monroe, Georgia; Elaine Freeman and her husband Greg of Brandon, FL; and
many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his wife, Judith
(Bouvier) England who died in 1993; and by two sisters Judith Rivers and
Burial with military honors was in St. Cecilia's