Bradford Bowser

1947  -  2015

Bradford E. Bowser, 67, of Westminster, died Sunday, February 15, in UMass Medical Center, after being stricken ill.

Brad was born April 24, 1947, in Leominster, son of the late Eugene and Doris (Dionne). He graduated from Leominster High School, Mount Wachusett Community College, and received his Bachelor's Degree from UMass Amherst.

Brad served in the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam Era. He was stationed in Germany for 4 years. He was an MP and earned the rank of Sergeant. He proudly served as Honor guard for presidents Nixon and Johnson. He worked as a salesman for Dubois Chemical, Smith-Kline-Beecham, and Martignetti Spirits. Brad was a member of the Franco American Club in Leominster.

Brad will be remembered as being a fun loving guy, always having a good joke to tell, and enjoying good times with friends and family. He loved music and British comedy. He will be missed by his family, many friends, and his presence at Forty's and Christopher's Pub.

Donald T. Lacouture

1947  -  2014

Donald T. Lacouture, 66 years old, of Leominster died Sunday, January 12, 2014 after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 41 years Carol (Wood) Lacouture, daughter Lynn Vachon and her husband Jeff of Lunenburg, brother Richard Lacouture of Leominster, grandchildren Thomas Vachon of Fitchburg and Jade Vachon of Lunenburg and 3 nephews. He was predeceased by his bother Paul Lacouture in 2001.

Don was born October 29, 1947 in Leominster, son of Vincent and Jeannette (Lamothe) Lacouture. He graduated from Leominster High School in 1965 and from the Devry Institute. He served in the U.S Navy and was a Vietnam War Veteran. He had been a electronic technician at Raytheon in Burlington for several years. Don enjoyed photography, woodworking and playing golf. He also enjoyed going to the beach and collecting shells.

Calling hours will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Sierra Club Foundation, 85 Second Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105-3441.


Gary A. Hill

1946  -  2013


Gary A. Hill, 67, of Lakeworth, FL, formerly of Leominster, died March 24, 2013 in the J.F.K. Medical Center in Atlantis, FL, after a brief illness.

Gary was born in Leominster, MA on March 5, 1946, a son of the late Gordon and Anne (Kubiac) Hill, and had lived in Leominster for most of his life before moving to FL in 2003.

He was a 1965 graduate of Leominster High School where he founding member of the Leominster High School Ski Team. Following his graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam War.

Following his discharge from the service, Gary worked as a carpet installer for several years, and later drove truck until his retirement.

He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion, and was a military historian who was very knowledgeable about several different Wars and Conflicts. He was an avid Boston sports fan and enjoyed skiing, golf and fishing. Gary loved the ocean and would summer in York Beach, ME with his entire family.


David John Horgan of Norton, passed away Oct. 13, 2012, at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. David died suddenly after a brief illness. David was born April 22, 1946, in Leominster to Priscilla A (Metivier) and Daniel Joseph Horgan. He went to UMass-Amherst earning a Bachelor degree in 1969, and a master's degree from Fitchburg State College in 1974. He went on to teach at Carter Junior High School in Leominster and Fitchburg High School. David was a football and basketball coach at Leominster High School and Fitchburg High School. The highlight of his coaching career was at Fitchburg High School where he was the head coach of the football team.

David J. Horgan

1946 - 2012

 After coaching and teaching, David went on to automobile sales in Brockton, where he became the sales manager for his brother Robert Horgan at Champion Lincoln Mercury.

David is survived by his loving wife, Louise (Boudreau); son Christopher; and daughter, Kara (Horgan) Petrucci; and son-in-law, Anthony Petrucci. David was a brother and friend to his sister, Ann DInnocenzo and her husband David, brothers, Thomas Horgan and his wife Anne, Paul Horgan and his wife Diane,

 and Robert Horgan and his wife Barbara. David also leaves several nieces and nephews and three grandchildren, the most treasured people in his life, Brady and Logan Petrucci and Summer Horgan.

The funeral will be held Friday, Oct. 19, from the Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg, with a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony di Padua Church, 84 Salem St. Burial will be in St. Bernards Cemetery in Fitchburg. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m.


 Thomas Q. Harrington

Thomas Q. Harrington, 62, of Maplewood Drive died unexpectedly Monday, October 11, 2010 at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Ayer after being stricken ill earlier that day at his home.

Mr. Harrington was born in Bennington, Vermont, December 7, 1947, a son of Virginia (Long) Harrington and the late Quincy Harrington and spent his early years in Bennington before moving to Leominster as a teen. He was a 1965 graduate of Leominster Trade High School For 25 years he worked as a manufacturing engineer in the Westminster facility of Digital Equipment Company, retiring in 1993.

He was an active member of the Townsend Lions Club. He enjoyed studying the events of the Civil War as well as collecting Civil War artifacts and books of all types and subjects.

Besides his mother of Leominster, he is survived by his wife of 34 years, Laura C. (LaFleur) Harrington; three sons and a daughter in law, Shawn P.
, Scott J. LaCroix, Jason T. Harrington; a daughter Jennifer J. Rivera; a sister, Nancy Plumb and six grandchildren, Alisha Harrington, Anthony Bergeron, Ashley Bergeron, Amber Rivera, Jacob LaCroix and Andrew Harrington.

He was the husband of the late Carol (Yapchian) Harrington of Leominster who died in 1973 and the brother of the late John Harrington of Vermont who died many years ago.

1947  - 2010

Gay E. (Girard)
Delle Chiae

Gay E. (Girard) Delle Chiae died Saturday, July 3, 2010 in her home after an illness. She is survived by her daughter Deborah L. Delle Chiaie, 2 sisters Judy Bastarache and Joyce Poirier and several nieces and nephews.

Gay was born June 19, 1946 in Fitchburg, daughter of Earl and Anna (Mockel) Girard and had lived in the Leominster most of her life. She graduated from the Leominster Hospital School of Nursing. She had worked at Leominster Hospital and at various nursing homes in the Leominster / Fitchburg area. She was a member of St. Annaís Church in Leominster and she loved animals. All services will be private.

1946 - 2010

Paul Charette

Paul C. Charette, 63, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at his home.

Born in Leominster, MA, he has been a resident of Vero Beach, FL for the past 2 years, formerly of CA.

After graduation in 1965, Paul was a United States Air Force veteran, serving during Vietnam War. Paul was a loving father and grandfather.
Prior to retirement, he was a poker dealer for Hawaiian Gardens Casino in Cypress, CA. He was a member of St. Cecelia Church in Leominster, MA. Paul was an artist and graphic designer and enjoyed photography.

Survivors include, daughters, Danielle Charette, and Kimberly Charette, son Brian Charette, sisters, Ann Kleinedler, Jeanne Salem, of Zephyrhills, FL, and Joan Pirro, brothers, Ernest Charette, Francis Charette, James Charette, Jeffrey Charette and Ronald Charette, 3 grandchildren, Alexus, Kalyn and Hudson Charette. Paul was also survived by Linda Lynch.

1946 - 2010

Anthony G. Barbaro


Anthony G. Barbaro Jr., 62, of 26 Harrison St., Leominster, died on Thursday, Jan. 24, in the UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus in Worcester after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Barbaro was born in Fitchburg on Oct. 1, 1945, son of Anthony G. and Rose (Carbonneau) Barbaro, and had lived in Leominster for most of his life. Tony worked for 25 years at the former Webber Lumber in Leominster, and then for the past few years at Maki Lumber in Gardner. He was a member of St. Leoís Church in Leominster and the Leominster Sportsmanís Club.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Doreen M. (Brassard) Barbaro; two sons, Anthony G. Barbaro III and Scott M. Barbaro, both of Leominster; two daughters, Carrie L. Juma and Autumn L. Barbaro, both of Leominster; four sisters, Rita Siciliano and Kitty Gaudet, both of Leominster, Joanne Melzark of Washington and Nina Slongwhite of Michigan; six grandchildren, Matthew A. Barbaro, Anthony G. Barbaro IV, Amanda C. Barbaro, Grace M. Juma, Christopher J. Daniels and Jacob A. Juma, all of Leominster. He is also survived by foster children, including Melanie Schroeder, Patsy Barter, Tylet Wells and Heather Sefton.

Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

1945 - 2008



Norman P. Beaudet, 59, of 20 Hayes St. in Leominster, died Sunday, Dec. 24, in his home after being stricken ill.

He was born on March 2, 1947, in Leominster, the son of Roland and Lucile M. (Downing) Beaudet. He was a graduate of Leominster High School Class of 1965. Mr. Beaudet was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era, having attained the rank of sergeant. Mr. Beaudet earned the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, one-year Safe Driver Badge with bar, Sharpshooter (Pistol) Medal and Expert (Rifle) Medal. Mr. Beaudet was an information tech manager for Ellora Software in Fort Devens.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years Marijane (MacDonald ) Beaudet of Leominster; his mother, Lucile M. (Downing) Beaudet of Fitchburg; one son, Keith P. Beaudet, of Leominster; two daughters, Rachel Beaudet of Leominster and Melissa Beaudet; three sisters, Patricia Merchant, Betty Beaudet, and Barbara Holden, all of Fitchburg. He was predeceased by his father, Roland Beaudet, in 1983.

Norman P. Beaudet

1947 - 2006

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