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M A Simard and Son

14 Walker Street
Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 534-8420
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Marjorie Murphy

Monday, February 27, 2017

Village. Her husband Donald W. Murphy died in 2009. She leaves a son James Murphy and his wife Michelle of Middlefield, CT, a daughter Mary Elizabeth Coakley and her fiancé Brendan Regan of Leominster, two sisters; Mary Harris and Kathy Provost both of Port Charlotte, FL, four grandchildren; Lauren, Colleen, Benjamin & Colin and several nieces and nephews. Marjorie was born in Rochdale, daughter of James and Winifred Weir. She lived in Auburn for many years before moving to her daughter’s home in Leominster several years ago. She was a registered nurse starting her career at St. Vincent Hospital for several years then at Clark Manor Nursing Home which is now known as Parsons Hill Nursing Home where she ultimately retired from several years ago. She enjoyed reading, cooking and trips to the ocean especially to Cape Cod. She was an avid New England Patriots fan. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Marjorie’s family on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 PM in BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn. Her funeral will be Friday from the funeral home with a funeral Mass celebrated at 10:00 AM at North American Martyrs Church, 8 Wyoma Drive, Auburn.

David Nurse

Monday, January 02, 2017

He leaves his sister Deborah G. Nurse and her husband Leonardo Topa of Auburn, two nephews Matthew and James Topa of Auburn, his niece Meighan R. Ruschioni and a great-niece Chloe E. Ruschioni of Leominster, and his sister-in-law Michelle J. Nurse of Longmeadow. He was pre-deceased by his brother James K. Nurse. David was born in New London, CT, son of Raymond P. and Barbara (Sherman) Nurse. An 11th generation New Englander, he was as independent as his Colonial and American Revolutionary ancestors. He worked on his family farm for many years. He loved animals, the outdoors, reading, and restoring cars. He travelled the world with his brother Jim, and later worked with him at Longmeadow Stone and Restoration. Kind and soft-spoken, he lovingly cared for his parents for many years when their health began to decline. Funeral services and burial in Hillside Cemetery, Auburn for David will be private. BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central St., Auburn is directing funeral arrangements. To leave a note of condolence for David’s family or to view his Book of Memories, please visit, www.brittonfuneralhomes.com...

James Nurse

Monday, November 28, 2016

Road and formerly of Auburn passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 in his home.He leaves his wife of 25 years, Michelle J. (Simpson) Nurse, a daughter; Meighan R. Ruschioni and her husband Jason of Leominster, a brother; David A. Nurse of Auburn, a sister; Deborah G. Nurse and her husband Leonardo Topa of Auburn, his beloved granddaughter, Chloe E. Ruschioni, his nephews Matthew and James Topa of Auburn. He also leaves his father and mother in law, John E. Simpson, Sr. and Claire Simpson of Grafton, his brother in law John E. Simpson, Jr., and friends and colleagues around the world.A descendant of New England’s earliest settlers, Jim was born in New London, CT son of Raymond P. and Barbara (Sherman) Nurse. He grew up on the family farm, raising his prize-winning livestock. He graduated from Worcester Academy in 1970. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and studied Computer Electronics at Sylvania Technical Institute. He embarked on an international career in business that took him around the world, living in Austria, Switzerland, and Singapore. He became the Director of Asian Operations for Leybold, for many years. Always a craftsman, he then studied stonemasonry and started Longmeadow Ston...

'HE LOVED EVERY DAY' - Sentinel & Enterprise

Monday, September 05, 2016

LEOMINSTER - The morning of Austin "A.J." Robbins' funeral, beeping car horns echoed down the street outside the home of the Lunenburg teenager.Just as they've done for years, his friends drove past the house and laid on their horns, a wordless "hello" to Robbins, who died in a car crash last weekend.It was a tribute to Robbins suggested by his parents, who also insisted on Friday afternoon that their son's friends continue this tradition as a reminder of their happy, outgoing son and the lives he touched."This was the loss of a beautiful person," said Robbins' mother, Carol, on Friday afternoon. "He was the perfect son. You don't want anybody's son to die, anybody's daughter, but A.J. was really a good kid.Friends and loved ones of A.J. Robbins gathered at Our Lady of the Lake in Leominster to say their final goodbyes on Friday morning. Robbins, a 2016 graduate of Lunenburg High, was killed in a drunk driving accident on August 27th. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / Ashley Green"The death...

Wake to be held today for slain jogger - The Boston Globe

Monday, August 15, 2016

Vanessa Marcotte.By Dylan McGuinness Globe Correspondent  August 15, 2016Friends and family will gather in the Brandon Funeral Home in Fitchburg Monday for the wake of Vanessa Marcotte, the Leominster native, Boston University graduate, and New York City resident who was killed on Aug. 7 while jogging near her mother’s home in Princeton.Marcotte, 27, was killed between 1 p.m., when she left her mother’s house on Brooks Station Road in Princeton for a run, and 3 p.m. She had been visiting from New York City, where she worked for Google, her “dream job,” her family said.Investigators are still sifting through hundreds of tips and searching for suspects in the slaying, which left the Princeton community reeling.“Vanessa embodied everything that is good in a human being,” her family said in a death notice published in the Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise. “She was kind, compassionate, bright, curious, charming, and vivacious.”The wake will take place between 4 and 7 p.m. Marcotte’s funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The family is asking for donations to Harlem Grown, a New York charity, and Tutoring Plus of Cambridge in Marcotte’s memory.Dylan McGuinness can be reached at dylan.mcguinness@globe.com.

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Marjorie Murphy

Monday, February 27, 2017

Village. Her husband Donald W. Murphy died in 2009. She leaves a son James Murphy and his wife Michelle of Middlefield, CT, a daughter Mary Elizabeth Coakley and her fiancé Brendan Regan of Leominster, two sisters; Mary Harris and Kathy Provost both of Port Charlotte, FL, four grandchildren; Lauren, Colleen, Benjamin & Colin and several nieces and nephews. Marjorie was born in Rochdale, daughter of James and Winifred Weir. She lived in Auburn for many years before moving to her daughter’s home in Leominster several years ago. She was a registered nurse starting her career at St. Vincent Hospital for several years then at Clark Manor Nursing Home which is now known as Parsons Hill Nursing Home where she ultimately retired from several years ago. She enjoyed reading, cooking and trips to the ocean especially to Cape Cod. She was an avid New England Patriots fan. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Marjorie’s family on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 PM in BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn. Her funeral will be Friday from the funeral home with a funeral Mass celebrated at 10:00 AM at North American Martyrs Church, 8 Wyoma Drive, Auburn.

David Nurse

Monday, January 02, 2017

He leaves his sister Deborah G. Nurse and her husband Leonardo Topa of Auburn, two nephews Matthew and James Topa of Auburn, his niece Meighan R. Ruschioni and a great-niece Chloe E. Ruschioni of Leominster, and his sister-in-law Michelle J. Nurse of Longmeadow. He was pre-deceased by his brother James K. Nurse. David was born in New London, CT, son of Raymond P. and Barbara (Sherman) Nurse. An 11th generation New Englander, he was as independent as his Colonial and American Revolutionary ancestors. He worked on his family farm for many years. He loved animals, the outdoors, reading, and restoring cars. He travelled the world with his brother Jim, and later worked with him at Longmeadow Stone and Restoration. Kind and soft-spoken, he lovingly cared for his parents for many years when their health began to decline. Funeral services and burial in Hillside Cemetery, Auburn for David will be private. BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central St., Auburn is directing funeral arrangements. To leave a note of condolence for David’s family or to view his Book of Memories, please visit, www.brittonfuneralhomes.com...

James Nurse

Monday, November 28, 2016

Road and formerly of Auburn passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 in his home.He leaves his wife of 25 years, Michelle J. (Simpson) Nurse, a daughter; Meighan R. Ruschioni and her husband Jason of Leominster, a brother; David A. Nurse of Auburn, a sister; Deborah G. Nurse and her husband Leonardo Topa of Auburn, his beloved granddaughter, Chloe E. Ruschioni, his nephews Matthew and James Topa of Auburn. He also leaves his father and mother in law, John E. Simpson, Sr. and Claire Simpson of Grafton, his brother in law John E. Simpson, Jr., and friends and colleagues around the world.A descendant of New England’s earliest settlers, Jim was born in New London, CT son of Raymond P. and Barbara (Sherman) Nurse. He grew up on the family farm, raising his prize-winning livestock. He graduated from Worcester Academy in 1970. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and studied Computer Electronics at Sylvania Technical Institute. He embarked on an international career in business that took him around the world, living in Austria, Switzerland, and Singapore. He became the Director of Asian Operations for Leybold, for many years. Always a craftsman, he then studied stonemasonry and started Longmeadow Ston...

'HE LOVED EVERY DAY' - Sentinel & Enterprise

Monday, September 05, 2016

LEOMINSTER - The morning of Austin "A.J." Robbins' funeral, beeping car horns echoed down the street outside the home of the Lunenburg teenager.Just as they've done for years, his friends drove past the house and laid on their horns, a wordless "hello" to Robbins, who died in a car crash last weekend.It was a tribute to Robbins suggested by his parents, who also insisted on Friday afternoon that their son's friends continue this tradition as a reminder of their happy, outgoing son and the lives he touched."This was the loss of a beautiful person," said Robbins' mother, Carol, on Friday afternoon. "He was the perfect son. You don't want anybody's son to die, anybody's daughter, but A.J. was really a good kid.Friends and loved ones of A.J. Robbins gathered at Our Lady of the Lake in Leominster to say their final goodbyes on Friday morning. Robbins, a 2016 graduate of Lunenburg High, was killed in a drunk driving accident on August 27th. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / Ashley Green"The death...

Wake to be held today for slain jogger - The Boston Globe

Monday, August 15, 2016

Vanessa Marcotte.By Dylan McGuinness Globe Correspondent  August 15, 2016Friends and family will gather in the Brandon Funeral Home in Fitchburg Monday for the wake of Vanessa Marcotte, the Leominster native, Boston University graduate, and New York City resident who was killed on Aug. 7 while jogging near her mother’s home in Princeton.Marcotte, 27, was killed between 1 p.m., when she left her mother’s house on Brooks Station Road in Princeton for a run, and 3 p.m. She had been visiting from New York City, where she worked for Google, her “dream job,” her family said.Investigators are still sifting through hundreds of tips and searching for suspects in the slaying, which left the Princeton community reeling.“Vanessa embodied everything that is good in a human being,” her family said in a death notice published in the Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise. “She was kind, compassionate, bright, curious, charming, and vivacious.”The wake will take place between 4 and 7 p.m. Marcotte’s funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The family is asking for donations to Harlem Grown, a New York charity, and Tutoring Plus of Cambridge in Marcotte’s memory.Dylan McGuinness can be reached at dylan.mcguinness@globe.com.