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OBITUARY: Ed Tarnuzzer, 89

Edmund Christian Tarnuzzer Jr., age 89, of Stow passed away on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023.  He was the loving husband of the late Barbara (Loehr) Tarnuzzer. Edmund was born in North Adams, Mass., son of the late Edmund C. Sr., and Gladys J. (Wilkin) Tarnuzzer.  He was raised and educated in North Adams.   After relocating, Edmund graduated…

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Obituary: Elaine Donaghue, 77

FULL OBITUARY WILL RUN IN THIS WEEK’S EDITION Elaine A. (Colombo) Donaghue, age 77, of Stow, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 20, 2023. She was the loving wife of Patrick J. Donaghue. Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Elaine on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at…

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OBITUARY: Arthur Myles, 86

Arthur Myles, 86 Services Sept. 9 Arthur “Art” Myles, 86, of Cumberland, ME, died peacefully Wednesday, August 23, 2023 surrounded by friends and family.  Born June 4, 1937 in Bronxville, NY, Art was the son of John and Nancy (Roeser) Myles of Scarsdale, NY.  He is survived by his beloved wife Penny (Prudden) Myles of…

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Obituary: Thomas Saari, 57

Thomas M. Saari, age 57, unexpectedly passed away on July 8, 2023, at his home in Fitchburg, Mass.  Son of Charles and Tuulikki Saari, of New Hampshire, he was born in Concord in 1966 and grew up with his family in Stow. He graduated from Nashoba Regional High School where he excelled in soccer. He…

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Obituary: Joanne Petito, 90

Joanne (Modafferi) Petito, known to her family and friends as “Jo” or “JoJo,” passed away peacefully in her God’s loving arms on July 10, 2023, in her home in Stow, Mass., following a 3-year battle with stage IV ovarian cancer.  She had just celebrated her 90th birthday with people from all walks of her life. Born in…

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OBITUARY: Lorraine Sandstrom, 87

Lorraine M Sandstrom (Bergantino), 87, of Stow, Mass., passed away on June 24, 2023, after a long illness. Born on April 14, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Anthony Bergantino and Laura (Sbardella) Bergantino. Lorraine married Donald B. Sandstrom in 1960 and they lived happily in Stow, MA for 62 years until recently…

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Obituary: Judith Walsh, 80

Judith Ann (Lester) Walsh, 80, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2023 after a yearlong battle with cancer.  Judi was born in Concord, Mass. on Nov. 23, 1942, daughter of the late Willis I. and Rachael S. (Tucker) Lester. After Judi graduated from Maynard High School in 1960, she used her experience working with numbers…

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Obituary: Gary Kunselman, 74

Garry Charles Kunselman, 74 STOW—Garry Charles Kunselman of Stow, Mass., passed away on June 22, 2023, at the age of 74. Garry was born Jan. 16, 1949, in Erie, Pennsylvania, to Charles Ernest Kunselman and Helen (Horton) Kunselman. He was the eldest of three children, being born just ahead of his identical twin brother (Terry)…

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Obituary: David R. Conna, 61

David R. Conna, 61 Energy Conservation Consultant and Climate Activist David R. Conna, 61, of Stow, died on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, less than nine months after a diagnosis of metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma, a rare and incurable cancer.  At the time of his diagnosis, Dave was a fit, active, long-distance cyclist and hiker.  His decline…

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OBITUARY: Phyllis Fitzgerald, 91

Phyllis Rose Fitzgerald, 91 Former Stow resident and Center School teacher Phyllis Rose Fitzgerald (Trabucco) 91 of Stuart, Florida formally of Wareham and Stow, Mass. passed away on March 16, 2023, after a brief illness. Phyllis was born Sept. 14, 1931, to Rose (Crossen) Trabucco and Charles Trabucco at Boston ‘s Lying–In Hospital, and raised…

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