Ida (Gamache) Lafleur, 100

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SOUTHBRIDGE — Ida (Gamache) Lafleur, 100, died December 31, 2018, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Her husband of 50 years, was the late Roland G. Lafleur, who died April 25, 1994. She leaves nieces and nephews, including Lorraine (Gamache) and Peter Robidoux of Vermont, and very dear friends Jesus and […]

Bernard Zajac, 90

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STURBRIDGE — Bernard Zajac, 90, died at The Meadows of Central Massachusetts, after an illness. He leaves his wife of 68 years Rita L. (Corriveau) Zajac. They were married June 24, 1950 at Notre Dame Church.  He also leaves his sons John Zajac and his wife Louise (Daigle) Zajac of Sturbridge, […]

Ronald S. Woolhouse, 77

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STURBRIDGE — Ronald S. Woolhouse, 77, died suddenly while in Maine, surrounded by his wife and 2 daughters. He leaves his wife of 55 years, Jackie “Precious” (Collette) Woolhouse.  They were married June 1, 1963 at St Mary’s Church in Southbridge on a beautiful summer day. He also leaves his […]

Selected Quotes From Félix Gatineau About Life in Southbridge

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📷 A statue in memory of Félix Gatineau stands at South and Main Streets in Southbridge. Helen Boyle Valentino photograph. Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor In celebration of the release of Félix Gatineau’s History of the Franco Americans of Southbridge in English translation, here are some selected quotes from the book that […]

Therese A. Brodeur, 85

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STURBRIDGE — Therese A. Brodeur, 85, of Pleasant Pkwy, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the Overlook Health Care Center, Charlton, after an illness. She leaves her five daughters, Judith M. (Paquin) Payeur and her husband David of Southbridge, Denise T. (Paquin) Dargie and her husband Michael of Southbridge, Betty […]