James G. Samar, 95

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MONSON — James G. Samar, 95, passed away on August 28 with his family by his side. Born July 14, 1923 in Webster, he was the son of proud Greek immigrants George and Beatrice (Stavropoulou) Samar. James proudly served his country as part of the “greatest generation” in the U.S. Navy […]

Albert S. Bellerive, 97

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SOUTHBRIDGE — Albert S. Bellerive, 97, a lifelong resident of Southbridge, died at home Sunday, August 19, surrounded by his family. His wife of 69 years, was the late Pearl I. (Cantara) Bellerive, who died in July 2014. He leaves his son Marc Bellerive and his wife Mary of Southbridge, and […]

Henry (Pete) Mathieu Sr., 94

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EASTHAMPTON — Henry (Pete) Mathieu Sr., passed away on August 4, at the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke. He was born July 12, 1924 in Southbridge, and was the son of the late Hermenegilde and Lydia (Poirier) Mathieu. He was predeceased by his nine older siblings: Armand, Jeanette, Theodore, Leo, Claire, Eugene, […]

Robert T. Salem, 90

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JUNO BEACH, FLA. — Robert T. Salem, 90, passed away comfortably in his home in Juno Beach, Fla., on July 5. He leaves his life-long friend and companion of over 60 years, Ruby Melesky, many nieces and nephews, and his devoted caregivers Yvette and Jeanette.  He was predeceased by his […]

John S. Skarbek, 92

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SAN ANTONIO — John S. Skarbek, 92 formerly of Oxford, died on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2017, in San Antonio, TX. He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Charlotte “Shirley” (Madura) Skarbek; four children, John P. “Jay” Skarbek of Walla Walla, Wash., Mark P. Skarbek and his wife Edyta of […]