Obits: 30-year-old, a Nurse and D-Day Vets

We list area obituaries.

MarlboroughGeane Marchioro died on Dec. 14 at 30 years old.

NorthboroughMarcella A. Shepherd, 78, was born in Worcester and a longtime resident of Carlisle. Recently, she resided in Northborough, where she died Dec. 22 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.

She was a graduate of Westborough High School in 1952 and Saint Vincent’s School of Nursing 1955. She was a retiree from Middlesex School of Concord, Director of Nursing Services.

ShrewsburyMatthew George Hopewell, 92, died peacefully in his home on Dec. 23, surrounded by his family.

Hopewell was a proud World War II veteran, and served with the 29th Division, 115th Infantry, and landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He worked for New England Power for over 45 years and helped open the Yankee Atomic Power Plant in Rowe Mass.

MarlboroughFreda Pearce died on Monday Dec. 17 at 92 years of age.

ShrewsburyCatharine “Kay” T. (O’Leary) Waple, 89, formerly of Roslindale and E. Boston, died Thursday, Dec. 20, at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester after a brief illness.

She was a member of St. Rose of Lima and American Legion Post #234 Women’s Auxiliary.

MarlboroughHerbert C Edmunds, 91, husband of the late Mary (Mack) Edmunds, died on Sunday, Dec. 16. They were married for 61 years.

Edmunds was a veteran of World War II and fought at both the Battle of the Bulge and the D-Day invasion in Normandy. He went on to work as a bus driver for the B&W bus lines.


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