Obits: Counter Intelligence Agent, PR Secretary and Pastora
We list area obituaries.
Westborough — Priscilla H. Ryder, 92, of Westborough, died peacefully on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Ernest W. Ryder.
Priscilla worked in various sales positions and mainly was a homemaker dedicated to her home and family.
Joe honorably served our country in the United States Navy during World War II.
She was Pastora at Centro Cristiano Emanuel in Dorchester for four years.
She began her working career as a public relation secretary for The Wyman-Gordon Corporation. Later in her life she worked with her husband in their family business, Shrewsbury Machine Co. as secretary and office manager for many years.
Marlborough — Carole DiTommaso, born Carole Ann Harpin on May 21, 1938, died peacefully into the deep silence of the morning on February 9, 2013, as Mother Nature covered us all with a pure white blanket of snow.
She died at the age of 74, after being diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer twelve years ago. Her carefree attitude and gracious demeanor is what kept her in our company for the past decade as she waged her silent war, endured her weekly treatments and resolved herself to fear nothing.
Durand was a graduate of Marlborough High School. For 36 years, he was employed by the Marlborough Post Office as a letter carrier, retiring in 1999.
Mastro was one of fourteen children of Italian immigrants William F. and Viola (Congahilia) Mastro Sr. A life-long Shrewsbury resident she was a graduate of the former Maj. Howard W. Beal High School. She worked for 25 years as a knitter at the former Worcester Knitting Company.
Westborough — Carl C. Patrick, 92, of Westborough, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Mary E. (Plazak) Patrick.
During WW II he served as a Special Agent of the Counter Intelligence Corps.
Her greatest love was her family and she especially enjoyed riding in her great grandson Logan's John Deere tractor.