Arthur Macomber,
WWII vet
PUTNAM — Arthur C. Macomber, “Mac”, 90, of Putnam, formerly of Thompson died Nov. 14, 2015, at home. He was the husband of Yvonne Lorraine (Mayer) Macomber. They were married Oct. 25, 1947, in the Danielson Baptist Church. 
He was born Aug. 12, 1925, in Danielson, son of the George and Myrtice (L’heureux) Macomber.
Arthur had made his home in Thompson for many years, was a member of the Thompson Congregational Church where he sang in the choir and also was a soloist. He served as a deacon for more than 50 years.  Arthur was employed at Agway for 28 years as a truck driver delivering feed. His hobbies included square dancing, restoring his home, jack of all trades, trips to the casino, playing Bingo and roller skating. He loved to entertain at the retirement home playing the organ and singing. 
He was a veteran of WWII, serving with the U.S. Army. 
He leaves his wife Yvonne Lorraine; children Sheila Ann Arnold (Mike) of Thompson, Michael Jon Macomber (Sandra) of Webster, Stacey N. Macomber and his friend Magdalena of Webster; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his sister May Maciejewski. 
Services are private. Donations: Thompson Dog Pound, Animal Rescue, 185 Pasay Road, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255; or to NECCOG Animal Services, PO Box 759, Dayville, CT 06241. Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam. 
Evelyn F. Bourque
WEBSTER — Evelyn F. (Myette) Bourque, 91, of Pontiac Ave., formerly of Hawkins Rd., Putnam, died Nov. 17, 2015, in Brookside Rehabilitation Center.  She was the wife of the late Alfred Bourque.  Born in 1924 in Burrillville, R.I., she was the daughter of the late William and Eva (Green) Myette.
Mrs. Bourque worked as an instrument technician at the Day Kimball Hospital for many years.  She enjoyed riding motorcycles with her late husband, bus trips, traveling, and people watching.
She leaves her daughter Judith Laundry (John) of Putnam; a sisters Muriel Bruinsma of Shrewsbury, Mass.; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Gale R. Bourque and her brother William Myette Jr. 
Visitation is from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 25 in Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a Funeral Service in the funeral home at 1.  Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. 
Lucilia Leandro
WAUREGAN — Lucilia M. Leandro, 80, of Wauregan died Nov. 15, 2015, at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester. She was married April 8, 1957, to the love of her life, David S. Leandro. He died March 14, 2014. She was born June 18, 1935, in Sao Miguel, Portugal (Azores Islands), daughter of the late Manuel and Arina (Cabral) Aguiar.
Lucilia was a maid in Azores before immigrating to Canada in 1964. She moved to Wauregan in 1969, where she has been a Communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Lucilia was a packer at Anchor Glass Container in Killingly. She was a member of the Grupo Amigos da Terceira. She loved cooking, baking, feeding her birds in the yard. She was known throughout the community for her famous Portuguese sweet bread. 
She leaves her children: Manuel Leandro of Jacksonville, Fla., Maria Ponciano (Jose) of Brooklyn, Robert Leandro (Julie) of Moosup; grandchildren: Derek Ponciano, Jessica Leandro, Kali Leandro, Amanda Ponciano, Nadia Ponciano, Paige Leandro, Erika Malito and Marina Medeiros; brothers: Henrique Aguiar and Manuel Aguiar; sisters: Odett Bernardo, Jorgina Lima and Graca Pereira; her grand-dog Rosie, grand-cat Scooby, great grand-pup and great grand-kitty. She was predeceased by her husband David S. Leandro, her brothers Eduardo Aguiar, Jose Aguiar and Amancio Aguiar. 
The Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 21 in Sacred Heart Church, Wauregan, with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Donations: American Diabetes Association, 306 Industrial Park Road, Suite 105, Middletown, CT 06457. Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson.
Beatrice Jackson
PUTNAM — Beatrice L. (Hazzard) Jackson of Putnam died Nov. 20, 2015, at Matulaitis Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Robert H. Jackson Sr., who died May 9, 2005.  They married Feb. 10, 1940.  
Beatrice or Beady as she was called by siblings, nieces, nephews and friends, was born May 5, 1923, in Woodstock, daughter of George and Maude (Brown) Hazzard. Beady was a Native American and proud member of the Nipmuc Tribe. She made her home the majority of her life in Putnam and was a longtime member of the Putnam Congregational Church.  She loved to read, do word puzzles, knit, crochet and quilting, making beautiful items for home and family. She was a longtime employee of Hale Manufacturing Co. from where she retired. She was a hard worker, dependable and extremely honest. She loved to tell you what she thought. She loved to laugh and would often eat her dessert before her meal. 
She leaves her children: Anna Jackson of Bloomfield, Kay Foster of Southborough, Mass.; Robert H. Jackson Jr. of Cape Coral, Fla.; Francis Jackson of Putnam, Deborah Mounds of Hartford, and Cheryl Jackson-Morris of Windsor; her sisters: Clara Greene of E. Killingly, Gladys Kilgore of Richmond, Calif.; eight grandchildren: Robin Jackson, Scott Foster, Diana Jackson, Sonja Foster, Tracy Jackson, Wayne Jackson, Matthew Mounds and Christopher Morris; 15 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service was held Nov. 24  at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam, followed by burial in Grove Street Cemetery in Putnam.  
Teresa E. Muraco
GROSVENORDALE — Teresa E. Muraco, 93, the “Sweetheart of Grosvenordale,” of Klondike Street, died Nov. 17, 2015, at Westview Health Care in Danielson.  Born in 1922 in Grosvenordale, she was the daughter of the late Carmine and Mary (Molinaro) Muraco.
Miss Muraco was a 1940 graduate of Tourtellotte Memorial High School.  She was employed by the Cargill Trust and Putnam Savings Banks and as a waitress for Duffy’s Catering and Bakery.  She then went on to work as a clerk for the family services office at the Superior Court in Putnam for 15 years until her retirement in 1984.  
Miss Muraco was a member of the Connecticut State Retirees Association, the Daughters of Isabella, St. Bernard’s Columbiettes, the Democratic Town Committee, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #67, the Friends of St. Joseph and Sacred Heart,  Community Fire Auxiliary, Thompson Hill Fire Auxiliary and the West Thompson Fire Auxiliary feeding firefighters at the site of many a blaze during all kinds of weather conditions, handing out hot chocolate at the towns annual bonfire, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Quinebaug #1088, Thompson Together, and the Thompson Historical Society.  She volunteered at St. Joseph Thrift Store, the American Red Cross for 20 years, worked the Thompson Voting Polls for many years, and Volunteered in 2011 for the Worcester “First Night.”  She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in N. Grosvenordale and was a volunteer for many of the church suppers. Miss Muraco received the Emergency Services Award, VFW Volunteer of the Year Award in 2011, Thompson Lions “Sweetheart of the Year” Award, Thompson Volunteer of the year Award in 2011.  She enjoyed watching the 4th of July fireworks in Boston and was an avid fan of the UConn girls’ basketball and the New York Yankees.  
She leaves her extended family and caregivers, Shirley Houle of N. Grosvenordale, Ray Houle of N. Grosvenordale, and Phillip Houle of N. Grosvenordale; her brother in-law Paul Olson; nieces; nephews; many friends and neighbors, especially the Johnson family: Pat, Linda, Ed and Joe.   She was predeceased by her sisters, Palma Muraco, Jean Olson, Rose Muraco, Vincentina Muraco; and her brothers, the late Anthony, Samuel, and Frank Muraco.  
A Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 23 in St. Joseph Church, N. Grosvenordale with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Donations: St. Joseph Church, P.O. Box 897, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255; or to the Community Fire Company, P.O. Box 874, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255.  Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale.
Maryann  D. McCrory
WEBSTER — Maryann D. (Desjourdy) McCrory, 78, formerly of Northbridge, Mass., died Nov. 20, 2015, in UMass/Memorial University Campus, Worcester after an illness.
She was born and raised in the Whitinsville section of Northbridge, the daughter of Alfred and Rose (Duso) Desjourdy.  She lived there most of her life before moving to Webster in 2005. She attended Northbridge High School. Mrs. McCrory was an assembler for 30 years at Fenwall, Inc. in Ashland before retiring in 2000. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Whitinsville. 
She leaves her husband of 60 years, Thomas A. McCrory; two sons, Michael T. McCrory and his fiancée Barbara Peters of Northbridge, and Dennis M. McCrory and his fiancée Nancy Shelsky of Medway; two daughters-in-law, Doreen McCrory of Putnam, and Sandra McCrory of Woonsocket, R.I.; five grandchildren, Michael, Misty, Kevin, Aaron and Cassie McCrory; three great-grandchildren, Seth, Althea and Hunter Thomas McCrory; a brother, Michael Desjourdy of Charlton. She was predeceased by two sons, Patrick J. McCrory and David J. McCrory.
The funeral was private. Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, Webster.
Raymond Williams,
U.S. Army vet
WEBSTER — Raymond A. Williams, 78, died Nov. 22, 2015, with his family by his side.  He was the husband of the late Nancy (Washburn) Williams and the late Janet (McCarthy) Williams.  
He was born in St. Albins, Vt., son of the late Armand and Hortence (St. Pierre) Williams and lived her for the past 35 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran.  He was retired from Webco Chemical in Dudley.  He enjoyed gardening and fishing.  
He leaves three sons; Mark A. Williams of Woodstock, Mike (Bonnie) Chickering of Southbridge and Glenn (Helen) Chickering of Webster; two daughters, Peggy Totman (Owen) of Webster and Cindy Chickering of Dudley; two brothers, Kenneth Williams and Loni Bingham; three sisters Peggy, Sylvia and Betty Williams; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a brother, Butch Bingham  The Funeral was Nov. 24 from Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery, Webster, with military honors.  Donations: Webster-Dudley Veterans Council.
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