Obits: 31 Year Police Veteran, Jet Engine Seller and Well-Known Democrat
We list area obituaries.
At RCA he began what would be more than a forty year involvement with the United States Air Force intelligence community. He evaluated and assessed Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles early warning radar developments.
Hill was passionate about politics. He became actively involved in local politics upon moving to Marlboro in 1964.
Westborough — Carl C. Berquist, 73, of South Yarmouth, formerly of Westborough, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Cape Cod Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy E. (Broderick) Berquist.
Carl worked briefly at Bay State Abrasives and then as a lineman for Massachusetts Electric Company.
Marlborough — William T. "Bill" Quinlan, 90, died Thursday, March 7, after a short period of failing health. He was born in Marlborough, the son of the late James T. and Theresa (Curran) Quinlan, and lived there all of his life.
After high school, Quinlan enlisted in the United States Navy and served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S Croatan during WWII. For many years he was a self employed painter and wallpaper hanger in the Marlborough area and was a life long member of the Immaculate Conception Parish.
Westborough — Craig C. Hillier, 59, a retired Westborough Police Officer, died peacefully at home on Saturday, March 9, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of June L. (Erickson) Hillier.
Hillier proudly served as a police officer for the Town of Westborough for 31 years retiring in 2011.
Shrewsbury — Karen (Herndon) Miller, of Shrewsbury, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, March 8, 2013. She was 69.
In 1964 she graduated from University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a Bachelor's degree in Education. She was a member of Tri Delta Sorority and toured Europe with the UT singers in 1962.
After staying at home to raise her son and daughter she later taught English literature, History and Social Studies in the 7th and 8th grades at Shrewsbury Middle School for over 15 years, retiring in 2005.
Letourneau graduated from Classical High School (Worcester) in 1962; received a Bachelor's Degree from Central New England College in 1985; and retired from U.S. Army Soldier Systems Command in Natick, MA, in 2009.
The greatest joy in her life was her family especially spending time with her grandchildren.
The center of Ruth's life was her strong faith and her family. She took great pride in all the accomplishments of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Westborough — George J. Neubauer, 85, of Westborough, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 8, 2013 at home. He was the husband of Mary T. (Haggerty) Neubauer.
During WW II he served with the United States Marines. Neubauer was employed as the manager of the Jet Engine Sales Division at Wyman-Gordon for over 30 years prior to his retirement.
During her early years she first worked at Fisher Manufacturing Co. in South Grafton and then at Kartiganer Hat Co. in Upton.