Thursday, September 6, 2007

09/06 Southbridge Evening News

Southbridge Evening News

WEBSTER — Helen "Mary" (Murphy) Peloquin, 73, of 50 Second Island Road, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, Sept. 3, at Knollwood Nursing Center in West Boylston.

Her husband of 48 years, Andre J. Peloquin, died in 2003.

She leaves two sons, James M. Peloquin of North Grosvenordale, Conn., and Philip A. Peloquin of Milton; three daughters, Karen A. Gorski of Webster, Michele M. Szynal of Carlsbad, Calif., and Elaine Y. Seaman of Webster; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Charlotte Peloquin of Southbridge; a sister-in-law, Wanda Peloquin of Swansea and many nieces and nephews.

She is also predeceased by a sister, Agnes Brousseau and a brother, Paul Murphy.

Mary was born in Southbridge, daughter of Arthur and Yvonne (St.Pierre) Murphy and lived in Webster over 50 years.

Mrs. Peloquin was a graduate of Quinsigamond School of Nursing and was a registered nurse.

She worked at Hubbard Regional Hospital in Webster for 20 years, then worked at Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge for 18 years in administration and as a nurse supervisor.

There are no calling hours.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 16 East Main St., Webster. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The Robert J. Miller Funeral Home and Lake Chapel, 366 School St., is assisting the Peloquin family with arrangements.
Robert A. Stockhaus
Died: Monday, September 03, 2007
Age: 94

WORCESTER — Robert A. Stockhaus, 94, formerly of Ekman Street, passed away Monday, Sept. 3. 

His wife of 72 years, Mildred M. (Hagberg) Stockhaus, passed away in August. 

He leaves two sons, Robert A. Stockhaus, Jr. and his wife Janet of Sturbridge and Richard K. Stockhaus and his wife Hope of Millbury; his daughter, Sonja M. Swedberg of Windsor, Conn.; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

A great-grandchild, Jeremy Stockhaus; a son-in-law, C. Harold Swedberg, Jr.; two brothers, Ralph L. and John A. Stockhaus and a sister, Thelma Gustafson, predeceased him. 

He was born in Worcester, the son of Arthur and Hilma (Bergstrom) Stockhaus.

He graduated from Worcester Boys Trade School. 

Bob was the former owner of Stockhaus Motors in Worcester and Marlboro, the oldest Pontiac Dealer in Worcester and later worked for Morgan Construction where he co-founded a retirement group and served many years as its Treasurer. 

He was a longtime member and Trustee of Quinsigamond United Methodist Church and its Mr. & Mrs. Club. Bob was instrumental in the preservation and relocation of the former Quinsigamond Baptist Church which is currently the Belfry Restaurant in Quinsigamond Village. He was a member of the Guiding Light Lodge A.F. & A.M., the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Lodge Council Chapter, Valley of Worcester; Conistory Valley of Boston and was awarded the M.S.A. He was also a member of the Aleppo Shriners in Wilmington. Bob was also a private pilot and was a member of the National Aeronautical Association and the Aircraft Owner and Pilot's Association. 

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at All Faiths Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Quinsigamond United Methodist Church, 9 Stebbins St. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, The Justin Stockhaus Trust Fund, Attn: Yvette Rogala, c/o Webster Five Cents Savings Bank, 290 Main St., Webster 01570 or to Quinsigamond United Methodist Church, 9 Stebbins St., Worcester, MA 01607. 

Arrangements are under the care of the Lindquist Lundin Funeral Home, 36 Butler St., Worcester. To place an online condolence please visit

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