Archive - Dec 20, 2013
BELLINGHAM - For the first time in four years, there will be no shepherds, angels or wise men this weekend re-enacting the birth of Jesus in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church on South Main Street.
Every year, during the weekend before Christmas, the small church performs a living Nativity outside on their church grounds, but the threat of rain on Sunday has forced the church to cancel this yearâ€™s event.
BELLINGHAM- Elizabeth (Thayer) Andrews, 85, a life-long resident of Bellingham, died Thursday, December 19, 2013. She was the beloved wife for 53 years of David E. Andrews who passed in 2010.
Born in Milford, MA on February 1, 1928, she was the daughter of Ruel and Marion (Patrick) Thayer. Her brother, Vincent, passed on in 1996.
Rev. Harold I. Archer
MEDWAY, MA- Rev. Harold I. Archer 70, of Medway, MA died December 17, 2013 at home. He was the husband of Irina (Ivanozna) Archer.
Born in Providence, he was the son the late Lois (Barber) Dusablon and the late Irving F. Archer.
Rev. Archer was a pastor of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Framingham, MA.
He worked in the recovery ministry and was a missionary serving in Russia. He devoted his life to helping others. He also served in the U. S. Army as a combat engineer.
CHEPACHET- Hermance (Audet) Jacob, 98, died December 19, 2013 in Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Oscar A. Jacob whom she married October 25, 1947.
Born in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada she was the daughter of the late Phillippe J. and Albina (Leblanc) Audet.
Mrs. Jacob came to the United States in 1923 moving to Fitchburg and becoming a citizen through her father.
BELLINGHAM- James Babiana, 77, of Bellingham, MA died peacefully on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. James was diagnosed only eight weeks ago with Pancreatic Cancer. He leaves his beloved wife Irene (Purich) of 50 years and his son Christopher both of Bellingham.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Andry) Babiana.
He was predeceased by his sister Sylvia Fatse of Easton, CT., and most recently his twin sister Virginia Baker of Lincoln, RI.