Mercadante Funeral Home
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370 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
"Committed everyday to caring" is not just a tag line on a logo, but something all of us feels is true. The time of a funeral is one where family and friends are sensitive; the funeral home provides a place of solace and caring. We strive to care for the people that express their trust in us, as we would want to be cared for, with compassion, dignity, and most of all honesty. At Mercadante we feel it is our responsibility to:
- Provide the public with information about funerals, including prices, and about the functions, services and responsibilities of funeral directors.
- Afford a continuing opportunity to all persons to discuss or arrange funerals in advance.
- Make funerals available in a wide range of price categories to meet the needs of all segments of the community, and affirmatively extend to everyone the right of inspecting and freely considering all of them.
- Respect all faiths, creeds and customs, and to give full effect to the role of the clergy.
Through a network of colleagues, we can aid families with the return of a loved one no matter where in this state, this country, and even the world that death may occur. The very first thing you will want to do is contact us at 508-754-0486 or toll free at 1-800-854-0486. We will immediately go to work to care for the deceased and help you arrange funeral services.
We are proud to say that we serve the entire community, no matter what the financial means. It is our belief that a person should be treated with dignity and respect no matter their financial position.
October 2, 1924 - November 30, 2013
Mae Louise (Carey) Jennette, of Largo, Florida, formerly of Worcester passed away peacefully Saturday, November 30th 2013 in her home with family gathered by her side. She was 89.
Louise was born in Worcester, the daughter of Charles H. and May (Farrow) Carey. She graduated from Girls Trade High School class of 1942. Louise then accepted a position as a welder better known in the United States as Rosie the Riveters serving the War effort during WWII. At the completion of the War, Louise left the factory, met and married the man who would be her husband and love for the next 45 years, Michael A. Jennette Jr. Together they settled in Worcester to raise their family before Michael passed away in 1993. Louise continued to reside in the family home until moving to Florida over 4 years ago. She also worked as a supervisor for the Astra Pharmaceuticals Company over 20 years before retiring.
Besides her husband Michael, Louise was predeceased by a brother Harry Carey. She is survived by the family she so loved, her six children, Michael A. Jennette, III and his wife Lorraine of Worcester, Marilyn A. Brunelle and her husband Charles of Pinellas Park Florida, Thomas A. Jennette and his wife Susan of New Braintree, James F. Jennette of Worcester, Catherine A. Jenray and her wife Vanessa of Austin, Texas, John P. Jennette and his fiancée Margaret Peggy Hamel of Worcester; 13 grandchildren; 2 great granddaughters; Nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Louise was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, and the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary.
During her lifetime Louise was a special woman who cherished her family, friends, and her neighborhood. She became known as a woman that opened her heart and home to the neighborhood children. She would routinely feed them her famous meatballs and comfort them in any way she could. They all considered themselves her adopted children, and till the day she passed was admired and deeply loved by all. Nothing made her more inspired and happy than opening her house to everyone especially her children and grandchildren. Louise enjoyed traveling the world, reading a great mystery novel, playing cards, and watching the cooking channel.
Friends and relatives are invited to visit with the family, Thursday, December 5th 2013 from 5 pm to 8 pm in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. Her funeral will be celebrated Friday, December 6th from the funeral home with a Mass at 11 am in Immaculate Conception Church, 353 Grove Street. Burial next to her husband will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. Flowers may be sent or memorial remembrances made to the Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL,
September 12, 1929 - November 30, 2013
Thomas D. Renaldo, 84 of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 30, 2013 in Rose Monahan Hospice Residence surrounded by his loving family.
Thomas beloved wife of forty-one years, Hope M. (Daniels) Renaldo passed away on May 22, 2006. He is survived by his two sons, Harry of North Grafton and Michael and his wife Amy of Auburn; his sister, Shirley DAmico of Broad Brook, CT; three beloved grandchildren, Thomas, Rebecca and Benjamin; late life close friend, Claudette Thunberg.
Thomas was born in Worcester, the son of the late Antonio and Philomena (Langone) Renaldo. He graduated from North High School, Class of 1947 and attended Wentworth College. Thomas and his family lived in Grafton and Cape Cod for many years and has lived in Shrewsbury since 1985. Thomas served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War where he received the National Defense Service Medal. Thomas began working as a welder alongside his father at Shrewsbury Welding for ten years. He then was the owner and operator of Shrewsbury Auto Parts and later was the manager at I & T Vending for many years. Thomas and his wife Hope opened Punchys Pizza in West Dennis on Cape Cod. The motto was Got the Munchys, come to Punchys.
Thomas was a member of the Shriners International Organization, a fifty year member of the Matthew John Whittall Lodge of Freemasons and the American Legion Post 397. He enjoyed wintering in Naples, FL and traveling with the love of his life Hope. He also enjoyed playing cards at the Columbus Civic Club. Thomas was an amateur bowler during his early years and spent his later years enjoying life with his family. Tom was a kind, generous, loving man who was deeply loved by his family and respected by all who knew him.
Thomas family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to all the staff at the Rose Monahan Hospice Residence for the outstanding care given to Thomas at his time of need.
A funeral service for Thomas will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St., Worcester. Burial next to his wife will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury. A period of calling hours will be held on , Wednesday, December 4 from 5-7 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA. 02445. To share your thoughts and memories of Thomas, please visit his personal guestbook at mercadantefuneral.com.
November 10, 1941 - November 29, 2013
Denis M. McPartland, 72, of Leicester, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2013, in his home. His wife, Janice (Anderson) McPartland, predeceased him in December 2002.
Denis is survived by his loving daughter, Megan McPartland of Northbridge; two brothers, James McPartland and his wife Kari of Dover and Michael McPartland of Cape Cod; a sister in law, Virginia Cipro and her husband Paul of Worcester; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, William McPartland. Born in Worcester, son of the late Francis Mickey and Rita (Brissette) McPartland, and graduated from Saint Peters High School.
Denis was a talented carpenter and had worked for the Carpenter Local 107 for forty-four years. He served as Union Steward on many construction projects, and was very active within the Union doing things such as community volunteering and walking every year in the Saint Patricks Day Parade. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and tinkering with cars. He was an excellent carpenter and was always working on some type of project, whether it be at his home or the home of a friend or relative; he loved to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed time with his family, especially with his daughter Megan, who turned him into a Red Sox fan, and his loving dog Mickey.
Calling hours for Mr. McPartland will be held on Wednesday, December 4, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester. His Funeral will be held on Thursday, December 5, from the funeral home, departing in procession at 8:30, for a Funeral Mass celebrated at 9 a.m. in Saint George Church, 38 Brattle Street, Worcester. Interment will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester.
February 12, 1914 - November 28, 2013
Charles P. Damato, 99 of Worcester passed away peacefully November 28, 2013 at home with his loving family gathered around him. Charles affectionately known by all as Charlie was born on February 12, 1914 in Jersey City, New Jersey son of the late Samuel and Antoinette (Lapempa) Damato and was the oldest son of eight children, He was a Sergeant in the Army and WWII veteran who served in campaigns in France and Italy.
His wife of 64 years Yolanda (Perro) Damato died on February 26, 2012. Charles is survived by his three sons; Charles Chuck Damato of Worcester, Dennis Damato and his wife Annmarie Sangiovanni Damato of Shrewsbury and Glen Damato of Shrewsbury. Four Grandchildren, Anthony, Chuckie, Jenna and Marielle who loved him dearly.He also leaves a brother William Damato of Grafton and sisters, Antoinette (Damato) Scola of Worcester and Nancy (Damato) Rossi. His personal caregiver and friend, Debbie Gleason, who provided great care and comfort to him. Two brothers, Peter and Samuel Damato and two sisters, Laura Damato and Mary (Damato) Germaine pre deceased him.
In his earlier days, Charlie worked in the leather industry at Graton & Knight and later Hudson Belting & Company. He repaired drive belting for the machinery industry relied on throughout the east coast. He later owned, operated and served as head Chef for Damatos Eatery and Coal Miners Pub, both on Millbury Street in Worcester. Charlie loved puttering around the house, and was a great cook. His most treasured times were those spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Charlies funeral will be held Wednesday December 4, from the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 370 Plantation St. with a Mass of Christian burial at 11:30AM in the Church of St. John, 40 Temple St. Calling hours will be held from 9:00AM to 10:45AM Wednesday morning only, prior to the procession to Church. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery with his wife. The family would like to thank the staff at the Knollwood Nursing Center for their kindness and care of Charlie, and also the Summit Elder Care. To leave a message for the family please visit Charlies memorial site at mercadantefuneral.com
February 20, 1927 - November 28, 2013
Michel J. LeMay, 86 of Sutton, formerly of Worcester and Millbury, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 28, 2013, in the Lutheran Home surrounded by his loving family.
Michel is survived by his beloved wife of sixty-three years, Phyllis M. (Schnare) LeMay; two sons, David M. LeMay of New York City and John J. LeMay of Salt Lake City, UT; two daughters, Cindy A. Desjardin of Sutton and Mary E. Sanfacon and her husband Stephen of Grafton; a brother, David LeMay of Wisconsin; two sisters, Virginia Reidy and Marianne Roach, both of Worcester; five grandchildren-- Sean Desjardin and his wife Jamie of Webster, MA, Kristen Thoin and her husband Michael of Warwick, RI, Olivia and Luc Sanfacon of North Grafton, and Jacob LeMay of Utah, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by two brothers, Frederick and Andre G. LeMay and two sisters, Jacqueline LeMay and Theresa Maloney.
Michel was born in Worcester, a son of the late Wilfred J. and Irene P. (Picard) LeMay. He graduated from Worcester Boys Trade and lived in Worcester until 1960. He later moved to Millbury where he lived for forty years before moving to Sutton six years ago. Michel served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Michel worked as a plumber for William F. Lynch for over thirty years before retiring in 1992. He was a member of Saint James Church in Grafton, the Plumbers Union Local 4, and the Charles F. Minney VFW in Millbury. He was an avid gardener, hunter and bowler.
Services for Michel will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 from the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St., Worcester with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in Saint James Church, 89 Main St., South Grafton. Burial will be held at a later date. A period of calling hours will be held on Sunday, December 1 from 4-7 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Catholic Charities Worcester County, 10 Hammond St., Worcester, MA. 01610. To share your thoughts and memories of Michel, please visit his personal guestbook at: mercadantefuneral.com.
Planning a Funeral
Life ChoicesMost of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at 508-754-0486 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
Why Pre-Plan?Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
Immediate ArrangementsIn Time of Need
We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at 508-754-0486 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
Grief SupportWelcome to the Griefwords Online Library
Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition - Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director
These thoughtful articles provide guidance and direction for anyone touched by grief.
The Journey Through Grief
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Helping a Grieving Friend in the Workplace
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Helping Your Family When a Member is Dying
Helping Your Family When a Member is Seriously Ill
Helping Your Family Cope When a Pet Dies
Helping Your Family Decide if Organ and Tissue Donation is Right for You
Helping Yourself with Grief
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Love and Grief:
In Communion and Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Loved Dies
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Helping Yourself Heal When a Baby Dies
Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season
Helping Dispel 5 Common Myths About Grief
Helping Yourself Live When You Are Seriously Ill
Helping Yourself Live When You Are Dying
Exploring the Uniqueness of Your Suicide Grief
Healing Your Traumatized Heart: Seeking Safety, Understanding, and Peace Part 1
Healing Your Traumatized Heart: Seeking Safety, Understanding, and Peace Part 2
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The Spiritual Path to Healing: An Introduction
The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 1
The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 2
The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 3
The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 4
Dispelling the Misconceptions About Suicide and Grief and Mourning
Will I Befriend My Feelings Or Will I Deny, Repress, Or Inhibit Them?
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Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member. The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.
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Helping Children Understand Cremation
Helping a Child Who is Seriously Ill
Helping a Child Who is Dying
Helping Grieving Children at School
Helping Bereaved Siblings Heal
Funerals, Memorials, Cremation and Related Topics
The days following the death of a loved one can be filled with sadness and confusion. The following articles can help you understand the importance of the rituals surrounding death.
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Ten Freedoms for Creating a Meaningful Funeral
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For Hospices and Other Caregivers
Caregivers have special needs of their own. The following articles are designed to help caregivers take care of themselves as well as those who are suffering from loss.
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Tenet 1: Companioning Principle
Tenet 2: Companioning Principle
The Awesome Power of "Telling The Story"
Caregiver as Gardener: A Parable
Companioning vs. Treating: Beyond The Medical Model of Bereavement Caregiving
Growing Through Grief: The Role of Support Groups
Responding to Problems in the Support Group Setting
The Bereavement Caregiver's Self-Care Guidelines
Mercadante Funeral Home
370 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605