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Regi test: As scratch ticket sales stagnate, Lottery leaders double down on online sales push

Through the first five months of the fiscal year scratch ticket sales alone — which account for 70 percent of the Lottery’s total — were down $43.5 million or about 3 percent. “Instant tickets is our biggest revenue driver,” the state Lottery director said. “There simply is not another engine that’s as dependable [or] predictable.”

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Today’s obituary listings from Central Mass. funeral homes. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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Delia “Del” (Dululio) Amorosi, 98, of Leominster — Obituary
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Maxwell F. Baker, 23, of Sterling — Obituary

Judith May Barnes, 72, of Westborough — Obituary

Simone M. (Bergeron) Beaupre, 94, of Sturbridge — Obituary

Barbara A. (Bourke) Bellerose, 91, of Worcester — Obituary

Gail M. (White) Blanchard, 76, of Westminster — Obituary

Charles G. Brezny, 70, of Dudley — Obituary

Harold E. Briggs, Jr., 73, of Douglas — Obituary

Micheline “Mimi” (Quidoz) Brisson, 70, of Worcester — Obituary

Laura Mae (Grenier) Burns, 83, of Palm Bay, Fla., and Worcester — Obituary

Everett A. Byrnes, infant, of Hopedale — Obituary
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Richard Caron, 69, of Grafton — Obituary

Therese R.M. (Cloutier) Carpenter, 85, of Worcester — Obituary

Francis T. “Fritz” Conley, 83, of Uxbridge — Obituary

Henry Consalvo, 91, of Leominster — Obituary

Dr. Irving Johnston Crumlin II, 66, of Worcester — Obituary
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William M. Daly, 78, of Northbridge — Obituary

Richard C. Deignan, 90, of Worcester — Obituary

Catherine C. Dowd, 64, of Concord, N.H., and Clinton — Obituary

Jose Antonio Reyes Duarte, 54, of Worcester — Obituary
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Joseph R. Fleming, 79, of West Boylston and Jefferson — Obituary

John Michael Fruit, 66, of Templeton — Obituary
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Joann (Budzinski) Gemborys, 77, of Gardner — Obituary

Celia P. Giron, 67, of Leominster — Obituary

Philip R. Goneau, 68, of Clinton — Obituary

Stephen Gottlieb, 66, of Woodstock, Conn. — Obituary

Alfred E. Guardiani, 90, of Worcester — Obituary
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Jaiquan R. Harris, 21, of Worcester — Obituary

Richard B. Hawkins MD, 75, of Fitchburg — Obituary

Mark William Holland, 64, of Gardner — Obituary

Serge Floyd Hummon, 99, of Holden — Obituary
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Eusebia Jacoby — Obituary

Jessie A. (Waire) Johnson, 93, of Worcester — Obituary
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Elaine Priscilla (Alden) Kennedy, 71, of Lancaster — Obituary

Joseph Kukta, 86, of Westminster — Obituary
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Ronald M. Ledoux, 73, of Northborough — Obituary

Zachary D. Light, 22, of Sutton — Obituary

Robert Lovett, Jr., 69, of Worcester — Obituary
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Howard H. Mann, 89, of Rutland — Obituary

Richard J. McChristian, 74, of Lunenburg — Obituary

Charles P. McDonald, 75 — Obituary

Michael J. “Jim” McKay, 52, of Shrewsbury — Obituary

Leopold A. McLune, 69, of Worcester — Obituary

Henry A. Metterville, Jr., 93, of Brookfield — Obituary

Lawrence Hedley “Lormy” Mounce, 95, of  Athol — Obituary
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Hansel Kery Nieves, 34, of Worcester — Obituary
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Harry W. Pearson, 92, of Barre — Obituary

Henry T. Perron, 88, of Leicester — Obituary

Richard E. Pierce Sr., 80, of Gardner — Obituary

Richard A. Powers, 68, of Leicester — Obituary
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Clairette A. (Martel) Ricard, 88, of Dudley — Obituary

Todd T. Reed, 31, of Southbridge — Obituary

Thomas M. Reilly, 61, of Millbury — Obituary

Pauline Marie Rene, 76, of Worcester — Obituary

William “Bill” J. Richer, 66, of Brimfield — Obituary

Michael F. Rinaldo III, 25, of Worcester — Obituary

Henry L. “Hank” Robichaud, 91, of Baldwinville and Gardner — Obituary

Ruth Mildred (Goodale) Rowe, 99, of Athol — Obituary

Betty L. (Catanese) Russell, 84, of Winchendon — Obituary
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George R. Shonbeck — Obituary

Simon Sierak, 80, of Brookfield — Obituary

Walter T. Smith, Sr. 88, of Southbridge — Obituary

Evelyn M. Snarskis, 79, of Holden — Obituary

Joshua M. Spellman — Obituary

Jean (Newcomb) Squitero, 83, of Barre — Obituary

Norma F. (Dussault) Marment Stolakis, 83, of Worcester — Obituary

Robert W. Stone, 88, of North Oxford — Obituary

William P. Stott, 93, of Worcester and Shrewsbury — Obituary

Beverly A. (Yoder) Strong, 71, of Oxford and Princeton — Obituary

Shannon Noelle (Sinders) Sullivan, 50, of North Oxford — Obituary
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Stephen Bryant Thorne, 58, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Lunenburg — Obituary
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Jane Vazquez, 27, of Worcester — Obituary
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Dennis G. Wadsworth, 64, of Holland and Westborough — Obituary

Ann M. (O’Grady) Walsh, 89 — Obituary

Judith Anne (Roche) Welch, 59, of Leominster — Obituary
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Ronald W. Yee, 63, of Shrewsbury, and Brookline — Obituary
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Anna (Goj) Zukowski, 90, of Worcester — Obituary

Worcester County obituaries, Dec. 22, 2016

Today’s obituary listings from Central Mass. funeral homes. June B. (Porter) Adams, 85, of Townsend — Obituary

Margaret Adu-Frimpong, 61, of Worcester — Obituary

Allan R. Ambruson, age 80, of Putnam, Conn. — Obituary

Edna G (Simonetti) Baublis, 92, of Athol — Obituary

George W. Beatty, 85, of Auburn — Obituary

Cynthia A. (King) Beauchamp, 81, formerly of Webster — Obituary

Thomas F. Bermingham, Sr., 79, of Brookfield and Worcester — Obituary

Mark Lee Bohanan, 59, of Worcester — Obituary

Ernest A. Bousquet, Jr., 79, of Putnam, Conn. — Obituary

Albert S. Bozza, 86, of Winchendon — Obituary

Aramis “Amy” (Simonian) Brock, 92, of Millbury and Worcester — Obituary

Patricia A. (Heath) Brown, 79, of Brookfield and North Brookfield — Obituary

Susan M. (Akasten) Burke, 62, of Stafford Springs, Conn., and Worcester — Obituary

Mark A. Caruso, 62 — Obituary

Judith Ann (Fors) Chevalier, 76, of Millbury — Obituary

Richard T. Cochran, 81, of South Boston and Westborough — Obituary

Eugene A. Colwell, 82, of Sturbridge — Obituary

Loucin S. “Shirley” (Haroutian) Dellefemine, 83, of West Boylston — Obituary

Jody J. DeVries, 57, of Uxbridge — Obituary

Edmond J.P. Dionne, 84, of Lunenburg — Obituary

Robert N. Dubeau, 76 — Obituary

Marilyn A. (Sandquist) Eurenius, 86, of Millbury and Worcester — Obituary

Robert M. Flint, 90, of Worcester — Obituary

Shankar L. Garg, MD, 73, of Shrewsbury — Obituary

Albert A. “Lovey” Garganigo, 99, of Shrewsbury — Obituary

Eleanor M. (Daige) Gonsorcik, 84, of Linwood — Obituary

Jennie Marie (Johnson) Goparian, 68, of Worcester — Obituary

Irene J.(Ryznal) Goulet,  95, of Webster — Obituary

Cecelia F. (Klatecki) Graham, 94, of Dudley — Obituary

Thelma D. (Hanson) Haddad, 74, of West Boylston — Obituary

Clifton “Cliff” M. Handy, 65 — Obituary

Patricia Ann Hawkins, 60, of Worcester — Obituary

Robert S. Houston, 92, of West Boylston and Worcester — Obituary

Peter A. Janton, 57, of Whitinsville — Obituary

Mary Anne (Bogdewicz) Johnson, 93, of Millbury — Obituary

Helen M. (O’Bara) Kuras, 92, of Grafton — Obituary

Rev. Anthony J. Kuzniewski, S.J., 71, of Weston and Worcester — Obituary

Rachel Halmesmaki Lahti, 74, of Lancaster — Obituary

Barbara M. Lapoint, 82, of North Grafton — Obituary

Girard “Jerry” A. Lemoine, 81, of Princeton — Obituary

Joseph J. L’Etoile, 52, of Winchendon — Obituary

John A. Linton, 85, of Charlton and Littleton — Obituary

Barbara N. (Nichols) MacConnell, 85, of Sturbridge — Obituary

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As scratch ticket sales stagnate, Lottery leaders double down on online sales push

Through the first five months of the fiscal year scratch ticket sales alone — which account for 70 percent of the Lottery’s total — were down $43.5 million or about 3 percent. “Instant tickets is our biggest revenue driver,” the state Lottery director said. “There simply is not another engine that’s as dependable [or] predictable.”

Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 121]: Maura Healey, what a doll!

Our fair Massachusetts Attorney General lady is no wallflower, that’s for sure. Assault weapons, corporate corruption, saving the environment: she continues to have her say on the big topics — and nobody even needs to ask! She’s a firecracker, that Maura Healey. Imagine if you could package all that ambition into a gift for the holidays?

Kanjia: Why Gambia’s president may refuse to leave despite election loss

Augustine Kanjia, a regular Sun contributor who spent years uncovering corruption as a refugee journalist in Gambia during President Yahya Jammeh’s rule, examines what Jammeh might be thinking as he defies Dec. 1 election results, what’s next for the West African nation, and how America’s electoral issues pale in comparison to those in Gambia.

Stearns Tavern

Editorial: In praise of a community that came to the rescue

Faced with the demolition of a historic building, private companies, nonprofits and three levels of government worked to save the historic Stearns Tavern. A recent report details the unprecedented level of community involvement. But more work remains.

Hidden Gem: Eggroll Lady & Fish Shack

Visiting the Eggroll Lady for lunch or dinner is like dropping by your grandmother’s house — it’s filled with laughter, comfort food and tradition. The sweet (egg roll) lady in the kitchen doesn’t worry about how much money she makes, but instead focuses on the quality of her foods and the love with which she makes them. Giselle Rivera-Flores takes a closer look.

PCBs: Where Worcester delayed, Princeton was decisive

Indignant at potentially exposing town residents and workers to PCBs through no fault of their own, Princeton officials wanted payback. They decided they would go for it in the form of a lawsuit directed at Old Monsanto, the company that made virtually all of the potential human carcinogen (98 percent, according to the lawsuit). To do so, they hired a heavy hitter in the environmental field: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Richard Nangle reports.