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Edward A. Domey, 78
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Sutton - Edward A. Domey, 78, died Monday, January 7, 2013 in his home. Ed is predeceased by his wife, Anne in 2000. He is survived by three children, Paul Domey with whom he lived, Barbara Heller and her husband Jack in Texas and Janice Walckner and her husband Jim in Shrewsbury. He leaves four grandchildren, Chris Domey, Ben Domey, Andrew Sickenberger and Danny Heller and one great grandson Carson Domey. He also leaves behind a brother Bob Domey and many nieces and nephews.

Ed graduated from South High School in 1953 and East Coast Arrow Tech in 1955. Ed built his home in Sutton and lived there for more than 50 years. He was the former chairman of both the Central Mass Regional Planning Board and the Sutton Planning Board where he served for 15 years. Ed was a charter member of St. Marks Church in Sutton. He was the owner of Heritage Recreation Center from 1973 to 1983, the first indoor horseshoe pitching facility established in the country. Ed was an avid horseshoe pitcher

He won four Massachusetts state championships and the New England championship in 1975. In both 1975 and 1976 he was the 13th best horseshoe pitcher in the world. In 1987, Ed was inducted into the New England Horseshoe pitching hall of fame. In 1987 he was inducted into the National Horseshoe pitching hall of fame as both a player and an organizer. He was also the recipient of the Arch Stokes award in 1994 for the person who contributed the most to the advancement of the sport. Ed was a fifty year member of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association, New England Horseshoe Pitchers Association and the Massachusetts Horseshoe Pitchers Association. He established the National Game Related Sales and headed this up for 20 years.

Ed founded Domey Construction in 1957 and in 1973 opened Heritage Pools.The business went on to be a leader in the industry for its knowledge and quality construction. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Blackstone Valley Home Care that helped to make it possible for Ed to stay at home for seven years following his stroke especially Angela, Godfred, Rod, Rhoda, Patty, Lisa and Kelly who were so kind and caring. They would also like to thank the staff at Summit Eldercare for giving Ed a place to go and share his wit and humor.

Ed's funeral will be held on Thursday, January 10th from Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 Main Street in Millbury, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mark's Church, 356 Boston Road in Sutton. Burial will be in Howard Cemetery in Sutton. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 9th from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Donations may be made to St. Mark's Church, 356 Boston Road, Sutton, MA 01590. To leave a special message or memory for the family in Ed's online condolence book please visit:

Millie Robertson, Massachusetts, April 2012, Wife of Roy Robertson

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Lisa Ann Maille-Hume of Nashua, NH; 51 NASHUA, NH --
Lisa Ann Maille-Hume, 51, of Nashua, NH passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by her family on March 20, 2012. She was the wife of Scott Hume. She was born January 17, 1961 in Lowell, MA, daughter of Cecilia (McLarnon) Maille of Nashua and the late Maurice Maille. Lisa was the third oldest of nine children and attended St. Joseph's elementary and high school. She graduated from Daniel Webster College with a Bachelor's degree in Business. She was a dedicated civil servant for the Department of Defense, USAF for the past 34 years as a Contracting Officer at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, MA. In her early years, Lisa satisfied her competitive nature by playing for the Hanscom traveling softball team. She competed and was involved in horseshoe pitching at the Dracut Civic Club and Nashua courts, ultimately becoming a state champion and competing in world tournaments.

Other activities that she enjoyed included traveling, gardening, yard sales, and spending time with her family. She enjoyed quilting, which was introduced to her by her mother-in-law Dixie Hume. She was an avid fan and supporter of #14 of the University of Maine baseball team. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her brother-in-laws Arthur Bazdanes and Dennis Silverthorn, nephew Robby Maille, and father-in-law Charlie Hume. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by her siblings: Sue Silverthorn, Polly Bazdanes (with whom she resided), Steve Maille, Michael and Janet Maille, Rob and Robin Maille, Ellen and Doug Soper, Kevin Maille, Jason and Kim Maille. Also, in addition to her mother-in-law, she is survived by Lisa and Chris MacIntyre of Jacksonville FL and Nancy and Mike Hernandez of Loxahatchee FL. Lisa will be truly missed by her two lap companions, Barnum and Bailey. "Auntie Lisa" was truly loved by her nieces and nephews. She will always be remembered lovingly as a wife, sister, aunt, godmother, friend and mentor.
Lisa’s Love So Wonderful A person of giving This we truly know From our own experiences We remember this so She gave so much Of her life we know Truly why it’s so hard In letting her go Running her horseshoe tournaments She was a class act We who entered them Can attest to that Having met Lisa Maille Hume An honor to know We’ve learned from her How unselfish love grows Always with a touch of love The New England Horseshoe Pitchers Association March 20, 2012

Charles Bonani
March, 2009
Charles J. Bonani RANDOLPH. Charles J. Bonani, 72, of Randolph, after a brave 5-year battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Kristina Geller. Loving father of Cyndi Bonani, John Bonani and his wife Gail, and Deborah Markewich and her husband Jeremiah. Cherished Papa to Chloe and Tessa Markewich and Emily, Charles, and Nicholas Bonani. Former husband of Rosemarie Bonani. A devoted son, Charlie was predeceased by his parents, Rose (Melchionno) and John Bonani. Charlie retired from Muzi Ford City after 51 years of service. He was very highly regarded by all who knew him in the automobile industry and at auctions. An active man, Charlie enjoyed softball and golf. His true love, however, was horseshoes. Charlie was a member of the St. Moritz Horseshoe Club in Quincy. He held the title of Massachusetts State Horseshoe Champion 3 times and also competed for the World title in Indiana. Charlie was a kind and generous man whose life brought joy to many.


John Garcia
August 4, 2005
John Garcia 47 of Danbury, Ct. Passed away unexpectedly at his home August 4th 2005 John was a self employed carpet technician, who loved sports such as Fresh and salt water fishing,He loved to go to nascar races,loved camping and of course Horseshoes. John played in many tournaments both local and away such as new England championships and Vermont and Connecticut. John was vice president of the Greater Danbury Horseshoe club. John, for all his years of dedication, was inducted to the Greater Danbury Horseshoe Hall of Fame.John always gave of himself to anyone he met.He was one of those members that any club would be proud to have.I first met John at the syracuse world horseshoe tournament of all places,when we only live six miles from each other, after meeting I found out that he was a member of the Morris,Ct. league.After finding out that Danbury had there own league He joined The Greater Danbury Horseshoe Club,and was a member ever since. John Leaves behind, Three Children ,John Jr.,Jason,and a daughter Tina and seven grandchildren,and many sad friends,and family. John and I were very close,He was like a Brother to me. John will Never be forgotten in Danbury, when you come to Danbury, you will see our memories of John.The one thing that I learned from John about Horsheshoes is him saying " IT'S JUST A GAME HAVE FUN"
Submitted By, George H. Wooster Jr.

Rodney Eldridge
23 October 2004
Rodney Eldridge, 61 of Center Ossipee, NH died on October 23, 2004 at his home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with a brain tumor. He was born in Center Ossipee on August 13, 1943 and lived a life full of kindness and love. Rodney was an avid sportsman with loves such as hunting, softball, bowling, going to NASCAR races and he was a past member of the NHPA, which he loved very much. He was a loving husband for 41 years to Sharon and a loving father to his daughter Kathleen and sons Rodney and Matthew. Rodney also leaves behind eight grandchildren four brothers and many friends. He will be missed.
Submitted by David Wilson

Geof Brunson
27 October 2004
On October 27, 2004 and at only 58 years young, Geof Brunson lost his year long battle with cancer and died at home with his family nearby. We think he had a hand, from above, in the fourth and final Red Sox World Series Game victory later that evening. Geof was a very effective manager for the local franchise of Morton Buildings, having won national awards from that business. He was better known to his fellow pitchers in the Loon Pond Horseshoe Club as the "best cook in the world" - he annually planned and cooked the banquet food for us at the end of each season - the best banquet food anywhere. He was also known for his organizational skills and quick, efficient decision-making, along with a great speaking voice. We all feel a great sense of loss with his passing, especially his partners, Ron Harris and Dave Boyd. We will miss him.
Submitted by Debby Michaud

Alfonse F. Alba
23 January 2003
Alfonse F. Alaba "Al" Al Alba as most of us knew him, or Mustache because of the handle bar mustache he sported. Passed away Jan.23/ 03. He was the husband of Gail Greenspun Alba and the father of Renee and Frank Alaba. He was an avid horseshoe player ,he started in 1963 with the Walter Brennan Horseshoe Club in West Haven and was president of the club for 3 years. Also a member of the Italian American Club and was president for 1 year. He was a member of The New Haven Horseshoe Club and The Valley Horseshoe Leaque. He helped to create the West Haven Courts at Savin Rock and established a weekday leaque and assisted building a horseshoe court for disabled veterans at the Veterans Hospital in West Haven. He earned the Ct. HPA Man of the Year Award twice. In October 2002, he was inducted into the Horseshoe Hall of Fame. He touched the lives of many,and will be missed by all of them.
Submitted by Dave Lick

Robert H. Atwood "Woddy"
11 May 1926--7 July 2001
Woddy Atwood as we all knew him. Passed away Saturday July 7. He was 75 years young. He was born in Winooski Vt. on May 11th 1926. Besides his wife Carol of 35 years, he leaves two sons, Thomas Atwood of Chicopee, Mass. and Steve Atwood of New Milford Ct. four daughters, Cheryl Garcia of Naugatuck, Roseanne Rietdyke of Woodbury, Sandy Atwood of Danbury and Penny Setti of New Milford. 15 grandchildren, and 10 Great grandchildren. He was the director of the Whitetown Horseshoe league in Morris and a Honorary member of the New Haven Horseshoe club. Woody also pitched in the Valley Horseshoe league. He was also a director off the Connecticut Horseshoe of Fame. He will be missed by all that shared his life.
Submitted by Dave Lick

Frank Sinclair
Frank Sinclair, a four year member of the Loon Pond Horseshoe Club in Lakeville, MA passed away in July after a short illness. The illness began with surgery on the first scheduled day of our singles league in 2001. Frank had started in the doubles league and this was to be his first year in the singles league. A very likeable man, Frank was a senior elder in his church and led a weekly Bible study group from his home. We will miss him.
Submitted by Debby Michaud