Autistic 4-Year-Old Central Mass Girl Drowns In Neighbor's Pool Autistic 4-Year-Old Central Mass Girl Drowns In Neighbor's Pool
Autistic 4-Year-Old Central Mass Girl Drowns In Neighbor's Pool A 4-year-old autistic girl named Eva was found unresponsive in her neighbor's pool in Worcester County on Thursday, July 11, after she went missing from her home. She was pronounced dead at an area hospital a short time later.  Police in Sutton received a 911 call around 3:50 p.m. that the girl had gone missing in the Peachtree Drive area, the Worcester County District Attorney said. Officers quickly began a search and found the girl in the pool. Responders rushed her to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where doctors pronounced her dead, authorities said.  Police did n…
Former Boston College Standout, Flyers Great Tony Voce Dies Unexpectedly At 43 Former Boston College Standout, Flyers Great Tony Voce Dies Unexpectedly At 43
Former Boston College Standout, Flyers Great Tony Voce Dies Unexpectedly At 43 Tony Voce, the first Philadelphia native to play in the Flyers organization, died suddenly Monday, July 8, following an esteemed career representing his hometown franchise for years. The Lehigh Valley Phantoms announced Voce's death, noting he was a former Calder Cup Champion and running down his impressive and historic career. A cause of death was not made public. We are incredibly saddened to share the news of the passing of our dear friend, coach, and mentor Tony Voce. Your... Posted by Philadelphia Flyers Warriors on Monday, July 8, 2024 "We are incredibly saddened to sha…
Plane Crash IDs: 5 Killed Were Family Members Who Were In Cooperstown For Baseball Tournament Plane Crash IDs: 5 Killed Were Family Members Who Were In Cooperstown For Baseball Tournament
Plane Crash IDs: 5 Killed Were Family Members Who Were In Cooperstown For Baseball Tournament Five people killed in a small plane crash in New York have been identified as members of a family who were in the region for a baseball tournament in Cooperstown, the site of the sport's Hall of Fame and Museum. The single-engine Piper PA-46 went down in Catskill Park around 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, in the small Delaware County village of Sidney. According to the Federation Aviation Administration (FAA), the plane had departed from Oneonta about 20 minutes earlier. Drones, ATVs, and helicopters were used during the hours-long search, leading to the discovery of debris and, ultimately, to th…
Passionate, Always Smiling: Loved Ones Remember Mom, Son Killed In Western Mass Murder-Suicide Passionate, Always Smiling: Loved Ones Remember Mom, Son Killed In Western Mass Murder-Suicide
Passionate, Always Smiling: Loved Ones Remember Mom, Son Killed In Western Mass Murder-Suicide Driven and walking: That's how family and friends remembered Dylan and Sima Pariseau, the mother and son killed in a murder-suicide in Hampden County earlier this month.  Sima's longtime partner, Peter Donaldson, is believed to have shot and killed the two in the basement of their home in Wilbraham home on June 16 before turning the gun on himself, the Hampden District Attorney's Office has said.  Related: Police Release Details, IDs In Wilbraham Murder-Suicide Obituaries for the Pariseaus paint the picture of a passionate young man at the beginning of a promising career and…
Marine, 21, From Central Mass Killed In California Motorcycle Crash Marine, 21, From Central Mass Killed In California Motorcycle Crash
Marine, 21, From Central Mass Killed In California Motorcycle Crash A former US Marine from Worcester County who was killed recently in a crash in California was remembered by his family as a devoted boyfriend, caring son, and beloved younger brother. He was just 21 years old. Connor Patrick Kelly, formerly of Webster, was killed while riding his motorcycle after a woman turned into his path less than a mile away from the home he shared with his fiancee in Laguna Niguel, which is about an hour north of Los Angeles, his sister Danielle Beauregard said in an interview with the Daily Voice.  His family created a GoFundMe to help his mother…
'Generous And Humble': Families Remember Men Who Drowned In Lynn Ponds 'Generous And Humble': Families Remember Men Who Drowned In Lynn Ponds
'Generous And Humble': Families Remember Men Who Drowned In Lynn Ponds Authorities have released the names of two men who drowned in separate incidents in Lynn over the Memorial Day weekend.  Michael Petkewich, 60, and Macario Ordoñez Calmo, 30, were both killed on Sunday, May 26.  Firefighters were called to the Breeds Pond just after 7:15 p.m. to rescue Calmo. They risked their lives to pull him from the water, but they couldn't save his life. Doctors at an area hospital pronounced him dead soon after he arrived, authorities said.  Police received calls about Petkewich's drowning around 11 p.m. He had gone under at S…
Mass Native, Longtime Girl Scout Volunteer Killed By Cancers Less Than 1 Week After Diagnoses Mass Native, Longtime Girl Scout Volunteer Killed By Cancers Less Than 1 Week After Diagnoses
Mass Native, Longtime Girl Scout Volunteer Killed By Cancers Less Than 1 Week After Diagnoses A mom of two of her own children but scout mom to hundreds, has died following a short battle with cancers, her family told Daily Voice shortly after her passing. Stephanie J. (Porter) Pikora, 61 originally of Dudley, Mass. but more recently of Harrisburg, PA, passed away just after 3 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2024. She was the youngest of five children born to Lorraine (Bonnette) and Lawrence Porter in Webster, MA on Oct. 14, 1962. It wasn't long before she first met the love of her life and future husband Dennis. When he was 6-years-old he couldn't recall the address of his new home on t…
Western Mass Man Killed In Crash, Dragged By Bear Remembered By Friends As 'Unique Soul' Western Mass Man Killed In Crash, Dragged By Bear Remembered By Friends As 'Unique Soul'
Western Mass Man Killed In Crash, Dragged By Bear Remembered By Friends As 'Unique Soul' You may have heard about Daniel Ducharme's death.  The 31-year-old was killed in Western Massachusetts on Sunday, May 5, after he lost control of his car and crashed in Hampshire County in the town of Hatfield. A bear is believed to have dragged him from the wreckage after that.  But his friends say those headlines left out who the South Hadley resident was.  Dozens of social media posts paint a far more complex picture of someone who cared for his friends, loved cracking jokes and making music, and had big plans for his future.  Evan Flynn posted on Facebook that Dani…
Support Pours In For Family Of Central Mass Man Killed In Needham Wreck Support Pours In For Family Of Central Mass Man Killed In Needham Wreck
Support Pours In For Family Of Central Mass Man Killed In Needham Wreck Nearly 150 people have donated to help the family of a Worcester County man who was killed in an early morning crash earlier this week, leaving behind a wife and three young children.  Dylan Chaves, 31, of Fiskdale, was killed just after 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, when he lost control of his pick-up truck and turned into on-coming traffic on I-95 South in Needham, State Police said. The vehicle went perpendicular on the wet roadway, and he was T-boned by a driver from Nashua, New Hampshire.  The other driver was taken to an area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening …
'A Rose In A World Of Thorns': Loved Ones Remember Mass Stabbing Victim As Kind, Funny, Caring 'A Rose In A World Of Thorns': Loved Ones Remember Mass Stabbing Victim As Kind, Funny, Caring
'A Rose In A World Of Thorns': Loved Ones Remember Mass Stabbing Victim As Kind, Funny, Caring Eileen Monaghan was a woman who loved deeply, her family and friends in Western Massachusetts said.  Unfortunately, it was someone she cared for who is accused of killing the mother of two.  The 48-year-old from Chicopee was found stabbed to death on Sunday, April 14, around 1:30 a.m. in a home on South Water Street in Holyoke after police were called for suspicious activity, officials said.  Police charged her Chicopee firefighter boyfriend Jason Chapdelaine with her murder.  Original Report: Sheriff's Assistant ID'd As Victim Of Domestic Violence Killing …
'His Kindness Was A Beacon': Support Swells For Late Boston Area Father, Fiancé 'His Kindness Was A Beacon': Support Swells For Late Boston Area Father, Fiancé
'His Kindness Was A Beacon': Support Swells For Late Boston Area Father, Fiancé After a Massachusetts brother, fiancé, and father unexpectedly died, the community is helping support the family he left behind while remembering his lasting legacy. William Harris (known to many as “Bill” or “Billy”), a lifelong Norfolk County resident, died on Saturday, April 6. Bill, who was born in Norwood and lived with his family in Stoughton at the time of his death, had recently come back from a weekend vacation with his fiancée and the pair’s three children when he came down with the flu. The flu quickly turned into pneumonia, which led to a blood clot that required Harris to b…
Nor'easter: Woman Killed By Fallen Tree ID'd As Wife Of NY Yankees Exec Nor'easter: Woman Killed By Fallen Tree ID'd As Wife Of NY Yankees Exec
Nor'easter: Woman Killed By Fallen Tree ID'd As Wife Of NY Yankees Exec A woman who was killed after a tree fell on her car as a Nor'easter swept through the region has been identified as a 50-year-old mother and wife of a New York Yankees executive. New, updated report - Yankees To Dedicate Season To Woman Killed In Armonk The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 in Northern Westchester County. The 2021 Toyota had been northbound on Route 128 between School Street and Leisure Farm Drive, according to the Town of North Castle Police. The woman has been ID'd as Catherine Tusiani, a resident of Armonk and the wife of Michael Tusiani, …
Driver Killed In Weymouth Crash ID'd Driver Killed In Weymouth Crash ID'd
Driver Killed In Weymouth Crash ID'd Police have identified a 60-year-old as the man who was killed in a crash on Thursday evening, March 22.  Patrick Mulligan, of Weymouth, was pronounced dead at South Shore Hospital following the crash on Route 3 around 6:30 p.m., State Police said.  Police said Mulligan was behind the wheel of a 2008 Altima that rolled over after it struck a GMC pickup truck, troopers said. The truck driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.  Police are investigating what led up to the crash.  Troopers closed several lanes of Route 3 for two hours as they cleaned, clea…
Fundraiser For Mom, Daughter, 11, Gunned Down In Central Mass Surpasses $50K Fundraiser For Mom, Daughter, 11, Gunned Down In Central Mass Surpasses $50K
Fundraiser For Mom, Daughter, 11, Gunned Down In Central Mass Surpasses $50K More than 650 people have donated to a fundraiser that will go to the family of a mom and 11-year-old daughter who were gunned down in their car last week in Worcester.  Chasity Nuñez and her daughter Zella were shot and killed inside their car in the area of Lisbon Street at Englewood Avenue around 3 p.m. on March 5. Two men have since been arrested in the slayings.  The GoFundMe hopes to raise $100,000, some of which will cover the burial costs for Chasity Nuñez and 11-year-old Zella Nuñez. The remaining money will go to the care of Chasity's 2-year-old daughter Isla and he…
(UPDATE) Haverhill Slayings Ruled Murder-Suicide; Family, Friends Remember Woman Killed (UPDATE) Haverhill Slayings Ruled Murder-Suicide; Family, Friends Remember Woman Killed
(Update) Haverhill Slayings Ruled Murder-Suicide; Family, Friends Remember Woman Killed Update: Essex County officials determined that Austin Amaral killed Loren Marino and then himself. Click here for more information.  Original Report: Haverhill authorities said the bodies found in a home over the weekend were the result of a murder-suicide.  Loren Marino, 24, of Haverhill, and Austin Amaral, 24, of North Providence, Rhode Island, were found at a home at 195 Broadway on Sunday, March 3, when police were called to perform a welfare check, the Essex County District Attorney said.  Both had been shot. It's unclear who fired the weapon. The two were da…
'This Is A Tragic Day': Pastor ID'd As Woman Killed In Newburyport Crash 'This Is A Tragic Day': Pastor ID'd As Woman Killed In Newburyport Crash
'This Is A Tragic Day': Pastor ID'd As Woman Killed In Newburyport Crash A pastor who was to deliver a prayer at the State of the City Address in Newburyport in Essex County, Massachusetts, on Wednesday night, Feb. 28, has been identified as the person killed in a truck versus pedestrian crash, the city announced.  Rev. Helen Murgida, age 81, a pastor at First Religious Society's Unitarian Universalist Church in Newburyport, was struck by a Ford F-150 just after 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of Green and Pleasant streets on Wednesday.  Related: Woman Hit, Killed Outside Newburyport City Hall Paramedics rushed her to Anna Jaques Hospital, wher…
Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July
Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July Officials have identified the remains found in a wooded area in Saugus on Sunday, Feb. 18, as a 53-year-old Haverhill father who went missing in July.  John Lawler's remains were found in a wooded area near David Drive by a person walking their dog, the Essex County District Attorney said.  Lawler was last heard from in July when he left the Salvation Army rehab center on Broadway in Saugus to purchase fishing supplies, reports said.  Lawler was a lifelong resident of Haverhill and an avid angler.  "Lawler left his home with his fishing rod. All of his belongings inclu…
'Absolutely Devastated': Family Asks For Help After Dad Of 6 Killed In Wrentham Hit-Run Crash 'Absolutely Devastated': Family Asks For Help After Dad Of 6 Killed In Wrentham Hit-Run Crash
'Absolutely Devastated': Family Asks For Help After Dad Of 6 Killed In Wrentham Hit-Run Crash A Taunton father of six who died while crossing the street in a hit-and-run crash left behind a grieving family struggling to make ends meet. They've turned to crowdfunding to help them say goodbye to the 42-year-old.  Patrick Royster died on Jan. 16 as he walked along Route 1 in Wrentham.  Related: Father of 6 Killed Crossing The Road In Wrentham His brother wrote in a GoFundMe that Patrick loved his children and his family. But along with the hole in their lives, he's left them with the question of how they will handle the cost of a funeral.  My brother was a good man and…
60-Year Newton Resident ID'd As Man Killed In House Fire 60-Year Newton Resident ID'd As Man Killed In House Fire
60-Year Newton Resident ID'd As Man Killed In House Fire A Newton man who had lived in the city for 60 years after moving from Italy has been identified as the victim of a house fire last month.  Pompeo DeRubeis Sr., 83, was trapped inside the home on Lincoln Road on Jan. 24 after a blaze began around 8:30 p.m., the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office said. He and a second person were taken to Mass General Hospital, where he died two days later.   The name of the second victim was not released, but fire officials said they received severe burns.   Fire investigators said the fire appeared accidental and are inves…
Billerica Woman ID'd As Person Killed In NH Snowmobile Crash Billerica Woman ID'd As Person Killed In NH Snowmobile Crash
Stacey McGarry ID'd As Victim In NH Snowmobile Crash A 56-year-old Middlesex County woman was identified as the person who was killed in a snowmobile crash in New Hampshire on Tuesday, Jan. 23.  Stacey McGarry, of Billerica, was piloting the rented craft on Corridor 12 in the town of Berlin, New Hampshire, when she failed to make a right turn, hit a large rock, and was sent airborne, New Hampshire officials said. The snowmobile then struck a tree, killing McGarry and ejecting the passenger on the back of the craft.  The crash was reported just before 3:30 p.m. The passenger was not injured. New Hampshire wildlife officia…
Harvard Grad, Mom Of 4 Killed In New Jersey Hit-Run Crash While Jogging Harvard Grad, Mom Of 4 Killed In New Jersey Hit-Run Crash While Jogging
Harvard Grad, Mom Of 4 Killed In New Jersey Hit-Run Crash While Jogging Julia Sutton, the founder of an international spa and wellness brand and Harvard Business School alumna, has been identified as the person killed in a hit-and-run crash in Brick Township, New Jersey, earlier this month. Julia Sutton, 56, of Weehawken, New Jersey, was struck by a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Mark Carey, Jr. of South Amboy earlier this month on Route 35, as previously reported by Daily Voice. Mark Carey has been arrested in a hit-and-run crash that left a female pedestrian dead in Brick, authorities said. Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Sutton founded the boutique welln…
'We’re Completely Lost': Young Daughter Of Patriots Reporter Dies Year After Cancer Diagnosis 'We’re Completely Lost': Young Daughter Of Patriots Reporter Dies Year After Cancer Diagnosis
'We’re Completely Lost': Young Daughter Of Patriots Reporter Dies Year After Cancer Diagnosis Hallie Kyed put up a valiant fight, but after a nearly yearlong battle with cancer, the 2-year-old daughter of the Patriots reporter for the Boston Herald has died, her father announced on Instagram.  Hallie was diagnosed in April 2023 with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, an aggressive type of cancer that attacks bone marrow, a GoFundMe campaign set up for her said. She died in her sleep Sunday night, Jan. 21, her father, Doug Kyed, announced on social media.  Doug said despite the dire prognosis, Hallie never gave up the fight, her big dreams, or her bright smile.  Relat…
'Selfless, Loving Heart': Family Creates Memorial Fund For Central Mass Boy Who Died Suddenly 'Selfless, Loving Heart': Family Creates Memorial Fund For Central Mass Boy Who Died Suddenly
'Selfless, Loving Heart': Family Creates Memorial Fund For Central Mass Boy Who Died Suddenly The family of a Worcester County 5-year-old boy is refusing to let his dream die with him.  Anthony Joseph Putnam, of North Grafton, died unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 12. His family did not disclose the cause of death.  They were focused on the life he wanted to live — his dreams and big ideas for his future. They've created a GoFundMe to start a memorial fund in his honor that they hope will help see those ideas through.  It is our dream to turn our tragedy into a means to give life to Anthony’s memory and his selfless and loving heart. We would love to create/develop somet…
Cause Of Death Released For Popular Actor, 50, Who Attended Prep School In New England Cause Of Death Released For Popular Actor, 50, Who Attended Prep School In New England
Cause Of Death Released For Popular Actor, 50, Who Attended Prep School In New England The cause of death has been released for a popular actor who was born and grew up in the region. The death of Alec Musser, age 50, was announced last weekend on Instagram by his fiancée Paige Press, who lived with Musser in Del Mar, California, north of San Diego. According to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Officer, Musser died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. "His fiancée last knew him to be alive on the evening of Friday, Jan. 12 when she had gone to bed," the medical examiner said. "On the morning of Saturday, Jan. 13, she awoke and went to find the decedent seated …
29-Year-Old Killed In MA Plane Crash Remembered As ‘Bright Shining Light’ 29-Year-Old Killed In MA Plane Crash Remembered As ‘Bright Shining Light’
29-Year-Old Killed In MA Plane Crash Remembered As ‘Bright Shining Light’ Friends and colleagues are reminiscing on the bright personality of a 29-year-old student pilot from Connecticut who was one of three who died in a small plane crash in northern Massachusetts, after his tragic death.   Chad Davidson, age 29, of the town of Woodstock in Windham County, was killed alongside a pair of Western Massachusetts residents from Hampden County on Sunday, Jan. 14 when the Baron Twin-Piston they were in crashed. Earlier Report - Triple-Fatal Plane Crash: 29-Year-Old Student Pilot From Woodstock ID'd As One Of Victims According to Massachusetts State …
Massachusetts Weight-Loss Influencer Dead At 35; Leaves Behind 4 Children, Husband Massachusetts Weight-Loss Influencer Dead At 35; Leaves Behind 4 Children, Husband
Massachusetts Weight-Loss Influencer Dead At 35; Leaves Behind 4 Children, Husband A Boston mother of four who gained internet fame by sharing her weight-loss journey with her tens of thousands of Instagram followers has died. She was 35.  Mila De Jesus' family announced her death in an Instagram post on Monday, Jan. 15.  “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mila de Jesus this Friday,” the post read in Portuguese. “In this moment of pain, respect family and friends, and we will express our respect to Mila, who will miss her a lot.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by 🌟Mila…
Popular Actor Who Attended Prep School In New England Dies At Age 50 Popular Actor Who Attended Prep School In New England Dies At Age 50
Popular Actor Who Attended Prep School In New England Dies At Age 50 A popular actor who was born and grew up in the region has died. Alec Musser was 50 years old.  Click here for a new, updated story: Cause Of Death Released For Popular Actor, 50, Who Grew Up In Region He died Friday night, Jan. 12 at his home in Del Mar, California, north of San Diego.  A cause of death has not been released. His death was announced Saturday, Jan. 13 on Instagram by his fiancée Paige Press. Musser appeared on the ABC-TV soap opera "All My Children," playing the role of Del Henry after joining the cast in the summer of 2005, following a first-place f…
(Update) 54-Year-Old ID'd As Man Who Drowned In Byfield River: DA (Update) 54-Year-Old ID'd As Man Who Drowned In Byfield River: DA
(Update) 54-Year-Old ID'd As Man Who Drowned In Byfield River: DA A 54-year-old was identified as the man who drowned in a fast-moving river in Byfield on Thursday, Jan. 11, authorities said.  David Harwood, of Byfield, died after he got tangled in some brush in the Parker River near Forest and River streets, the Essex County District Attorney said. Witnesses said the fast-moving current prevented him from getting free.  A bystander waded into the water to help but couldn't reach him.  No foul play is suspected. Several local and state agencies took part in retrieving Harwood's body Thursday night.  Update: Newbury police annou…
20-Year-Old Mass Student Dies While Walking Dogs On New Year’s Eve 20-Year-Old Mass Student Dies While Walking Dogs On New Year’s Eve
20-Year-Old Mass Student Dies While Walking Dogs On New Year’s Eve “A sweet, smiling, confident young man” — that’s how friends and family described a college student from Pembroke, who died while out walking his dogs on New Year’s Eve. Callum Tomas DiCenso had just turned 20 when he suffered a cardiac arrest while walking his dogs, Piper and Kevin, on Sunday, Dec. 31. He was excited to see his friends and classmates at the University of Vermont, where he was a sophomore in the Honors College, his obituary read. DiCenso's brother-in-law said in a Facebook post: "My brother in law Callum suddenly passed away this past Sunday. We all loved him so much and …
Weymouth Father ID'd As Man Killed In Franklin Rollover Crash Weymouth Father ID'd As Man Killed In Franklin Rollover Crash
Weymouth Father ID'd As Man Killed In Franklin Rollover Crash Authorities have identified the 39-year-old Weymouth man who was killed last week after being ejected from his car during a rollover wreck in Franklin.  Anthony Espino was driving north on I-495 near exit 41 on Friday, Jan. 5, when he lost control of his car, the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office said. The vehicle skidded and rolled over multiple times and ejected him, Mass State Police said.  Police provided medical aid until paramedics could rush him to Milford Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.  A GoFundMe was created to benefit Espino's f…
'Family Came First': Western Mass Mom Killed In CT Crash Was Going Home For Daughter's Birthday 'Family Came First': Western Mass Mom Killed In CT Crash Was Going Home For Daughter's Birthday
'Family Came First': Western Mass Mom Killed In CT Crash Was Going Home For Daughter's Birthday For Paula Garcia, there was nothing more important than her family.  The Hampshire County, Massachusetts, mother of three lived for her children, her husband Joe Bock said in an interview with the Daily Voice.  Paula was killed Tuesday, Jan. 9, while returning to her Easthampton home after the car she was in was hit by a tractor-trailer in Hartford, Connecticut, state police said.  It was her daughter Alba's 13th birthday, Bock said. Paula's birthday was a day later.  Paula Garcia poses for a photo with her children — Alba, age 13, Matteo, 9, and Lia…