North Brookfield Mom Remembered As Caring, Outdoorsy Woman With Big Smile, Bigger Heart North Brookfield Mom Remembered As Caring, Outdoorsy Woman With Big Smile, Bigger Heart
Shawnee Hollis Died In Snowmobile Crash In Milan, NH A Worcester County woman is being remembered as a caring and compassionate mother with a deep love of the outdoors after she was killed in a snowmobile crash last week.  Shawnee Hollis, 39, of North Brookfield, died on Friday, Feb. 16, after the snowmobile she was on crashed into a tree in the town of Milan, New Hampshire. She was riding with three friends when she wrecked about 13 feet off Primary Trail 109.  Related: North Brookfield Woman ID'd As Victim In Fatal NH Snowmobile Crash She and her friends had rented the snowmobiles, and investigators cited inexperience as the le…
North Brookfield Woman ID'd As Victim In Fatal New Hampshire Snowmobile Crash North Brookfield Woman ID'd As Victim In Fatal New Hampshire Snowmobile Crash
North Brookfield Woman ID'd As Victim In Fatal New Hampshire Snowmobile Crash Police have identified a woman killed in a New Hampshire snowmobile crash as a 39-year-old North Brookfield resident.  Shawnee Hollis died after the snowmobile she was on crashed into a tree in the town of Milan, New Hampshire, at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, New Hampshire state officials said. She was riding with three friends when she crashed about 13 feet off Primary Trail 109.  Paramedics rushed her to a staging area for medical air rescue, but an emergency helicopter and a fixed-wing plane were unable to fly and could not assist in the emergency.  Hollis was taken to&n…
30-Year-Old Man ID'd As Victim Of Fatal Springfield Shooting 30-Year-Old Man ID'd As Victim Of Fatal Springfield Shooting
30-Year-Old Man ID'd As Victim Of Fatal Springfield Shooting Authorities have identified the man who was shot and killed last week in Springfield.  Nicorie Adams, 30, of Springfield, was shot around 4:20 p.m. Thursday,  Jan. 31, on Braddock Street, the Hampden County District Attorney said.  Officers were called to a ShotSpotter alert on Rochelle Street when they received a second notification of a shooting on Braddock Street. They found evidence at both locations but no victims.  Moments later, Adams and an unnamed woman drove to Baystate Medical Center. Adams was seriously wounded from a gunshot, and the woman was suffering non…
Services Set For Sylvia Levine, Longtime Springfield Teacher Services Set For Sylvia Levine, Longtime Springfield Teacher
Services Set For Sylvia Levine, Longtime Springfield Teacher Sylvia Levine, formerly of Springfield and Longmeadow, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 24, in Las Vegas. She was 93 years old.  Sylvia was born to Samuel Levine and Dinah Lifschitz on November 6, 1930, in Harlem, New York, and was their treasured only child. Yiddish was her first language, and she learned English as she transitioned into Kindergarten. On August 2, 1953, Sylvia married her husband, Theodore “Ted” Levine. Sylvia frequently said that on their first date, they laughed and laughed. That’s how she knew he was the one. The name she often used was Sylvia Levine Levi…
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…
'Another Beautiful Soul Gone': Family, Friends Remember 19-Year-Old Gunned Down In Springfield 'Another Beautiful Soul Gone': Family, Friends Remember 19-Year-Old Gunned Down In Springfield
'Another Beautiful Soul Gone': Family, Friends Remember 19-Year-Old Gunned Down In Springfield As news spreads about the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Springfield woman, memorials have flooded social media for her.  Isabel Alcaide was gunned down around 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21, in the 0-100 block of Stevenson Street, Springfield police said. Officers found her inside a car, suffering from a bullet wound.  Police have released few details about what led up to the shooting, but the slaying remains an open and active investigation, authorities said. She is the first homicide in Springfield of 2024.  Related: Isabel Alcaide ID'd As Woman Fatally Shot In Spr…
'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 North Grafton Boy Who Died Suddenly 'Selfless, Loving Heart': Family Creates Memorial Fund For North Grafton Boy Who Died Suddenly
'Selfless, Loving Heart': Family Creates Memorial Fund For North Grafton 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…
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 …
'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…
'Loved By So Many': Friends Remember Central Mass Man Killed In CT Dirt Bike Crash 'Loved By So Many': Friends Remember Central Mass Man Killed In CT Dirt Bike Crash
GoFundMe To Help Steven Zografos' Family After Fatal Crash Authorities have identified the 22-year-old Oxford, Massachusetts, man who died after crashing his dirt bike at Quaddick State Forest in Connecticut just days before Christmas.  Steven Zografos was riding in in Windham County, in the town of Thompson, on Saturday, Dec. 23, when he crashed with another dirt bike rider just before 4 p.m., NBC Connecticut reported. He died at the scene.  A 21-year-old was seriously injured in the crash and was airlifted to an area hospital. He is expected to survive, the report said. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.  A GoFu…
Woman, 65, Killed In Western Mass House Fire ID'd Woman, 65, Killed In Western Mass House Fire ID'd
Woman, 65, Killed In Western Mass House Fire ID'd State fire officials have identified the woman who was killed in a Franklin County fire as a 65-year-old Orange woman, authorities said.  Debra Marini died several hours after she was seriously burned last week in a blaze at 99 West River Street in Orange, the State Fire Marshal's Office said on Tuesday. The homeowner, Vicki Kennedy, was also seriously hurt in the fire, but authorities said she is expected to recover.  Related: Woman Dies From Injuries In Orange Fire, Second Woman Remains In Burn Ward The fire began just after 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, and tore thr…
Fundraiser For Family Of Mass Officer Killed In Line Of Duty Created Fundraiser For Family Of Mass Officer Killed In Line Of Duty Created
Fundraiser For Family Of Mass Officer Killed In Line Of Duty Created A fundraiser has been created for the family of a Waltham police officer who was killed in the line of duty earlier this month in a hit-and-run crash that left another person dead and two others hospitalized.  Officer Paul Tracey was killed on Dec. 6 while managing traffic at a National Grid job site. Utility employee Roderick "Kito" Jackson was also killed when a man crashed into them and kept driving.  Running 4 Heroes created the fundraiser to benefit Tracey's family. The organization raises money for first responders killed in the line of duty. The group has raised more than $…
Body Of Western Mass US Airman Returns Home; How To Take Part In Honor Procession Body Of Western Mass US Airman Returns Home; How To Take Part In Honor Procession
Body Of Western Mass US Airman Returns Home; How To Take Part In Honor Procession The body of a Berkshire County-born US Airman killed in Japan will return home on Friday, Dec. 15, and the community has planned a public funeral procession to honor his sacrifice.  Staff Sgt. Jacob Galliher, age 24, of Pittsfield, died when the Osprey he was in crashed near the island of Yakushima, Japan, on Nov. 29 during a training exercise. He was one of eight American service members killed in the accident.  Galliher leaves behind a wife and two sons — ages 2 and a newborn.  Related: 'He Was The Best Of Us': US Airman, Pittsfield Native Killed In Japan Galliher's …
'Loyal, Genuine, Kind': Fundraiser For Family Of State Trooper Who Died Suddenly Nears Goal 'Loyal, Genuine, Kind': Fundraiser For Family Of State Trooper Who Died Suddenly Nears Goal
'Loyal, Genuine, Kind': Fundraiser For Family Of State Trooper Who Died Suddenly Nears Goal A GoFundMe for a Massachusetts State Trooper who died unexpectedly last month has raised more than $68,000 for his wife and two young children. The fundraiser hopes to generate $75,000 to help them as they transition.  Sgt. Gregory Furtado, a State Trooper since 2006, died overnight on Nov. 30. The cause of his death has not been released. Furtado had served as the leader of the narcotics task force for the Cape and Island District Attorney's Office.  Related: Active Duty State Trooper Sgt. Dies Unexpectedly His sister-in-law Anna Qualls created the GoFundMe to help her si…
'Forever Loved': Northeast Tech Senior Killed In Crash Remembered As Loving, Caring Friend 'Forever Loved': Northeast Tech Senior Killed In Crash Remembered As Loving, Caring Friend
'Forever Loved': Northeast Tech Senior Killed In Crash Remembered As Loving, Caring Friend Friends and family of an 18-year-old high school senior from Malden who died in a Middleton crash last week said he was someone you could always rely on.  Robert “Bobby” Giardino, 18, died Wednesday night, Dec. 6, after the pickup truck he was driving with three teens veered off the road into the woods, hit several trees, and rolled onto its roof, MassLive reported. Besides Giardino, another 18-year-old, and two 17-year-olds were rushed to local hospitals. Officials have not released their names or conditions.  Related: Northeast Metro Tech Senior From Malden Killed In Middleton…
'Taken Too Soon': Greenville Native, Northeastern Student Dies Of Meningitis 'Taken Too Soon': Greenville Native, Northeastern Student Dies Of Meningitis
'Taken Too Soon': Greenville Native, Northeastern Student Dies Of Meningitis The family of a 21-year-old Greenville native said their 21-year-old son had a bright future ahead of him that was snuffed out when he died unexpectedly of bacterial meningitis.  Shane McCarthy was a junior business administration student at Northeastern University who graduated from Deerfield Academy. He died on Nov. 30.  It's unclear where he contracted the deadly virus, but the school said his friends and those who may have come into contact with him have been tested and treated as a precaution.  "Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of Shane McCarthy,…
Community 'Heartbroken' After Mass Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas Community 'Heartbroken' After Mass Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas
Community 'Heartbroken' After Mass Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas Coworkers and friends of the 44-year-old Massachusetts woman who was killed by a shark while on vacation in the Bahamas say they are heartbroken and shocked by her death.  Lauren Van Wart, of Lowell, located northwest of Boston, was attacked by a shark on Monday, Dec. 4, about a mile from Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort while she was paddleboarding with a relative, the Royal Bahamas Police Force said.  Van Wart worked at Curriculum Associates, an educational material company in Billerica. Rob Waldron, CEO of the company, said she was a beloved member of the company.  …
Norman Lear, Iconic Sitcom Producer Who Lived, Attended College In Massachusetts, Dies Norman Lear, Iconic Sitcom Producer Who Lived, Attended College In Massachusetts, Dies
Norman Lear, Iconic Sitcom Producer Who Lived, Attended College In Massachusetts, Dies Legendary television producer Norman Lear died after a lifetime of laughter surrounded by family on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes, according to his obituary. He was 101 years old. Lear, known for creating such iconic situation comedies as "All In the Family," and "Maude," was born in Connecticut in 1922 in New Haven, the eldest child of Jeanette and Hyman "Herman" Lear, a traveling salesman. He grew up in a Jewish household. When Lear was 9 years old and living in Massachusetts with his family in Chelsea in Suffolk County, his father went to prison…
ID Released For Boston Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas ID Released For Boston Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas
ID Released For Boston Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas Bahamian officials have identified the Boston woman who was killed on Monday, Dec. 4, by a shark while she was paddleboarding off the coast of a five-star resort.  Lauren Erickson Van Wart, age 44, was killed while playing in the ocean with a family member, the Royal Bahamas Police Force announced on Tuesday, Dec. 5.  Related: Boston Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas RBPF Spokesperson Sergeant Desiree Ferguson said in a news conference the couple were about a mile from the five-star Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort when she was attacked. #BREAKING - The victim of yes…
Funeral Set For 'Beloved' Teacher, Worcester Native Killed In Webster Wrong-Way Wreck Funeral Set For 'Beloved' Teacher, Worcester Native Killed In Webster Wrong-Way Wreck
Funeral Set For 'Beloved' Teacher, Worcester Native Killed In Webster Wrong-Way Wreck The superintendent of the school district where a 35-year-old woman who worked has canceled classes on Friday, Dec. 8, so students and staff can attend her funeral.  Connecticut resident Kayla Morey, age 35, of Dayville in Windham County, died Saturday Dec. 2 in Massachusetts when she was involved in a head-on collision in Worcester County.  Related: 'Gifted, Talented' Teacher Killed In Wrong-Way Crash In Webster Police said Jordan Pimentel, age 31, got onto I-395 in Webster, driving north in the southbound lane, and crashed into Morey just after 10:15 p.m. They both di…
Active Duty Mass State Trooper, 41, Dies Suddenly, Unexpectedly; Leaves Behind Wife, Kids Active Duty Mass State Trooper, 41, Dies Suddenly, Unexpectedly; Leaves Behind Wife, Kids
Active Duty Mass State Trooper, 41, Dies Suddenly, Unexpectedly; Leaves Behind Wife, Kids A 41-year-old Massachusetts State Police sergeant died unexpectedly, the police force announced on Saturday, Dec. 2.  Sgt. Gregory Furtado joined the agency after graduating from the academy in 2006. He had served as the leader of the narcotics task force for the Cape and Island District Attorney's Office.  "We lost an outstanding member of our team. Our thoughts remain with his family and colleagues," the office said in a Facebook post.  ACTIVE-DUTY DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTSERGEANT GREGORY R. FURTADO The State Police Association of Massachusetts regrets to announce the sudden …
'He Was The Best': US Airman From Berkshire County Killed In Military Aircraft Crash In Japan 'He Was The Best': US Airman From Berkshire County Killed In Military Aircraft Crash In Japan
'He Was The Best': US Airman From Berkshire County Killed In Military Aircraft Crash In Japan A US Airman from Berkshire County was one of eight servicemembers who died this week when an Osprey aircraft crashed off the coast of Japan during a routine training exercise, the Pittsfield Police Department confirmed on Friday, Dec. 1.  Jacob "Jake" Galliher, a 24-year-old father of two from Pittsfield, was aboard the aircraft that went down near the island of Yakushima on Wednesday. The bodies of the seven other crew members who were killed have not been found, the US Air Force said Friday.  It's unclear what caused the Osprey to crash, but a witness told investigators the…
Woman Killed In Mass Murder-Suicide Moved To US To Chase The American Dream: Friends Woman Killed In Mass Murder-Suicide Moved To US To Chase The American Dream: Friends
Woman Killed In Mass Murder-Suicide Moved To US To Chase The American Dream: Friends Kethlen Paula Alves Tavares Trindade Rocha, a 28-year-old woman gunned down by her ex-boyfriend in a murder-suicide in Marlborough, came to the United States to find a better life, her friends said in a fundraiser.  Kethlen was shot and killed Wednesday morning, Nov. 29, by her ex-boyfriend, Marlon Moreira Costa, 29, at her home on Rice Street, the Middlesex District Attorney said.  Related: Murder-Suicide: Man Shoots Ex, Himself In Marlborough Home The couple had been in an argument at his home the night before. The next morning, he followed her home, forced his way …
Parents Of 3 Killed In Thanksgiving Crash On Roadway In Region Were Beloved Attorneys Parents Of 3 Killed In Thanksgiving Crash On Roadway In Region Were Beloved Attorneys
Parents Of 3 Killed In Thanksgiving Crash On Roadway In Region Were Beloved Attorneys The young parents from New York who were killed in a horrific crash while visiting family in Connecticut on Thanksgiving Day both worked as attorneys. The single-vehicle crash happened in Hartford County just after 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23 near the Bristol/Farmington town line on Stevens Street in Bristol. The initial investigation showed that a westbound vehicle was traveling on Morea Road in Farmington, had crossed into Bristol on Stevens Street, east of Cherry Hill Drive, and had left the roadway to the right, striking a roadway sign and vegetation/trees. Bristol Police sai…
Donald Trump's Sister Dies At 86 In New York Donald Trump's Sister Dies At 86 In New York
Donald Trump's Sister Dies At 86 In New York The elder sister of former President Donald J. Trump has died while in hospice care in New York, a source with direct knowledge told Daily Voice early Monday morning, Nov. 13. Maryanne Trump Barry, a Queens native and retired federal judge, died over the weekend from cancer while in hospice care in New York City, the source said. She was 86. Barry became an Assistant US Attorney in 1974 and was appointed to the US District Court for the District of New Jersey by the late President Ronald Reagan in 1983. She was appointed to the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia…
NY Man, 26, Hit By Car In Western Mass Dies After Days In Hospital: Police NY Man, 26, Hit By Car In Western Mass Dies After Days In Hospital: Police
NY Man, 26, Hit By Car In Western Mass Dies After Days In Hospital: Police A 26-year-old New York man who was hit while crossing a street in Berkshire County on Friday, Nov. 3, has died, police said.  Noor Khan Zadran, of Albany, was crossing Central Berkshire Boulevard in Pittsfield around 3:30 p.m. when he was struck by a Hyundai Sonata driven by Judith Daly, age 85, police announced Tuesday morning.  Related: Woman, 85, Hits Man, Truck, Tree In Pittsfield; 1 In Critical Condition: Cops Zadran was treated at an area hospital before being airlifted to a trauma center in Albany, where he died on Monday.  Daly continued driving aft…