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Obituaries: Frank Matos, Brian Ladeau, Pauline 'Tillie' Holland

The following residents of Milford have died in recent days.

Brian Ladeau. Credit: Buma Funeral Homes.
Brian Ladeau. Credit: Buma Funeral Homes.
Frank Matos, 90, of Milford passed away Thursday, Dec. 05, 2013 in Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the husband, for 49 years, of the late Gloria M. (Pallatroni) Matos who died in 1997. 
Mr. Matos was employed at the former Draper Corporation in Hopedale for 34 years. In his retirement, he was a driver for the former General Auto Parts in Franklin for five years. He was born November 27, 1923 in Milford the son of the late Antonio and Maria (Peres) Matos and was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1941. 
Frank was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. in the Pacific. 
Active in Milford sports, Mr. Matos managed and coached the Milford Junior Little League. Frank was also an Honorary Mayor of Prospect Heights Mayor Association in 2003 along with his brother Aurelio. 

Brian R. Ladeau, 76, of Milford passed away Thursday Dec. 5, 2013 in the Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Georgia (Palmer) Ladeau.
Brian had been employed as a machinist for Adcole Corp., Marlboro for 15 years and had previously worked for Data General in Southborough. He was born Nov. 14, 1937 in Newport, VT, the son of the late Archie and Helen (Nash) Ladeau and was a graduate of Richford High School, Richford, VT in 1956. He had also served in the US Navy, attaining the rank of Petty Officer. 

Miss Pauline “Tillie” F. Holland, 87, of Milford, died Friday evening Dec. 6 at the Blaire House of Milford after a period of declining health. She was born in Milford, the daughter of the late Edward A. and the late Esther P. (Mongiat) Holland and was a life-long Milford resident. 
Miss Holland attended the Milford public schools and graduated from Milford High School in 1944. She later graduated from the former Milford Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. She was employed as a registered nurse for 42 years at the Milford Hospital and was voted in 1978 as the “Woman of the Year” by the Milford Junior Womens’ Club. 

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