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Obituary: Craig W. Hosley

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette Jan, 2017

Hardwick – Craig W. Hosley, 58, of Clapp Rd., died Saturday, January 14, 2017 at his home in the care of those he loved.

He leaves his wife of 29 years, Kathryn W. (Weinheimer) Hosley; one daughter, Courtney L. Hosley; two brothers, Leigh Hosley and his wife Sharon and Ronald Hosley and his wife Debra; one sister, June Modzeleski, many nieces and nephews, and his constant companion and faithful dog, Stormy. Craig was born in Holden, son of the late Arza and Pauline (Nichols) Hosley. He grew up in Barre, was a graduate of Quabbin Regional High School, and lived in Gilbertville and Wheelright before building their dream home in Hardwick.

Mr. Hosley worked for David G. Roche & Sons in Hardwick as a heavy equipment operator as part of his 10 years with the Local 98. He also worked for Brown Trucking & Excavation, Inc. in Barre for several years.

Craig was a member of the Ware River Snowmobile Club, helping to clear trails and prepare them for winter, and was an avid NASCAR fan, following drivers both Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Sr. He also enjoyed doing outdoor work around his home, taking great pride in his lawn, stone wall, and flower gardens, with lilies being his favorite.

A Funeral Service for Craig will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., West Brookfield, MA. Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 7 to 9 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Compassionate Care ALS, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574 or

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