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TOWNSEND — Michael Rimikis, 78, of Main St, Townsend, died Wednesday Aug. 16, at his home. He was the husband of the late Helen E. (Lowery) Rimikis, who passed away in 2001.

Mr. Rimikis was born on May 11, 1928 in Wilkinsburg, PA, a son of Floyd and Emily (Magyarosh) Rimikis. He had resided in Pennsylvania until moving to Townsend in 1948 shortly before he was married.

Mr. Rimikis was a machinist for several companies, including the Shanklin Corp. in Ayer, Main St. Motors in Leominster, Fort Devens Motor Pool and Fitchburg Engineering until he retired in 1990 to spend more time with his wife.

He served his country as a Fireman First Class in World War II on the USS Spangenburg and the USS Leary. He boxed in the Golden Gloves in Pittsburgh, PA as a youth, was a member of the American Legion in Townsend and was active with the seniors in planning Townsend’s 275th Anniversary, and was a member of the Townsend Congregational Church.

Mr. Rimikis is survived by a daughter, Michele R. Busler, and her husband Niles; of Townsend; one sister, Stella Abraham, and her husband, Tom, of Pittsburg, PA; a grand-daughter, Lydia L. Busler-Blais, and her husband, Robert, of Montpelier, VT; a great-grandson, Tristan N. Blais, also of Montpelier, VT, and a good friend, Connie Giles, of Townsend. He was the brother of the late Veronica Kliment.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. at Blood Family Cemetery in Dunstable.

There are no calling hours.

The T.J. Anderson and Son Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.

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